Monday, February 1, 2010

A Valentine Arrives!

How thrilled I was to find Edgar's handwork on my doorstep:




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So many items were fished out of the packing peanuts! The lolly is a truffle chocolate! (I'm pretty sure it is from Walgreens, if anyone wants one. I worked there during my High School days and I can spot their packaging from a mile. Also, I studied Graphic Design post-secondary, so that might also be why. They have really great seasonal items; just a couple of aisles, but it's pretty unique stuff for good prices. It's my favorite place to buy Christmas Tree stuff. Just don't buy Ritz crackers, unless you're comfortable paying $7 for a box of 'em, lol. Okay, back to the action!)



Did you want to see the card? No? Well, I did. :D It's a darling Wizard of Oz colourplate crop from one of the original Frank L. Baum books. I'm honestly not too much of a fan of the famous musical, but I DO sure like Return to OZ, with its Jim Henson puppetry and Drew Struzan poster.



*ahem*



The wrapped stuff: Candies, a bejeweled heart frame, Prairie Schooler's Santa Rides (Yay, now I can scratch that one off the ol' wish list. I'm deciding if I should do the ship first--most Norwegian--or the baloon--most wacky.) And, also a wonderful packet of California Poppy seeds. I LOVE poppies 'cause they are so pretty, and I was inordinately thrilled to receive some! I'm not sure if Edgar included them because he read me gushing about them, or because (as I noticed) they are a favorite exchange inclusion of his, but I am so excited to see if I can get 'em growing! I'm not much of a green thumb, but this is worth a go! :D Also, they are singularly appropriate to the Oz Theme. ;)



V is for Valentine from the CHS Alphabet
36 ct. Purely Primitive from Silkweaver
Recommended Fibers
Stitched by Edgar


Okay, it's off to see what's for dinner and to start work on the upcoming Easter exchange! I'm feeling good about it because now that the partners have been assigned I find that the design I was mulling over in my head should be JUST right. :D

Yours as long as I don't have to come out from under the Sunbeam Blanket,
Berit

15 comments:

Catherine said...

What a wonderful exchange from Edgar! Enjoy all your goodies!

Melissa said...

Oh you lucky girl! Edgar always does such wonderful stitching and gorgeous packages. I {heart} that Valentine design! :-)

Myra said...

What a fabulous exchange Berit. I love the pinkeep, just gorgeous.

BeckySC said...

YAY!! I am happy for you :) Enjoy :)

Barbara said...

Where do we get one of those Sunbeam blankets? LOL. I just love what Edgar sent you! He is insanely talented, isn't he? :D

Becky K in OK said...

Great exchange. Edgar does such fanstastic exchanges. Love the pinpillow. Congrats.

corinna said...

what a beautiful valentine...

Blu said...

What a lovely package from Edgar! Enjoy!

Deb said...

What a fantastic package you received from Edgar. The pin pillow alone is fantastic, but all those other goodies just put it over the top!!

Cari said...

What a wonderful box of goodies you received. Edgar's pinkeep is just darling!

Daffycat said...

Oooo, you lucky girl! A wonderful exchange!

Siobhan said...

What a fabulous exchange! Lucky you!

Danielle said...

Hi. I've found your blog via KarenV. What a lovely gift! I've not seen this chart, but I'm hit or miss with the alphabet series. I love how it is finished. Your BBD Souvenir de France is gorgeous, too! Best,
Danielle
(http://www.danitorres.typepad.com/peacockfeather)

Kathy said...

What a fun and fabulous exchange from Edgar. You lucky girl. His stitched piece is just gorgeous.

Patti said...

Oh Berit you are so lucky! I love the V is for Valentine.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx