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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some Wonderful Things in the Mail.

Another week has gone by. It's been busy here. Didn't get much stitching in because of having company over the week end and , of course, Stella. She has cut into my stitching time but happily so.
Sorry about the really bad picture but it's late and the lighting is terrible. This is the April Word play. The fabric is much lighter than the picture shows. It is 36 ct.v. butter cream using the suggested GA fibers. I did finish the MA sampler and off to the framer it went before I took a picture.
This is all framed up and I think that it came out pretty nice. Now on to the great stuff I received in the mail. I won the best giveaway from Jan from Tree of Life Samplings. Her generosity overwhelmed me.
This were the packages in the box. I love the seals.
I received two of her Emma Rose designs and the floss to do Emma Rose freedom. She included a wonderful thread holder by Liberty House. I do collect Liberty House products so this was a treat.
She included 2 pieces of her own dyed fabric in the most wonderful colors and the liberty needleminder by Kelmscott. Again, one I didn't have.
Last but not least is the pillow she stitched and was finished by Faye. The finishing is beautiful. I love the dyed lace and the back is finished with a pocket. So beautiful. Thank you Jan for the wonderful gifts! Blogger won't let post any more pics so I will close. Cheryl and I have been busy thrifting and I post about that next. Thanks for visiting and commenting. They mean the world to me. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

43 comments:

Annette-California said...

Your framed Easter Parade looks beautiful. Congrats on winning the giveaway. The patterns are lovely. Always a pleasure to read your blog.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Congrats on winning the giveaway - you received some gorgeous gifts.

Michelle said...

I love Easter Parade it looks lovely. Well done on your new stash what a lovely gift to win xx

Christine said...

The new word play is looking great and I love your Bunny finish. Great giveaway win too

Siobhán said...

I love your Easter Parade! Your Word Play is coming along so nicely, too. Fantastic gifts from Jan!

Julie said...

Easter Parade is so beautiful as is the new wordplay.
Super giveaway gifts, a darling little pillow.

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Deborah! You pic wonderful projects.
What a wonderful giveaway too:)
Everything in that box is amazing!

Margaret said...

I love your Word Play and your framed piece -- very pretty! And the prize from Jan! Wow! Lucky you for sure!

CalamityJr said...

Easter Parade looks terrific! Congratulations on such a generous win; I know you're going to enjoy "playing" with all your new goodies.

MoonBeam said...

Easter Parade...so sweet. What a nice bunch of goodies....Congratulations!

Bobbi

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Catherine said...

A post full of wonderful stitchy goodness!! Love all of it ~ pretty stitches, pretty frame, and just look at those things from Jan!!

Shirlee said...

Your own projects are beautiful & what a fantastic giveaway! Congratulations!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

That new word play is my favorite! I just love the bunny!!! And your new framed piece is beautiful, too. What a wonderful giveaway you won! It must have been like Christmas!! Congratulations!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful spring stitching and great giveaway package. Enjoy!

Katrina said...

Easter Parade is just such a fun piece. Gorgeous gift too!!!

BrendaS said...

April World play is coming along nicely and your Easter Parade looks great all framed up -- just in time for Easter.

Lovely gifts from Jan:))

Have a great week.

Meari said...

Beautiful gifties you received. Your framed piece turned out lovely.

Teresa said...

Easter Parade looks lovely all framed. What a wonderful package you received. The new patterns should keep you busy.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Nancy said...

Easter Parade is beautiful! Congrats on winning such a nice give-away!

robindefender said...

Wow! That is an awesome prize pack that you won! And your stitching is coming along fabulously.

marly said...

Nice win!! Love that star pillow. Where's Stella???

Teresa S. said...

Fantastic giveaway! Congrats!

Beth Pearce said...

I love your finished piece! And you giveaway was amazing - you sure did get great gifties!!

Bekca said...

Your framed piece looks gorgeous. I hope you enjoy all of your lovely new goodies. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've thrifted lately.
Best wishes.

Mouse said...

oooo fab from start to finish and all those goodies in between too :) can't wait to see your thrifty goodies now :) love mouse xxxx

Ellen said...

Love your progress on April Word Play! Easter Parade is beautifully framed!

Congrats on you winning, the gifts are awesome!

Hugs,

Dee said...

Congratulations on your win! That was a great package.

The little framed bunny is adorable. The frame sets off the picture so nicely.

Looks like you will be TOTALLY ready for Easter this year.

Veronica said...

Oh Easter Parade is framed and it looks wonderful! Wow, what a generous giveaway you've won. Congratulations! The pictures are making me drool ^.^ That pillow is indeed gorgeous!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sally said...

Your Word Play is looking lovely and your framed Easter Parade is gorgeous!

Congratulations on your wonderful win! What a fantastic package. Love the pillow:)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love your Easter Parade and Word Play looks great, too. Fantastic gifts from Jan and I love the pillow from Faye! Congrats!

Deb said...

I love your Easter Parade and the framing for it. You were so lucky to win that giveaway from Jan! You received some wonderful things.

Lois said...

What nice goodies in the giveaway win! Your Easter Parade is lovely! The colours are so perfect for this time of year.

Carol said...

Oh, such gorgeous gifts from Jan--I'm sure you're grinning ear to ear, Deborah!!

Love the progress on the April Word Play and your Easter Parade all framed up is wonderful. That really is a pretty design...

Hope Miss Stella allows you a little more time to stitch this week :)

Brigitte said...

Easter Parade is a really beautiful piece. And looks great in that frame.
What a generous package you have received from Jan. Enjoy all the goodies!

Ranae said...

easter Parade looks great in the frame. I need to get mine framed.
Wonderful win from jan and Faye did a fabulous finishing

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your framed finish looks fantastic. What a lovely parcel to receive you must of felt spoilt!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh i love your stitching !!

bisous de France

Mindi said...

Love your start of the April Word Play, that bunny in the wagon is so cute. Easter Parade is adorable! I have mine framed in a gold frame as well, great minds think alike.

Jan sent you an amazing package! I'm not sure which part is the best, since i'd love every single piece.

Margaret said...

What a wonderful package you received. It must have felt like Christmas.

April Word Play is so cute and must be great fun to stitch.

I love Easter Parade. Stitched it several years ago and have just put it up again to celebrate Easter and spring.

Pumpkin said...

Easter Parade looks just perfect in this frame! Your walls must be so full now ;o)

What a lovely package to receive in the mail! I bet you are still fondling everything. LOL!

Lynn said...

Easter Parade looks fabulous! You picked a great frame for it. I'm sure you're going to love having it on your walls during the holiday.

Beautiful giveaway win! I love Jan's designs. You must let me know what her fabric is like to stitch with. I haven't tried any yet.

Michele said...

Love love love Easter Parade! I so need to stitch it :) I started April Word Play today .. love these designs! Great gifts from Jan :)