Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The most gorgeous gift!

Im home from Canada. Just been back a few hours so im shattered and dreading work tomorrow! We got back in record time, the flight was only 5hrs 40 mins. The screen said we were cruising at 975 km/hr so must have been a good tail wind. We had a great time and it was so great spending time with our nephew who had his 1st birthday whilst we were out there. I will post pictures in days to come.

Ive just logged on quickly tonight because i came home to the most amazingly gorgeous gift ever!! It was from Marie for the Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club. It's my birthday on Saturday but i couldn't wait to open it. When i did, i was completely gobsmacked. Wow, Marie made me the most incredible gift and was sooooo generous. I couldn't believe my eyes!! I have taken loads of pictures to show off Marie's incredible work

She stitched this PS design called The Needle's Eye (notice our initials at the bottom)
and finished it like this
and included so many other gifts (sorry about the blurry picture) As you can see there were: DMC floss, Dinky Dyes floss, Madeira silks, a thread cutter (will be great for travelling), scissors, 4 PS charts, an Omnigrid, 2 packs of needles, linen (2packs), cards and coffee! I am completely overwhelmed by Marie's generosity. Ive never visited her blog before so will definitely be checking it out soon. I can not imagine how much time and effort went into this gift. Marie, i am so grateful and will treasure your beautiful gift.

My jet-lagged self is off to chill out for a while. Im fighting the overwhelming urge to go to bed right now because if i do, i know i'll be wide awake in the middle of the night!

39 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Welcome Home. I am so glad you had a wonderful trip to Canada. And such a wonderful Welcome Home/ Happy Birthday gift!! Nice things for nice people

Michele said...

welcome back! glad you had a good time .. your ear did ok on the flight there?

what a lovely birthday gift from Maria! Love the pattern :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Pretty piece! I really like that quote too.

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Barbara said...

Welcome home - and what a welcome home it has been !! Marie has really outdone herself with that amazing birthday packet! WOW!!

DaisyGirl said...

Glad you are home and had a blast! Marie treated you right! What a lovely idea!
Donna

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

So happy to have you back, Cheryl! Wow! What a special gift from Marie! Can you believe it?! Happy birthday surprise!!! I hope your special day is full of stitching treats! Hugs, Deb

anna said...

Welcome back!! What a superb gift from Marie... How did your ear behave during the flight?

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that you decided to go, must have been wonderful. Maria did a great job with your gift, it is gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

Wow - that piece is just beautiful. You lucky girl!! Happy birthday!

tkdchick said...

Glad you had a great trip! Did you get sick of the snow.. I know I am!

What a wodnerful gift! If I forget... Happy Birthday!

Doris said...

welcome home!! and what amazing gifts!..

tintocktap said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a lovely break - you probably needed itm you've been so busy recently. And a gorgeous collection of gifts from Marie! I love the quote on the sewing case.

Have a lovely day on Saturday!

staci said...

Welcome Home! Congrats on the fabulous b-day gift from Marie! It's just gorgeous and such wonderful goodies too!!!

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous gift! I am a true PS fan and they make such great little pieces.

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!

Stephanie said...

Oh, completely gorgeous, what a gift! Happy birthday for Saturday :)

I'm keen to hear all about your trip - yearning for home obviously! Hope you both had a wonderful time!

Marie-P said...

Happy Birthday!!!! :)
So glad that you liked your gift~

Irene said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Lovely gift.

Irishenchantment said...

glad to hear you had a nice trip and what a lovely pressie awaiting your return home Lovely :)

Ranae said...

Wow! That birthday gift is so awesome. It would make me want to go again if I could come home to a gift like that each time,lol.
Happy Birthday! Cheryl
Hope you have a spectacular day.

Karen said...

welcome back, what a lovely gift you had waiting for you

Sharon said...

What a fabulous gift! Happy Birthday and welcome home!

Heidi said...

Welocome back! What a wonderful Birthday gift. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful time on your trip too. :)

Laura said...

What a fantastic gift from Marie. She did an amazing job on the stitching and finishing. And I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada. Happy Birthday!

Andrea said...

Welcome home. A beautiful birthday gift from Maria.

Itching To Stitch said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Glad you had a good time on vacation ;)

Lynn said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a great trip. Hope the weather was kind to you. How did you make out with your ear on the flight?

What a fantastic gift to come home to! Marie's handiwork is awesome!

Dawn said...

Welcome home:)

What a stunning gift!

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope to have the rr done sometime this week then off in the mail to you!
Donna

Selina said...

wow, that's a wonderful gift. I envy you!!!

Glad you had a good time and are now back.

Happy Birthday!!

Stitchingranny said...

I know just how you feel - it will take me a couple of days to be back to normal.

Lovely gifts.

Carla said...

WOW!! What a fantastic gift!!!
Happy Birthday!!! Hope you enjoyed your day :)

monique said...

Welcome home :) What a fantastic gift!

anna said...

Oh no!! I so wanted to say it on the right day.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY week-end, Cheryl!! (((smiles)))

Tanya said...

That is a beauty!

Happy Belated Birthday, Cheryl :)

Tanya

Lillie said...

Lucky gal! Wonderful stuff you've got there. Loved those PS charts too. Enjoy

Michelle said...

Glad you're home! What lovely gifts!!! Happy Birthday to you!

Yuko said...

Happy belated Birthday, Cheryl!
This gift is amazingly beautiful, isn't this?!
I have and love this design, as seeing this wonderful gift, I want to stitch this in the near future!
Made it into a needlebag is very nice idea and creative!
Anyway, Happy Birthday!

Jeanne said...

I have that xstitch pattern, but never thought to use it that way. I love the gift Maria made you. Thanks for sharing. PS patterns are so much fun to do.