Autumn exchange and other things


Claudia has so spoiled me again with her incredible stitching and finishing. I feel an incredibley lucky lady to have been blessed with Claudia as my partner, her stitching and finishing are AWESOME!!


The design is by Kathy Barrick-Dieter, and is called Acorns and pins. Claudia has made it into a floss book for me, its so beautifully finished and I just love the lining fabric that she used.


Also in my stitching parcel was the most gorgeous acorn hornbook, which Claudia has personalised for me.


Look even the back of the floss book has the little acorns stitched on. I so love this Claudia and Thankyou so very much again for this beautiful exchange.



I have also been secret Santa'd, this wee thread parcel popped through my door on Friday, I haven't a clue who its from, but I think I have an idea and I think she lives in Holland?!? THANKYOU so much for this wee secret santa treat I feel so lucky to be a recipient.




I also want to mention that I'm sorry I have been a wee bit absent around the blogs lately and even updating my own, a lot has been going on in my life at the moment. One of the things is I went for an interview last Thursday for a new job, but I haven't heard anything yet! - so wish me luck!

Also my dear friend Angela is here this weekend staying with me and oh boy are we having fun, I am so delighting in her company and we are sharing a few laughs and tips - more about all of it later next week.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree, Su it's a GORGEOUS piece!
What fun you must have had opening up this parcel and seeing this very lovely piece inside. You can see by the workmanship that it was created with LOVE! Maria S.

staci said...

That is just the most beautiful exchange; the stitching and finishing are so exquisite!

Hope you get the new job!!! And how fun that your friend is visiting :)

Vonna said...

WHAT a gorgeous Exchange...lucky lady you! It's singularly beautiful!

I'm thinking nothing but good thoughts for you and your interview and all :)

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, I feel totally unqualified to even TRY to finish anything, after looking at Claudia's exchange to you!

Love your new floss - hooray for secret Santa! - and I've got my fingers crossed for your job interview!

Sylvie said...

That's a wonderful exchange! I think I can say we are all lucky with this seasonal exchange as we all receive wonderful pieces :)

Patti said...

Su
You are both lucky and deserving. You are lucky because it really is gorgeous and deserving because you so deserve to be spoiled. But I'm green that Angela is spending the whole entire weekend with you. So, you are doubley lucky. And your Secret Santa pressie was sweet too. Love Patti xxx

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

It's just lovely. Her stitching is marvelous and the finish with all the details is just grand. Plus a little Santa gift. Happy Stitching

Hazel said...

Oh wow that is absolutely beautiful!!! I wish I could finish as good as that. xx

Isabelle said...

Exquisite set from Claudia! Enjoy what's left of your weekend :)

Lelia said...

Beautiful Gift!! It is just stunning. And looks like our Secret Santa is at it again!!! Enjoy the day

Little Cat said...

That is a beautiful exchange. Claudia's finishing is lovely.

Ooh, congrats on being Secret Santa'd!

Sally said...

Oh, Su, Claudia's exchange gift to you is absolutely beautiful!

Another lucky lady getting a gift from the Secret Santa. The thread is a beautiful colour.

Good luck with the job!

lena-lou said...

Love your exchange pieces from Claudia they look as beautiful as you said they are :-))

How lovely you got a Secret Santa gift, so exciting isn't it to get a surprise treat :-))


Enjoy the rest of your time with your friend Angela sounds like you are having a great time :))

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous exchange! I can imagine the oohhs and aahhs when it was opened.

Have fun with your friend and best wishes on the new job.

Julie said...

WOW ... a superb exch gift, and lucky you being secret santa'd.

Good Luck with the job, hope you get it

nataliejo said...

This is absolutely breathtaking !!!! the finishing is exquisite !! What an heirloom !!!

Nancy said...

What a lovely exchange gift you received! Claudia does amazing work.

Oh so you were visited by Santa's elf too! It seems he is making his around the world. I agree that he is from Holland. That is what I figured out from the postmark on mine.

I'm jealous that you got to stitch with Angela!

Dawn said...

That is a great exchange! I hope you enjoy your visit with Angela.

Sharon said...

That is absolutely stunning! Lucky you. The finishing is awesome!

Nic said...

What a beautiful gift!

Nivaira said...

...realmente, es una pieza exquisita, con unos acabados de primera !!!. Qué suerte has tenido !

Besos

Silvia
http://nivaira.over-blog.com

Redwitch said...

What a lovely exchange, great finishing! Good luck for your job application :)

Carol said...

GORGEOUS exchange from Claudia!!!

Andrea said...

A wonderful exchange from Claudia. Fingers and toes crossed for that job.

Angela said...

Su, hi there,
I just wanted to add my comments to yours and say that Claudia's gift really is breathtaking. To be able to hold it and admire the beautifully fine work was a real treat. The delicate hemstitched border and tiny acorns are the work of an incredibly skilled stitcher :>) I love the fabric lining too and the little acorn hornbook is a real treasure :>)

Your secret Santa gift is so sweet and thoughtful. I love the little stamped card that came with it and pretty festive themed thread - it truly is a magical season for giving ;>)
Hugs, Angela

Yuko said...

Oh wow wow!!!!
What a wonderful exchange presents they are!!!
I know that her stitching and finishing are AWESOME!!!
Is stunning, isn't it?!
I can't believe how she can make such beautiful things so fast!
She is so talented, isn't she?
You too, but you are also a lucky lady!!

Annemarie said...

WOW! I think I may abandon my attempt at making a needlebook after seeing this one. You ladies are all so talented: Helen and you, and now Claudia too!!!

Carla said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!

Michelle said...

Good luck with the new job! Beautiful gifts - I love the hornbook!

symiote said...

It's so gorgeous!! Wonderful exchange!! i love the colours and it'so delicate!!
Congratulations

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin