I received a incredible package in the mail today - my exchange from the lovely Su
! She had told me to watch for my mail this morning so I was ready and waiting for that knock on the door. Inside the package I discovered the above. At first I thought it was an ornament but no it kind of 'rattled' - no, not a jingle bell but a thimble - you squeeze both ends and one of the sides opens to reveal a tiny hidey-hole wherein nestled a thimble! I love it!
The mosaic picture shows each of the three sides - one with two tiny little bluebirds and Su's initials - maybe this represent Su and I? A second side has a little squirrel and my initials and as you all know I adore squirrels so this was a great choice! The third side has a gorgeous pattern with a tiny rhodes heart and the date. Those of you who have received anything made by Su will know exactly how beautiful this thimblecase is. Her stitching and finishing are superb!
Not only did Su send me that beautiful thimblecase, she enclosed some cuts of pretty finishing fabric, a tube of pastel coloured beads and a pair of stork scissors - now a girl can never have too many pairs of scissors can she? Thank you Su for such a wonderful exchange!
And, lastly, for those of you waiting to see my miniature red stitching, here it is. When I picked it up yesterday I could see a mistake - oh no - 1*1 on 40ct - I had left off one tiny cross on the bottom of the l so I had to unpick m, n and o! I thought about leaving it but being ever the perfectionist, and of course the p and q would not have fitted into the spaces between those tiny hearts, out those letters had to come! The Vikki Clayton silk floss is ideal for stitching 1*1 on high count fabrics as it's thinner than AVAS or NPI silks. I am enjoying this miniature stitching and I know that Beatrix Potter will seem enormous after this!
My cough/cold bug is worse; when I lay down I cough; I've tried extra pillows but they don't help. I will leave it until after the weekend and if it's still bad, I will make an appointment with the doctor.
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Labels: Beatrix Potter Quaker SAL, Exchanges, Miniature stitching