Sunday, June 16, 2013


Friday's mail brought a surprise to me. Anne of Doll's Musings had a giveaway for followers and I was the lucky winner. And I do mean it when I say lucky. She sent to me a whole package full of goodies along with a beautiful card

There was a tea and chocolates, and ribbons, and a beautiful piece of fabric with gorgeous floss

but the most precious gift I could ever imagine was a treasure box made by Anne herself

I can almost feel the joy, see the smile on her face when she was stitching this precious piece. Now I'm smiling looking at it. I love the blossoms and the bird and will cherish this box forever. Thank you Ann from the bottom of my heart.

I can't believe it but I do have a 'stitchy' update. I was working on M. Quertier 1799 and here is my progress:

I think I'm half way done, there is only twelve more motifs left to stitch and the writing. If I could stitch one motif a day I could be done by the end of the month! 

So long my friends,


  1. Anne is so generous with her give-aways. I won one time! Love your M. Quertier 1799. Exciting that you could be done so soon.

  2. Hi, Evanlina,
    What wonderful winnings from are so lucky! M. Quertier looks great. I have completed a couple of the half motifs in a day, but it took me 3-4 hours to do so.


  3. Your stitching is beautiful, Evalina. Congratulations on winning such wonderful gifts from Anne. The box is lovely!

  4. Very beautiful box, congratulations winning the giveaway. You are making good progress.

  5. Good for you Evalina. A timely gift to lift your spirits.=)

  6. What beautiful gifts you won Evalina. You've made good progress on M. Quertier 1799.


  7. isn't it gorgeous :) love that box and have that pattern in my to stitch pile :) and well done on the stitching progress too :) love mouse xxxxx

  8. Wow beautiful gift from sweet Anne :)
    Lovely stitching xx

  9. Yay! So glad you enjoyed the package Evalina! Loving your progress on the Quaker piece. You are nearly finished!!


  10. What a wonderful package from Anne! Lovely stitching on M. Quertier! :)

  11. Congrats on your gift package. It all looks so lovely :-)

  12. Congratulations you lucky, lucky girl! I admire your stitching. I wish I had the patience. (Almost hate to tell you of the started embroidery projects, everything from a cross stitch map of Oxfordshire to a tapestry of wildflowers that just needs the background) Perhaps I'll take some stitching to England for the summer. Away form my Vancouver work and my Vancouver house I might get somewhere. :) Have a lovely rest of the week and I'll check in with you soon. :)

  13. Lucky you!! That is a fabulous surprise.

    Your quaker piece is looking lovely.

  14. Oh my, what a wonderful package you received from Anne. Enjoy all the great goodies!
    You made some nice progress on your Quaker pieces.

  15. You are so very lucky to be the recipient of Anne's giveaway! She has done a wonderful job on the box and I love all the other goodies you received too.
    Lovely progress on your WIP!


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