Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A very sweet gift


I am so loving my mailman these days, or mailwoman? I don't really see him or her, so I don't even know who delivers the mail. But look what he/she delivered to me from Annemarie ~ one of her wonderfully amazing floss fobs. This delightful fob is amazingly stitched with the tiniest of stitches. I am in awe of her stitching as I can barely see them, so I cannot imagine how she made them! She stitched our initials together on the back, and attached a skein of Gloriana silk in the prettiest of colours, called Autumn Arbor. Am I not incredibly lucky to receive such beautiful gifts from such amazing stitching friends!!!

I'm working at my finishing finishing of my PIF gifts, Monday/Tuesdays are always a wash-out for me because of work in the day and classes at night. Tonight daughter Carrie is bringing her Hallowe'en costume over for some fixing and added touches. The entire crew at the Cancer Centre are dressing up at pirates for Hallowe'en and she also has a party to go to this Saturday night. I hope to get these PIF's done and in the mail soon......I really want to get a couple of Christmas ornaments started.

On Friday, I'm taking the day off work to go to the Toronto Needlework Festival with my sister Karen. Of course there is absolutely nothing that I need, but when does that ever matter? I'm hoping to bring a little something back home with me. Its full of so much creative wonder ... cross stitching, quilting, knitting, scrapbooking.... it will take me the weekend to recover!

29 comments:

Vonna said...

Wendy! What a lovely gift Annemarie sent you! How lovely and gracious of her :) Your a very deserving girl!
ALSO I sent you an e-mail, but I've been having problems with my computer server....I got your PIF to me last Saturday and I LOVE IT! I've been very busy but am hoping to post it to my blog soon. Thank you ever so much it is the PERFECT thing for me and my rambling around with my children...and now I can carry my projects in style. THANK YOU!!!!

staci said...

What a gorgeous floss fob! Annemarie is so talented!!! Congrats on all your lovely things :)

Lili said...

Lovely gift!
I would also go for a little something in Toronto... Lol!
I'm up to date, on your blog now! I hope life doesn't get in the way again...
Thanks for all, Wendy. Your kind words on my blog lately have been very very appreciated. You're an angel.
Hugs!
Lili

xstitch.nl said...

Ooooh, lucky girl, you, what a beautiful gift!!
Have a fabulous time with your sister!!

Barbara said...

What a WONDERFUL gift from Annemarie!! :D Her stitching really is amazing, isn't it? I don't know how she does it.

Carol said...

Oh, I love the thread keeper from Annemarie!!! I was wondering who she was stitching that for ;-) Lucky you!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

That gift is stunning...such dainty stitches! And the Gloriana silk...lucky you! Hope Carrie has fun as a Pirate...make sure she knows about the parlay...in case she gets into difficulties! Think of us far away from Toronto who will miss the Needlework Festival. Can't wait to see your goodies next week!

Michele said...

what a sweet fob! enjoy your time with your sister!

Denisa Baltazar said...

Hi Wendy!!!
You have a lovely blog and make many beautiful things.
Visits my blog and leaves its message. I will be very happy!
Have a good day!!
Denisa ( Brasil)

Needlearts Kelly said...

You are so lucky! First you get a beautiful fob and then you get to go to the Needlework Festival. Aren't you having a great week!

Carla said...

That's a lovely gift!! The colors of the silk threads are beautiful!!
Hope you have fun at the Needlework Fetival!

Von said...

You're on a lucky streak, Wendy - a super gift from An and a Needlework Festival! Enjoy! :D

Lynn said...

Your gift from Annemarie is just gorgeous! How lucky for you to be on the receiving end! What pretty floss too. Enjoy your time at the TNF. I'm sure there will be plenty of things to choose from!
Safe trip.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

***Wendy*** A Needlework Show!!! OMG..I'd take the day off, too! You lucky ducky! You are going to have the best time. Wish I were going with you. You'll have to take pictures and tell us every detail! Even if you don't buy everything, just tell us everything you see. Can't wait to hear from you. BTW, love the little gift from Annemarie. It's so sweet.
Hugs,
Deb

Barbara said...

Lovely gift from Annemarie! Go on bring back some stash from the show! :) Hope you and sis have a gala time!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful gift! have fun at the needlework festival!

Annemarie said...

Aww, glad you like it, Wendy. It was my pleasure.

Have fun at the needlework festival. I think I'm actually jealous :o)

Beatrice said...

OH what a wonderful gifty. Annmarie is a beautiful stitcher. I have seen some of her RR work at Kathy's.
Have fun at the NWF.
Show pictures please!!!

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous fob An made for you! Have fun at the needlework show and try not to fill the car trunk LOL. I am sure you and sis will have a grand time.

Lelia said...

You have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award. Thank you for making me smile.

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful gift from Annemarie - she makes the most exquisite things :) Hope you are enjoying your day out at the needlework fair - and hope you find some lovely treats for yourself :)

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

What a beautiful fob from Annemarie. I love the silk that she sent you. The colors are really pretty.

Have a wonderful time at the show this weekend and be sure to post a picture of all the great stash that you buy.

Denisa Baltazar said...

Hi Wendy!!
I was very happy with its message in my Blog!
I wait to see you there passing for more times.
Have a good weekend!
Kissis for Nisa( Brazil)!!

Nancy said...

You are very lucky to receive such a beautiful gift! The floss fob is very pretty and so nicely stitched. This is only the second one of these I have seen, and I think they are such a clever idea. Enjoy!

tkdchick said...

Oooh Wendy you are so lucky! What a stunning gift to receive! I've seen Annemarie's stitcing on an RR and its just perfect!

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous gift from Annemarie. She does such wonderful stitching!!!

Love all the other pretty stitching you've been making and receiving as well. There is so much to see that I'm having a hard time catching up.

Enjoyed seeing your PS. I just bought 'Pumpking Patch' last week but I guess mine will have to wait until next year.

Wendy, you are so lucky to be going to a NWF - have a great time. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Nancy in IL said...

Wendy, what a lucky girl you are, receiving such gorgeous things from your mail "person." Perhaps if I got involved in more things, I would be the recipient of something other than junk mail and bills, lol!!! I love your PS stitching, and you're right... you can't go wrong with Prairie Schooler's classic designs. Beautiful job with the finish work too!

Thanks for the lovely visit, and have fun at the Needlework Festival!

Michelle said...

What a sweet gift! Those floss fobs are darling.

Lauren said...

What a sweet present from Annemarie! I hope your trip to the festival was wonderful!