Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Look what Dawn sent me!

Dawn's gift to me August 2007

Here is the gift that Dawn made for me. She made it for no reason except out of the goodness of her heart. I have never owned, or even seen up close, a needleroll before and now I am the proud owner of one! It is beautiful Dawn, thank you. Dawn also sent me this pretty chart and these threads too - very unexpected extras. Thank you so much.

Some other news is that I have been excepted on the SBEBB!! Yay! I am so excited about joining this reputable group. There appeared to be two exchanges I could have signed up for. One was the Needlework Smalls exchange where you make a stitchers wallet or the Harvest exchange. I didn't look at the halloween one as I don't celebrate it. So I wanted to have a go at the stitchers wallet but decided it may be a bit ambitious for a first exchange so I have gone with the Harvest exchange. I love Autumn and all the colours it brings so this should suit me well. I am going to still make a stitchers wallet though to see how I get on with making one. I have seen one in the March Gift of Stitching mag which I would like to try out. I doesn't look too hard. I can do tiny slip stitches so I should manage it.

I have also been working on some scissor keeps/ needlecases but not sure how I am going to finish them just yet. At the moment I am just stitching the fronts and backs then I will finish them all at once. I am on my third front and nearly finished it. Perhaps if people like them I might do a giveaway so watch this space. I am feeling very generous all of a sudden.

We have our cell social tonight (sort of like a Bible study/house goup) so I have to go and cook up some food for it.. We are doing a bring and share foodwise so will be interesting to see what people bring. Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for reading and for commenting, I really appreciate every single one of you. xx

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh how lovely! That was very nice of her!

Congrats on your new group!

I'm really looking forward to seeing your needlecases/scissor keeps. I want to start working on a set as well.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful gifts from Dawn! Lucky you!
That's great about your exchange group. Look forward to seeing what you stitch for it.
Have fun tonight!

Carla said...

Lovely needleroll!!!
Congrats on being accepted at the SBEBB, I'm a newbie there too :)

Mad Dixie said...

Lovely gifts Hazel, congrat's to you on the exchange group, your doing well with your keeps and cushions at the minute

Dawn said...

I am so glad you like the needleroll! I really enjoyed making if for you:)

Congrats on joining the SBEBB! You will love it there:)

Sally said...

Your needleroll from Dawn is beautiful.

Have fun in the exchange group. I can't wait to see what you stitch up:)

Itching To Stitch said...

I just saw this on Dawn's blog, it is so pretty ;)

Iris said...

Wonderful gift you recieved !!

Barbara said...

What a lovely needleroll! :D

Singular Stitches said...

Random acts of kindness make the world go round. :o) Very pretty!

Sharon said...

Congrats on joining the SBEBB. Your needleroll is just gorgeous.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a lovely gift, Hazel! Congratulations on your acceptance at SBEBB and many, many blessings to you as you look forward to your second child!

Thanks so much for signing up for my PiF, it will be a delight to make something special for you.

Anita said...

Surprises are always fun to get in them mail.

Lisa said...

Ooh, I love your gift! I have this design in my stash, makes me want to start it now.

stitcherw said...

What a lovely surprise to get, the needleroll is lovely. Have fun with the SBEBB, I'll enjoy seeing what you come up with for the harvest exchange.
Sue

tkdchick said...

What a beautiful gift from Dawn!

Carol said...

Aw, isn't Dawn wonderful??!!! That is a sweet PIF!!!