Today I received an unexpected package in the mail. I could see from the return address it was from my dear sweet friend Yuko
. As you all know I lack patience (although I do try) so, without further ado, I tore excitedly into the package and found this beautifully stitched gift for Mother's Day (May 10 in Japan)! Anyone who has been the recipient of Yuko's stitching will know exactly what I mean when I say how exquisite this is and that she chose the perfect frame and mat to compliment this pretty design.
Here is a close up of the perfect stitches! I am not the world's best photographer although I really do try so I suggest you pop over to Yuko's blog (here
) as, she is not only a talented stitcher, but is also a fantastic photographer and is sure to post much better pictures than mine.
Now you may wonder why Yuko sent me a Mother's Day gift? If you are a regular reader of her blog you will know that her MIL is not the most nicest of MIL's that a girl can have. In fact, she seems rather cruel and nasty and treats Yuko quite badly so Yuko and I decided that I will be her 'Surrogate Mother in Law'! Have you noticed that we often put 'SMILe' on our comments? So if you wondered what this meant - now you know!
Thank you so much Yuko - I love it. It's already hanging in a prominent position in my home so I can see it and think of you and your dear little son!
Also this week, the mail brought an ebay win of a glass flower frog. Just the thing for my scissors collection so I gave it a good wash and filled the holes with some of my scissors! I really must sort out all of my scissors to show! What is it with stitchers that we need to own more than one pair of scissors?
I discovered Les Ciseaux d'Emmanuel
whose scissors make me positively drool at the prospect of owning a pair. These scissors are completely hand-made by Emmanuel who tells me that each pair can take 20-40 hours to make depending on the complexity of the design. The cost for a simple design is 170.00€ and for the most complex is 350.00€. If you are able to indulge yourself and want to make not only me but the rest of the stitching/blogging world really envious, email me and I will let you have Emmanuel's email address. Now why couldn't I win the £112 million on the Euro Millions Lottery draw so I could keep Emmanuel in employment for the rest of his life?
And last but not least, I also received another package from dear Edgar
containing a sweet treat of Midnight Milky Ways - yummy! Thank you Edgar.
Stitching wise, the Dutch Band Sampler is coming along nicely although I think I overdid it with a couple of hours stitching yesterday afternoon and then for most of the evening. My hand is letting me know today that it's not ready for stitching marathons!
Thanks for visiting - enjoy the weekend
Labels: Ebay, Gifts, Scissors