Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Gift/WIP/No Email


I am so delighted and relieved that Corinna has received the above package I sent her. Corinna recently sent me my first ever BBD chart and few other pretty charts that I had admired on her blog.  Touched by her kindness I just had to make her a little thank you in return. The spring tulips were a treat to do as this was the first use of my new dyed threads. I found the little birdie ornament in a local craft store and knowing that Corinna loves to stitch birds I thought she might like this too. I get so much enjoyment making up these little packages but I nearly created a disaster with this one.  After mailing it off another friend  then mentioned to me that I shouldn't have included packs of garden seeds as the customs may be suspicious open it and destroy everything.  I was so mad at myself for being so stupid as I had visions of my pillow being thrown away and my little birdie broken to bits and poor Corinna receiving a box with empty chocolate wrappers..lol.  Thankfully though it all arrived safe and sound.  Dear Corinna was delighted with her gifts and she has planted the seeds in her garden already. 




Sorry about the quality of the picture.  I;ve only managed a few hours on my Witchy Stitch in the past few days so this is my progress so far. I should have mentioned in my last post that the chart is by Homespun Elegance.  I am just enjoying stitching this way too much as I really don;t want to put it down and do something else.   But I have a piece that I do need to finish before Saturday.  The stitched part was done weeks and weeks ago but I just keep putting off the next bit as it is something I have never attempted to make before and as regular readers will know it will be another chapter for my book How not finish off your stitching..lol.  Get those prayer mats out ladies, I will need all the help I can get.

Apologies to anyone who has contacted me by email in the past few days and are wondering why I haven;t got back to them.  My email has gone kaput.  Hubby has spent quite a few hours trying to fix it but no luck so far.  Elaine, Erna, Corinna, Siobhan,Shari,Catherine,Cath,Lisa,Debbie  I will be in touch as soon as its fixed. Hugs!

17 comments:

Catherine said...

That's a lovely package you put together!! So glad that it made it to the proper destination in one piece!

Your witchy stitch project is really cool! Is it cool to say cool anymore? I love the color of that fabric! Good luck on getting your other project finished - I am postitive that you will!

Don't worry about the email - aren't computers fun sometimes?!?!

corinna said...

stitchy witch is moving right along
hee hee hee my pretty
looks like a fun stitch

wow what if i had had empty wrappers of chocolate---after having now savored the deliciousness that would have been sad!

Lesleyanne said...

What a lovely gift you sent Corinna. Your stitchy witch is looking great.

Cath said...

Lovely package , your witch is coming alond nicely.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
XXX

MrsB said...

A fantastic package!
Loving the Stitchy Witch design - lovely progress...

Bette said...

What a wonderful gift you sent. Anyone would be so pleased to receive it.

Annette said...

What a fantastisch package you have sent.
Stitchy Witchy looks well progressed... Not every day there is time to stitch unfortunately!!!!

Good luck with your mail...
Have a nice weekend

Mylene said...

What a great package you sent out. Since they are very suspicious with packages these days i won't enclose chocolates anymore, unless i send it separately. If they took the chocolates then i won't worry over the stitch item.

Love the fabric you are using for the Stitchy Witchy

staci said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift package for Corinna!

Erna said...

What a lovely gift, but then...your good with gifts an challenges.
Like the Witch....
Hugs
Erna

Carol said...

I'm sure Corinna was thrilled with your package--glad that the seeds made it through customs okay!

Stitchy Witchy looks like it would be so much fun to stitch--enjoy :)

Sharon said...

What a lucky lady Corinne is! I can tell a lot of thouht and love went into her care package. Stitchy With looks like it's gonna be a cutie. :)

Siobhan said...

I loved the package that you put together for Corinna! Your stitching is wonderful! Love the new start, too!

You might want to consider gmail for your e-mail. Just a thought. I used to use my ISP's e-mail and Outlook Express, and then when I got a computer virus a few years ago, our computer guru suggested gmail (google mail). It was odd to not download the e-mail and have it all on the internet, but it is scanned going in & coming out of the mailbox and I can get to it anywhere... I really like it. Just thought I'd mention it. I don't know what you use now, but I've been happy with gmail!

Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Lovely gift package. The tulips look beautiful.

Jane said...

Hi Elaine
I'm a new'ish Blogger stopping by to say hello!
Love your Blog, really enjoyable to read and some great pics of your stitching. Look forward to seeing Stitchy Witch come to life.
Will tick the box to follow your Blog so think that will take you to 100 - congratulations xxx

Justflo said...

Lovely package you sent. Love your Witches can Stitch.
I have to watch it grow.

Happy stitching to you.

Sally said...

Lovely package. The pillow is so pretty.

Lookinf forwadr to seeing your WIP grow more.