God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gift Package Received

I received the most wonderful & thoughtful gift package from Anne (Doll's Musings). Have you ever seen such a beautiful pin pillow?  Can you see the little bead accents & all the specialty stitches?  Yes, ladies & gentlemen, you read that correctly. Specialty stitches.  On 40 count no less!  Anne says this is a BBD design & she chose it for me because she knows I love strawberries   : )   And you know what?  She slipped some lavender into the stuffing!  It smells heavenly!

She also sent me a lovely piece of fabric which will work perfectly with Americana pieces, a very pretty card, & two luscious teas!  Today I tried the Coconut Black Tea, a flavor her DH loves.  Yum!  She also sent one of her favorite flavors, Strawberry Rose Rooibos.  I'm looking forward to trying that one tomorrow   : )
Thank you again my dear friend!  I love everything   : )

29 comments:

marly said...

Beautiful gift. On 40 count!

Robin said...

What a lovely package to receive from Anne! Enjoy your goodies, Shirlee!

Robin in Virginia

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful gifts and so sweet of Anne to send them to you!

Danice said...

Yes, what a nice package. The pin pillow is so pretty. So is the blue fabric. Prim blessings :)

Lulu said...

What a beautiful gift from a talented friend!

Lumiruusu said...

The cross stitchers are the most generous people in the world-I think! YYou get lovely gifts from your blogging friend.I am happy for you ! :) Be blessed!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gifts from Anne! Love the colors she stitched for you in the pillow. enjoy your goodies. love Annette

Mouse said...

isn't it pretty :) and the tea sounds yummy ... I have some earl gray to try out ... I am off to some friends at the weekend ... so will be going with me :) love mouse xxxx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such a beautiful gift! :D

Trace4J said...

How lovely..
Truly beautiful.
Happy Spring :)

Mii Stitch said...

Anne has been a sweetie! Love her little pin cushion :)

Vickie said...

What a wonderful gift! I love it. I have had the Strawberry Rose Rooibos. It is delicious.
I forgot to mention, I am glad you found the pretty header picture you were looking for. :)

Peggy Lee said...

Specialty stitches on 40 count?!? My sampler is calling for a few of them but I'm too chicken to try it just yet. That's the same reason I have several finishes hanging in my closet waiting to be framed. I'm afraid I'm a coward!

Have a great weekend!

jennifer768 said...

Such a lovely gift! Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs,Jen

pam said...

it is a lovely pin pillow indeed! you are a lucky stitcher

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Was this just a RAK? What a lovely gift to send, she really has made it so neatly and beautifully.

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Shirlee.

Linda

gracie said...

Oh so pretty and you are so lucky...I love the smell of lavender ...

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..truly so cute x

Julie said...

Fabulous little gift Anne sent to you.

Michelle said...

You are truly blessed my friend xx

Dawn said...

wonderful gift Shirlee, nicely done

Anne said...

I'm so glad you like it Shirlee :D I'm really liking the pottery that's behind the pillow!! Is it antique?

Maggee said...

What a sweet little pillow Anne sent you! Hugs!

Chris said...

What a lovely surprise from sweet Anne!

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

oh how sweet!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

How beautiful is that!? Pretty doggone beautiful! and not to a sweeter gal than you :)

Sally said...

What a beautifu, gift package from Anne. I love that pillow.

blue star stitcher said...

I love the smell of lavender in pillows, what a sweet gift.