Friday, 27 March 2009

A Surprise

I was going to show another progress update of Night Watchman today but something rather nice arrived in the post and I just have to show you that instead. It's rather special and just has to have a post all of its own. :0)

I wasn't expecting anything so when a bubble wrap bag popped through the door it was a case of thinking that DS had been ordering something from Amazon again......... until I spotted my name on the front and another one I know well on the back. Yes, the wonderful Barb (no blog) has been spoiling me again!

When I opened the package this is what I found inside:


So beautifully presented it was a pleasure just to look at them for a while before investigating further. When I opened the envelope and those lovely little bags here's what I found inside:


A very pretty Spring card, a gorgeous skein of Oliver Twists One Offs: a mix of wonderful hand dyed threads and ribbon in sea blues and greens, with a little purple thrown in - my favourite colours - and the most exquisite hand made beaded scissor fob in golds and turquoise. I tried to get a close up pic, to try and show you the detail:


Not sure if it is showing it that well though. It sparkles so much IRL, so why do pics always make things look so flat?! I sat with my jaw dropped (not a pretty sight! LOL) with the fob in my hand, turning it round and round, just thinking "Wow! Oh, Wow!". Even my DH was quite taken with it and he's not usually one for the needlework pretties.

Thank you so much again Barb for your kindness and generosity - I'm in awe of your beading skills (and envious!) and will treasure my beautiful fob always. :0)

As I said, this deserves a post all of its own so I shall leave the NW update and other things until next time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit - hope you all have a great weekend, whatever your plans. :0)

8 comments:

Daffycat said...

What a wonderful surprise from your friend Barb! She made such an incredible fob!

Stitchingranny said...

What a stunning fob. I have never seen one like that before and its really lovely. Suprises always make your day but when its something special like that then I agree it needs a post all of its own.

Miss 376 said...

I think I would have sat in awe too, it is gorgeous. What a lovely gift

Christine said...

Wow, what a lovely surprise, that fob is so pretty

Angela said...

What a wonderful surprise and a great way to start the day. The fob is delightful.

Julie said...

Stunning!!! thats exactly what i said when i opened mine today too, and my DH was impressed as well (will you be having a go at making one??)

Paula said...

What a stunning fob you have received. Barb is very tallented and has been spoiling people I see... absolutely gorgeous.

Happy stitching.....

jane said...

how lovely is that? What a great gift - I can imagine how thrilled you were!