Sunday, 16 January 2011

What a Surprise!!!

There I was, moping around on a dank, dark miserable grey day, feeling sorry for myself because of the horrid cough and a horrid headache, and the door bell rang. The postman handed me a big envelope, and all of a sudden, bad weather and bad health was forgotten......... it was a package from Debra of Manitoba Stitches!!!

She had told me that she was sending " a little something ", but this, this wasn't just a little something. I looked at the envelope, and the customs label, and sat down. Speechless. Couldn't believe what I was seeing. And then behaved like a 5 year old at Christmas, lol, and just tore the envelope to bits. Inside, amongst other things, where two little packages, beautifully wrapped. Want to see pics of the wrapped pressies? LOL, too bad, there aren't any. I couldn't help myself, I am afraid I tore these open as well, because inside were...............

TWO OF DEBRA'S ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CREATIONS, A PINCUSHION AND A GLASSES CASE!

Want to see pics of those??? Now that I can do, lol, because after I had oohed and aahhed over them, and fondled them, and tried my glasses out in the case, and fondled them some more, and oohed and aahed a bit more, I finally remembered to take some photos -


Isn't this pincushion adorable?


This spectacle case fits my glasses perfectly -


She also sent me my very first Somerset Life Magazine, woohoo! I was really strange going through the magazine and seeing that so many of the contributors were people whose blogs I read. Quite exciting.


It is a really brilliant magazine, one I will certainly pick up again and again and read through. Yep, even the ads, lol.

And this, this is such a great present for anybody who loves vintage images, a calendar full of them! A whole year's worth of pure pleasure -


And all this was accompanied by this beautiful card, which is so precious, because Debra wrote so much about herself inside.


There is nothing like the kindness of bloggers to lift you up when you are feeling down. Huge thank you to you, Debra, for giving me such a fabulous surprise.

And if you gals out there haven't come across Debra's blog, Manitoba Stitches, yet, go and have a look for yourself, you will be just as amazed as I was how talented this woman is. Her beautiful work sells in galleries and art centers all over the place, and I am so honoured to own two of her creations, woohoo!

Toodlepip, xxx

16 comments:

Dorthe said...

Liz,
they are gorgeus, both. So stunning embroidery-and the colors uhhh just my favorite ones. What a special, and beautifull gift, I would have forgotten all about photographing, too, lol.

I don`t know this Debra, but she certainly makes lovely art-and I will go visit :)

To you sweet one, I hope you are soon over your coughing, so you can feel real well again.
Big sunday hug-
Dorthe

Andi's English Attic said...

What a wonderful surprise and just when you needed it.
btw - I was searching google image for something to do with buttons and on page two was a pic of your candlestick pin-cushions. A pleasure to see them again because they're so pretty. xx

Diary of a Tinyholder said...

What a lovely surprise! I'd not heard of that magazine, but sounds good.

Debra said...

Liz, I am glad you are enjoying them and hope you start feeling better soon. Are Somerset mags available in the UK? Artful Blogging is another great one.Enjoy your day! Debra

Elizabethd said...

What a super parcel to unwrap. You must have been delighted with those lovely gifts.

Tilly Rose said...

What beautiful gifts Liz! You lucky lady....
Very envious!

Karen x x x

P.S Do you have any more french rose lace left?
I'm after about a metre??
Just wondered?

Diane said...

Oh, Liz, she does exquisite needlework! And what treasures she gifted you with! So special!

And the magazine....don't they sell them in the UK? Well, if not, we need to write letters and tell them not to neglect our friends over there!

Wonderful surprises for you! :-)

Hugs and blessings,
Diane

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

They are beautiful! Such fine work! Enjoy.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh lucky lucky you! I'm guessing that it's all hand embroidered even though it's super perfect in every way. Imagine having your work in a gallery?!! Are you still not 100% my dear? I've not been able to access my usual port of call, stupid computer. Are you taking your vitamins madam?

April Cottage Ramblings said...

What a beautiful parcel. So much of some ones time has gone into the embroidery and thought lucky you.

Florence and Mary said...

What a gorgeous glasses case and pin cushion you lucky thing!

Victoria x

LissyLou said...

lovely things - that pin cushion really is gorgeous x

Victoria Plum said...

There is an award waiting for you over at my blog!

Croap Queen said...

Lucky you L, and glad it cheered you up!
Debra is obviously a very talented lady - must have a look at her blog :-)
JJ x

Fabric Art said...

Oh Liz wonderful gift you have received, the crocheted flowers and embroidery on the pincushion and eyeglass case are so beautifully done, Somerset Life is a wonderful magazine, have a nice week.
Anni

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What wonderful surprises, dear Liz! The pincushion and the eyeglass case are both so beautiful and arrived in just the perfect moment to cheer you up. Hopefully you feel much better in the meanwhile, dear!
Big HUGS to you,
Julia