Friday, April 24, 2009

Finishes and happy mail day ...

I keep forgetting to share with you pictures of some wonderful finishes that Vonna did for me recently. First up is my Lizzie*Kate Christmas is Forever, finished into a box ... I just love how Vonna finished this box!

I'm going to use it for my Christmas jewelry ... isn't the fabric perfect!


I stitched this piece in 2007 and just now got around to having it finish-finished ... This piece always makes me smile ... it's In Every Nest by Raise the Roof. I love how Vonna finished this one too .. check out the cute bow!
and here's the back fabric ... very cute ... Thanks Vonna! You know I love all the creative things you do with our stitching *smile*
When I got home from work today there was a package waiting for me. Now I haven't ordered anything in months and I'm not in any exchanges right now, so what could this package be? It came all the way from England and the return address said it was from Sally ... well now I'm more curious ... what could Sally be sending me?? Quickly, but carefully, I ripped open the mailer and was very touched by a handwritten note from Sally telling me that she stitched something for me as her surprise PIF recipient and that when she saw this pattern she just knew she had to stitch it for me ... something about me liking reindeer??!!! lol Now acting like a child at Christmas I quickly, but carefully again, unwrapped this wonderful needleroll ... omgosh am I one lucky girl ... look at this!!!

So perfectly stitched ... she is a wiz with her finish of needlerolls! Sally, you just made my day! Thank you soooooo much ... like I said over and over in my email to you ... I just love it!
Looks like our weather will be warm and great working in the yard weather ... so my brownish green thumb and I will be getting some dirt under the nails and hopefully weeds will be a thing of the past ... at least for a couple of weeks. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
And I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...
I'm grateful for special friends ...

19 comments:

Kim B said...

Beautiful finishing! Vonna is so gifted! And what a great little surprise!

Sally said...

Wow Vonna's finishing is gorgeous!

So glad you love the needleroll:) What's a girl to do when she knows a friendwho likes reindeer? Lol!

Karen said...

Nice finishes! What a great friend...the needleroll is beautiful.

CindyMae said...

I just love the way both of your pieces turned out finish finished! She done an amazing job on finishing them and you done an amazing job stitching them! They look amazing! I especially love the box!

Love the needle roll you received! It is gorgeous and she done a beautiful job on it!

mainely stitching said...

What a great surprise! Gorgeous finishing! :D

Brigitte said...

Vonna's finishing is superbe. And what a great surprise from Sally, such a nice little needleroll. It looks wonderful.

Jean said...

What pretty stitching and finishing. That's a wonderful idea about keeping Christmas jewelry in in. I used to have a box for mine and it got too small.... and then.... well, you figure out where all my pieces are!!!

You were smart to have Vonna finish off your pieces. Now they can be used! Hooray.

Great stash - like Christmas all over again!

Natasha said...

Vonna did a wonderful job finishing and your stitching.. top notch.... Sally really made you a cute needleroll.

Take care and get dirty
Natahsa

Karen said...

great finishes and finishes by Vonna! I still have a couple things i want to send to her.

Hopefully soon you will have some other "finishes" coming your way from me. :)

Great needleroll from Sally! how sweet!!reindeer, you like reindeer, how would one know that??? LOL

Cindy F. said...

Such a beautiful PIF gift you received! and Vonna's finishes and your stitches are beautiful too!

Shelleen said...

Vonna did an awesome job and love the NR

Carla said...

Vonna did a great jon on the finishes!!
The needleroll you received is beautiful!

RuthB said...

Well, aren't you the lucky dog! Congrats on such wonderful goodies. :)

Candi said...

Oh my the finishes are so pretty. I wish I could do finishing work like that. And your Christmas jewelery box is so creative I would have never thought of something like that.
~*Candi*~

Chris said...

Wonderful finishing Vonna did for you. And the reindeer needleroll ornament is adorable. What a wonderful surprise. Hugs.

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Gorgeous finishes for both of you, I love the way they turned out!

Tracy

Michele B. said...

Your stitching and Vonna's finishing make a great pair! How nice of Sally to surprise you with that adorable needleroll. Enjoy the gardening weather!

Sharon said...

Great finishing! Love the needleroll!

Carolyn NC said...

Finishes are beautiful! Love the needleroll, too - such a sweet gift!