Yippee! My internet connection is working again. I've been offline since last Friday ... all very annoying ... but it's fixed now.
I was fortunate to win a giveway on Joy's blog. The prize was this lovely bag pattern. Thanks Joy.
Some other very exciting mail recently arrived from Spain. A while again, I helped Margaret from A Sampler of Stitches get a copy of one of our great Australian craft magazines. She very kindly said she would make me something in return so I was very intrigued and excited when these little packages appeared in my mailbox.
I have admired Margaret's lovely cross-stitching ever since I discovered blogland last year. Just look at the beautiful needlework set she has made me.
Oliver is impressed too.
Here are some close-ups of Margarets exquisite work. I love the colours she used.
I have always been in awe of the beautiful way Margaret finishes her cross-stitch pieces. The cord and edging on this piece are very good examples.
As if this wasn't enough, I also received this lovely Gutermann tin filled with very handy threads. Thanks Margaret ... you were very generous.
I like this picture of Oliver ... actually didn't spot his reflection until after I'd taken the picture. Rather cute!