Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hold on to Your Hats!

Prepare yourselves for a vision of glorious beauty. . . for in my mailbox a few short days ago a package from Helen was placed. Helen celebrated her first blog anniversary by sending a couple of her first visitors a gift of friendship, and I was one of them!

Now, you know Helen settles for nothing short of perfection, and somehow she felt the fob fell short - can you see the imperfection? Neither can I. :-D So as my main gift she stitched the sweetest pin cushion ever, all made from the most beautiful of silks, linen, lace and beads. Helen regales us will all the details in this post. I'm overwhelmed by all the thought and time she put into creating these small items of stitched beauty, and honored to have them gracing my embroidery basket, which at one time belonged to my grandmother.
















Thank you so much, dear Helen!

22 comments:

Mary Kathryn said...

What beautiful gifts to treasure and inspiration for special finishes. I hope these bring you special joy each time you use them.

:0)

cathymk said...

Lovely gifts Von! Enjoy.

Vonna said...

You are so right in saying that these are items of much beauty :o)
Helen is a seamstress of much ability and I'm sure each time your gaze falls upon these you'll remember a dear lady across the pond! Enjoy them Von...which I KNOW you will :o)

(p.s. I just realized we have the same initials VP (my middle is M for Marie) what's yours?! LOL!)

Katrina said...

Both of the pieces are gorgeous and perfectly finished! What a nice present :-).

Carol said...

Oh, you lucky lady! You deserve all of it and more! {{{hugs}}}

xstitch.nl said...

So much talent *sigh* I wish I had an ounce of that!! They are exquisite!

Annemarie said...

As I said in a comment on Helen's blog: I'm not even going to try and put into words how beautiful these gifts are! Happy drooling, Von!

Barbara said...

Oh my heavens, Von - my eyes are watering! These are amazing!!! And how wonderful that you have your grandmother's basket to hold such treasures!

Anne S said...

WOW! What absolutely stunning gifts ... and you truly deserve them - you always have a kind and supportive word for everyone, and it's being recognised. I was especially touched by them residing in your grandmother's basket too ... the whole post warmed my heart :D {{hugs}}

Isabelle said...

It is absolutely amazing. Helen is as talented as she is generous.

Susimac said...

Wonderful gifts for a wonderful lady - ythey are both beautiful - Helens finishing is so lovely.(sigh)

Rachael said...

Oh Wow- I don't even know what to say- They are pretty and you are so luck just seems so insuficiant. But , they are and you are. I am sure you will enjoy them foever.

Karoline said...

What gorgeous gifts, enjoy Von

Marjean said...

Those are just beautiful!

lena-lou said...

Von, It was an absolute pleasure to send a wee gift to you :)I am so happy you like them both and I feel so honoured that they sit in your Grandmothers Basket! Really :-D It is gorgeous as are those pretty scissors you have!
Beautiful pictures by the way ;-)

Andrea said...

Beautiful gifts.

Sharon said...

What gorgeous gifts. Enjoy!

Cathy said...

Von - I saw these on Helen's blog. Truly special pieces of art! Enjoy them.

Lizzy said...

Oh, how absolutely beautiful, Von!!! Helen is so very talented and she always stitches the most gorgeous treasures... :-) I know you are thrilled with them... and how wonderfully special to have your Grandmother's basket to keep your Treasures in...

{{{Hugs}}}

Margaret said...

What a beautiful gift from our talented Helen. Each time I see something she has stitched I am amazed at the delicacy and beauty of the piece.

coonie said...

wow they are all so gorgeous!

Mylene said...

WOW! Such beautiful gifts.