Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Stitchery and Gifts Received

This is my first attempt at a stitchery. It is called 'Woodland Angel' and the kit is by Letters Tied with Blue. I really enjoyed sewing through the wadding and fabric and like the raised effect of the fabric around the letters. I am not sure if that is what is meant to happen though! I now have to decide if I am going to make it into a cushion or a wall hanging or just stick it in the cupboard with a dozen other incomplete projects!

I recently hosted a giveaway for the Magic Patch magazine. Debbie was the winner and she sent me a gift because she had won! She sent me the most wonderfully presented gift, wrapped in fabric complete with a handmade tag.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the package. Inside were the most beautiful handmade cards and tags created by Debbie. Inside the cards were thoughtfully made inserts with fancy cut edges and even the individual packaging for the tags had been embellished with glitter ties and fancy cords. I received all this loveliness just because I offered a magazine as a giveaway!

That magazine has certainly brought me luck. In the post that I did about it, I mentioned that the penny rug (pictured above) would probably be the first thing I would attempt at making. A short while after I received a message from Veronique (the creator of the magazine's projects) and she said she would like to send me the penny rug kit as a way of thanking me for featuring the magazine on my blog!

Here it is! It came all the way from France, beautifully packaged accompanied with a very nice letter. Thank you so much Veronique and Jules!


I wonder when or what my next giveaway will be?

15 comments:

this is my patch said...

Your stitchery looks very intricate Simone, and must have taken much patience, it is really pretty. More random acts of kindness and as the saying goes, one good deed deserves another. x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Dear Simone,
Thanks so much for mentioning me on your blog.
Unfortunatly, I didn`t took any photos of the cards/tags, that I sent you...
... So it was nice to see them on your pretty blog.
By the way... I LOVE THE STICH PICTURE THAT YOU DONE!
I`m just like you... I have endless projects that I started and never got around of finish them.
Hopefully I will get motivation now.. just so I can show them on my blog.

Kisses & Hugs
Debbie Moss
XXXXX

silverpebble said...

Firstly your stitchery is very very lovely - I love the simplicity of the red on the cream.

What a lovely present to receive as a thankyou and your kit! Fabulous - can't wait to see it made up - it's such beautiful bold colours and makes me think of old American quilts.

Magic!

Julia said...

How cute Simone - too nice to be stuck in a cupboard though, a cushion would be nice. How kind of Veronique to send you the kit - so that will be your next project then?? :0)

Priyanka said...

Hi,
The stitching is really good! I also have these bunch of knitted peices and they are lying in the cup board, I'm wondering what to do with them.

Judy said...

You received some very pretty things. Isn't Debbie the sweetest person?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lucky girl you've been! It shows that you do reap what you sow (or should that be sew?) Lucy x

summerfete said...

Wall hanging wall hanging!! Its so cute!

Wow what nice parcels you received.
How amazing!
Clare x

Sal said...

It's lovely,Simone!;-)

periwinkle said...

your stitchery is lovely - you can't just put it in a cupboard. I bought that magazine too - its got gorgeous stuff in it - how lucky were you to recieve such gorgeous gifts
lisa x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

HI SIMONE...
IT`S ME AGAIN!
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU IN MY BLOG!
I HOPE THAT YOU LIKE IT!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

Cowboys and Custard said...

I love stories with happy endings and this is such a happy story!
Well done you... on completing your very fine stitching, not to be hid under a bushel or in a cupboard but hung with pride on the wall!!!
... and a well deserved and unexpected gift....
how lovely!

Michele xx

Lucy @ attic24 said...

Yes, your stitchery is wonderful Simone, you do seem to suffer from lack of confidence where your creativity is concerned, and yet you produce the most wonderful things, you should have a little more faith in yourself hun.

And oh my, how lovely that you received the kit! Tell me, is that magazine still available in t' shops, and if so where do you think I might look for it? it looks fabulous..and would love a copy...too bad I didn't win your giveaway ;o)
xxx

greenbeanbaby said...

oh my gosh!! that is so sweet of her! and you too for the giveaway!! she sent some beautiful cards for sure!!! and i love your stitchery!! i was wishing to do some too lately but might just draw patterns instead hahaha... beautiful!!!

Katherines Dream said...

Simone I just adore your stitchery. I really enjoy embroidery myself. What a wonderful gift too.
Carol x