Oooooh, I was SO excited on Saturday - the postman rang the bell and that means only one thing - something too big for the letter slot! And that means, only one more thing - fun things come in big packets :)
And so it proved, as he handed me a packet from Carol. Well, I knew this had to be good, and I had barely closed the door before I had ripped it all open (carefully, of course!). And this is what she sent me for my first SBEBB exchange, the Winter House exchange: a simply gorgeous pinkeep!
She tells me it's a Lizze*Kate design, and I love it - doesn't the red colour just jump off the stitching? It's sitting behind me now as I type, and I can't stop myself from turning around to look at every so often :) She also sent me a truckload of goodies - scrummy bubble bath, sweets, some spring-y linen and DMC to chase the grey away, a gorgeous scissors fob and a Drawn Thread chart off my wish list which is ever so kind of her - she even included some felt for the chart which is just perfect - thank you so much Carol, I have so enjoyed this exchange! Oh, and even better, contrary to my last post, the SBEBB is staying open, thanks to some lovely stitchers (including Carol) so I can look forward to even more wonderful exchanges (I went and signed up for one or two more already LOL!).
Also on Saturday (this is one of the things I love about living in the UK, post on Saturday!), Nicki let me know that she'd recieved the Winter House exchange I sent her. Here is a quick photo, but the ones she has posted on her blog are far better, so click on over to her if you are interested. I stitched her Bent Creek 'Redbird' and finished it into a tray - it was my first attempt at this kind of finish (ha ha, the beauty of being fairly new to stitching, you get to jump in the deep end an awful lot :) and I think it turned out okay - Nicki says she loves it, which is the main thing!
Now, I think that's nearly enough excitement for one weekend :) Although we were meant to book a holiday for ourselves for our upcoming anniversary, we didn't remember to do it - stupid people eh??? Well, it'll get done when I have a few minutes spare at work. Maybe our forgetfulness will mean we can get a cheap last-minute deal ;)
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by!