Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Happy Mail". . .more B'day surprises!

What a H-A-U-L! Wowzer, look at all the wonderful goodies my dear friend Steffini sent me for my B'day recently! I was instructed to keep all this wonderfulness 'under my bonnet' because a similar box was on its way to another lucky friend. . . so I had to contain my excitement and w-a-i-t! It was soooooo hard, but finally, I can share my beautiful giftie! Wait 'till you see what all was tucked inside:

Below is a picture of the purse and sewing kit Steffini made in the closed position. Above they are open to show the inside and what was IN the inside! Two needle cases held closed with little pewter buttons--so darling! In the little purse was a gorgeous thimble [it fits!] and a tiny glass jug of real honest-to-goodness Texas Land! So now I can say I am a proud Texas land owner! *lol*. Steffini enclosed the cutest card--I love it! And, inside the card was TWO b'day siggies! How grand is that?! Golly, Steffini also sent something fun and fragrant for my bath: "The Fizzy Baker". . . a Cupcake Bath Fizz! It's way too cute and I can't bring myself to put it into water, so it lives on top of my dresser! It even has a candle on top of it!
Steffini's mom Pat also sent a goodie...a cute little Chili Pepper Pin Cushion & Needle Sharpener... it's sitting next to my sewing machine right now. Thank you, Pat!
Now, drum roll please.... here's the piece-de-resistance! Have you ever seen anything so darling as this little Texas Bluebonnet dress?! Steffini made it! Her stitching is amazing, even, and so precise. . . golly, I'm speechless to describe her work. Click on the picture to make it larger and check out all her perfect handwork!

This is the wall hanging Steffini made showcasing the dress. It hangs in my bedroom where I can see it everyday! Thank you so much, dear friend. And thank you, too, for the lovely dedication label you wrote and sewed on the back of the quilt. Wonderful! Thank you so much for everything, Steffini. Your incredible gift simply overwhelms me and words just aren't enough. I don't know how I will ever be able to thank you! When I come to Houston in the fall, you are gonna get the biggest HUG! Oh, and I think we will go shopping, too! *vbg*

All for now... toodles, and thank you for stopping by today & sharing my joy. . .



Betsy T. said...

Wow! Does Steffini need another friend?!? Happy birthday, and enjoy your new "stuff."

Elly D said...

WOW! What beautiful stitching Steffini does! You lucky girl Cyn :)

Elly D said...

Hey there Cyn, hope you are having a great day, there's an award for you on my blog ... don't forget to 'pick it up'

Rosa Robichaud said...

Hi Cyn!

I hope to be doing a photo shoot, with all the goodies that Steff sent to me, too! *VBG*

In the meantime, I'd like to congratulate you, on your new "Award"! *extends her hand to shake it*

Go check out my blog! *VBG*


Jay said...

That's some impressive giftie, Cynthia. You lucky girl! I'm particularly in love with the little blue dress. Just darling.