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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Canada Post not at fault!


Way, way, way back in February(!) I had my first giveaway, which Angela informs me has arrived. And while I'd love to blame Canada Post, I can't. They actually delivered in less than a week. I, on the other hand, took way too long.

The tale is a tragicomedy, involving a sudden crazed dislike of the initial backing fabric and finish, a frantic restitching of the piece, a somewhat satisfying finish and a whole lot more angst. But I won't bore you with that.

Angela sent me the most wonderful email and has such a lovely post about it. I've just been smiling all day (and read that email over a dozen times)!

I suppose it's true that we are our own worst critics.

A couple of pictures of what I sent:



I had a lot of fun trying out new stitches for the finish. The initial is in outline stitch.


I've learnt a few things from this:
I should have the entire giveaway ready, and only have to write a note and put the address on the envelope. Otherwise I'd just procrastinate like crazy!

And there's nothing, nothing like finding out that the recipient likes what you made.

12 comments:

Paula C. said...

I saw this on Angela's blog and I think it is absolutely beautiful! You did a really nice job with it!

KarenV said...

It's lovely - I really like the lining fabric you used. Nice work!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What an accomplishment, nice work.
Be always in stitches.

Annie said...

Very pretty stitching and finishing. You picked the perfect coordinating fabric.

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous needlebook and all that stress for nothing. It is beautifully done and well appreciated.

Carol said...

I saw this on Angela's blog and think you did a wonderful job on it, Blu. I tend to procrastinate with my finishes, too...They usually end up just fine, but I sure put them off. Congratulations on a beautiful needlebook :)

staci said...

Gorgeous needlebook! Well worth the wait I'd say!

Angela P said...

I am my own worst critic too over my own finishing so I do understand but seriously this is insanely gorgeous and I can't stop looking at it! I will treasure it always :)

Elaine said...

I saw this beautiful gift you made on Angelas blog, it is just stunning Blu.

Myra said...

Great job! It is so pretty and your finishing looks perfect to me.

Lynn said...

You've done a fantastic job! It's really gorgeous. I'm sure Angela is just drooling over it.

Pumpkin said...

Lovely Blu! Hey, you're probably not the first one that hasn't been organized ;o)