Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday and Blackbird exchanges

Yesterday I arrived home to find a package from Edgar. It contained my Birthday gift from the SBBC. Edgar stitched a very cute design from Ewe & Eye & Friends called Garden Gate Hare. He put it on the top of a box. Edgar did a great job of stitching and finishing. As I told him, this was a very appropriate design since we have many bunnies running through our yard and my stitching group calls ourselves "The Bunnies".

Edgar also included a pattern from my wish list--Plum Pudding Needlearts--Stitchers Motto, a bar of lavender soap, a notebook, magnet and some flower seeds. Thank you so much for your kindness Edgar.
Now with that being said I was a bit disappointed with the Stitchers Birthday Bloggers Club, because Edgar was not my partner. He had to become my stitching angel because the person who had me claimed to have mailed a package and felt her job was done, even though I did not receive my package. I would feel that if I had sent a package to someone and they didn't receive it I would replace it. Sometimes mail does get lost, but the person receiving shouldn't be left with nothing especially when the person sending received her birthday exchange. It is really too bad that the few spoil it for the many. I guess lesson learned. I don't think I will be participating with this exchange again. Plus I think it is unfair for Edgar to have to fulfill the exchange because he is the moderator. But again I THANK Edgar for taking on the responsibility. On the upside my birthday was March 21 and this gift extended my birthday. All my friends say I celebrate for months anyway:) Sorry about the rant, just needed to vent.

Today I received my Blackbird Design exchange from the Friends Through Threads Blog. I received this exchange from Leena. She stitched a design from the book My Heart is True and made me a wonderful needlebook.

Leena also noticed that I have a scissor collection and sent me a pair of French scissors, some linen and a fiber. Here is a pic of the inside of the needlebook. It was stitched and finished perfectly. Thank you so much Leena I just love this exchange.

Thanks again for visiting.


Julianne said...

I can relate about exchange problems. I guess if you're in enough of them you're bound to have problems. Fortunately most people are very kind and Edgar is a super example.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow both exchange packages and stitched pieces are beautiful. Edgar was a dear to step in and fulfill your Birthday wish.
CJ ok;-)

Melissa G said...

I've heard a lot about Edgar...I want to meet him! My mom loves your stitching! And, you've definitely shown how superb a person you are! Thanks for sending a birthday gift to my mom. She probably wouldn't have said much of anything about not getting the exchange, but it was for HER BIRTHDAY!!!!

Cathy B said...

Great exchanges Joan; can't wait to see them on Friday night!

Srinity said...

Great exchanges! Edgar really is a great person. :)

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful gifts! LOVE your scissors and Edgar did a beautiful finish on the box top!

So sorry about your exchange getting to you late, but so very thoughtful of Edgar to step in.

Carol R said...

Great exchanges. Edgar really is a sweetie!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful exchange. Isn't Edgar sweet to make sure your birthday gift was not forgotten.

Lovely exchange from Leena. Tjose scissors are beautiful.

Maren said...

Aw, that's really too bad that one inconsiderate exchange partner could drive you from the exchange. It's really sad when that happens. But Edgar really was sweet to step in and send that lovely package as a replacement. Really nice exchanges!

Kelsey said...

MEOW MEOW MEOW! I miss my mommy!!!
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Margit said...

Hi Joan.
First, I just love the little clip with Captain Underpants. Kelsey did a lovely job! :)))
Then, there are some bad apples all over the world. Thanks God that there are not to many!!! Edgar was very sweet to do your birthday exchange.
I love both of the exchanges and the scissors are wonderful.