Monday, November 30, 2009

Gifts from Friends

Stitching friends are the best friends and I've been fortunate to connect with some really great people since I started blogging. A few packages arrived over the weekend and they were filled with some lovely stitching things!

First up - check out this lovely set from Ronel. Ronel and I have been corresponding back and forth this past year; she is an excellent stitcher and finisher. She sent this lovely pinkeep - it has a pocket on the back for storing one's scissors and four little rings to attach floss to. She also stitched a coordinating pincushion and the pins on the backside have a sweet treats theme. Thank you Ronel; I have enjoyed exchanging with you and am glad for the opportunity to get to know you better!



Next - a package arrived from Wendy Jo with this cute snowman fob. Wendy Jo has a heart of gold and I hope she and her stitching buds will make a road trip to Minnesota soon so that I can meet her! As you can see, the backside of the fob is personalized with our initials. So sweet of you to stitch this fob for me - thanks Wendy Jo!



Last but not least, Marie sent this adorable pinkeep. It's a design from Mary Garry that Marie has modified. I love the colors and the personalization. It's finished perfectly. I've enjoyed exchanging with Marie over the past few years. Thank you for this special gift!


As suspected, my family did have supper ready when I arrived home tonight. We had Rice Krispie coated chicked, creamer potatoes (the little gold ones), and mixed vegetables. (That other thing on the plate is a roll with way too much butter on it!) The best part - it was all ready when I walked in the door!



Tomorrow is the start of basketball season. My daughter is a senior and will be the starting point guard this year. We put the following ad in the basketball program. You probably recognize Zeta and Maggie, our dogs. They are wearing green coonskin hats (my daughter plays for the "Pioneers", hence the coonskin hat!)


Life is good.

19 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely presents and lovely dinner too! Yum! I love the ad you placed to cheer your dd on! So cute! Happy birthday!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday Cathy! Looks like you are having a great day with all those gifts and a great meal!

Kim B said...

You were spoiled :)

Kathy A. said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely person. Glad you had a nice day Cathy and that the mailman was so good to you.

Lula said...

lovely gifts - you are very lucky.

I was fortunate enough to exchange with Ronel this year too - my advice for anyone is to visit her blog and set up an exchange!

Pen Pen said...

beautiful gifts... what is a fob? Your dinner was lovely... bet it was yummy! Hope your daughter has a great senior year! Happy Birthday!

Siobhan said...

What lovely gifts, Cathy! You deserve to be spoiled. :) LOL at the pic of the dogs--too cute!

Von said...

That's a yummy dinner! Glad you had a nice birthday complete with dinner and amazing stitchy gifts. :)

Katrina said...

Happy belated birthday Cathy! Great gifts, love that little Mary Garry piece especially.

Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday!! What a yummy dinner and all the great gifts too.. I have a stitched piece by Marie ~ she does such beautiful work. Have a great week.

Giovanna said...

What a bunch of lovely gifts - good for you, Cathy!

Vonna said...

Life IS good and look at all those goodies ;)
Sweet presents for a super sweet lady!

Andrea said...

Beautiful gifts.

RuthB said...

Wow -- congratulations on having one heck of a lucky mailbox :) ... an dining table. :)

Michelle said...

What wonderful gifts and dinner! I love the little cupcake piece - so cute!

CindyMae said...

Oh everything looks wonderful!! The food too!

Suzanne said...

What wonderful gifts you received from your friends!

Brigitte said...

Enjoy all your wonderful gifts. And Happy belated Birthday to you, Kathy!

Cindy's Stitching said...

You received some really nice gifts. I really like the Happy
Birthday one.