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Wednesday, November 9, 2011



Monday afternoon I received my swap parcel from O'faigh. I was overwhelmed to say the least. Look how lovely the presents are wrapped.

Check out the goodies in the box, a pom-pom maker,fabric,Christmas decorations, broach, bag,  bobbin box and a little book with tips and instructions.

I am in love with my candle-mat. O'faigh did a beautiful job on the stitchery which is attached to  felt. I don't have anything that is made of felt so really appreciate receiving this candle-mat. Thank you to O'faigh for a beautiful parcel and a special thank you to Cheryll for organising this swap.

Yesterday I took a trip to Midland dropping of a quilt at the  machine quilters on the way. I took my "Welcome" cross stitch to the framers and this will be ready on the 18th of November. When I walked into the framers there was a lady in front of me getting a cross stitch framed. I had to wait about 20 minutes for her to decide what she wanted. Heavens knows how this woman gets on in life, she couldn't make any decision. The framers wife was so patient with her. I had my business done in about 5 minutes. I did purchase a little fabric on my day out including 5 beautiful fat quarters which I gave to my Mum. One of the pieces was actually bigger than a fat quarter and had lots of chooks and roosters on it. Just perfect for a wall hanging.

"Be as the dragonfly,
soar on your dreams.
Be as the water,
reflect Beauty.
Be as the seasons,
open to change.
Be as the wind,
refresh your Spirit.
Be as the blossom,
open to Joy."

Happy days.
Bev C


Simone de Klerk said...

Such beautiful presents from O'faigh!! She really knows how to make people happy!
And what a lovely saying at the end.

Michelle said...

Beautiful gifts to treasure!

Binsa said...

Hello Bev, relieved everything arrived safe and sound....you can press the felt......but carefully...looks a little scrunched...from travelling across the states....Hugs O'faigh

Valspierssews said...

Lots of lovely and useful presents. The candle mat is beautiful. The box of neatly wrapped presents looks looks so nice.

marina said...

great goodies!
How exciting a quilt and cross stitch getting finished. Some people just can't decide on anything. I bet the framers wife was happier with you.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Christmas has come early to you Bev...gorgeous gifts and lovely saying at the end xo

Dolores said...

Ha1 I may be like the lady in front of you but I would step aside to think about my choices so others can go ahead of me. I tend to be slow sometimes in choosing - especially if there are a lot of options. Your goodies are wonderful. Enjoy!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow, Bev, Christmas came early for you. Those two blogs are amazing and what talent. The lady at the frame shop reminds me of a Dear Friend. I need to wear me patient cap when we are out shopping, "Oh my goodness". Happy sewing and thanks for your visit too.

Maria said...

Lots of beautiful gifts from O'Faigh.

Oh I remember taking some time when I chose my boarders and frames for my cross stitches.Maybe I am too fusssy like the lady in the store. LOL

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hurray for you and what a wondeful stash! Lovely poem! blessings,Kathleen

Sue said...

What great gifts for you from the lovely O'faigh. I like your comment on ladies who can't make decisions. I deal with lots of these at work.....how long does it take to choose WHITE?

Terriaw said...

Wow, what a wonderful package to open, especially with all that beautiful Christmas wrapping paper waiting for you to tear into. Makes me excited for the holidays! That candle-mat really is beautiful.

Melody said...

What beautiful presents. Lucky you.

rosie said...

Hi Bev, such a wonderful lot of presents which I am sure you will really enjoy..

KaHolly said...

Such a great parcel from O'faigh, but not surprising! Lyn certainly knows how to please!! I love the candlemat and am going to remember that idea for future gift giving! She did a lovely job. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the give-away. Good luck!! ~karen