Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Hobbit Present Arrived

GR&DF thank you for the kind comments about the Hallowe'en Exchange - it was a lot of fun to make and send!! I did have a question about one of the abbreviations I used that I am happy to answer - BOF - Birds of a Feather - they make a beautiful line of hand dyed linens that are all named for birds - I have used quite a few of the linens and can highly recommend them.

I also had an email from Teresa about receiving the Hobbit Birthday Drawing Present that I sent. Here is a a snap...

I thought about this years present and again wanted it to reflect things I would like to get and hoped that the receiver would like. Teresa (no blog) who sent me a couple of snaps of her beautiful Cross stitching, liked everything I sent. The package consisted of r to l a Snoopy note pad (I love me some Snoopy!!), A little framed piece of needlepoint I found at an Estate sale, some Ghiradelli Hallowe'en inspired chocolates, some ghost Peeps, a Pyn Keepe I made and an antique silver shoe pin cushion I found at another Estate sale. This totally reflects me and if you have been a reader here you can see my likes all over - the Pyn Keepe - a freebie from Annie Beez FolkArt - is called Quaker Hill House. Now the combination a Quaker chart and Pyn Keepe - totally me!! I love them Quakers and the Pyn Keepe - a favorite finish of mine! I used the recommended DMC colours - mostly - but I did change the filling in of the ground in a lighter green. I started to fill it in and it got very heavy looking so I pulled it all out and went with an open ground. This piece is stitched on BOF 36ct Barn Owl. It was a fun package to get together and I will certainly do another Birthday Drawing next year!!

Last night was more exchange stitching - so no snap of those pieces yet.

I am keeping it shortish today - Thank you for stopping by and commenting!!

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Peg said...

What a lovely package. I like the pyn keep with the house (one of my favorite stitched pieces) and the quaker at the bottom. Nice stitching! Oh and the shoe...I collect small shoes and have one just like that with the pincushion being in red. Hope both of you are feeling better now.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful Hobbit gift you got together. Congratulations to the lucky recipient! I'm going to have to look for those Halloween chocolates.

Cole said...

What a great package, I love the shoe pincushion!

Berit said...

I'm so excited to see what the Hobbit gift was!! Thanks for answering me on the BOF--I'll definitely check them out soon! As for the pyn keepe, unless my eyes play tricks on me it seems to have a bow of burgundy and hunter (one on each side?) What pretty ribbon!

Tracey said...

What a beautiful gift!! I love gifts with all sorts of little things in them. The pynkeepe is beautiful! Hey.. my birthday is coming up soon... ;) JK! Sounds like you are feeling 100% again- I am so glad. Hope Rico is too.

Myriam said...

Et encore des cadeaux!!!!!!!!!!!! Quel homme gâté tu es!

Karen said...

what an awesome exchange you sent out! i've been meaning to ask you, since you really love the older dishes, etc. i picked up a bone dish at an antique store, on the back it says Utopian semi porcelain, henry alcock & co. england and then the serial #. it is a blue gray floral print and just gorgeous. do you know anything about this company? I will take a pic and email you.

Carol R said...

Love the pyn keepe Edgar and the tiny shoe pincushion is so sweet! Great complete gift package - lucky Teresa!

staci said...

What an outstanding prize package!

Robin said...

I totally love this package! Vintage is better to me :-)

Mãe da Rita said...

Great gift, Mr. Hobbit. And great exchange, in the previous post. I hope you and Rico have a nice week-end, it's coming fast! Here, my kid has fever and cough... Hugs, keep up the nice works! MJ

Kielrain said...

Sweet package!

Jan said...

Super neat prizes to win, Edgar! I love that pinkeep that you stitched and made, it is perfect!! Great Hobbit Giveaway!

Charlene said...

Who wouldn't be happy with these treasures? Very nicely done!

Sharlotte said...

That Quaker pyn keepe is great! I love all the colors in it as well. Who could turn down chocolate?!

Melissa said...

Lucky gal to receive such a lovely Hobbit package of goodies! Very generous of you too Edgar.

Loraine said...

Your exchanges are amazing! I love everything that you put together. I love those silver shoe pincushions. I started collecting them several years ago. They are difficult to find, but I treasure them!
Thanks for being so nice about the needle case I sent. I do hope it made you happy!
Take Care.

Carol said...

What a fun Hobbit gift! Edgar, can I ask a quick question? I will be coming out in Dec, and am wondering where the cool needlework and yarn shops are there in SF? I know there is one in Alameda, have you been there? Thanks, carolinmesa@yahoo.com

Siobhan said...

What a lucky recipient of that lovely package that you put together. The pyn keep is adorable.

Angela P said...

A lovely package you sent out, the Quaker pyn keep is gorgeous :)

Sharon said...

What a great swap. Love everything, the pinkeep is gorgeous. Great job, and I especially love that snoopy pad, he is a favorite of mine too. too cute.