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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness ~ April


I'm sure you all know about Gifted Gorgeousness.

Created by Jo for crafters to share absolutely anything they have received as a gift of sent out as a gift.  Some bloggers are very creative getting things shoehorned into their monthly post.  If you haven't heard of it pop along to Jo's blog for the link up post for April to see what others have been sharing this month.

I sent out another RAK bunny to a lady who has become a friend who has corresponded with me and her thoughtfulness has lifted my spirits so much in the past few months.   I had to smile as I received an email from this lady on exactly the same day as I had posted my surprise parcel to her after asking another blogger if they would kindly share her address with me.  Her email to me was to ask for my address so she could send something to me.

In my parcel Ann received was this little lady -



A couple of days later, the parcel I received from Ann contained this lovely wool that she thought I would be able to use.  Also, she had included some beautiful scissors and thread cutter set -

 
Thank you Ann, the wool is so soft and I think a pair of socks for me are going to be on the needles very soon.

Very serendipitious Jo eh? What do you think?

A Friend Indeed was a gift from Clare in the Friendship Exchange earlier this year.  I decided to add the date and a small motif each side to complete this one. 

 
Do you remember me stitching this Silver Wedding sampler for a family member earlier this year? The chart is now looking for a new home so if you would like to receive it please leave a note in your comment, if more than one person wants it i'll do a drawing in a weeks time.
 
 

Love and blessings to all

Julie x

21 comments:

Jo said...

I love to see the gifts which go back and forth between bloggers, it's such a generous community. I'm sure Ann will have been as pleased as punch to receive one of your wonderful bunnies, there must be quite a few of them out there in blog land now. What a wonderful parcel you received in return, the yarn looks very squishy and I'm sure it will make a cosy pair of socks.

Katie said...

How perfect to give and receive. Definitely meant to be. I love how finished off A Friend Indeed. Perfect.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's such a pleasure to receive an unexpected gift, especially one that someone has taken time and care over. Thank you again Julie - I definitely think she is going to be Belinda:-)

Vickie said...

An unplanned exchange. :D I love it. I marvel at the sweet outfits you come up with Julie for those adorable bunnies. Oh what lovely scissors those are from Ann. A Friend Indeed is just wonderful Julie. I am praying for you dear.

butterfly said...


Another wonderful post Julie , and I love the gift to Ann, and Ann's gift to you , you both have hearts of gold , and I know you both have gone through some bad times lately , sending you both hugs and XXXs

Clare - Aimetu said...

Another super bunny to join the family, and what a lovely surprise gift you received from Ann.
A Friend Indeed look lovely, I'm so pleased you enjoyed stitching it.

Justine said...

How lovely that you were both thinking of each other at the same time! I like Belinda Bunny very much and I'm sure Ann does too. Your gift from Ann was equally sweet. I love how you finished A Friend Indeed.

geeky Heather said...

Very cute bunny! I have used madelinetosh yarn before and I can confirm that you are in for a treat both knitting and wearing it!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely gifts both given and received. I love the Silver Anniversary design but I am not sure who I would stitch it for as everyone I know has either been married for over 35 years like me or only one or two years (ie the younger generation). So, maybe count me out for the giveaway but thanks for offering to us all.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

So many lovely gifts going both ways. Your little bunny is so cute, how funny that you and Ann must have been thinking about each other at the same time xx

Carol said...

I'm sure Ann is loving her sweet bunny, Julie--love the little plaid ribbon you added to this one :) And, how wonderful that Ann treated you to some lovely wool and scissors, too! The sampler you made for Clare is lovely, too, Julie--I'm always amazed at how many things you create each month!!

Lesley said...

Lovely thoughful gifts and I like the name Ann chose for her bunny:)
You chose a lovely way to finish A Friend Indeed.

Christine said...

Great stitching Julie, and another gorgeous bunny

Mini said...

How wonderful that you were thinking of each other at same time.
The bunny is a cutie.
Lovely cross stitch finish too.

Sheryl S. said...

Wonderful gifts given and received. What a lovely new bunny sent to Ann and her very generous and useful surprise for you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

A serendipitous bunny! How perfect for GG this month.

I love the little sampler Clare sent you, great finish.

Elfie said...

You have had a very 'gifty' month! It's a lovely blog post. I love your gorgeous bunny.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely little bunny that you made for Ann. It's such thoughtful gift for her and she must have been more than pleased. Just as the recipient of the silver wedding gift must have been. This is truly a< wonderful GG post, Julie.

Ariadne said...

The bunny is so sweet. You are generous with the giveaway but don't count me in as I have no one to stitch this for.AriadnefromGreece.

rosey175 said...

What a fun GG! It's great that you thought of each other at the same time. I love the scissor handles! I am not quite at Silver Weddings so I will pass on the pretty pattern.

Daffycat said...

Oh, what a sweet bunny for Ann and the gift she sent as well.