Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gifts from friends....

I received several lovely gifts from the ladies who came to the stitch-in Saturday & wanted to share them with you....

First, Linda NC brought "Easter in a Bag" for me - wasn't that sweet of her? Thank you again Linda for the wonderful Easter Treats!Tweet - tweet!! Yvonne, I just love this adorable bird - he makes me smile - he's so pretty! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness! :-)


Kathy (who still looks so familiar to me!) made this lovely bracelet for me! Isn't it pretty? I do have it on right now - but took it off for the picture as I couldn't take it on my arm holding the camera with one hand - ask me how I know this....! Thank you again Kathy - it's wonderful & I appreciate it so much!

Faye always brings me a goodie she's made (she truly spoils me!), but she tried to out-do herself this time. Look at this lovely piece - and the pins are in it (similar to the ones you see in the pic by it, but those were for Nicole) - and it's always pkg'd so cute too with a handmade card.

Kinda sideways below so you can see the stitching, the pins and the finishing. Isn't it lovely? She said it was her first use of crushed walnut shells - VERY clever Faye! Thank you again - it will have a place of honor for all to see!

And sweet Lorrie brought me these lovely wood turned pieces that her father made. I love anything made of wood, and these are simply gorgeous! She said she uses the small size for orts - isn't that a great idea? I might use it for orts - but it might be used just for decorative purposes too. Thank you again Lorrie, they're both wonderful!

And last but not least - my dear friend Donna brought me a belated birthday gift. When Ray & I were at the beach week before last, Donna & I went in the Pottery Barn and I fell in love with these"Antique Keys" and this gorgeous Hydrangea Candle. I didn't buy either though & the stinker had gone back and bought BOTH of them for me! Wasn't that sweet of her? I had planned to stitch the new "Antique Locks & Keys" by Shakespeare's Peddler (which I did start Saturday) and thought these would be a cute to display with it. I also had picked up a couple of pkgs of key charms at Michaels while in MB.... for some reason I have a "thing" for these old keys and am thrilled to see them showing up in samplers/designs more lately. Oh the possiblities.....
And the pretty candle (still in it's box!)......
Thanks again to all these wonderful ladies for these lovely gifts. I wasn't expecting anything at all, so all these wonderful goodies were a sweet surprise that means so much to me!! :-) I enjoyed the day so much!!
Thanks for stopping by & hopefully SOON I will have some stitching and/or finishing pics to share. I can't seem to find much time to stitch & when I do, I seem to have start-itis - I can't seem to finish anything lately. Good thing I'm not in any exchanges isn't it?!
Happy stitching.... ;-)

8 comments:

Yvonne..... said...

I am loving the pin cushion Faye made - what a treasure! She'll have to become my new best friend - LOL! What a nice stash of goodies!!

Lorrie said...

You must truly be appreciated by your friends to have received so many love tokens!

Myra said...

What lovely gifts from a lovely group of ladies. I love the bag you made for Karen, so pretty.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful gifts, Amy :) Enjoy :)

Catherine said...

What lovely gifts! Enjoy!

Nicole said...

Love all the gifts you got Amy!! Those wood Turned pieces made by Lorrie's dad are so pretty. What a great idea to use one to hold orts. :)

Carol R said...

Lovely gifts Amy - well deserved!

I am working on a chart with keys which I am sure that, if you like fancy keys (which I do), you will like this one! Not sure what to call it tho Sew Key sounds a bit 'wet' (say it fast)!

How did Sew Easy go down with your stitching ladies?

Diana said...

I love the bird and the keys. What thoughtful friends you have!