Sunday, February 15, 2009

I opened my wonderful Valentine package last night from my secret cupid, Linda from NM! The requirement was to decorate a tea towel with tatting, which Linda did magnificently!

The top part is folded over and snaps so I put it on my stove and realized that I could also make an apron out of this by inserting a ribbon or cord through the top! You can also see the embroidered hearts in the center part here. Wasn't she clever?

I had no idea when I saw this fabric postcard on Linda's blog that I would be lucky recipient! You can't really see the detail too well, but if you click on the image, you might be able to make out the gold outlining of the tiny hearts and "stars" between them in the bigger version. I loved the heart yo-yo and the big red feather!

This is the backside and she has written a nice little saying on it and signed it.

On top of all that, there were tons of other goodies - peppermint chocolate! A combination pick, creaser and thread manipulator for embroidery; a cork teapot magnet which I can put on the fridge, heart beads, a NM state quarter, a heart bendie, a knitted washcloth with a "Route 66" pin and a Route 66 postcard - clearly where Linda is from! and a skein of DMC floss!

And this lovely heart sampler! I have all kinds of embroidery thread to do this with - finding the time will be the challenge.

Thanks so much Linda for all the care and skill you put into this. I really enjoyed it and will continue to enjoy it for a long time to come!


  1. Wow, it looks like Linda really spoiled you! Love it all!

  2. Ye got tons of goodies there! That cork teapot magnet has caught my eye, it's so darling!

  3. Hello Gina ...thanks for passing by my block..I had a look at your other blogs and happy too see you like bargain hunting as well!..along with other interests "where would we be without wanting too create " for me I would be so lost.

    xxxx mona

  4. I am glad you liked your Valentine Package. My daughter asked me if I could make a towel that would stay on the towel rack for a Christmas Gift.When the children used the towel it always ended up on the floor. So that was my solution

  5. you've got all lovely gifts and those hearts on the towel... very eye-catching indeed. thanks for sharing your joy.

  6. Congratulations on the lovely gifts. Linda did very well for you!


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