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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nice Christmas Mail and Show & Tell

Good morning everyone. I have been so spoilt by my lovely friend Shez...ooh this gorgeous bundle of goodies arrived yesterday with the poor postie ( I am sure she is getting shorter).....look at the gorgeous birdie ornament!
I just can't wait to have a play with that gorgeous thread. Thank you so much really are a very naughty/nice little Christmas elf. I love absolutely everything xxx
Yesterday I received a lovely email and photos from Jenny (no blog) across the Tasman in New Zealand. Jenny purchased my Stitcher's Alphabet and has really been putting it to good use. Jenny stitched individual letters for some friend's overseas and popped them in sweet!
She then made a personalised bunting swag for a friend for a Christmas gift.
Isn't it lovely. Jenny has also added little stitching embellishments to finish it off. I love what you have done Jenny and thank you so much for giving me permission to share your beautiful work.
Well as you know I have 4 gorgeous Grandchildren and I love receiving a copy of that very important photo with Santa each year. My dilemma has been trying to find room to put them all up. But I love them all from when they were babies and as they have last year I found a solution. My dear friend Ann painted this gorgeous box for me a few Christmases ago.
 I popped all the photos inside along with some little Christmas story books and the best part is the Grandkids love to open the box and go through all their Christmas photos and read a story or two.
That's it from me today as I am off to a little Christmas gathering, one I look forward to all year. My stitching group Christmas lunch.
Have a lovely day all.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Hello Michelle,

    Lovely stitching by both ladies, variety is the spice of life.
    The memory box is such a great idea. Thanks for the recent comment on my blog, I managed to delete all my emails this morning.
    The quilt in your header photo is lovely, when did you make that one Michelle.

    Happy days.

  2. Hi Michelle you are very welcome my lovely friend and what a good idea for the xmas box,enjoy yourself today Michelle and i hope you have heaps of fun.xx

  3. You certainly got some lovely mail, Michelle

  4. What lovely stitching made of your Alphabet :) Christmas memories box is such a sweet idea, a little box of love to open and add ot every christmas :) Shez' package is lovely just like it's maker, such a sweet ornament for your 'too' little tree :)

  5. I love how everyone uses your alphabets - they always come out looking great! I'm sure you enjoyed your get together!! - a great way to end the year.

  6. I think the box of photos and the book is a great idea... imagine the kiddies seeing how they've grown and reliving the magic of Santa! What a sweetie Shez is, a lovely gift :-) Neat to see what people are doing with your stitcheries - they really are very versatile and make such sweet gifts!

  7. Hi there Michelle
    Jenny here again from New Zealand following up on the projects I did using your Sewing Alphabet designs.

    I do in fact have a blog

    You can find me on

  8. lovely getting surprises in the post... I love the bunting in your letters... I've been meaning to do that

  9. That's a great idea with your photos. So special.
    Lovely gifts and great stitching from your patterns.

  10. Shez is a dear, generous friend. Such perfect gifts for you Michelle. Love that beautiful Memories box - what a lovely idea. I keep putting this year's photo on top of last year's. Frame getting very full

  11. What a great idea for the Santa pics! Jenny has done a lovely job with her embroidery, hasn't she.

  12. A wonderful post Michelle... love hearing stories about grandies.
    EnJoY your "party" and a very Merry Christmas to you.
    Love my ginger too! :)

  13. Shez is a lovely lady that is for sure, she sends wonderful presents! The memory box is a great idea and the stitcheries are lovely too! Snowmen table is great!

  14. Love the idea of the "Christmas memory box" a wonderful tradition to start xxx


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