"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, April 10, 2006

Monday's mail brought....

...some nice surprises! The two doilies pictured here are from the same eBay seller, and I think I might be one of her regular customers, as her auction items are always quality stuff. Well, many of my favourite sellers only sell top quality stuff - I suppose that's why I keep going back.
The little sheep kit came with a stunning wall hanging/table topper cloth of a map of Australia with various icons stitched in and around the outline of the map. I have several different 'map of Australia' cloths, and I am starting to wonder if we are the only country that has so many different designs on this theme? I know the U.K. have a few, but I've never seen many from anywhere else. As usual, I can't produce a photo of the cloth here because it is too big to scan, so it will have to wait until the digital camera is operative.
The Yorkshire Terrier cross stitch came from a Blog friend who shall remain anonymous here, as she may not want to be identified as giving the kit to me!
I have some fabulous stuff arriving soon, from the U.K. as well as Australia, thanks to PayPal. Four tablecloths, two aprons and a teacosy.

6 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

How much fun to get such treasures in the mail...and you have wonderful taste in needlework. Gina, I want to thank you for the lovely comment you left me about my wanting my floral arrangement to last forever. Just the way you said that I had done just that by photographing it and putting it on the blog was a new idea to me...and such a happy one. Thankyou!

Gina E. said...

Hi Maggie Ann - you're welcome! And thank you for always leaving lovely comments for me too.

Nicole said...

Hello my friend, I am glad I came here after 'other place' to find out what you have been up to... Your garden sounds like it is coming together.. though I must insist on asking about these photos you promised us?? I am so very keen to see them. The terrier is gorgeous.. my mum has an Australian terrier called "Aussie"... And I agree with Maggie Ann.. you have such lovely taste in the arts... I just love seeing what you have picked up next. Hugs xox

Sew-in-Love said...

Lots of cute additions to your collection, Gina. How do you display them all? Yes, I too love sailing ships.

Elisabeth=)

Gina E. said...

More replies:
Nicole - check out Patra's Other Place for more news on our back yard.
Elisabeth - I have a whole room in our house dedicated to my linen collection. The larger items like tablecloths and aprons hang in a wardrobe, and the smaller items are in a tallboy chest of drawers. I also have items around the house on tables etc. Sometimes I'm invited to take part of the collection to a group of ladies and present a talk on it. I also take a cloth with me when I go out to lunch or coffee with one of my elderly friends, and I put it on the table in the cafe. That usually causes a stir!

Peggy said...

Ms. Gina, what a nice surprise I had in my mailbox today! Thank you so much for the cross stitched pin cushion. I love it and have already put pins and needles in for my next project. You are such a talented sweet friend! Thanks so much! hugs