"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, July 27, 2009

I have been blessed!!

Since I posted my Christmas in July Swap parcel to Dawn in the USA, I have been eagerly awaiting my own delivery of goodies....and today it arrived!!

Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio blessed my Aussie socks off!!!

Jacquie does not hand embroider BUT boy, can she machine embroider and sew!!! I am in awe of how clever she is with a sewing machine - every gift is SOOOOO beautiful, and I LOVE the vintage fabrics she chose to use. I am so overwhelmed at her kindness....and have a look why!

This gorgeous packed bag greeted me upon opening the parcel.......and in it I discovered...

...this beautiful fabric (that I already have a plan on how to use!) and a gorgeous sparkly hanger, "believe" - one of my favourite words to live by...

....a wallhanging that I wish you could touch! It's as beautiful to hold and feel as it is to look at! I adore all these fabrics!!!

Pot holders!! Aren't they exquisite??!!!! I have never owned a hand-made pot holder...and these are so nice I'm going to hang them in my kitchen to brighten my morning each day!

Decorations for the Christmas tree....how did she know I love simple ornaments, especially in these cream and country colours? Wow.

Can you believe this cute cushion is machine embroidered?! I cannot imagine how hard that would be. Jacquie is a very impressive machine artist, let me tell you!

This is so funky I just have to make it mine alone...no sharing this!!

And the bag...this is Jacquie's first ever bag! What a star you are, Jacquie! The fabric you used in the lining is one of my all-time favourites, Wee Play. :-) It's definitely going to hang pride of place this Christmas stocked to the brim with lovely goodies.

Jacquie, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart....you have blessed me so very much.

Hugs
Jenny


23 comments:

zigzago said...

These are realy beautifull gifts! Have a nice week! Hugs, Renata.

Jude said...

Oh my oh my!! Lucky you, truly blessed!!

Vickie said...

oh wow what lovely goodies there Jenny, oh my them pot holders are keepers -they are outstanding,cheers vickie

Isabella said...

All those gifts are just lovely you truly are blessed.

MARYNAN said...

Lovely gifts indeed!!! I would like to buy blocks 1,2,3 from your shabby roses BOM too. They don't appear to be available in your etsy shop.

Maryanne

Catherine said...

Beautiful, thoughtful gifts. I`m partial to hand embroidery, but I have to say the machine embroidery is exquisite.

Evas Passion said...

how beautifull the present!!!ypu're lucky!have a nice day!!!

Stephanie said...

Jacquie's gifts are always original, thoughtful, cute, and gorgeous...all at the same time! She certainly outdid herself and aren't you the lucky one.

Shari said...

What a lovely collection of gifts! Just love the snowmen wishing for snow - you will be too in a few months' time!
Hugs - Shari

Crispy said...

Wow such beautiful gifts!!! I LOVE the tree ornaments...so sweet.

Crispy

Messy Karen said...

wowee. Jacquie's gifts are so cool. modern practical and gorgeous. have a nice day.

Sweet P said...

Wow! What gorgeous gifts!

Linda said...

Amazing gifts, aren't you the lucky one?

Stina said...

Oh yes.. you have... lovely gifts.. and still cant figure out how she did the machine embroidering!!!! WOW!!
Loved the little quilted hearts!!
Enjoy your gifts..

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Jacquie did an awesome job on all of your gifts! Lucky you.

Allie said...

WOW!!! Jenny you hit the jackpot! I love that print with the girl in the dress. You certainly have been blessed - Jacquie does exceptional work!

The Faerie Queen said...

Oh such lovely gifts, you are a lucky girl. hugz xxx

Sarah said...

If didn't know any better, I'd bank on it being Michael Miller fabric (at least that girl in apron print is). What lovely gifts!
I bought a book that teaches how to make potholders . . . my dream project for Christmas gifts this year (shhhhhh): but Hawaiian fabrics and/or shapes.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! That's an amazing amount of Christmas goodness!!! "believe" is a great word isn't it.... :) Would be something I'd want to leave out all year round. Your swap partner is amazing!!!!

Carrie P. said...

Such great things you got. Jacquie is very talented. I love the little snowmen and the little heart ornaments. Everything is just so great. You truly are blessed.

Dawn said...

You received some beautiful gifts!! This sure was a fun swap!!

Jo in TAS said...

Oh what gorgeous gifts, beautiful work. A parcel like that would make me cry with joy!!

Loralynn said...

You were truely blessed with all these lovely gifts!