Friday, February 18, 2011

Mail Treasure and Other Stuff

Back in December I entered a giveaway on my friend Ingeborg’s Blog, Madame des Fleurs.  She was giving away a lovely cross-stich and silk ribbon embroidered Christmas stocking.  Well, I won and Ingeborg mailed it off on December 28.  It did not arrive in January, and by that time we had both figured it was lost in the mail.  Usually the mail from The Netherlands to Utah only takes a week.   However, when I returned home from my Arizona trip, it was waiting for me in the mail.

Look at this gorgeous stocking!

Needless to say, it will receive a place of honor in my Christmas decorating next December.  

In the meantime, I am totally enchanted with the colors and attention to detail that Ingeborg used.

Every stitch was a labor or love, and I know I will enjoy it as much Ingeborg did for many years.  What a lucky girl I am!
Thank you, dear Ingeborg!

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Yesterday I began packaging up some of my Golden Laces.  These are the lovely rayon venice lace trims and motifs that I dye with potassium permanganate.  Some of these will be listed in my Etsy shop when I get back from my visit to see Gerry next week.  The rest will come with me to An Adventure in  Crazy Quilting in April to sell.

In the meantime, I am off to piece a few blocks and begin gathering CQ supplies and stitching projects for my visit to Gerry’s.

Cathy maroon


Anonymous said...

Love that stocking!
Those heart is pounding!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy it arrived! It was part of the tummy pains I was experiencing. Way too much worries! But i'm really relieved it finally arrived, and with my mixed brain I just noticed you blogged about it, can you believe it!! I'm sorry I didn't read it earlier and I didn't even know you had an Etsy shop! Will add you to my circle because that lace is looking to me, at least I think it does LOL ;-)