Gift from LeeHi Bloggers. Well this is the last post of mine for 2012. We had a lovely Christmas. I got sick that evening and have been since. Now its the cold part that's left & I can't wait to for it to go away:)
But I want to share with you some beautiful gifts that I have been blessed with. Back in November I won a prize from Lee's Blog. The parcel came very late, even though Lee mailed it the next day back then. The hold up was due to our postal service (came from all the way from New Zealand). But never the less it's here. Wow!!! Lee sent me a book (above photo) that to my HUGE surprise - SHES IN IT:))) Yes Lee was published in a embroidery book. I was given a precious copy and inside she included 2 of the designs that she is the original designer and her original sampler. GORGEOUS!!! Also included in the book are more of Lee's designs as well as 4 other ladies who contributed to the book. There are 10 projects overall. Yes the book does include how to finish the projects also.
Can you see Lee's name?
This is a great book. It covers different forms of embroidery and some very lovely designs.
Angel Ornament from Bea in Canada
On Christmas Eve day I received a card & this pretty ornament from Bea. I was not expecting this. What a lovely surprise. I met Bea through EMS forum over 1 year ago. Her beautiful ornament was place immediately on our tree. Thank you so very much Bea for your kindness and you are an Angel!!!
Beautiful card & beaded pins from Vickie. Thank you Vickie so much.
Gifts from Jean who is also in New Zealand.
This was another surprise. A parcel from Jean who sent me these lovely gifts. I love the National Park calendar 2013 of New Zealand(I needed one). She also enclosed photos of her beautiful farm and land that are in New Zealand. It's so amazing to get to meet people who love and have a passion for needleworks. Jean is also a member of EMS forum. And look at this........
Crocheted bookmark from Jean. I am using it as a ornament:) TOO PRETTY.
Jean I could never do this type of work. It's truly breathtaking. Thank you so very very much.
So far Bea and Jean don't have a blog....hmmm....
Book from library I checked out. By Trish Burr.
I embroidered this flower as per instructed step by step from the book. This is a wonderful book as to learn coloring with threads.
Gingerbread Street by Sue Hillis
Large zippered project pouches - made by me:)Here are some of the Christmas gifts I stitched that I gave to family members. They all loved them. My Uncle even slipped his new tablet in to his zippered pouch - perfect. 2012 took my mom, and she will always be loved and remembered. For 2013 I wish you a very Blessed, Healthy and Safe New Year. With Love and Appreciation - Annette I'm off to have some much needed hot tea...