Friday 3 September 2010

A gorgeous gift.

After a stressful day at work, it was lovely to come home to discover that the postman had brought me more than just the usual wad of bills. I had won the giveaway over at Sandies Patch, but didn't know what this would be as she was putting it together especially for whoever won it.

It was packaged beautifully, and inside was a sweet pouch - with a heart on it.

As you can see, the contents were simply gorgeous. I still keep opening the packet of hearts to examine them. Everything is so wonderful - it was better than Christmas!

The dancing queen has her eye on one of the corsages and the beautiful bracelet - so I need to hide them quickly!!!
Many thanks Sandie - I never expected the giveaway to be so lovely.

And for all those who were interested, my survival embroidery last week was these two heart shaped designs that I picked up in Cabourg in France - in a wonderful craft shop where I could have happily spent all day in called "A La Recherche du temps perdu" Which means "In search of lost time"and was apparantly the name of a body of work written by Marcel Proust who often holidayed there.

Don't look too closely at the very "naive" stitching! I made one of these into a pocket for a bag, but I don't know what I am going to do with these two yet.


Beki said...

What a gorgeous parcel to receive!
Love your little house stitching!
Have a good weekend

B xxx

...Nina Nixon... said...

You're embroidery is gorgeous - really, it is and I love you're little package too though I think you best hide those goodies......quick.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh lovely gift in the post there. I love your embroidery - gorgeous! I made a lavender bag out of some cross stitch I did which worked out well, might be an idea for your lovely work.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

There is nothing quite as nice as coming home to a package from the postman. You lucky girl! Your cross stitched hearts are sweet. Where do you fnd the time? A job, two teenagers, cooking...AND cross stitch!? You are a busy woman!

The Patchwork Heart said...

I love the naive stitching it adds to the country charm :)
Heather x

noelle said...

Hi Diane, I am still here ,just a bit sidetracked with various things, looking after Dad, family visiting, not had much time for anything else really. Still back to school Monday so hopefully should be back on track.Might even get a post up later today although not got much in the way of photos to show, not been the best of summer holidays, not managed to do half the things we wanted too, but St Ives has been nice for the most part!!! A lovely parcel you got arent you lucky!! Your Holiday in France looked great, have been keeping up with everyones blogs! x xspeak to you soon x

topchelseagirl said...

What a lovely package you received. Your embroidery is sweet. x

Kimberley said...

What a lucky lady you are that was a lovely giveaway to win. I love your embroidery too x

Rosie said...

What a lovely parcel to have waiting for you after a stressful day. As you know I like your embroidery pockets for bags:) I've no idea why but I always remember Proust's liking for those little french Madeline cakes! I will search through the photos when I can for the 'big hair and shoulders' photo!

BadPenny said...

What a lovely heart filled post - wonderful gifts & yours are lovely

A garden just outside Venice said...

Gorgeous goodies! I wonder why you keep secret your crafty ability!

Unknown said...

Wow - Fabulous prizes. You lucky thing :0)

I love your embroidery - what other goodies did you buy from that quaint little shop in France????

Lisa said...

Look at all those heart shaped pretties. The bracelet is gorgeous.
Love your little embroderies, very cute.
Lisa x

Blueberry Heart said...

ooooh, fab parcel of goodies - lucky lucky you!!
The stitching is great too!
BH x