Setting up camp at the letterbox for the past couple of weeks has paid off quite nicely, thank you very much! Yes indeedy, today our friendly post lady delivered a package to me all the way from the USofA!! Thank goodness for that, as any more nights camping in sub zero temperatures would have been the undoing of me.
And.....what was in that package?? A collection of gorgeous pretties hand stitched by Capi of Chosen Sisters fame, as part of the needle book swap that has been circulating the globe during the month of June. Yes indeedy not only the most beautiful needle book but oodles of other pretties.
Lookity look at what fell out of the package.
An amazing needle book with the prettiest embroidered letter "K" on the front. Isn't it oh so pretty!!
Now I am fessing up, I am coming clean that I have been stalking the Flickr photos as the clever stitchers have been posting their photos and when I espied this needle book with my beady li'l eye, I did wonder if this sweet, sweet needle book could possibly be mine. There was quite a bit of discussion as to whom the lucky gal is, whose moniker starts with the letter K. Well..............'tis meeeeeee!! Yipee!!
Look at this beautiful doily that has been fashioned into another pin/needle hold-all; also fashioned with a beautifully embroidered 'K'. And...the sweet 'scrap' basket...not my label but Capi's. It is much too pretty to be called a scrap basket. So pretty!!
Now me thinks that Capi has been stalking my li'l ole blog because everything she sent me is soooooo me. As you know, I lurve pretty!! I am always in need of a pair of gorgeous vintage gloves, some pretty doilies, a pretty hankie, a pretty length of embroidered heirloom lace....oh my....such treasures!
Some pretty vintage Japanese farics and a pretty fabric filled with whimsy. This fabric has started the creative juices flowing.......me thinks a li'l machine sketching with a cute li'l girl stitching, is in the pipeline. Sorry, but it looks as if y'all, yet again, will be seeing some more machine sketching from li'l ole me!!
Such a serendipitous kinda of parcel that really, really tickles my fancy. Thank you Capi for sending such a lovely assortment of pretties!! You have put such a lot of thought and effort into your swap. I am so happy (intoxicated with joy...actually) that the gorgeous monogrammed "K" pretties were for li'l ole me!! Now I am off to inspect them all a li'l more!!
I am so glad you received your package. I was beginning to worry that it had fallen in the ocean. Enjoy!
Oh no....perish the thought!! Your gorgeous pretties circumnavigated their way to me...eventually! Once again thanks ever so much, Capi!!Delete
P.S. The scrap basket is supposed to be round so you might fiddle with it a little.ReplyDelete
I can see why you're 'intoxicated' with joy. These items are ALL so beautiful and so YOU! Yes, I'd say it was well worth the wait. Congrats on your new acquisition.ReplyDelete
How wonderfully tailored to suit you! Each item is a thing of beauty. I think I will have to visit Capi's blog!ReplyDelete
Such wonderful happy mail! I look forward to some more machine sketching for yours is the most amazing kind.ReplyDelete
Your gift does really speak of you...amazing! So happy for you. Very exciting; and look forward to what you will do with your goodies!ReplyDelete
You did hit the jackpot! Her work is beautiful and fell right into the right hands it looks like!ReplyDelete
Super fun swap to be sure!
I believe your swap partner nailed it. It is so YOU ! Very pretty indeedReplyDelete
Yay! It makes me smile to see the joy my swap has been spreading all over the world! Well done, girls!!! Those vintage gloves are quite the addition to a fabulous set of handmade loveliness!ReplyDelete
What a perfect parcel for you - such a wonderful variety of pretties and vintage. Capi must be a wonderful stalker :)ReplyDelete
Kim was an easy person to stalk. Her blog is beautiful and just a little reading of it gave me a great impression of her tastes and interests. It made my job really easy. Actually her blog inspires us to get working on ours. I'm just so happy that you are thrilled. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Wow!! Capi really picked everything that is so wonderfully you!! You are probably walking on air right now :)ReplyDelete
All these pretties are so right for you wonderful! Can't wait to see what you make with the material :)ReplyDelete
Yes, these pretties are very me, Teresa. As to what I will fashion from the fabrics...I have a few ideas spinning around my brainpan. ;)Delete
Every time I visit your blog I start out by saying WOW and keep on saying it most of the way through. What a LOVELY package you received! I don't know Capi but I have to say she did a WOW job on the package!!!!! She really got you right didn't she.ReplyDelete
Aww...thank you, Beth. Yes, Capi did do a "WOW" of a job, didn't she!Delete
What a lovely gift to receive!!!! I'm sure it will give you many hours of fond reminiscing and smiles.ReplyDelete
It's great to have friends that know you so well :)
That is a parcel full of yumminess!!! How gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Bet you were over the moon when you opened that
What an amazing parcel of pretties. Lucky girlReplyDelete
Oh sugar girl, your goodies are all so lovely and fit you to a 'K' :DReplyDelete
All so pretty and dainty. I love it when people who make/give gifts have really put thought into the recipients likes/dislikes and style. Lucky girl. It looks like it was worth the wait :)ReplyDelete
so beautiful & lady-like. Love it all. xxxReplyDelete
What lovely selection of pretties you lucky girl! thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments, I'm so glad you did your blog is a delight and I will be back to explore. :)ReplyDelete
Haha - i did also wonder if that gathering of gorgeos 'K's' might have been heading my way. I am so pleased it was heading to your sewing room Kim. It has been a great swap with so many beautiful creative 'needle books' winging their way around the world.ReplyDelete
Such pretty and delicate and lovely swap goodies you have received, Kim!ReplyDelete
Wasn't this swap so fun?
I'm at it again!!! OM goodness. The stitcheries are gorgeous with all the purple, the hand-embroidery work, the needlecase, the gloves, fabric, etc. You're one lucky and sweet lady.ReplyDelete