Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exchange from Annemarie

Ahhh, it is a beautiful SUNNY Saturday morning. Please let not my eyes deceive me but I think it is sunshine out there!  And there's no great wind gusting out there that brought the sunshine! I don't want to be too overly confident about it but we're off to a good start to the weekend! (knock wood)

The exchange piece that Annemarie made for me finally arrived on Thursday!  She was worried that it was lost as it's been over a month since she had sent it. However, when you see what she sent me, you may guess why. 


What a great package! She made a beautiful scissor fob with matching cording that she made, and it's attached to these great scissors! I think it was the scissors that probably caused customs to hold this package for awhile! But it arrived safely. Thank you so much, Annemarie! I love everything, including the pretty card! This is also my first strawberry fob so it's extra special.  I was just giddy when I opened this package! 

I don't have any stitching to show you yet, but I will show you these tulips. 

Now you may wonder why I'm showing you wrinkled dried tulips. However, I don't see them that way. Tulips are the flowers, to me, that look even more beautiful as they "go past their prime". It's like all the essence of their colours , their markings are condensed and become more pronounced. To me, this looks like a painting.

Thank you all so much for your comments and your caring about my blues. We all get them I know. A lot is tied to the weather but some are just there even if it's sunny out. I am feeling both better because of the sunshine, and because I've adapted to my current work situation. 

I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend. Thank you again for visiting me and leaving me comments to tell me what you thought of the post, and also to tell me what's happening with you in your part of the world! That's just the best.

32 comments:

Margaret said...

I don't blame you for being so giddy about that package from Annemarie! Beautiful!!! I'm going to have to make one of those strawberries someday. I love your withered tulips. The colors -- magnificent!! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, always have been since I was little. Glad you're feeling less blue!

CindyMae said...

Oh what a gorgeous package you received!! I think the Tulips are just gorgeous!

KarenV said...

Those tulips are so pretty, I love the colours of them! Lovely exchange from Annemarie, she did a wonderful job :) Glad you're feeling a bit better!

JOLENE said...

Oh, what a gorgeous strawberry!!! How lucky are you! I agree, the tulip photo is beautiful and teir colors are so fresh despite their fading days. Have a sunny day!! Smiles....

Kellie said...

That is a beautiful package from Annemarie. How nice! Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that work is going better for you. Enjoy your sunny weekend. :)

Nancy said...

A gorgeous strawberry from Annemarie! Nice package of goodies.

I agree that your tulips look like a painting! I think they're beautiful.

anna s. said...

Hey, I can't be wrong, or? Happy birthday to youuuuu, HaPpY BiRthDaY to YoUuuuuuuu, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Melissa, Wszystkiego Najlepszego!! ((((smiles and hugs))))

Lana said...

Well, your package was a little late...but worth the wait!!! I, too love the way those tulips look!

Irene said...

Lovely fob ! I think there is a type of tulip that naturally looks like yours. Just got in from Trout Lake and yes the weather is gorgeous.

Daffycat said...

Oh my, it is gorgeous! What a beautiful strawberry Annemarie made for you! I'm so happy this wasn't lost. Taking a month to arrive would be scary!

valerie said...

What a beautiful strawberry! Definitely worth the wait. So glad that you're feeling better and I think the "wrinkly" tulips are great as well. Interesting texture plus the color is soft and soothing. Enjoy the weekend!

Laurie in Iowa said...

That was a package well worth waiting for... beautiful fob and scissors.

Catherine said...

I love, love, love it!! That card is something too - I think I'd have to frame that!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Jane said...

I love the exchange gift you received, Melissa! I'm very partial to those strawberry fobs.

I've sent you a gift for your birthday but it hasn't arrived in time - sorry. Delivery times seem to vary where you are and it's hard to guage. Hope you're having a lovely day and enjoying the occasion.

PS. I also sent you an ecard, hope you got that. Let me know if you didn't.

Deb said...

What a wonderful exchange gift. It's very pretty. I just love those strawberry fobs.

And I like the picture of the tulips too!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome package from AnneMarie! She does beautiful work and I know it brought a smile to your face! I think the tulips are a lot like women - we get older but our colors shine through and even though we may all start to wither on the vine a little bit, we are all still beautiful!

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful gift, beautiful stitching.

Debbie

Sandra said...

Your tulips look the flowers on your Birds of a Feather project. I bought that chart a long time ago, but was disappointed to see lots of, what I thought, missed stitches, but after seeing your finish, I might just have another look at it.

Evik said...

Hi Melissa, I'm back ;)
My baby - Anna - born 31.3.2010 :)

I see that you're finished A Very Fine Sampler ... Wonderful!
Your withered tulips are lovely, great colors. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers:)
Glad you're feeling a bit Better!

I read one comment that you have a birthday ... Happy Birthday!!

Eva

Argante del Lago said...

I have found your blog this moorning: it's so lovely! Have a wonderful sunday!

Argante

Carol said...

Tulips are one of my most favorite flowers, Melissa (along with hydrangeas and sunflowers). Imagine my horror when I discovered deer had jumped the fence around our garden and nibbled all of the tulip leaves to the ground last week. I was just sick!

Love your gift from Annemarie--darling fob.

Hope the sunshine continues to shine over in Vancouver :)

Cathy B said...

I think the tulips are pretty too; I like the color.

Glad to hear you finally have some sunshine in Vancouver. We are enjoying a beautiful weekend in MN too.

Your BOAF finish (previous post) is gorgeous!

Cathy B said...

By the way -- Happy Birthday!

Robin said...

The prim strawberry that Annemarie sent is so darn cute! And your tulips are beautiful. I thought they were the "curly" ones when I first saw the picture. I hope your blues are going away. I always feel like that when I have to return to work, even after the weekends...Sunday night = blue.

Cari-in-VA said...

So glad you got your rhythm back - it's hard to go back to work once you have been off for so long!

Love, love, love your package from Annemarie - these little strawberries are so sweet.

Have a good week!

Lois said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous package! I'm so glad that it finally arrived. What a lovely scissor fob! Enjoy the better weather!

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday!! I love the strawberry--so cute! Definitely worth the wait. I want to do a bunch of them but as always, the finishing trips me up. I just need to get over myself and try to do some.

I'm glad you're feeling better! I can relate to feeling bluesy about the weather. I hope the sun is shining and that life is good in your corner of the world. :)

mainely stitching said...

It DOES look like a painting! Gorgeous. :D

But wow, gorgeous doesn't do it when describing Annemarie's exchange with you. WOW! It's ... stunning!

Michele said...

Nice exchange and I totally agree with you - the tulips are lovely!

Ranae said...

Very nice scissors and FOB exchange
I do hope you get more sunny days

Suzanne said...

Ooh, I do love that strawberry. What a great exchange Annemarie stitched.

I love tulips as well and will leave them out until their petals fall off.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great exchange!! And, I completely agree with you re: the tulips and how they look so much better after they've aged a bit! :)