Friday, April 07, 2006

My Spring Samplar from Rachel

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Look what I received for my Easter exchange! It's been here a couple of days but I have been running ragged and forgot to open it last night. I could hardly wait to get home from work today so I could tear it open. I never expected such a generous gift. My goodness. Rachel stitched me the most wonderful sampler and even framed it. It's personalized with my initials on the top and she dated and initialed it also. I love every bit of it, I love the cute birds on the top, the strawberry border and the fuzzy squirrel and fluffy bunny. It is stitched on a fine count linen, perhaps 40ct. That's not all though! I also received a lovely Easter scarf. (Did you knit it Rachel?) And look! Something for a recent obsession of mine - a Lamb retractable tape measure. When you pull it's tale the tape measure is exposed. It is so cute. AND I got the chart for Attic Collection and the Finishing Instruction Pack signed by the designer Judy Odell, with a personal message to moi! She hopes I get a chance to stitch it :) I am really into trying to learn more about finishing techniques so this is just perfect for me. Rachel was the coordinator for the JAT Ornament exchange I was in. We have met again on another group and she is so smart, she knew what I would like. She accompanied it with a clever handstamped card. I am one spoiled bunny lover. My DH and I already shared the chocolate bunny.
I plan to wear the scarf to work on Monday.
Rachel, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you!!
(Please click on the sampler pic to display it more clearly.)


Nicki said...

What a gorgeous exchange! And wonderful goodies too. I hope you get time to stitch Attic Collection too - I'd love to see some WIPs :)

Von said...

Rachel surely sent you a treasure!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

How Wonderful. Everything is lovely, CJ

Dot said...

What a fabulous exchange you have there. Rachel has sent you the most wonderful things. I love the sampler she stitched. Just beautiful!

DonnaSews said...

Just Beautiful!!

Can anyone join the Ornament exchange. If so please send me info.


AnneS said...

Wow, what an awesome parcel you received from Rachel - just amazing! Can't wait to see the Judy Odell piece stitched up ... I have to admit, it was a toss up for me to buy Chatelaine's Leporello or this one :D

Susimac said...

Wonderful parcel you received. Love youre picture, I can see why you'll treasure it.

shortoldlady said...

I hope you enjoy your sampler as I have mine. Was pleased to see it - I did that one years ago and it hangs in our family-room.

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