I was very blessed to receive some gifts for Christmas from some very special ladies. First is the package from Angel who is one of my Stitching Sisters. She gave me some beautiful glass headed pins, some John James and Piecemaker Needles, some Udderly Smooth hand cream and some chocolates that are no longer here. Then Tracy of Tracy's Treasures another of my Stitching Sisters gave me a beautiful beaded scissors fob made from semi-precious stones and highlighted with a dimpled pearl dyed to match. And my dear Madstitcher Kathy gave me another beautiful fob of royal purple Swarovski Crystals and tiny bumblebees and a gorgeous counting pin/lapel pin that I just love.
I also received from Linda, another friend, some pieces of her hand-dyed linens, in the colors Quaker Tan and Quaker Brown, they are absolutely lovely colors. She also included some colors of her hand-dyed threads in the colors she knows I love.
Linda and her husband own the company "Stellar Fibers" they started dyeing fabric and threads not
long ago. If you are interested in her fibers this is her website http://home.earthlink.net~stellarfibers/fiber.html and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Linda for such a wonderful gift.
NOW FOR THE NEWS!!!
I think we need to start the New Year off with another giveaway! Since JANUARY 16 IS MY BIRTHDAY instead of receiving birthday presents I am going to give one away. On January 16th I will give away a copy of "TRINITY" which has a very special meaning to me. So please share your comments about why Trinity would be special to you. We will choose the winner and post it on my birthday (lol lol another birthday)
Last I would like to thank Jolene and Melissa for asking about the samplers below, the first sampler is an antique, but it is not dated or signed, it is from the late 1860's or 1880's, I have received a couple of e-mails to reproduce it. Fanny Osborn is from the "Schoolhouse Samplings, the Adam and Eve is also an antique sampler in my collection, along with the last one, which is a Pennsylvannia Dutch sampler, and then there is the one from "Sheepish Antiques" of Betty Wood 1808 that I stitched. Again thank you Jolene, April Mechelle and Melissa for your kind comments.
God Bless, Vilma