Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Another wonderful exchange!

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
 
is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward
 
I participated in the stitch with love winter exchange. Once I again I was spoiled with lovely gifts. Mindi at "Joie de Vivre" sent me a wonderful package. She lives in California just like me and said it was hard putting a winter package together. I thought the same thing.
 
 
Here is the wonderful package full of goodies I received. I got a beautiful box with a matching fob, some lovely threads ( one is my most favorite shades of pink. I use it a lot and gladly welcome some more.) fun snowflake charms, dyed blue rick rack, my favorite needles and a nice needle minder.
 
 
Here is a close of the beautiful top of the box. I love the way she also added beads.
 
 
I have never finished a fob like this in the back and I can't wait to try it.
 
 
I sent my package to Kathy "Kathy's sit and stitch".
 
 
                                 
 
She mentioned that she liked biscornu's so I decided to make her one. I used the them when the cold wind blows, stay inside and stitch. Not that in California I know this.
 
I have been a bit stressed lately with not only my niece that lives with us but my FIL. He has been in a home and really not doing well. We have been expecting his passing but when it happens it still does not make it easier. On Thursday the 27th he went home to be with the Lord. It really was a blessing and now we will have wonderful memories of him. Pam "Confessions of a southern stitcher" knew about my stress and on Friday the cutest little package arrived. She had ordered it before she knew about my FIL and it arrived at the most perfect moment.  She said how could this little face not cheer you up. Inside this cute cookie jar it was filled with individual wrapped frosted cookies. Some even looked like the little chick popping out of the egg. Thank you so much Pam for brightening up my day.

 

 
Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa


17 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful gifts. I am very sorry about your FIL.

Parsley said...

Oh my gosh! I love everything. Enjoy!

Simply Victoria said...

So sorry for your loss...

pam said...

Coveting your exchange piece. Love you box and fob!

Deborah said...

Love the exchange pieces. Both of them are lovely. I see that you sent Kathy some of my favorite tea. I fell in love with tea forte when I was in California a few years ago. Hard to find around here but when I run into it I always buy some. So sorry to hear about your FIL.

Mouse said...

lovely exchanges you did and received... sorry that things have been a bit stressful and sorry about your loss too ...

and the cute cookie holder made me smile today too :) love mouse xxxxx

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwww super sweet goodies x

cucki said...

ohh i am so sorry about your loss..
love for you x

Peggy Lee said...

So sorry for your loss ♥

Beautiful gifts given and received. I need to remember that way of finishing the back of a fob too. I love those little snowflake charms!

So sweet of Pam to send you that gift. It's cute!!
~hugs

butterfly said...

Such wonderful exchanges, love them both.

I do feel your pain, sorry about your FIL.
I do hope the rest of the year brings you some happy times , hugs.

Natalia said...

Such fun gifts !!!! Thanks for sharing... I love the way the pincushion is finished too !!

Catherine said...

Wonderful exchange goodies and gift from Pam. So sorry to read your news...sending continued thoughts and prayers your way...

natalyK said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I love both exchanges and love the biscornu!! Happy Stitching.

Bekca said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad gifts from your stitching friends have been able to make you smile during this difficult time. I hope it's calm seas from now on.
Best wishes.

Anne said...

Lovely exchanges sent and received Teresa. I'm so sorry to hear your FIL passed away but sometimes it is a blessing especially if he was suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hugs

dixiesamplar said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Teresa! I am sure that you will carry many happy memories and that he will be sorely missed.

What lovely gifts you have both sent and received. Mindy is a very gifted stitcher and finisher, isn't she? And I just love your little chick cookie jar...how sweet of her to send it to you!

Heather said...

Lovely exchange parcel :-)
So sorry for your loss xxxxx