Friday, November 20, 2009

I've been Beckied - or - Christmas comes to SF

GR&DF my Christmas has begun in earnest - and yesterday the mail brought me some lovely things!! I will say it again stitchers are just about the nicest people on the planet!!!!!

Two of the many dear friends I have made from this here blog are named Becky and I am the lucky cuss that was "Beckied" yesterday - Let me begin with Becky K - I am in the Christmas Gift Exchange and BeckyK was my partner. Her package arrived yesterday and the lovely things that tumbled forth are just great!! Here is a snap....

She stitched up a wonderful Santa and Reindeer ornament from PS - you know I love them!! Not only did she send me the ornament but also included two cute charts - some JJ petits (I'm a sucker for those petit needles now!!) a beautiful piece of Christmas fabric and a cute little stand for the ornament to sit on when not gracing the tree!! How lucky am I!!
Here is a closer snap of the ornament -

Isn't it just darling!!
But look wasn't that a hound hoof in the right side of the snap.......

Even the Peach had to check things out!!
She thinks anything that hits the floor she needs to investigate.

The second package was from another dear Becky - BeckySC - I was her partner this round in the Year Long Ornament Swap. Here is a snap of the lovely she sent for my tree -

It is a beauty!! The design is by Bent Creek and called "Silver and Gold." It is stitched on 28ct Natural using WDW Floss and finished off with the sweetest snowflake charms!! I had never seen this particular chart but really like it - if I had ever seen the chart it certainly would have hit the ever growing to do list! Thank you both dear Becky's - You are the BEST!!!!! I may have to replace my little "feather" tree I have so many lovely stitched ornaments now!!! How lucky am I!!!!!

There you go sports fans - I am running late this morning so I will leave off withe a wish for everyone to have a wonderful a relaxing weekend..... Turkey Day Approaches!!
Gobble, Gobble!!

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Colleen said...

Wow!!! What great exchange gifts! They are both gorgeous and I love the way they finished them :)

Have a great day :)

Berit said...

Ooh; lucky-lucky! What a coincidence (luck!) that both Beckys arrived so closely! Nice goodies, too!

As for the JJ petites, they are so far my needle of choice. I mostly like 28s, but lately have been using the 26s I bought when they were out on my 28ct When Witches.

Natasha said...

Both gifts are beautiful. BeckyK and BeckySC do wonderful work and its always nice to recieve something that they have so lovingly stitched.

I would love to see apicture of your feather tree. I am on the hunt for a tree this year. Last year we were moving so I did not decorate for the holidays and it was very strange not having a tree.

Catherine G. said...

What great exchanges! I love to see how everyone finishes their pieces! Too fun that both exchanges were from Beckys!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

What a hall!! They are both gorgeous and sooo you. I hope you will post a snap of your tree. It must be spectacular.

Happy Turkey day to you and yours.
Shay

Margaret said...

Oh I love both exchanges!! Beautiful!!!

Myriam said...

Bon week-end! Mignonne Peach!

Nancy said...

Such gorgeous ornaments you received! Both are stitched so pretty, and I love the finishings. You are going to have one beautiful tree!

Jennifer said...

What beautiful ornamnets! I really must get into another exchange soon....those are quite inspiring!

Thank you so much for reminding me about the TCM channel and all those great movies. I watched "On the Town" with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly last night while stitching. Boy is it hard to stitch and watch such wonderful dancing!

Janice said...

Lucky you!

Kielrain said...

What fantastic exchanges. Lucky you!

Jennifer said...

I love your new P.S. ornament. Do you know what leaflet it is from? Lucky you. Have a great weekend with lots of stitching

DonnaTN said...

What great ornaments! I will try not to drool on the keyboard!

ariadne said...

What lovely Christmas ornaments I love love love them!Ariadne from Greece.

RuthB said...

Ooo, I like your mail. Can I borrow your mailbox for a while? :)

Kathryn said...

You've never seen that Bent Creek chart, because it wasn't a chart, it was a kit (in a tiny beautiful box).

http://threadsofdesire.blogspot.com/2007/02/first-finish-for-2007.html

I probably bought my kit in 2006. I could send you the chart, if you would like, but it doesn't have the fabric, threads, or charms.

Brigitte said...

Two great exchange gifts indeed. Isn't it wonderful to be Becky'ed? Lol.

Loraine said...

What a wonderful exchange. I love those PS ornies! How fun. Have a great week!

Marie-P said...

You received two beautiful exchanges from two wonderful ladies!
Your dog is adorable!

Siobhan said...

Lovely exchange gifts--lucky you!

Joy said...

Wonderful exchanges & terrific goodies!! I use JJ petites also and love them!