Friday, March 20, 2009

Wonderful stitching gifts received

Well here I am trying desperately to get packed and the house cleaned. Tomorrow I leave for my sister's in Ohio. She is having a knee replacement and I am heading up there to help her out.

I wanted to make sure that I posted everything to bring myself up to date. Some of my little gifts have been with me for several months and I apologize for being so late getting them posted.

I received this lovely homemade card, beaded thread counter, plastic storage box and darling little voile bag from Jill (now I do not know how to make her name so that you could see her blog, but she has posted to my comment sections and I encourage you to visit her blog she is a very talented lady) Jill had a PIF (pass it forward) that I signed up for and my name was pulled.So with any luck - when I get to my sister's - hopefully I will have internet!!! I will then have my own PIF and it will be a big one since I ended up winning another PIF from another great stitching gal.

Below is a close up of the beaded thread counter, isn't the Mother of Pearl piece beautiful! Thank you Jill I love what you put together and this little needle counter.Below is a birthday gift (I know! I know! my birthday was in December!!)now I cannot remember if I had shared this with you all - this is from Clare in England. There are 2 little candies, a keychain with my initial, Carrie Threads, little pens, a bottle of beads, a phone fob/or scissor fob!!;o)) a lovely voile bag and a beautifully stitched needlebook.

Here is the inside of the needlebookThis is the stitched outside - Thank You Clare for putting together this lovely package - I truly love everything. (again not good at getting this link thing)Below is a giveaway from Barbara in The Netherlands. Just love the chart from the Sampler Girl and the threads, but look at how cute the hanging pillow is!! there is a little kitty there - so cute!!
A close up - can you now see the little bird on the roof!!I just love the backing fabric - Thank you Barbara for such a darling little pillow and for the chart and threads!Now this is a huge apology to a very special gal - Heidi!! She made this lovely stocking for me for our Secret Santa exchange back in December and somehow I never posted it!!! This is so lovely and so well done, I just feel badly that I didn't get it posted.

Thank you Heidi for making this for me, I will treasure it.
Now I will leave you with these final pictures. The other day I showed you what my yard was starting to look like and I had a few cherry blossoms at that time. Well!!! You can see in just 3 days what a change the cherry blossom trees have undergone. The whole city is a bloom with Bradford Pears and Cherry Blossoms and today is the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival - it is also the first day of SPRING!! Everything here is Pink -----including the paper today - the entire paper is printed on pink paper.
Thank you for stopping by ----- Roberta


Nancy said...

All your gifts are beautiful Roberta! So many talented people. Thanks for sharing them.

The cherry blossoms are gorgeous! Our Bradford pears are in bloom too. Isn't spring a lovely time of year? I love the pink newspaper.

Travel safe to your sister's, and I hope everything goes well for her.

Fran├žoise said...

ooo super!!!
beautifull gifts!!
All my thoughts

mainely stitching said...

Oh wow, Roberta, everything is so beautiful!

Good luck to your sister with her knee replacement surgery. I hope the two of you will have some good times together during her recuperation. :)

Sheila said...

What beautiful gifts you have received... and so varied.
Have a good trip to your sister´s, hope all goes well with her surgery and enjoy your time together :)

Siobhan said...

What wonderful exchanges, gifts & PIFs!! Lucky you. :) Have a safe trip to your sister's house! I hope the surgery goes well & the recuperation is quick & smooth sailing.

Nancy said...

I have a Bradford Pear tree, but nothing is blooming in Ohio yet. I hope you are prepared to be cold while you are here.
All of the gifts you received are so pretty.

LindaTN said...


You received some wonderful gifts. I'm sure that you will enjoy them.

I wish the best with your sister's surgery.

I had time to sit down and looked at your entired blog and so enjoyed it. I love your craft room. Thank you for sharing.


Brigitte said...

You're a lucky girl, Roberta. Your gifts are all so beautiful, Clare's needlebook, Heidi's stocking adn Barbara's hanging pillow, I love them all and they are all finished with so much skill. Enjoy all your goodies.
I hope your trip to your sister's went well and everything is OK there.

Dona said...

Roberta, I hope your trip to your sister's goes well and that you have time to stitch! I haven't been into the shop lately as I have been working on stash. Our cherry tree has really bloomed, too. We also enjoyed pink banana pudding at Jeannine's last week!

Carolien said...

Hello Roberta,

Thank you for your kind message on my blog. I have a lot of catching up to do too! I will catch up with your stories soon. Hope you feel good in your new house and environment!

Have a nice day & hugs, Carolien

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