Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Surprises in the Mail!

I got home on Saturday and it's taken me this long to recover! The car is still not fully unpacked. It's such a disaster. Three boys sure can do a lot of damage in a short period of time! Anyway, the surprises were waiting for me when I got home. The first was a package from Alexandra from Paris, France. I knew she was sending me a chart, but when I opened it I was surprised to see a little handmade bag...

Chart and bag from Alexandra

And here's what I found inside the bag...

Gift from Alexandra in Paris, France

Isn't it all just gorgeous?? I couldn't believe she sent me all of this. It was so generous of her to send the chart alone, but to also send everything else... well, I was just speechless!

I also got a very sweet card and a beautiful skein of silk thread from Michele. It was so thoughtful of her!

Thread and Card from Michele

I haven't been stitching too much since I've been home. I have been too busy cleaning my mess (I left the house a disaster - all my last minute stitching, sewing, trying to finish and frame, etc). I did get "Family Sampler" out again and put a few stitches in that. Melissa's stitching inspired me to get back to mine!

Family Sampler as of 1/4/09

Well, I'd better get back to cleaning and laundry! Hopefully I'll have some more stitching to share soon! :)


  1. Very nice things, Nicole! :) My dmil taught me that when giving a bag or wallet, you always put something in it. Alexandra learned that lesson so well, and you're the lucky one! :D

  2. I love the little bag you rec'd from Alexandra.

  3. How nice to arrive home to find goodies waiting for you! And I'm glad you were inspired to start Family Sampler because, guess what, the first time I saw it ages ago, it was on your blog! Then I wondered where it went! ;-) What goes around does come around!

  4. That's a beautiful bag, Nicole, and the goodies inside look lovely, too!

    I hope you get back into the swing of things at home soon. Welcome back!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Yeah...don't you just hate coming home from vacation to a mess? Hurry and get back to stitching! :)

  6. Sweet little bag with such lovely contents, what a great gift.
    Family Sampler is a very nice project. Enjoy.

  7. beautiful bag, Nicole, and lovely the goodies inside:)

  8. Gorgeous gifts, Nicole. That little bag from Alexandra is darling. Look forward to your progress on FS. It's great to get inspired by other people's blogs. You inspire a lot of people too!