Freebie from Gazette 94
Catherine had my name. :o) It was a secret exchange and we weren't supposed to reveal who we were to our partner until after everyone had received their packages. When I saw the return address, I knew it looked familiar. A quick look inside my address book and I figured out which little elf was mine. LOL Here is the before opening:
Isn't it all so pretty?
This is the piece she stitched for me. I love it! It is from an old JCS magazine and is a design by Little by Little. Catherine's stitching and finishing is just superb!
I just had to take a picture of this gorgeous cardinal ornament she sent along as well. Love the pinecones!
If you have a chance, pop over to the Stitched With Love Exchange blog. We have also been sharing recipes, favorite Christmas stitches, traditions, and pictures of our homes at Christmastime. Lots of fun being had there and if you think you want to participate in an exchange I highly recommend this group.
I am woefully behind on email and blog reading. Too many things going on in this week leading up to Christmas and not enough hours in the day. Thank you all for the comments on my last post and I hope to get caught up Friday when I will have the day off work.
I have received a few special gifts from some special friends this week and am waiting for the yukky rain outside to subside so I can get some decent pictures. More on that in my next blog post. :o)