Brown/Blue Spotty

14 July 2011

Giveaway & Exchange Received

I've had a couple of gorgeous things arrive at Flossbox Central ~ they can speak for themselves:

This fab pincushion and lovely cupcake card arrived a wee while ago from Rachael at Stitchabilities as I won her draw that marked her 4th year blogaversary ~ Thank you so much Rachael. 
I tried and tried to get a decent picture that would show the beads that are stitched on but no matter what I tried I couldn't manage to get it right.
I signed up to a Blackbird Designs Exchange that Michelle was organising through her blog ~ there were seven of us participating.  I had an unsuccessful attempt to mail to my partner yesterday ~ I didn't realise that Post Offices still did half day closing on Wednesdays, shows what I know.  I have been more successful today and it's now winging it's way to my partner.  I will show a picture once I know it is safely received.
This was waiting for me when I returned home from work yesterday ~ it's been on an epic journey ~ it came all the way from Perth, Australia!  This is from Lisa who was my partner in the Blackbird Design Exchange.  This is Summer Iris and Lisa has stitched it on 32ct antique cream linen.  How fab is that ribbon on the top?
The back is on the picture below - thank you so much Lisa.  And thank you Michelle for organising the exchange.

Tomorrow is the last day of my working week and it has taken an absolute age to arrive ~ I'm planning to start early so I can finish early as I have an appointment to attend.  Hopefully I can squeeze in a visit to see the WP's too.
We have been invited to a friend's barbecue in the evening to celebrate his wife's qualification as a doctor ~ attendance depends on the LM being home early enough and still in possession of some energy.  He has been away this week training people so he'll no doubt be all talked out and fatigued from driving 280 miles in Friday traffic ~ yuk!



Mouse said...

ohhh lovely stitched gifts you got there :) and enjoy your early finish etc ..hope LM has enough energy for your party and can't wait to see your stitched stuff as well .... from a very tired mousie this am after seeing HP midnight showing :) love mouse xxx

Melanie said...

Kate, just to let you know that your blackbird design exchange arrived this morning. I love it, the colour and everything is perfect. Thank you so much. Melanie. x

Julie said...

It's always nice when the postie drops a lovely stitchy parcel on the doormat, both are beautiful, well done to the stitchers.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you stitched and sent for the exchange