Dear Jenn made me this lovely wee needle book. Isn't it darling? Here's the front with my initial and a sweet flower :
And here is the inside:
Thank you so much Jenn...she must really know me, because I adore just about any kind of flower and the color yellow is one of my FAVORITES :) Jenn, you made my birthday special with your sincere kindness and friendship! THANKS!
Next up: Ranae and I share the same birthday :) She's the first person I knew that shared July 5th as a birthday besides *Huey Lewis* of Huey Lewis and the News, and I really don't know him....I just had a huge crush on him when I was a teenager! LOL! Anyway....Ranae was the only *regular* person I knew that shared my birthday (since then I've found out that Sharon of Sharon's Cross Stitch Obsession...well her Mom's birthday on July 5 AND my new boss has July 5th as a birthday...wow to think I went 37 years without sharing my birthday...now the whole world wants in on it! LOL!) Well so when Ranae had commented a few weeks ago that her birthday was July 5 too, we swapped addresses to send each other birthday cards. This is what dear Ranae sent me...much more than a birthday card! First she made me this lovely tuck ornament for my kitchen which is decorated in Hen/Chicks/Roosters (also in yellow!):
And then all this loot! I got a beautiful Chatelaine chart, M designs dragonfly needleroll, three skeins of hand dyed floss, some cute wooden scrapbook sayings and the sweetest card! Thank you Ranae :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love every single thing that you sent me! Thanks so, so much :)
Up next: A few months ago I happened across the most super stitching blog called A Stitcher's Finish Line. What drew me in was #1 she has stitched A LOT of LHN and CCN designs #2 They all looked so delicate, I wondered what she was using to get them to look that way - so I e-mailed her. Come to find out Susan (as I found out) stitches most of her things 1 over 1. After exchanging e-mails I decided to try it out myself. Since then I've found a love for stitching 1 over 1 and I've made a new friend to boot! Imagine my surprise when I walked in yesterday afternoon from a *hellish* day of work to find this:
Susan sent me LHN's new design Garden Pleasures with all the DMC's to stitch it, a huge bunch of fabrics in the SCRUMMIEST colors and prints and the wee two sheep project there that when I opened it, I found was this:
(love that sheep fabric!)
A Stitcher's Wallet a place for my scissors and needles all wrapped up with my favorite freebie design from LHN!!!
THANK YOU SUSAN!!!!! What can I say?! The card that was inclosed with this bounty of generosity said: "Vonna - Thank you for being so kind with me. Happy Birthday too!"
I don't know what I do to inspire such outpouring of generosity and friendship, but it brings me to my knees and fires a little fire in my heart to know that there are people out there that care for me! And not just by sending me gifts...I'm beginning to be embarassed :) I had LOTS of well wishes and e-cards sent to me for my birthday! How surprised was I to see this! That people took the time out of their day and routine to sit down and send me a note or card to wish me well on my birthday! Annemarie, Dawn, Michelle, Su, Julie, Harmien, Cathy B., there are people I'm missing I know and I don't mean to slight any of you! Plus all the many, many comments people have left to wish me well. All I can say is that your friendship and greatness humbles me. Thank you!
Finally I'd like to leave you with something from my own humble hands. I sure do hope this is clickable because my picture "fixing" is less than desirable. Anyway, I saw on the SBEBB board that Chris finally received my Summer Quaker. I was sweating this one as I mailed it early on June 25th. WHEW! All was received thankfully. So here it is:
Stitched in a varigated Anchor color that I can't remember...sorry!
Finished as a pinkeep with fru-fru ribbon
I sure do hope Chris likes it. I started a Quaker for her 3 different times.....threw the first 2 attempts away and finally stuck with this one. I think it turned out ok.
Ok, until next time...hard telling when that will be as I have LOADS of stitching to do, nothing that can be shown yet. Big hugs, lots of love and I wish you all the best! Thanks for visiting and come again soon! :)