Sunday, February 24, 2008

Valentines Day Exchange

My SBEBB Valentines Day exchange finally arrived with Suzanne, it took nearly 3 weeks to get there. Now it's the first time I've sent anything to Canada, so I'll have to remember that it takes longer to get there, and post out earlier. I was a day late in posting this, thanks to getting a puncture, and then the weather. Without my car I decided to walk to the post office, and got all ready to go, when I opened the door I changed my mind, it was very, very windy, and snow was forecast, with wind chill it was -7C so I changed my mind. I had parcelled it up without taking a photo so was a bit miffed-blamed the weather. Anyway, the next day, I decided to unwrap it before posting, and snap it. After all that, it's not a very good pic is it?
Anyway, as you can see, I made a needleroll. The pattern is a freebie by Liz Navickas, you can get the pattern here. I've stitched this a few times. This one is in DMC, and has antique gold beads on it. I also sent Suzanne some vintage linen, threads, ribbon and a box of chocolates. You have to have chocolates on Valentines Day don't you?




This week I've stitched on the Sampler Garden casket, and finished the top, I'll show a picture in the week. I've not stitched much on a night this week, I've been too tired after work. Today is JN Sunday, and I've already stitched a little. When I got up this morning there was a beautiful sunrise, and gorgeous blue sky, it could have been summer. Now it's grey and cloudy. Oh well.

19 comments:

Leena said...

Oh what a beautiful needleroll, really lovely!

Julie said...

WOW stunning, very pretty.

I stitched this one for an exchange too, it's such a lovely project to do

Andrea said...

That's a beauty. Thanks for the link.

tkdchick said...

That is so pretty. Whenever I send any parcel I make sure it goes air mail. When I do that parcels between Can and the UK only take about a week.

LOL -7c is not cold!

Sally said...

The needleroll is absolutely gorgeous Chris.

Karan said...

Oh, it's tunning Chris - love it! Lucky recipient. :0)

Anita said...

What a beauty and you did a great job with the finishing and the colors.

Vonna said...

Oh and my that is a stunning Valentines Day Exchange...I'm sure that your partner thought the wait was worth it!
:)

Itching To Stitch said...

That is a beautiful needleroll and such pretty threads ;)

Carol said...

What a gorgeous needleroll Chris. I'm sure Suzanne thought it was well worth the wait, especially with all the other wonderful goodies you sent her too!

Karen said...

stunning needleroll

Stephanie said...

What a really lovely needleroll! I'm sure Suzanne won't mind the delay (Canadians are used to it because of their rotten postal service, I remember it clearly!)

Katrina said...

The needleroll is stunning, definitely worth the wait I am sure.

Barbara said...

WOW, that's so gorgeous!!!!

Nelapx said...

es muy hermosos... felicidadesss

Tessa said...

What a pretty pretty Valentines exchange - perfect :)

xstitchmum said...

stunning needleroll, love the colours you have used, thanks for sharing the link too

Carla said...

omg! what a beautiful needleroll! great job!!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous NR Chris - and thanks for the link too!