Friday, 13 June 2014

postal goodies and a little more christmas...

a few weeks ago I received a gorgeous parcel of goodies in the mail all the way from the Netherlands.
Lovely Els sent me a box which contained these lovelies..
 
the most adorable cross stitching..
The only crafting has been the progress on my swap goodies..
I managed to think of something for the third item. A holly decorated little cushion.. The stitchery design was a freebie, the link for which was put on Cheryll's christmas in July blog. It's such a pretty pattern.
 I thought some gold metallic thread would spruce the lettering a little bit. Not the easiest thread to work with though and so hard to get even.
the candle mat/ topper is all in one piece, basted ready for quilting.

I am waiting for some things in the mail that will allow me to start a new project which will involve trying something new. This gorgeous charm pack has been waiting for the right project, it was sent to me by the lovely Susan from Thimblestitch.

but you will just have to wait and see how it eventuates.....
Hope you all have a great weekend..
I am looking forward to a meeting with friends on Sunday
Happy stitching!
Marina

30 comments:

Tania said...

What gorgeous gifts from Els, so beautiful and generous. Love your swap sewing, someone is going to be very lucky... And the new Kathy Schmitz fabric, lucky you!

Lisa V said...

Love what you have made for your Christmas In July pieces.

Susan said...

Your posts are always such a feast for the eyes. I was admiring one of your gifts in your new header. Els has sent gorgeous gifts, lucky you! I think you managed the gold thread very well, it's a lovely finish.

Sheila said...

What a lovely package to receive , such pretty cross stitch . Your quilt is looking wonderful as well , you have been busy . Enjoy your weekend :-)

Maria said...

El has sent you the most gorgeous gifts , lucky you.
Love the stitcheries you have been making too. The gold looks. Great and worth the effort of using the thread.

Maria said...

El has sent you the most gorgeous gifts , lucky you.
Love the stitcheries you have been making too. The gold looks. Great and worth the effort of using the thread.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful box of goodies. Love your projects. Hugs,xx

Melody said...

What a fabulous parcel. I love your Christmas goodies. Have fun tomorrow, hugs

Mistea said...

Love your new rolling pin. She is a sweet bonnet girl all in gorgeous red. Lucky you having talented and generous friends.
Lovely sparkling gold on the cushion.
Ooh, new fabric for a new project!
Enjoy sewing Sunday.

Christine M said...

WOW Marina. What gorgeous gifts Els has sent you. How cute is that rolling pin! Your projects are lovely too.

Noela said...

The gifts you received are gorgeous as are the things you have made Love the JOY cushion. Hugs.....

Cheryll said...

Oh SoMeOnE is going to be very happy in July!!!
Fantastic gift box sent by your friend too...lovely stitchings!

Fiona said...

how lovely are those cross stitch goodies... very special... and I love the ones you are doing... the Joy cushion has come up a treat and I love the candlemat.... so... now we have to just wait.... hmmmm
Hugz

Elyte said...

Lovely gifts received. Opening that parcel of goodies would have made you feel very, very happy. Your swap gifts are thoughtful and beautifully made.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

GORGEOUS.....lucky girl...

kiwikid said...

Beautiful gifts Marina! Your quilt is looking amazing and the cushion is wonderful - good on you for persevering with the gold, looks great. Looking forward to tomorrow!!
xx

barb's creations said...

Lovely gifts from a special friend and your swap gifts are just beautiful someone is going to be very lucky to receive these :) Barb.

cucki said...

So so pretty x

Els koetsier said...

I'm glad you loved all the gifts, this time I make it for you.

Have fun with the goodies.

Lin said...

What a gorgeous parcel! I love the rolling pin. Joy is a joy and that charm pack is intriguing! Have a good Sunday. xx

Lin said...

What a lovely parcel - the rolling pin is gorgeous! Joy is a joy and your table topper is going to look great once it is quilted. Have a good Sunday. xx

Lib said...

The gold looks great even if it was hard to handle. Lovely gifts both received and ready to send!

Karen said...

The gifts you have received are lovely. Such beautiful stitching.
The projects you are working on are delightful. The little cushion looks great with the metallic thread.
The table topper is wonderful with those reindeer frolicking around the edges.
Have fun with your new fabric.

Anthea said...

Oh lovely gifts from Els, Marina - beautiful!
Well done on the idea for the next item - isn't it annoying when you have a mind blank?!

Raewyn said...

Such a lovely gift from Els! The sititching and sewing you are doing for your swap gifts are beautiful, Marina, the gold thread in the Joy is very effective. I look forward to seeing what you do with your Piecemakers fabric as I have some of that range as well....!

Carrie P. said...

Those cross stitch porjects Els made are just so sweet.
You did an excellent job with the gold thread. I have worked with silver and I know what you mean about getting it even.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Such beautiful gifts....and I will be waiting patiently to see what you have made.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch gifts are beautiful and I love your Christmas makes. The gold thread stands out beautifully.

Nicky said...

So beautiful but very confusing as we head towards summer to be thinking of Chritmas

Lynda said...

What beautiful goodies you received from Els! I love how your table mat is turning out.