I had shown a picture of her gifts to me the other day - here's the unwrapped picture. That candy is not really there. I had extra calories for the day and the chocolate caramel hit the SPOT! Mary Jane has told me to expect her stitched gift to arrive sometime later in the year. She ran out of time stitching -- her daughter is getting her PHD in a month or so -- and she needed to work on the graduation piece.
I love the book "The Shack" and had no idea they had made a daily devotional with the book. Awesome! And I can think of my friend every time I pick it up. Now, see the pattern book in the back? Beyond awesome - it is all La-D-Da patterns! I love each and every one! Thank you Mary Jane for sending me such wonderful gifts - I am thrilled to death with them. Hmm, would you like any more La-D-Da pieces??
The funny part of the pattern book? I had mentioned a month or so ago to MJ, "Wouldn't it be funny if we were stitching the same thing for each other?" She said there was no way. Well, her mid-winter gift pattern is in this book. So we were on the same wavelength!
I sent her these two stitched items and a pair of scissors for her gifts.
|You Are My Sunshine|
35ct Kansas City Blend
Recommended hand dyed floss
|Portion of Snowflake Serenade|
40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki
Her birthday gifts were included in the same box. Anyone who has Mary Jane's email - tell her happy birthday on Monday the 8th! This was the stitchy item ~
|Zippity Do Da|
28ct unknown gray linen
Yesterday also found me finishing a small Santa.
|Here Comes Santa Claus!|
28ct unknown linen
Think I am going to finally start the number 1 of SamSarah's calendar. Crossing fingers that the Victorian Motto Sampler floss I ordered for them come in tomorrow. I should be able to get two tags out of each skein. What a cost savings! If the colors are as beautiful in real like as the pictures on the internet - woohoo!
Who am I kidding? If those colors are that beautiful I am ordering her 100 skein lot! He-he...more floss.
Hope your day is as bright and beautiful as you are!