July 24, 2006

Birthday Goodness


Today I had a lovely birthday exchange package from Karen in my mailbox when I got home. I wasted no time ripping into the envelope and here is a picture of what it contained. Karen stitched me the loveliest pincushion/needlebook/thread keeper. It's a freebie design by Blue Ribbon that I just recently saw and her work is just fabulous. The finishing on this piece is so clever. She also included some lovely fabric, two NPI silks on my wish list, the cutest doggie themed note pad that shows a dog that looks a lot like Cowboy with a giant stick in his mouth and the quote says "I'd really like to keep this one". Karen also included a chart by The Cat's Whiskers which I've been coveting. It's called Feed My Soul Stitches and I can't wait to get started. I immediately sat down to look over the chart and directions which are very clear and include photos of the finishing process - fabulous!


Thank you so much Karen!

Edited to add that Karen also sent me a lovely bookmark which I had already but into the new book I started. The blue colors match the cover of my book perfectly! :-)

12 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Patti! When is it? Mine is next Monday :-)

Nicki said...

What a fantastic parcel from Karen! Beautiful pincushion/needlebook :)

The Queen's Stitch said...

Happy birthday Patti! It's always nice to get stitching-related gifts on your birthday, isn't it? And such beautiful ones too! Karen - the pincushion is lovely.

Sandy

PS - I sent you an email at your hotmail account about getting together.

Danielle said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love that design--I stitched it for someone, too. Very clever finishing!!
Danielle-The Peacock's Feather

Michelle said...

What a fun exchange! I love that design by Blue Ribbon - she did a great job! Happy Birthday!

Carol said...

Wow, that is neat that we have the same birthday! Same year? I was born in 1963.... but I bet I am older than you are - LOL!!! Will have to check in on that on Saturday when I see you!!

BeckySC said...

OOOH, that Karen always finds such beautiful ways to finish gifties :) Just beautiful :)

Thanks for your comment over a SBEBB :) I am so happy to be back among friends :)

I hope you have the bestest Birthday :)

hugs :)

Stephanie said...

What lovely gifts...Happy Birthday Patti!

Patti said...

Carol, we're the same age! LOL

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday! Your pressies are wonderful! I hope you had the best day!!!

Sharon said...

Lovely gifts! Happy Birthday!

Susimac said...

Hope you had a lovely day and what a lovely parcel you received from Karen