It feels like I had an early Christmas this year since the mailman has brought me so many nice things. :) Click the pictures to see them bigger.
First one is a wonderful stitched mailart from Lilian! She knows I love sheep so she stitched me a sheep envelope. I love it! :) She has made two sheep with french knots. And that means a LOT of french knots! Wow! She also sent a keychain that I can stitch on and two skeins of Bärengarne thread. I haven't seen that brand before, I don't think they sell it here in Finland so I have some unique threads now. :) Thank you so much Lilian! I'm afraid you have to wait for yours for a while... but it's coming.
This next one I bought. It's a new kind of fabric (at least to me) from Zweigart called Floba. It's 25ct, 70% rayon, 30% linen. The colours is close to oatmeal and the fabric is really pretty. I haven't tried it yet but I have heard it's a dream to stitch on so I'm looking forward on using it soon. Others in the picture are pieces of linen fabric that I got as a gift for buying the Floba. Great deal! :) I put another pic of the Floba to show the colour better.
There's something else I bought... two original paintings by Sara Butcher! They are called "Dream" and "Joy" sepia. I really like Sara's work. Some of her work is charted by HAED. I actually have a few. :) I have to find good frames for these.
Then last but not least, my friend went to China on a holiday and brought me some souveniers. Actually a lot of them! She brought me Anchor threads and a couple of Fairy threads. Another new brand for me. :) That wasn't all, there was also a pouch made of silk, two cross stitch kits, fabric roses, beads and small bells. Thank you Päivi! :) I really love the text on the other kit, it's so true. :D
Oh... I'll tell you about our honeymoon vacation later this weekend. With pictures. :)
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