Yesterday, was my birthday and I had such a beautiful day. The kind that was really perfect for me and that is one spent with my family. My dear family and friends made me feel so special and blessed and I had two wonderful gifts that I want to tell you about, sent to me from two of my dearest stitching friends. I have so much to show you. Look at these wonderful gifts....
Thank you Sandra for my beautiful bourse.
The inside is stitched with a design that Sandra has matched perfectly to the fabric she has chosen for the outside of the bourse and the buttons match so well as does the little fabric envelope she has made to hold a dear little card. So much thought has gone into it and as with all of Sandra's stitching, it is just perfect.
Along with my bourse, Sandra also sent me all these other wonderful treasures, seven beautiful GAST threads, silk ribbons, fabulous William Morris charm squares, a Whitman's Sampler tin and a little acorn waxer which she made herself and look at her perfect choice of card :)
Thank you so much Sandra.
Now as if I wasn't spoilt enough with all those beautiful things, another of my dear friends, Mary, sent me this exciting gift.
Isn't this just beautiful! It is a holder for a Clover cutter and is stitched on dupion silk with tiny bullion knots and satin stitched leaves. So tiny and delicate. It is edged with beads and hangs from a silk ribbon. The back has been stitched with my initials.And there is more......
Look at what else I received. Beautiful notecards and envelopes personalised with my name and with a photo of a person's hands stitching, and a darling little tin filled with chocolates and in the shape of a tiny suitcase. The other little thing I hope you can see in the photo is something I will find most useful. It is a handy little gadget for counting out the threads on your fabric. It is two needles attached together with a twisted cord and held by a pretty bead. You poke one needle into where you start to count use the other needle to count over the threads. What a great idea.
Remember I mentioned in a previous blog post about Mary making cards, well once again I have been the lucky recipient of one of them.
My photo doesn't do it justice but it is so pretty with the most delightful verse.
Thank you so much Sandra and Mary. Your friendship and creative gifts will be treasured always.
Speaking of handmade cards, I want to show you another card I received from my beautiful daughter.
Samantha made me this card for my birthday. She has written the most amazing words inside that brought me to tears. So very, very special and from her heart. I have always kept the cards my three children have made for me right from their kindergarten days and they are SO special to me and this one is just beautiful. 'Thank you Sam for being not only a beautiful daughter but also a wonderful friend.'
"Flutter by butterfly
Floating flower in the sky
Kiss me with your petal wings
Whisper secrets, tell of spring."
.....The words from Mary's card