Sunday, December 26, 2010

Presents for Pretty Girls Part One

I have been spoiled for days and days now!!! Above and below are three charts my Mom picked out for me for Christmas!!!! So excited! I want to do something a little different with the Snowflake Serenade chart by making some of the boxes into separate Christmas ornaments.
When I was little my parents gave me a book called "Take Joy" by Tasha Tudor. When I saw this Take Joy project by Shepard's Bush I hoped that Santa would bring it to me.......he did (by way of my Mom!).
My Mother-in-law did the sweetest thing! She called my shop, Inspired Needle, and asked Cathy to help her put an order together for me. As I left Cathy with some specific hints it went very well! One of the things she got me was this totally beautiful and totally cool project bag.
Now here is a really great story......for an upcoming birthday my stitching buddies surprised me with "The Skating Party" by Praiseworthy Stitches, the fabric for the project and this beautiful needle minder that I had been pining for!!!! They are the coolest bunch of people!!! Thank you to Patti, Pat, Teresa, Linda, Jayne, Cathy, Barb, and Karin. I am so looking forward to spending lots more stitching and laughing time with you gals in 2011.
Close-up of the needle minder because it is truly a work of art!
My wonderful sister-in-law, Denise, got me the wonderful Vera Bradley purse (the pattern is called Gabby and it is in Twirly Bird Navy), the wallet and pencils. I LOVE it so!!!!! Her brother, my husband, is getting me the big carry all tote in this pattern for Christmas....it is coming via mail. How exciting!!! I am truly a Twirly Bird now!
I have a few more things to show you soon......my camera is acting like a kook right now. I have been working on Take Joy tonight. Progress pics soon along with more pics of my haul!

13 comments:

valerie said...

Wonderful gifts! Love your VB purse! Sounds like you'll have your hands busy stitching from those great patterns!

Siobhan said...

Wow!! I am so happy for you with the wonderful gifts you received! Everybody seems to know just what makes you tick--lucky you! :)

beth said...

sure sounds like the people who love you really know you well.....how perfect is that !!!

Margaret said...

Oh Oh Oh! Lucky you! Nice stash! Love the VB too! Can't wait to see your Take Joy progress. I love that one!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous. Merry Christmas and happy birthday!!!! I love the Vera pattern and the skating piece is too sweet :-).

woolwoman said...

WOW - what a great stitchy Christmas you had - I love all the things you got - I had never seen the PS Skating Party before - very neat design and I have been coveting that little SB piece. Happy Birthday also ! Melody

CathyR said...

Oh, I love the Twirly Birds Blue pattern and I have never seen that shape purse before! And a tote bag coming too! You sure had a great Christmas!

BrendaS said...

What great gifts! I just finished Take Joy and I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see yours.

Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Your friends and family sure know how to pick gifts, Laura. I love each and every one--enjoy :)

Joanie said...

Oh girl, YOU WERE GOOD! Love all the stash and the Vera! Be still my heart!

Happy New Year!

Sally said...

Wow what fantastic gifts!

Happy New Year!

Jeanie said...

OK, pretty girl -- are you the easiest person in the world to buy for or the hardest! Because you have quite a collection! Even better now, too!

Lelia said...

Inspired Needle is a terrific store. You are lucky to be nearby!!

Enjoy your stitching time : )