Monday, November 26, 2007

Travelling Trunk Show at Dragonfly Dreams

I thought I'd show you the beautiful basket of flowers I received last week from one of my sons future in-laws. The flowers are absolutely beautiful and contains roses, lillies and proteas. They sent them to me to let me know that they were thinking of me and also it was my birthday.

I went to visit my friend Karen and her shop Dragonfly Dreams this morning. She currently has a travelling trunk show from The Gift of Stitching.

I quite enjoy this unique magazine and look forward to each issue. Apparently these beautiful ornaments are in the next issue. There are some lovely things coming in it. All I can say is that its a great pity that I don't have enough room in my house for a Christmas tree. Although there are one or two that I might do when my next issue arrives.

This case contains a collection of my favourite projects out of the magazine. I have always thought that the magazine had lovely projects but its not until you actually see them that you realize how beautiful they really are. I love the needlework basket and the sampler needlebook.

If you travel up to Katoomba over the next few weeks call in at Dragonfly Dreams and have a look at them. They are quite amazing. I think they are up here for about 3 weeks.


Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday! They are such beautiful flowers you received.

I was contemplating if I should wait till after Christmas to visit Dragonfly Dreams, but I think that I need to go soon. Thanks for the enticing pictures, I look forward to the visit.

It has been some really good rain that we have had last week. Our friends in Wentworth Falls say that they have had about 270mm of rain. Not bad going! Hope you had a good weekend.

Jenni Cassidy said...

Hi Sandra,

Your Sister told me I would love to see your cross stitch work and sent me your blog. She was so right!! Thank you so much for sharing all your magnificent works of art. Makes mine look very small. I am a great fan of "Just Nan" and have a wall full of her samplers which I have stitched and framed.

Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother.

Belated birthday wishes!

Cheers, Jenni Cassidy (Perth, WA)

Jaimie said...

What beautiful flowers! Happy Birthday! I just love those ornaments on the tree. Lovely!

lapplisor said...

Hi Sandra
I congratulate friendly to the birthday, and wish best health for you.
Your flower is marvelous, and was a dear gesture of your son.
You show marvelous work again, and I see that it becomes also in Australia slowly Christmas ;o) greetings Barbara

Crazee4books said...

Dear Sandra,

Hello! And a belated but most heartfelt Happy Birthday!!! Hope that it was a nice one for you.

I imagine that it must have been difficult to celebrate whole heartedly, being relatively close to your Mom's passing.

I hope that you were able to reflect back and remember the many happy memories that I'm sure you have of your Mom and enjoy the day as much as I'm sure she'd wish you to.

I really do love how the Token turned out for you. In fact, I was so inspired by your stitching of the project that I ordered the chart for myself. It's going to be so much fun to stitch.

Margaret Gibson looks like it's going to be so pretty too. I look forward to seeing your progress on this one.

Thank you for the pictures of Karen's shop and the traveling display of ornaments and things from The Gift of Stitching. Seeing those lovely designs in person would be such a treat. Too bad it's a bit of a jaunt to get from here to there.

I loved seeing your jewelery creations too. I especially love the necklace that you made for your future DIL, which I'm sure she was thrilled to receive.

What a great idea to transfer your Great Uncle's medallion to the pearl strand. The shiny, new pearls and the aged medallion compliment each other perfectly.

I always look forward to visiting your blog Sandra, to see what awesome piece that you might be working on, and to be inspired because of it.

Am still waiting for Victoria to show up on my doorstep. Not an auspicious start to their magazine's return having so many subscription issues. Oh well.

I may just grab a copy from the store and keep it unread and locked in a drawer, in case it doesn't ever show up in the mail.


Lelia said...

Oh, lovely flowers : ) Happy Birthday! Interesting Trunk Show. You are correct, photos just don't do the REAL THING justice. Seeing the models is such a bonus!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Sorry I missed sending you Happy Birthday greetings! But, now I do!!! Thank you for your pictures of Kathy's shop and TGOSM project pics. Such fun to see. I feel like I got to be there with you.