Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
I thought you might like to see the little Christmas Box I made for Taija in the Crazy Exchange. She lives in Finland and I stupidly thought the parcel of goodies might not get there till nearer December 25. But as always, the Post Office are not predictable and Taija received her box of goodies this week. Included with the usual chocolates, candy etc etc there was this little box. It originated as a Louis Vuitton box (from which my boss had extracted a wallet) - Yes! My box fetish is known even at work! But some cross stitching, some felt and a little time turned it into a sneaky peeky Christmas Box filled with bath items. You can see the other pictures on Taija's blog here. Like me you might not be able to read Finnish but now you know the story you can guess the rest from the snaps and see yet another box I scored from a colleague!
There has been no stitching for the past couple of days. I have driven to Wellington and back (8 hours each way) for the funeral of a family friend so there hasn't been time or energy. Tonight I plan to return to this - which will be a really cheerful thing to do after a dismal few days.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Thanks for all your comments about Lisa's reindeer ornament. Denise if you email me I can give you the details you wanted. Just click on the email button on the left hand side in my profile.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
Staci has been a very generous angel to me over the past year and I wanted to really surprise her. Many many thanks to you Staci - I bet this is the first time ever you have received a Christmas Stocking as a Thanksgiving present!!
As usual I forgot to take a photo so have "borrowed" Staci's. The "stuffing" of the stocking was yarn and a pattern for knitted socks and some bags of typical New Zealand candy - Jaffas, Milk Bottles and Pineapple Lumps.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas Staci and family.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
The day I returned from holiday I received this card in my box and in the weekend I finally managed to get to the post office to retrieve a delightful exchange from Becky Kirkbride - the HOE Mattress Pincushion Exchange. I will take some photos tonight and post tomorrow but many many thanks Becky - it's exquisite.