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10 May 2009 @ 05:46 am
Thank you, Linda!!  
So a couple of months ago, I saw that Linda was celebrating the anniversary of her blog, Litla Skvís, by doing a drawing for a surprise gift. I have admired Linda's stitching for a long time, so I left a comment for the drawing and was quite surprised when a few days later to hear that I had won! Yay for random luckiness!

The first time there was a problem with the mail and it never showed up at my house, instead returning back to Linda in Iceland. And Linda very kindly mailed it again and it arrived today! I was very excited.

Wrapped in very nice tissue paper and ribbon. Also, surprisingly heavy :)

LHN journal from Litla Skvís
Linda stitched and covered a journal with a Little House Needleworks design. It's so cute! Her needlework and finishing is so very well done. I'll have to think of something extra special to fill this journal with. I will definitely treasure it.

But that wasn't all!
loot, pt 1
It was like I had hit the cross stitch jackpot :D My mouth literally fell open when I saw how much awesome stuff there was.

Roughly, there were several packages of decorative pins, some Piecemaker needles, 2 pieces of Silkweaver fabric (including one of the sparkly variety!), some pewter colored zwiegart evenweave, a second journal in pink, hand-dyed Needle Necessities thread, several Vikki Clayton hand-dyed silk thread (this is the first time I've seen VC silk in person; I've been very curious about it. It's very pretty and soft, very vibrant color. Can't wait to try it out!), a Just Nan witch charm...

And! she sent several charts.
loot, pt 2
Just Nan's Witch Way, the Drawn Thread's Three Friends needlebook, a Waxing Moon Designs pattern, a Sweetheart Tree sampler, and LHN's Morning Berries and Country Cottage Needleworks' Ladybugs and Bumblebees.

I am totally overwhelmed and touched by Linda's generosity. Thank you so much!
Caro: Anne & Gilbert chatqueenthesixth on May 10th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
What a lovely and generous gift. The journal cover is beautiful. Linda is fantastically talented.
ext_186811 on May 10th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
I am so very happy to see that you got the package and that you liked what I sent. It was such a pleasure to stitch and make that notebook for you. I had wanted to try that finishing technique out for quite some time and I really liked the finished product, turned out much better than I had dared to hope :)

Enjoy your goodies, and thank you so much for visiting my blog :)
padawansguidepadawansguide on May 10th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
That is so cool!!
(Anonymous) on May 10th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Jennifer what a wonderful gift!

I am still on with the exchange stitching, I haven't forgotten. I am really busy at the moment but I am aiming to get it finished in the next few weeks, cetainly no later than the end of June.
I hope you are well, I shall catch up later!

Lynn B
Happiness is cross stitching
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Linda's gifts
You did hit the Jackpot, Jennifer! Lucky you. The stitched notebook is gorgeous, and of course wonderful stash! Hope to see you stitching them soon (wink wink nudge nudge).