Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gifts

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I had to share some more heartfelt gifts I received from some blogging friends.  The ever-so-talented Pat ~ Birds Nest on the Ground made me this pincushion!  It looks big in these photos but it's just the right size to fit in the palm of your hand.  Think about that when you look at the embroidery on this.  Those little daisies are so tiny and dainty.  Notice the beaded edging...gorgeous! She even added pins with blue and white beads!  I love the ribbon embroidered roses!  I used to do ribbon embroidery years ago.  Maybe I'll show you some of mine later this week.  You must visit Pat's blog to see her amazing needlework!  She is so talented!
I also received a gift from my blogging friend Carol~Meadowsweet Days.  I have to show you the beautiful bag first.
I think these French Dragees look pretty sexy in their beautiful, see-through bag.  
You may remember that I tried to find these to decorate my Christmas cookies and found out that they are illegal in California because they contain trace amounts of silver.  Carol was so sweet and surprised me with some!  I may even pull out the pink ones for Valentines Day cookies!  You must go visit Carol and see her gorgeous conservatory!  I dream of having a conservatory one day!

Thank you Pat and Carol!  

37 comments:

podso said...

What a sweet, sweet pin cushion! And in your colors!

Pink Slippers said...

I think those are the most sweetest and thoughtful gifts. So beautiful! You are BLESSED with wonderful blogging friends. I think it is no neat.
Wendy

just a little bit shabby said...

How adorable! beautiful embroidery!
and just your color! Enjoy!
Sandyt

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Beautiful gifts, and so well deserved. You gift us daily with your beautiful blog!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I love your new look!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

And your gifts are so nice. Shows how much you and your blog are appreciated!

Anonymous said...

What a lucky girl .Love the pin cushion and now you can make some cute cookies as well.There is love out there .Sweet ladies .

colleen
heythere61@hotmail.com

Berlin Deluxxe said...

You are too sweet and your blog is the best! No wonder you receive such cool little things :)

CraftyT said...

That is a beautiful handmade gift, always the best kind.
Natasha

ann said...

SO VERY GORGEOUS.AND THE TALENT.MY GOODNESS....ANN

Pat said...

Cindy, I am so glad that you like your pincushion!!! I loved making it for you in appreciation of all you do with your blog...I love visiting it. Naturally, you must have a blue one...thank you so much for showing it on your post...I am overwhelmed by your kind words...enjoy, my friend!! Pat

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

I love the pin cushion. It's gorgeous!

kiwicarole said...

Hi Cindy! What a lovely gift! It is the nicest pin cushion I have ever seen! You are so lucky!
Carole

Lisa said...

Your friends' gifts are lovely.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! You sure do get the blog love flowing your way. So many lovely things being sent to you. You are one lucky lady.

Hugs,
Joanne

Honeygo Beasley said...

I've often wondered why those silvery confectionary embellishments were so hard to find ... now I know! Lucky you to have those much coveted sweet things.

And the pin cushion is absolutely to be cherished.

Helen said...

I must confess that before I started exploring blogland I had never heard of French Dragees.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, you are blessed to get something this lovely and I mean lovely. Love your post and pictures!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

bili said...

Игольница впечатлила! Красивая!

Anonymous said...

That dainty little pincushion is just so exquisite! Love it!

Karin

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
What wonderful friends you have, I love the pin cushion and that had to take so much time to make!!
Hugs~Kelly

Creations from my heart said...

I just found your blog through talking with dawn at the Feathered Nest. You have some wonderful ideas and really enjoyed visiting. The pincushion is so sweet. I'm a sewer and make pincushions for my Etsy shop. Looking forward to reading more. Blessings...Sherry

Candy said...

That is the most lovely pin coushion ever!
Blessings, Candy

debbie said...

CINDY,
THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL PINCUSHION...WITH ALL THAT RIBBON WORK IT COULD BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS....WHAT A TREASURE TO RECEIVE. THE RIBBON EMBROIDERY IS JUST BEAUTIFUL....I ONCE BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL CROSSTITCH THAT IS PROBABLY A 11X14 I HAVE HANGING IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM FOR 99 CENTS....IT JUST BROKE MY HEART THAT SOMEONE WOULD PUT SO MUCH LOVE AND TIME INTO A PROJECT AND IT END UP IN A THRIFT STORE FOR 99CENTS.....IT WAS MEANT TO GO HOME WITH ME...AND I LOVE IT...I SMILE EVERYTIME I GO IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND ASK THE LORD TO BLESS THE PERSON WHO MADE IT...ONE DAY THIS WEEK I MAY JUST POST A PICTURE OF IT....A CLUE...A RABBIT
LOVE YOUR BLOG...IT IS BEAUTIFUL...READ IT EVERY TIME YOU POST
debbie

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I shall go over and visit. I love your new look, by the way. More you.
Brenda

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Cindy~ ~ ~
Thanks for pointing us to Pat. Her embroidery is amazing.
Loved the beautiful conservatory too.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What sweet gifts Cindy! I had no idea those were illegal here. I remember seeing them years ago and I've wondered why I couldn't find them!

Hugs,
Dena

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your pin cushion is just too cute Cindy !

Debi said...

Cindy!!! Oh My Goodness! I finaly get to leave you a comment. I just started my own page. I have been following your posts for along time. I just love everything you touch. You have a very special talent! I would like to welcome you to my world drop in sometime. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Cindy; What wonderful gifts, how sweet of them to send you such great pretties. I love the pin cushion she did a great job. And I did not know about the tiny silver candy, wow, I learned something new tonight....

Hugs;
Alaura

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...

Sweet gifts, the pin cushion is really beautiful.

Lisbeth

abeachcottage sarah said...

what wonderful gifts Cindy, sigh there really are some thoughtful people around, you know I wish I could be a bit you know thoughtful, love that pincushion

thanks for your comment, wow that Australia add is just as good as it is, oh actually its better in realy life, love this lucky country *smile

Sarah

just got into bed and about to have a nice long surf over your last few posts, have a cup of tea and a slice of toast for comfort, the toast has english golden syrup smothereed on it, together with your blog, a perfect combination, hee hee hee

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a thoughtful gift you have received. Another beautiful addition to your collections. Absolutely gorgeous work! Cherish it!

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh, these are SOOOO sweet... what talent and I know you will treasure these beautiful gifts!!
Thank you for sharing these with us!!!
xo,
Kim

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Uh-oh! I can just see it now...the next episode of "COPS"...the camera man will be panning the room to show every detail while you are being handcuffed off camera...all because of your shiny lead contraband! :)

M ^..^

Ruth said...

Hi Cindy, I love the pink heart you made. I love your blog and think you have great taste. My email is ruthg13@hotmail.com

grain de sable said...

I don't speack english but I love . Kissou Isabelle