If you stopped by my blog yesterday then you saw my reference to special surprises that were waiting in my mailbox yesterday.
Surprise #1 was a box from Needlecraft Corner. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was or why I was receiving it - I hadn't ordered anything recently! To my surprise, Brigitte had ordered a couple additional things to go with her LHN exchange for me. With the scissor case she stitched for me she included a note saying that she really wasn't happy with the scissors that she had ordered, but there was no time to order another one. I wasn't disappointed at all - the scissor case all by itself was superbly done! Brigitte must not have been happy because in the box from Needlecraft Corner was a Hardwick Scissors from Kelmscott Designs and a chart from my wishlist - Jingle all the Way! Brigitte, you are a special lady and I thank you for your kindness! Here's a picture of her entire package with both sets of goodies:
Surprise #2 was an envelope from Margaret in New Zealand. Margaret sent me a sweet thank you for the time and effort that I put into assisting Carol with the Hooked on Exchanging blog. Aw, Margaret, how thoughtful of you! Enclosed was the most beautiful, delicate hardanger needlecase I have ever seen. The pictures below really don't do it justice. This is really a lovely piece and I will treasure it always! Thanks for your unexpected act of kindness Margaret!
Here's the front:
Here's the inside:
Here's the back:
Well, that's it for tonight. Maybe more finishing pictures tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!