Saturday, August 19, 2006

House Exchange - Spoiled by Andrea

I received a package in the mail today from Andrea in England. She had my name for the SBEBB House Themed Exchange. All I can say is WOW!




Andrea stitched a bourse (drawstring bag) for me. The outside fabric is covered with cute houses, there are four wooden buttons in the corners and the inside design is Acorns and Pines from LHN. Isn't this little bag adorable? Now I have to try to make one of these!

In addition to the bourse, Andrea enclosed a sweet little plaque that reads "Having somewhere to go is Home. Having someone to Love is Family. Having both is a Blessing." She also sent a notepad and the Shepherds Bush pattern - Bluebells. Thank you so much Andrea!



I hope to post the exchange gift that I stitched soon - I think it has been received, just want to be certain before I post a picture.

Have a nice evening and thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

Wow, Andrea really did spoil you! She does some lovely stitching doesn't she!

Cindy said...

Wow! That is awesome! I love your blog and hope you do not mind but I added your link to my new stitching blog.

Cindy

Rava said...

What a fabulous exchange gift! I love LHN - their one of my new addictions and the plaque is just gorgeous :)

Ash said...

That is just gorgeous! Andrea really did a great job :)

Ash

Isabelle said...

What a delightful exchange!

KarenV said...

What a lovely exchange! That design really works well as a bourse - lucky you :)

andrea said...

*waves* Hi, so glad you received it and everything arrived in one piece. :) I was inspired by the Au Fil des Reves set I'm stitching at the moment. These bags are just sooooo easy to make up. :)
Take care. x

Karoline said...

Your bourse is lovely, congratulations on a great exchange

~Kim~ said...

What a nice exchange partner you had! Enjoy the gift!

Jenna said...

What a wonderful parcel! I really love the bourses and have been dying to stitch one for myself when I have some time. Congratulations! :)

Lelia said...

WONDERFUL!!! Wow Cathy, that is a great exchange piece + came with such nice goodies.

The bag is so special. Guess she knows you are a fan of LHN!!! Andrea - job well done.

Cathy: looking forward to pictures of your exchange item, too --

Mayté said...

Lucky you, Cathy!! Your gift is very pretty.

Katrina said...

a fabulous exchange from Andrea, enjoy your new goodies :)

Nicki said...

A fantastic exchange! What a great idea :)

catandturtle said...

What wonderful gifts you got. I love seeing what everyone gets via the exchanges. I am so impressed with the bourse. As I was looking at the pics of it I was thinking "How do these people come up with this stuff?" I am just so blown away by the high level of stitching, finishing, and kindness found on these blogs. Just beautiful. Ann.

Von said...

Cathy, that is an awesome exchange! You are the lucky one. :D

I've so enjoyed looking at all your wonderful finishes of the last few weeks. As always, every one of them is a treasure and beautifully done!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Cathy - I just love the way she finished this design!

Kath said...

What a gorgeous exchange Cathy. Great finishing idea too. Well done Andrea.

Susimac said...

Oh thats wonderful, those bourses are lovely, what a wonderful exchange gift you have received.

Chelle said...

I saw the bourse on Andrea's blog today, it is amazing! What a fantastic exchange.