This week I have been pleasantly surprised by what has arrived in the mail. Firstly and quite unexpectedly, I received this gorgeous pillow from Sally. A while back I sent Sally a copy of a magazine and as a thank you she stitched this pillow. The design is by Blackbird Designs and is from their book A Schoolgirl's Work. Thank you Sally it's beautiful and you knew just the right designer to pick.
Yesterday I received an exchange from Carol for the Santa exchange on the Hooked On Exchanging blog. I have always wanted to receive a piece from Carol and now I am lucky enough to have one. Carol stitched the Santa Rides ornament from The Prairie Schooler. Carol picked a sunshine design because we are in our summer here. Thank you Carol, I love the design and the finishing.
Sadly our weather here is not like summer at all. We have barely seen sunshine for a long while and we have had more rain than I would like. We have had so much rain in fact that the ground can no longer absorb anymore and we keep getting mild flooding around the neighbourhood. Yesterday we were hit by an almighty hail storm and lost power for a few hours, right in the middle of dinner. Thankfully, I cooked dinner early so that it had enough time to cool down for the girls.
I have been stitching quite a bit on Hannah Lancaster this week, so I will definitely have a post about her next time. Till then, happy stitching!