Thursday, 6 December 2007

Crazy Exchange from Saskia

Thursdays are supposed to be my night for stitching Paradigm Lost with the Snowbird SAL group - but as my Christmas party is tomorrow, and I didn't have a dress as of 6pm tonight, H and I headed into Reading to do a bit of emergency dress shopping. Oh, and suit shopping for him, and shoe shopping for us both. His Christmas do is tomorrow too (in Dublin though, far distant from mine!) and all his suits are, well, well worn in let's say :)

Essentially, this means that I was going to quickly put a few stitches in PL tonight and hopefully finish the huge medallion I'm working on, but instead, I'm blogging because all plans went out the window when I got home!

This is what I love about the Crazy Exchange - you're having a bit of a manic day, everything's going a bit crazy and the Christmas anxiety is starting to set in (although, yes, I did get a dress in the end!). And then you come home, and guess what, there is a mysterious and wonderful little box sitting on the step! Saskia stitched me this wonderful wonderful box, and I am so in awe of her amazing finishing and gorgeous stitching! Oh, and look - she's stitched her initials in the bottom right hand side of the design, and guess what, they are my initials too - how perfect! (Well, ok technically speaking my initials are actually SMc, but my maiden name also started with M, and not Mc, so I'm inclined to swap between the two as the mood suits me!)


And guess what, it's filled with - tea! I love tea!

She also sent a lovely little card and some Christmas decorations, below being modelled by my tree.


So thank you to Saskia, for making my day bright, and making me forget (however temporarily LOL) that there are only a handful shopping days left until Christmas, and the posting dates are looming (having all your family living out the country can make for some interesting and especially anxious days!). Now I'm going to put on my thinking cap and dream up something worthy to send back to her!
Happy stitching!

12 comments:

Marie-P said...

Your package from Saskia is beautiful. The Tea box is quite clever. I received this design finished as a pillow for an exchange and I love it!
Have a wonderful time, in your new dress and shoes, at your holiday party tomorrow. :)

Wendy said...

What a great gift! And I'm glad to see the mystery Santa has sent to you as well!!

Mindi said...

The box Saskia made for you is gorgeous! She did a wonderful job on it. Hope you have fun at the party.

Cheryl said...

Great gift! I can totally sympathise with the posting dates situation...got some stuff out to Canada during the week but still got more stuff to get aaaahhh

Andrea said...

Wonderful box from Saskia. Enjoy the tea!

Leena said...

It was great to read your blog tonight and see all the beautiful photos! It's always wonderful to come for a visit here.

I received a lovely "tree" made of wire for my ornaments and scissor fobs and I have the fob you stitched hanging in it now. I think of you everytime I look at it :) I will put a photo of it to my blog some time next week so that you can see it too!

I really do hope that you will soon have time to relax and you manage to do all the shopping in time. Hopefully you had a good Christmas party. You received a lovely box!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, Steph what a week you are having. I am glad you found a nice dress. So Party on - PL will be there next week. That a lovely exchange you received. Everyone astonishes me with all their lovely work.

tkdchick said...

Wow what a beautiful gift! Hope you enjoyed the party. You should make up on PL by working two nights on it this week!

claudiaxstitch said...

What a looooooooovely exchange!!!!
And your blog is full of wonders... Because I love stockings, your Shepherd's Bush one is awesome!
Claudia :)

Barbara said...

What a great surprise from Saskia, filled with such lovely goodies. I've always liked that pattern ... one of the many I want to do someday. ;)

Hazel said...

Great gift!! A very nice design. xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous! Lucky you! Enjoy.