Monday, March 19, 2007

Mary had told me that she sent me my birthday package the other day. I knew she'd gotten me the Enchanted Fairy. It arrived today and now I know what took so long. She got me the pattern, fabric, and all the beads and flosses that I'll need to complete it (there are 2 Waterlilies flosses I didn't get a picture of. They are behind the fabric).

Thank you so much Mary! I've been fondling fabric and floss all night. :)



I also got in the mail today a PIF from Dawn. Dawn sent me a post card from Arkansas, Trail Creek Farm pattern and a Britter Cup Designs piece she stitched for me and made into a hanging piece. Thanks Dawn! I've hung the piece on the door to my stitching room.


Well I had 2 'kind of' finishes today. I was able to get both of the Margaret Sherry pieces I've been working on 99.999999999% done. I'm just stuck on getting the eyes on the little girl and the cat done. I've been trying to get the french knots done but, so far no luck. I'll keep trying and I hope to get the hang of them again soon. I would have posted pictures of what they look like with out the french knots but, the little girl looks kind of creepy. (at least to me she does)

19 comments:

mrsfroggie1970 said...

I can so sympathise about the french knots. I hate them too and mine never seem to look right. However I've finished all the ones thta needed to be done on my Noah's Ark piece.

Jamie said...

Great gifties! Good luck on the french knots - you'll get them to look right when you aren't trying.

Carol said...

Gorgeous gifts! Dawn's finishing work is so nice, isn't it?!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful gifts! I just love the fabric for your Enchanted Fairy, she will look lovely on that!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous gifts. Dawns pifs are wonderful!!

Carolyn said...

You are one lucky person. Just think you got two wonderful gifts in the mail. Good for you. I can't wait to see your completed Margaret Sherry's. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you get those french knots.

Carolyn said...

Wow, Jenn! What a great day for gifts! You're so lucky :) Enjoy all your new goodies and I can't wait to see your newest MS finishes. ( I managed to wrangle that UK issue from eBay this week too!) :)

Juul :o) said...

Oh what a great mail! YUMMIE! :o)

I also have this with French knots, always have to practice... grr, LOL

Some people find colonial knots easier... or beads...
But I have always beat those French knots... eventually.
Go Jenn, go! Yeah, you can do it!
Practice makes the knot! WOW go Jenn co!
ok I'm (a bit?) crazy... LOL
;o)

Juul :o) said...

co...?
LOL should been: go!

Here we would say:
Hup Jenn hup!
:o)

Dawn said...

Enjoy everything! I had fun making this for you. :)

stitcherw said...

Great mail treats, you will really enjoy using them, and the Britty Kitty hanging will be adorable on your stitching door. Looking forward to seeing your finishes. Good luck on the french knots. I hate doing those, it takes me forever to get them to look right. A lot of times I give up and do a colonial knot or use tiny seed beads.
Sue

Heidi said...

What great gifts! French knots were tough on me too in the beginning, no worries you'll get the hang of them.

Lelia said...

wonderful gifts! lucky you : )

Karen's Blog said...

Wow, what a great lot of gifts!!! Happy belated birthday!!!

Don't worry about the french knots. They do get easier:)

Stitch Wizard said...

Jenn: Happy Belated Birthday!! I am so glad you got some wonderful things for your birthday! The gifts are just awesome!! I actually really love doing French Knots but I used to do them when I embroidered pillow cases when I was a little girl. They really add and will get easier!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Debby :)

Pumpkin said...

Wow Jenn! What a nice gift :o)

The PIF package looks like it was fun to go through as well. So nice to recieve a piece made by someone else.

JOT said...

Great stash! Sympathies about the French knots, I have never managed a decent one yet.

Stitchingnow said...

Well you got some great gifts. Did I miss your birthday? If I did then happy belated birthday & so sorry I missed it.

Hazel said...

Ha ha Jenn. The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth was actually filmed in Lyme Park Hall which is really not far from me at all. We go there often to walk around the grounds and garden and by the famous lake where Firthy dived in in his white shirt lol.
xx