Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mistletoe and Mail

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your input on the "ABC Noel" Sampler - I agree with the consensus that the letters and pictures do not correspond and are just red letters with seasonal images.  One super thing about this sampler is that I can finish up a letter in an evening stitching - it is like a little mini finish!!  That is a real jolt to the ego!  Last night was the lettre "C" -  here is a snap of the the entire piece as it stands...


That looks like mistletoe to me - later on there is a bunch of what I presume to be holly - and not on  the "H". The start of the lettre "D" is a dark green fir tree. .  It is a great sampler so far - and you know me - I do love stitching the alphabet!!  I will have to put this down for a day or so as I need to finish up an exchange piece I am working on so that I can get it in the mail on Monday.
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Yesterday the mail brought a really lovely Birthday prezzie from Berit.  When I opened up the box I found....


....everything all beautifully wrapped with a gorgeous card!! And, here are all the treats....


...starting in the lower left corner some really delightful incense, a micro-planer for ginger and citrus rind, and some tasty cookies!! Thank you so much Berit!!
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That about wraps it up for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by and for your comments!!

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

butterfly said...

Edgar your ABC is looking so good.

Wonderful goodies, now don't eat them all at once like me ha ha.

Shari said...

I am enjoying watching this one come to life....I LOVE stitching the alphabet too...one time, my son (28 yrs) asked me...mom, are you ever going to learn your alphabet?...I told him nope, must keep stitching it....

Sherry said...

I am really enjoying seeing this each day and what surprise each letter offers! What a great birthday gift.

Margaret said...

Nice progress! Don't you love projects with mini finishes built in? Love the pressie from Berit too!

Nancy said...

I didn't see your previous post Edgar, but I love your ABC Noel! Can't wait to see more of it. What a wonderful birthday gift you received - enjoy!

Elisa said...

Loving your ABC Noel Edgar....and yummy those treats from Berit look divine...enjoy!

Jenny said...

It looks great, Edgar. I love mistletoe, so that makes "C" extra pretty to me.

Since you love stitching the alphabet, can I send all my samplers to you for the alphabet stitching part? LOL

Charity C. said...

I love your mini finishes!

Catherine said...

Doesn't it feel good to stitch a piece where the motifs are like mini finishes!
Great goodies from Berit!

And This Little Pig said...

Great progress, love the idea of mini finishes, one a night. Lovely gift... food :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Barb said...

Hi Edgar, Your ABC looks great! I do enjoy patterns that allow you to finish little parts. I think that's why I love Quaker patterns

DonnaTN said...

How fun that you get to keep on celebrating your birthday. It is fun seeing the daily progress on your sampler too.

StampLadyKatie said...

I like samplers too and its so fun when they have a Holiday theme. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Christine said...

Your Christmas alphabet is so pretty.
Wish I hadn't typed that, Ive got that silly song stuck in my head now :D
Enjoy your birthday goodies

Shari said...

Ok, Edgar...I give! where can I find this pattern? I looked up AMBR & couldn't find anything....I don't know what that stands for!!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely loot, and wonderful progress! I will not be enabled, I will not be enabled, I will not be enabled... Have a great weekend!

Synthia said...

Your sampler is going to be sooo lovely. It is interesting to have the pictures not necessarily represent the letter.

Anne said...

Loving the ABC sampler!! So cute and the colours are very vibrant! That's a great bday gift too!!