November 30, 2005
Well, the notice from the post man was a wonderful box from Paula in Scotland. This is the gorgeous ornament she stitched for me for the SBEBB Ornament exchange. I'm so thrilled with it. Her stitching is perfect and the finishing is too. She also included some yummy Cadbury chocolates, a Marks & Spencer Christmas pudding (this won't last until Christmas!), a hand stitched card, two wonderful gold frames, some lovely red and gold ribbon that will be perfect for the frames and a lovely variegated skein of Pearsall's silk in green - my favorite color. Can you tell I'm thrilled? LOL I feel like it's Christmas morning already.
This was my first exchange with the SBEBB group and it went very smoothly. We had plenty of time to stitch our piece and everyone did a lovely job with the ornaments. It's always so interesting to see the variety of designs and finishing methods. It will be lovely to see Paula's ornament every year at Christmas - although I'm probably going to leave it out all year round! Thank you Paula!