Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A letter holder and some wonderful mail.


I have managed to finish off some projects lately. I had made this letter holder up about two years ago. I even had some of the binding on it. Then I noticed that a strip of the homespun was a different shade of black. I re-sewed it on the weekend.I used the process where you sew onto Vilene and sew the pieces in numerical order. I painted the material with orange yellow and brown paints. I have managed to finish some other projects ,I will show you these another day because today I was well and truly blessed with some lovely mail.
A while ago I left a comment on Tracy's blog. Although I didn't win Tracy said she would send me something. Well today I was gobsmacked when I opened my letter. A lovely card along with some red material. Tracy also knitted me a dishcloth. I absolutely love them as I was in need of a new dishcloth. I have some that I have crocheted and as my knitting skills are almost not there I am very very pleased with this. I have very few amounts of red and yellow in my stash so this will be put to good use. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Tracy. You are truly an Angel.

Also today the courier came. I received this lovely parcel of material and a beautiful card from
Sheree. I was lucky enough to win one of the weekly giveaways over here. Sheree was kind enough to put in a few extra pieces as well. I just love the butterfly's. I was given a pile of gardening,craft and patchwork magazines today. So I will spend the next couple of days enjoying reading and enthusing over them.
Happy days.
Bev C


Anonymous said...

I love the letter holder you completed. What fun to get two surprises in the mail. The dishcloth is great and all the material is nice but I especially love butterflies!!! Enjoy reading and dreaming up new projects.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

A great letter holder Bev...and I have seen knitted dishcloths around on the blog!!! Lovely fabrics there and what a wonderful time you will have poring over the mags...Have a lovely day, Dzintra♥x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great letter holder and that can be a fun project to do for gifts too. Enjoy all your neat stuff you received in the mail. What a beautiful dishcloth too. Have a wonderful day Bev.

Janellybelly said...

Your new wall hanging looks fantastic, and I love the Anna Maria Horner fabrics you received from Sheree - lucky you!
Janelle xx
PS Thanks for the Get Well wishes.

sewtakeahike said...

It's so fun to get mail like that! I just love Sheree! She's the best! Ok, so I see you have paper pieced your camel in the mail holder? It turned out great!