Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I've been gifted!!

I have been the recipient of some lovely gifts this week. First off I got this huge box in the post yesterday from Tracy and it contains 8 parcels!!!!!!! 4 for baby 3 for me and even 1 for dd!! Tracy I don't know what to say. This is toooo much!! I haven't opened any of them yet - it's oh so tempting but I'm going to wait till Christmas day. Thank you soo much. You are the best.
Tracy's parcel!!

And this is what I rec'd today:
Sampler Cove Spanish Rouge
Cathy emailed me to ask if I'd like it as I'd mentioned I liked the design on a forum and she had two copies of it. So thank you so much Cathy. It looks quite detailed so I might have to ask some peole to help me with the speciality stitches when I get around to starting it.

And here are some pics of the needlebook I did for the cross stitcher's lottery:
Lottery entry Needlebook 2007back
inside with felt pages

The design is from the book Repertoire des Frises and uses DMC Variations (another gift from Tracy!!) on 32 count evenweave. I used felt for the inside pages and to back it. A very enjoyable stitch and I am quite loathe to part with it.

And last of all, here's a really naff picture of our Christmas tree!! It doesn't have an awful lot of decorations on it but it looks quite pretty and better irl.
tree 07


Cheryl said...

That chart you were gifted looks lovely! Thats good willpower not opening those other gifts :)
Love your needlebook, i seen it over on the lottery blog the other day. Such beautiful finishing Hazel!

Becky K in OK said...

Everything looks just great. You have strong willpower. The paper would have been all over the floor by now at my house!

Anita said...

Wow great gift package all nicely wrapped. Your christmas tree is so pretty. Wow, that is an awesome chart that looks very challenging. Your needlebook is very pretty.

Wendy said...

Your tree looks lovely and I'm sure all the new presents will look wonderful under the tree...only a few more days to wait! Beautiful needlebook!!!

Christine said...

Wow, you'll definitely have to let us know what was in those packages!! The needlebook looks great and your tree is very pretty!

Mad Dixie said...

I'm glad you like the gifts even though they aren't open yet, you are more than welcome to open the baby gifts, I love the needlebook the vari thread looks lovely I got the same colour for myself, I think your xmas tree looks great very festive

Dawn B. said...

Wow what a great hall you made. Love the tree.

Margaret said...

Only 19 days to go until your son is born. How very exciting!!! Sorry you have been feeling so uncomfortable - not much longer Hazel.
Your Christmas tree looks lovely as does your needlebook.
What a sweet picture of DD. Is she all excited about the arrival of her little brother?
Wishing you and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy 2008.

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree!! it looks so pretty all decorated. Your gifts look wonderful. Good for you for being able to leave them until Christmas. That chart looks like quite the job. Look forward to seeing it on your blog.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and a special hug to the new little one.

Sally said...

What a lovely pile of gifts Hazel! I bet you can't wait to open them:)

Your tree looks lovely and the chart you received from Cathy looks gorgeous.

The needlebook you stitched for the stitcher's lottery is gorgeous. I love the thread you used.

Ranae said...

You have willpower, i am dying to see whats in that wrapping, lol. The needlebook looks fabulous.
The Tree is bautiful.
Happy Holidays!!

Sharon said...

Your tree is lovely! The needlcase is gorgeous-I wouldn't want to part with it either. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

The Silver Thistle said...

Just popping by to wish you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas!

Looking forward to hearing all your news in 2008!

Karin said...

What a fantastic gift! I've just heard about the stitcher's lottery and it sounds like a fantastic idea.

Leena said...

What a lovely needlebook! And your Christmas tree is very beautiful, thanks for sharing the photo! Have a wonderful Christmas!

stitcherw said...

Both your needlebook and tree look lovely, and the new chart you have is awesome, what a lot of detail. Have a wonderful Christmas,

tkdchick said...

Wow what an awesome box to get! I don't have the restraint to wait until Christmas myself!

Your tree looks lovely.

Wonderful job on the needlebook!

Carol said...

Merry Christmas Hazel! I love your needlebook for the lottery.

lena-lou said...

Looking forward to seeing what your gifts are !!

Do you know I think your tree looks to be one of the prettiest I have seen, really !!

Hope you had the Merriest Christmas day and enjoy the rest of the holiday season :-)) xx

Love the lottery stitching you have done too .