Exchanging and thankyous

Chris let me know that my Valentines exchange to her had arrived safely and that she was more than delighted with it, which made me very happy.

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The design is 1st Exemplaire by EEF and I have stitched it on 40ct linen using the recommended thread colours, it was a really feminine design and I thought it deserved a very feminine finish and I made a small cushion using silk fabric. the trim and the edging around the design I made using some of the thread colours and I edged the underneath with some of nana's lace cos thats very feminine and pretty.


I also owe a massive thankyou to Barb (from Stitch and Stash Board), Barb has RAK'd me and she has sent me the new Blackbird Designs book "My heart is true" I was absolutley blown away with it and it made what has been a totally crappy day into a wonderful day, I don't know what I have done to deserve such a wonderful gift, but it certainly pepped me up and made me smile (I'm still smiling).


Also a rather belated thankyou to dear Nancy who nominated me for this award, I was so touched by what it stands for and delighted to receive it. It's called the Special Friends Award and "Love" Pendant.

The description for this award reads "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.".

Again finding 8 friends is difficult as I have made so many friends through blogging, but my 8 in particular for me have to be
Nancy I know she gave me the award but it doesn't say I can't send it back and I feel we have become 'good' friends over the past year
Barbara - who encouraged me to blog in the first place and is always there
Annemarie who I think I have known the longest as an online and phone friend, and I do love our friendship and her wonderful blog
Vonna Love you sweetie!!
Yuko for being my friend and the kind, generous beautiful person that she is
Romy cos I think she is so talented and modest and kind
Becky for being my friend
Carol for our blossoming friendship
and last to be mentioned (remember this list is not in any particular order or exhaustive) but certainly not least Helen for being my wonderful little sis and my oldest and closest friend.


22 comments:

doris said...

Beautiful cushion and (better late than never) heart fob! I love to see your finishing.

Brigitte said...

Your finishing on the Valentine piece is excellent, so creative. All your ideas are always very inspiring.

Carol R said...

A beautiful cushion Su - so delicate - I am sure Chris is very happy to receive this!

Your award is well deserved and thank you for awarding it to me!

Annemarie said...

Aww, thanks, Su! Now you have made *my* crappy day a lot less crappy by your sweet words. And may I say, likewise!
Your EEF pillow is the sweetest! How do you get the corners of the lace so neat? I've been trying something like this myself but had to give up...

Annemarie said...

Aww, thanks, Su! Now you have made *my* crappy day a lot less crappy by your sweet words. And may I say, likewise!
Your EEF pillow is the sweetest! How do you get the corners of the lace so neat? I've been trying something like this myself but had to give up...

Theresa said...

Gourgeous cushion!!!!!! The lace around it is a very nice touch~

nataliejo said...

Wonderful gift !

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the cushion - beautiful stitching :)

Patti said...

I love your cushion. I just want to tell you that when I click on your photos it doesn't show the photo large but "not found error 404". Your award is so well deserved. Love Patti xxx

Susan said...

It's a beautiful cushion, Su - the finishing is exquisite!

Melissa said...

The EEF is looking wonderful. How great to get the new BBD book - that would make my day too. I ordered it last week and am looking forward to it arriving soon.

It's great to have made such wonderful friends online!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful cushion, I'm not surprised Chris loves it. Your stitching is gorgeous.

Elisa said...

An exqusite cushion....congrats on your award.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful cushion, and great job on the finishing, as always!

Nancy said...

An exquisite finish! I agree these designs are so feminine, and your little pillow is the perfect way to enhance it. Beautiful Su!

Thank you for giving the award back to me - very sweet.

Julie said...

Adorable cushion, you do come up with some wonderful finishing ideas

angelasweby said...

Su,
This little design looks perfect on that pretty pillow. Your Nan's lace seems never ending. It's so delicate and i love the colours ypu have chosen.
Congratulations on a well deserved award.
Warm hugs, Angela

staci said...

Gorgeous Valentine cushion!!!

Katrina said...

Love the pillow, it's so pretty! Congrats on the award too :-).

Cindy said...

Beautiful cushion! Amazing job on it! Congrats on the award as well!

Anonymous said...

huge big thanks for getting me into stitching I love it.....love you

Kim B said...

Another beautiful finish!!!

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