Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Favorite Bloggers and Beautiful Things

A few weeks ago I received this from Lynn & Linda, two new blogging friends. I have been remiss in passing this on. I read so many wonderful blogs and it is really hard to choose. You all deserve this award. I chose four blogging friends that I have not recognized before.

Here are the rules:- Five people are allowed to receive this award: four dedicated followers of your blog and one who is new to your blog and lives in another part of the world.- Please link back to the person who gave you this award.

Jude of Cariad in Crete
Bindu of Transient Lives
Embellisher of Million Little Stitches
Jackie of Jackie's Stitches

And a new blog I have recently found: Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods in beautiful Norway.

I had a few minutes to shop at the craft fair this weekend. I purchased a few Christmas gifts for my family and bought this for myself. I have always loved glass paperweights and I couldn't resist this lampwork necklace made by Jamie of Uh-Oh Art Studio. All of my favorite colors! See more of her work at her Etsy store.
Monday night we had our guild party at Patsy's retreat. We had a gift exchange of something handmade. By chance Patsy and I each exchanged gifts with each other. This is the second year in a row that Patsy received my gift. This year Patsy received two of the Christmas ornaments I designed, last year it was one of my snowflakes. Here is what I received from Patsy:

It's perfect for me. I love hand embroidered linens and this hand towel in soooo lovely! I adore the little quilt basket ornaments. I will enjoy unpacking them each year and remembering her friendship. I also love the tissue paper she packed this gift in. Don't be surprised when you see me using pattern tissue paper if you order from my Etsy shop. I just purchased a ton of patterns left over from Jeanne's fabric sale to use for packing material. Patsy, you are a genius! Follow this link to see the party decorations. It was like walking in to a fairly tale, dazzling and so picturesque!


Patsy's Middle of No Where said...

Chris- is your canister set vintage??? Flour, sugar ones. They look awsome and if you bought them new, I want some. Please direct me to the maker. Thanks patsy

bindu said...

Chris - thank you for mentioning me on your award list! Am flattered. :) I will follow up on this soon.

Robyn said...

Ooh that's a beautiful lampwork necklace! I recognise your colours.

Greenmare said...

that is a gorgeous necklace!!! I would have grabbed that too! Lovely little baskets and sweet sweet towel! lucky you!

em's scrapbag said...

The necklace is way cool. The embroidered hand towel is lovely.

Jackie said...

Your necklace is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for the award! I'll be posting who I'm passing it on too soon! I need to figure out how to copy the award picture over to my blog first.