Thursday, March 19, 2009

Winter Quaker Exchange and A gift from Fiona Jude

Today a packet arrived and in it the most beautiful Winter Quaker Exchange one could wish for. I feel truly truly spoiled. Ohhhh....it's SO beautiful. Thank you so much Veronica.

First of all....look at this Strawberry Emery Veronica stitched for me, and I can assure you, not only the stitching is beautiful, but the finishing is superb too. The back is stitched together by adding a line of beads . This little emery will get a place in my bedroom next to my mirror. I will cherish it and am totally in love with it.

Winter Quaker Exchange from Veronica

Veronica also spoiled me with the gifts she sent with it. I received 2 charts from Blackbird Designs, and I adore both of them. I was planning to put the Easter Parade on my wishlist, so that came in most handy. And "Spring Blessings" is fantastic too - I was drooling over that one as well. I'm a huge fan of Blackbird Designs. Their designs are SO lovely.

But there it didn't end. Veronica also send a set of 40 fabric squares from moda, and they are just adorable. Ohhh...and I LOVE that keyring with the floss holder. That comes in most handy.
Winter Quaker Exchange from Veronica
Like I said before. I feel SO spoiled. Thank you so much Veronica. And your packet came on a day where I could use a cheer up most, because my father in law is very sick and that saddens us so much. Thank you for brighten up my day...tremendously.


And I got also a gift from Fiona Jude. Fiona was so generous to send me one of my favorite charts after she read of my bad luck with a grab bag. That was so nice. The design is called "Outback Gum" and features a typical Australian landscape. Even Michael is enthusiastic about it. And this one is on my "to do soon" list. It's just so beautiful.

Outback Gum by Fiona Jude

13 comments:

LadyV said...

Gabi, I had visited your blog to get a feel for what you might like. I am so happy that you're happy with the emery and the extra goodies. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this for you and I hope it always brings a smile.

Vee (http://brokenneedle.typepad.com)

Becky K in OK said...

The strawberry is beautiful. I have the pattern, but have yet to stitch it. Guess I should give it a try. So sorry to hear about your FIL.

Nancy said...

Great exchange and wonderful stitched piece! Sorry to hear about your FIL, we are getting to that age when we have parent problems!

Carolyn NC said...

I love all your goodies! The emery is beautiful and such a lovely exchange! Nice new charts, too! Sorry to hear about your FIL.

Lou's addictions said...

Fiona sounds like a lovely lady. The strawberry you recieved is so sweet too.

Sorry to hear your FIL is not doing too great. Its never easy when family aren't well.

Hugs

Giovanna said...

Good for you Gabi - pampering from friends goes a long way to ease difficulties. Sorry about your FIL, all the best with the situation.

dianemi said...

Gabi you received some really beautiful stash... I'd feel spoiled too! :) So sorry to hear about your FIL though and I hope he's feeling better soon.

Jeanie said...

The strawberry is beautiful ! Thanks for sharing.

staci said...

That is a wonderful exchange! I'm sure you're enjoying it immensely!

Meari said...

What nice gifts!

Rene la Frog said...

WOW what a wonderful exchange and congrats on the chart.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful strawberry!! and wonderful exchange:)

Marie-P said...

What a beautiful Winter Exchange ~ It looks like a design from Anita's Little Stitches, I believe I have that but have yet to stitch it. What a great selection of extras for you to enjoy!

Thanks again for my awesome Winter Quaker...I am still smilin' :D