Thursday, 20 May 2010

Gifts for a dear Friend!

Well the UK postal service has really outdone its self this time. I mailed off two packages to my dear stitching Sis Elaine in Wisconsin late Friday afternoon and I was amazed to hear one of them arrived yesterday. Fingers crossed the other one arrives today as it contains photographs from my hubby Ian and I am a bit nervous that they may go astray.


I really wanted to finish off Uncle Sam with some tiny red, white and blue buttons but sadly I could not find any here in Scotland or at any uk websites. Elaine is going to try and get some to make him complete.




I found this pretty design in one of the first magazines I purchased ten years ago when I started stitching. As usual though I changed the colours to suit myself. The sweet little scissors I purchased on ebay, they were so pretty I just had to have a pair for me too. Of course when it came to making the scissor case up I had the same old problems, my finishingitis disease...lol. I had one attempt at sewing and then it took three different types of glueing to finally get it to resemble something that would hold the scissors. Elaine loves it though and thats all that matters.




This is the complete package, Elaine does cross-stitch, sewing and card-making so I included some fabric, ribbons, bows and charms. She is also mad about Owls so as soon as I saw the Just Nan Owl Humbug chart I just had to get it for her.
It was another delight for me stitching for someone I know will really appreciate it and I so enjoy putting together all the bits and bobs that make up the package. Enjoy Sis!

Hugs again to everyone who like me such kind thoughts on my last post. Today is a good day and I have been stitching this morning. I am catching up on my SAL. Mays chart is a cute little owl which I should hopefully have completed in no time. Happy Stitching!

22 comments:

Annie said...

That's one fabulous gift package! I stitched that Uncle Sam last year on mail-art envelope, the first one I ever dared to send 'naked'. It arrived in fine condition and made a great July 4th surprise!

staci said...

What a wonderful package! I'm sure Elaine was in heaven with your sweet gifts!!!

Bette said...

What a wonderful oackage! I'm sure Elaine will love it!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely package. Elaine is a very lucky person.

Tanyastitches said...

Elaine would the buttons in Lizzie Kates embellishment pack for tiny tidings be suitable.

http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran1504-0.html
just scroll down

That is one lovely package and Uncle Sam and that scissor case look fab.

Erna said...

Oh Lainey I think Elaine would love receiving this parcel, good to hear you're feeling a little better.Take your time for it darling.
Big Dutch Hug
Er

Raven/Missy said...

The Uncle Sam and Scissors pocket both look great. You put together a wonderful package as well.

Annette said...

Wow what a great package. Who would'nt by glad with such a lovely gift

Catherine said...

You put together one great package!! I'd have to say my favorites are the pieces done by you!

Mylene said...

What a great package for your friend. I am sure she is thrilled to receive it.

Carol said...

Wow! I'll bet Elaine is thrilled with your wonderful gift! Looks like you thought of everything a stitcher could possibly desire... Love the Uncle Sam ornament and your finishing on the scissors pocket looks great, too!

Deb said...

That is a wonderful package. I'm sure that Elaine was thrilled to receive it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on some beautiful finishing and stitching! What a wonderful package to send out!!!

Ingrid said...

What a wonderful package! Your friend Elaine is delighted to receive this!

Lois said...

What a nice package to send. Uncle Sam and the scissor pocket are lovely!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Elaine will be so happy! I know how much she loves owls!! Know what you mean about the post - a parcel from Canada took about 4 days to get here, one from The Netherlands took forever :(

Michelle said...

What lovely gifts for your friend - how lucky she is. Michelle xx

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic gift! I'm sure Elaine will treasure it.

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful gifts!! For sure your friend will enjoy all!!! :D
Have a great Sunday!!

Michelle said...

What a lovely gift - I'm sure Elaine will love it!

shutterbug said...

Opening this package was like Christmas all over again!! I absolutely LOVE everything in there! And...I did share a bit of the chocolate with Jerry & Josh. :) I sent you and Ian both a message on Fb that the pictures arrived!! They are wonderful!! I'll try to give a few to Amy but she is NOT getting the owl pics! Lol Now....I need to start putting together a package for you.... :) Thanks again Lainey & Ian!

Sally said...

What a wonderful package Elaine! I love the scissor pocket!