WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!
I think the fairies have been to my house ;-)) and I would like to share with you all the beautiful total surprises that have been arriving to me this past week whilst I have had a holiday, I really can't quite believe it but maybe seeing them on here too, I will :)
WOW No 1 !! First up is a pretty selection of surprises from KarenV who really has been too kind, I had only sent her a few ribbons a little while ago and really didn't think much about it!! However...as you can see Karen obviously did because look at this thank-you !! :-))
Modeled above with the pretty lamp I got for my birthday jointly from my brother and sister (Su), you can see Karens creations. Take a look at the picture below for a closer view of the Fob (which is personalised on the back), Scented Heart Sachet filled with delicious smelling lavender from Karens own garden :) , the silk threads and as if this was not enough Karen made the little bag as well to put them all in !! I am a big fan of Karens lovely work and her skills and talent with a needle and sewing machine alike and now proudly own a selection of little treasures from her !! :-)) The little fob has pride of place as the first one on my new wire lady 'Rose' that I showed you!
Now for my WOW No 2...this is a true beauty of a different kind! I was sent this Needle Holder treasure as a gift for my birthday from Debby, my friend, and such a lovely person she is too :) This is a bit extra special as not only was it sent from Debby but it was handmade with obviously lots of skill by her husband Jerry. Can you see how the top (which removes) has the grain completely matching in line to the main part ? Quite amazing !! This is really so well made and came with details of how to care for it and also details of the type of wood used and where it it sourced, I have really enjoyed reading all about it :)) I can't believe Debby's husband just makes these as his hobby, he has a great talent and you should go and check his website (link on Debby's blog) out if you like nice wood.
My WOW No 3 is here below. This is too funny really and ever so nice ...Colette my friend had asked me when my birthday was....oooohhh lets just say a little while ago...I am pretty bad at mailing at times as any of my friends will tell you and well...time just marched on! Infact time marched on so much my birthday was getting very near and then LOL I didn't dare mail and decided I would get all caught up when I came back from my holidays with my birthday all done and dusted. What should come through my door today, you guess a package from Colette who I really think must BE a fairy LOL...I am sharing her writing on the card to me as it is too funny and yes...I guess I am a silly girl and think she won't mind ;-)) What would I do without Colette (and Eva) to make me laugh and raise a smile, really they are such lovely ladies and so funny they really do crack me up laughing at times, I love you both :-)))
Ahem...Back to business, without further ado... with a bit of a tear in my eye, I opened my gifts...here I present my birthday heart from dear Colette so pretty isn't it :-)) Decorated on both sides, personalised front with a 'H' 1/1 and tiny and the back with Colettes initials.....talking of initials, Colette remembered I would like some ribbon with 'H M' on for my own initials and she so kindly found some of this very ribbon and sent that to me too along with some tiny red Rik-Rak braid, now how special is that!!
Then this my last picture is of the most beautiful pincushion Colette has stitched for me. I can't believe she has said that about me and I am not quite sure I deserve it but my heart is well and truly touched :-)))
For a bit of my own news, we have dashed in this weekend to get ready to go away tomorrow, we are heading to the hills. I may not be around much for the next week or two with holidays. I have my Seasonal Exchange finished, photographed and packed ready to send on Monday to my secret partner so I can share that soon. And........guess what, I have actually started to stitch something for myself, yes me, the first this year. I hope to finish it soon and be able to show you :)
Take care, have fun and as always thanks for calling by :)