Vivi's tin

Yesterday the postman arrived with a parcel from France for me from Vivi. With great excitement I opened the parcel, inside there was a beatifully wrapped parcel and it contained my tin!!



Isn't it lovely, so beautifully stitched and finished.

On the outside it was edged with 2 different toning ribbons which were perfectly matched to the stitching on the top.



Vivi has lined the inside of the tin with a gorgeous fabric - I wish I could find fabric like that I loved it!



Also the fabric she has used on the base is lovely too. - Again I've not seen this fabric in the UK anywhere.



Inside the tin there was some goodies - a bar of french chocolate and some nougat and also nestled inside was this tiny wee fob - On one side it had a flower taken from the design on the tin top and on the other side it had my initials.



I have so enjoyed my tin exchanges I've now received 3 with one more to receive and I have sent 2 and still have 2 to send.
My plans this weekend changed too as I was either going to stitch freebies or finish tins but Real Life got in the way a bit and neither so far has been done - but I will catch up with myself.
I did finish stitching 'And she gardened' I have to iron it yet and then there will be a picture of that to show.
We have finally been forecasted by the weather men for some snow (a bit late now), and this morning its certainly been trying - so far I think we had been the only part of the UK that hadn't had any snow but now it looks like it could be arriving!! Maybe we might get snowed in again like we did a few years ago and I couldn't get to work - that would be marvellous - just think of the stitching I'll get done LOL!!!

34 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow Su, that's so pretty. Congrats on receiving such a beautiful tin. I'm glad your tin exchanges are just as gorgeous whether you're on the sending or receiving end.

They are announcing snow for Paris too :( I just want to creep into my bed until the sun and mild temps come back!

I'm sorry you can't always comment on my blog, do you have any idea why? I'm sorry.

Have a great Sunday Su :) We're always in for such a treat when we visit your blog - thank you :)

Cindy said...

Wow! What a fabulous exchange :)

KarenV said...

What a gorgeous tin - absolutely beautiful! You ladies are all so talented - I've really been enjoying looking at these exchanges.

I love the fabric used too and the little fob is just adorable :)

Karoline said...

It's a gorgeous tin, congratulations

Nancy said...

What a beautiful exchange gift and exceptionally well done! I will have to learn more finishes one of these days. I always enjoy reading your blog, and your photos are always a treat.

Nancy

BeckySC said...

Just BEEutiful :) Enjoy :)

Margaret said...

Oh Su, this is so gorgeous. I keep on looking at the beautiful tins you have sent and received and am absolutely in awe.

Cathy said...

Lovely tin from Vivi! The fabric she selected is gorgeous and very appropriate!

Katrina said...

Stunning! I know you were thrilled to recieve it :-). Love all that red and white stuff.

Carla said...

That's a very beautiful tin you've received...and the little fob is sooo cute :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow, Su what a beautiful tin!! I bet it was fun to get something so pretty in the mail!! Your tin that you made is beautiful as well!! Debby :)

Carol said...

That's gorgeous!

Hazel said...

That tin is jsut gorgeous. I found you on Jaynes attic forum. Hope you dont mind but I have added you to my blog. I will have to learn how to do one of those tins!!

Hazel said...

That tin is jsut gorgeous. I found you on Jaynes attic forum. Hope you dont mind but I have added you to my blog. I will have to learn how to do one of those tins!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like it ... I love yours !
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lena-lou said...

Ooooh how lovely :-)) No wonder you love it. I think the fabrics Vivi has used are gorgeous as well...wish we could get them here too !!

Cheryl said...

Hi! Followed a link to your blog from christmas ornie sal. Ive really enjoyed reading through it, there are many beautiful pieces here!! I'll definitely visit again!

Vonna said...

Oh, Su that is spectacular isn't it? Vivi did beautiful work! and the fob is gorgeous as well! Congratulations!

Wendy said...

Your tin box exchange looks like it was a great success, Su! The boxes are gorgeous, both sent and received!!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Another beauty!! I've really enjoyed seeing these gorgeous exchanges.

The Cabbage Rose said...

That is probably the most gorgeous tin I've ever seen, Su, and you are the lucky one who gets it! Wow! It's a treasure for sure!
Deb in FL

Katrina said...

wow, these tins are beautiful, and enjoy your new "treasures". Having recently received my first tin in an exchange I'll be soon hunting for a suitable pattern to stitch for it. Then I might need some tips for the assembly :)

Sally said...

Wow, what a beautiful tin Su and I also love the one you made.

It keeps snwoing here, then brightening up. Was supposed to be having a new windscreen fitted today but the weather put paid to that as we don't have a garage for them to fit it out of the snow and wind. As it was they'd brought the wrong glass anyway!

Nicki said...

And yet another beautiful tin! Wow. You must take a photo of them all together - what an amazing collection you're building up :)

Heidi said...

What a beautiful tin! I love the fabric too! Sue had sent me some in pink and green in an exchange we had. I can't seem to find anything like that here in urope either.

Faye said...

What beautiful tins you have! The finishings are absolutely breathtaking.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous-I am loving seeing all these lovely tins.

mamyrose said...

Verry beautiful

Pam said...

These tins will surely become heirlooms. Breathtaking...Pam

Senorita Stitches said...

WOW!! You gals are doing tremendous work. I really love the ribbon trim Vivi chose on this.

Christine said...

So beautiful !! Congratulations to Vivi and to you for those two wonderful boxes!!
Happy Week End ! anf thank you for your visit to my blog!!
Amitiés!!

Lucy said...

All of the tins I've been seeing are so pretty...I'll really have to try one!

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Stitcher said...

Fantastic!

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