Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Patriotic Personal Exchange

Hello Friends! Thank you for the warm wishes for recovery from my illness! I'm feeling much better today and I think I'm fully recovered :)
Today I received a lovely package from Laurie in Iowa (who doesn't have a blog) but we were members of a personal "Patriotic Exchange" between some lovely stitchers. I was a lucky girl because Laurie totally spoiled me! Here's what the package looked like when I opened it:
and when I unwrapped it:

Laurie sent me a bundle of sparklers (my kids were OVER JOYED!), a lovely americana plaque to hang on a shelf, two Midsummer Night Designs patterns that I've been wanting, some red, white and blue DMC and then she stitched me a super pinkeep and made me a punch needle necklace! WOW!!!

Here's the pinkeep and necklace together...aren't they sweet?!!!!

Punchneedle Necklace - darling isn't it?

Pinkeep Design from Birds of a Feather - "Land that I Love"

Laurie I cannot tell you how much I adore everything you sent to me and I appreciate your thought that you put into my exchanges. I've admired this pattern for so long and now I'm the proud owner of it! All finished and stitched over 1 no less! THANK YOU LAURIE!

Now I'm seriously behind schedule on my own exchanges that I have coming up so it's off to stitch all afternoon and evening as long as everyone cooperates! Keep your fingers crossed for me ;)

Until the next time stitch with joy and in good health!

42 comments:

  1. Oh that is just so wonderful Vonna! How awesome!

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  2. Congrats Vonna~~it's fabulous!!!

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  3. Gorgeous exchange that you received ;)

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  4. The Birds of a Feather pinkeep is beautiful!
    Dora

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  6. Glad to hear your feeling better. What a gorgeous exchange!

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  7. What a beautiful exchange! It oozes patriotism!

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  8. Vonna,
    WOW! You really were spoiled with this exchange. I love the pinkeep. Congrats!

    I received mine today too. I will be posting shortly.

    Jill

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  9. It's so perfect! :D

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  10. What a fabulous exchange!!

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  11. What a wonderful exchange :) Enjoy it dear Vonna!
    So glad to hear you are feeling better :)

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  12. Great exchange. I have that pattern and want to stitch it myself.

    Wonderful pendant too.

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  13. I just love the necklace! What a lovely package you received

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  14. WOW!! I love both pieces that you received...but that necklace is beautiful!!!!

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  15. What a lovely exchange from Laurie :) The heart necklace is so sweet and I love the way she's done the pins on the pinkeep. Lucky you!

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  16. What a wonderful gift! And what perfect timing!! Nicely done, Laurie!!

    Glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  17. I am so glad you are feeling better now. Seriously... when mom gets sick, everything falls apart. I hope you will stay healthy!!

    You received a great exchange, everything is so fun!

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  18. I'm so happy you are feeling better! What a great exchange! Do you know I've bought a kit to make a punch needle project, but I don't know how to do the needle? Isn't that terrible! I need to practice! your necklace is darling!
    Smiles,
    Donna

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  19. Wow, what a great exchange. Love the pinkeep, aren't BOAF designs wonderful, and the punchneedle necklace is adorable.

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  20. Very cute, Vonna. I love the red, white & blue pins in the pinkeep!

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  21. A gorgeous exchange for you Vonna - Laurie has done an amazing job. I look forward to seeing what you stitched for her :) Good luck with all your exchanges, and glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  22. Wow, Wow, Wow Vonna! Just gorgeous!

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  23. What a fantastic package! I can see why are you are so delighted with it:)

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  24. Beautiful pinkeep! This is one of those designs that is so much prettier stitched than its photograph on the chart.

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  25. What a lovely bundle of gifts, Vonna! You have very talented fellow stitchers! :)

    So thankful you are feeling better too. I had the "bug" a week ago and it was less than fun. And a bummer that it all happened on your "weekend off". No rest for the weary, huh?! :)

    Hang in there, friend, and know I'm always thinking of ya'. Hoping your summer is happy like you blog song is singing to me! :) Love ya!

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  26. Laurie sure spoiled you!

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  27. That is one gorgeous exchange!! xx

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  28. What a wonderful exchange. I love all BOF designs, this one is great. WOW, a punch needle necklace...I should learn to do this. :)
    Enjoy, and I am so glad that you are feeling better.
    I owe you an email...will get to it soon. :)

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  29. Wonderful exchange from Laurie -- I've always admired that design from BOAF!

    I'm digging the Elvis music too!

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  30. Such a beautiful pinkeep and exchange! Great stuff! I am so glad to hear that you feeling better.

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  31. Hi Vonna,

    What a wonderful exchange!

    That's a wonderful pinkeep. I have to admit, I haven't been very interested in Birds of a Feather Designs but they are growing on me after seeing them on so many blogs. I think they don't show up as well on the chart pictures. Hmmmm... Do I have any of these in my stash?

    Now off to talk DD into making me a Punch Needle necklace (she does punch needle).

    Cynthia
    Windy Meadow

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  32. Great exchange! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. A wonderful exchange from Laurie. I love the way the pinkeep looks.

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  34. Your exchanges are wonderful. You deserve to be spoiled!I love the little scissor box. That is so cute!

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  35. Beautiful exchange!

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  36. une belle promenade sur ton blog de très belles choses.
    Ta machine à coudre est magnifique.
    Amitiés de France

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  37. What a wonderful exchange!!!!

    Hope you are having a wonderfully stitchy weekend.

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  38. What a lovely exchange to get, and your earlier posting of the box you sent to Sharon was awesome. Glad that you're feeling better.
    Sue

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  39. Hi Vonna,

    What a lovely pinkeep from Laurie. I hope you're getting lots of stitching done.

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  40. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.

    What a wonderful exchange you received, I especially love the punchneedle necklace and the pinkeep is really cute.

    It would be nice if the Australia stitchers could get together and do some sort of Australia Day exchange.

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  41. What a great exchange! I enjoyed my first stab (no pun intended) at punch needle a while ago, but ended up not keeping up with it because I forget how to thread the needle!

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