Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mailbox Surprises!


Barbara from Mainely Stitching sent me this wonderful pinkeep as a lovely way of saying thank you. Something, I told her was absolutely not necessary. However, I love this pinkeep. Barbara says she took the little lady from CHS's a New England Village. The alphabet also came from CHS designs. Done in silks by V. Clayton on 28 count linen. I adore these colors. She also sent me some yummy candy, but my children have absconded with that! Thanks so much Barbara!

Next, my wonderful winter exchange came from Vonna ! She made me this utterly gorgeous basket using a Shepherd's Bush design called snow. She used her own colorway. This neat basket has ties on each side of the lid to help keep it in place on the basket. See Vonna's blog for some better pictures. Vonna's finishing is amazing and I do believe she has made a basket tutorial for this. She also sent me a lovely piece of Sassy's fabric called honey. Which I can't wait to try. Thanks so much Vonna-I love this exchange!


28 comments:

tkdchick said...

Wow those are some fantastic gifts to receive!

mercy said...

You must have loved the mailperson the day you received both of these! Great gifts :-)
PS - I am a Guitar Hero! LOL

Cheryl said...

I just seen this basket over on Vonna's blog, such great finishing!
Lovely pinkeep from Barbara too.

Dawn said...

Both gifts are gorgeous!

Carol said...

Wow, lucky you - what great treats! (and well deserved!)

Barbara said...

You did have a nice mail day! :D

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh boy Sharon! Enjoy your surprises!

J Rae said...

What beautiful gifts, Sharon! How lucky are you?!!! It must feel like Christmas in February. :-)

Arthemise said...

The pinkeep is so pretty. What amazing finishing on that basket--gorgeous!

Dawn B. said...

Very nice Mail Box Suprizes

Annemarie said...

What a great mail day! Vonna's basket is stunning, and Barbara's pinkeep so very you and so very Barbara :o)

cathymk said...

Wow, Sharon you did well! Enjoy! That basket is gorgeous and I love the thought that went into Barbara's gift.

stitcherw said...

What gorgeous gifts, they're both wonderful.
Sue

Sachiko said...

They are very gougeous!!You had a great day!!
Basket's fabric is so cute,too!
And it side...heart dish is very lovely!!!I love pink!and heart!

Jaimie said...

What wonderful gifts! You had a happy mailbox that day!

Becky K in OK said...

What wonderful mail box surprises! Both are outstanding.

stitching aussie style said...

I can only say "WOW"!!! What a wonderful pressie!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous pinkeep from Barbara - and that basket - I've been admiring it on Vonna's blog! What a happy mail day for you :)

Chiloe said...

Great lovely gifts ;-)

BeckySC said...

Wonderful mail goodies :) Enjoy!

CritterLady62 said...

Enjoy your gifties. They look lovely!

Cross Stitch Fan said...

The basket is my favorite!

sugardoll said...

Lovely gifts! I think the basket is just adorable!

Cathy B said...

Wonderful winter exchange from Vonna and the pinkeep from Barbara is really special - enjoy!

Kajsa said...

Wow, both the pinkeep and the basket are beautiful!

Meari said...

Very cool gifties! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! What lovely goodies!

Winnie said...

Hi Sharon!
I 've found your blog searching comments about "Ice cream Sundae"... I'll add your blog to my favourites!
Kisses from Italy.
Winnie.