Saturday, December 06, 2008


Yes my friends - our car has finally arrived!!! Yesterday DH left the house shortly before 7:00 a.m. to take the train to Roosendaal which is where the car had been cleared through customs. From there it was all the way back here to the dealer to check and make sure everything on the car was in order according to European standards (it's a Swedish car but with it coming from the US now these things need to be checked). Then on to more car checks & paperwork and finally at 3:30 pm he drove up to the house. Our Dutch license plates should arrive by the end of next week. What a great feeling to have your own car parked in front of the house again after 4 months.

As if that wasn't wonderful enough - today I received a package in the mail from my dear SAL friend Alberta. Not only did she send me a beautiful handmade card, a great picture of her & her DH & grandsons and a warm and heartfelt letter but she also included the most adorable cross stitch kit complete with a grapes charm. It is called 'Romantic Reflection 11' and designed by A Kats Eye View Needlework Designs. Now how could you have known that I love wine and the Sonoma Valley vineyards? Thank you so much for this lovely gift Berta. I can hardly wait to start stitching.

And here is the pincushion which has arrived at Alison's. Her new blog certainly needed a little something in celebration and I was lucky enough to come across the perfect pattern for her.

Pattern is freebie from Chaosatlanta
stitched 1/2 on 32 ct platinum lugana with DMC floss

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend everyone.


Blogger Cindy F. said...

Congrats about your car! That IS exciting news:)
What a great package from your SAL friend!! and the pincushion you finished is adorable!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Finally! I'm glad the car arrived. It will make life so much easier. Berta is such a sweetie!

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Driving, Margaret..LOL!!
Lovely gifts!!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

You have had a lovely couple of days. Congrats on finally getting your car, it will be so nice to be able to get around more easily again. Also, what a lovely package to receive, and the little squirrel you made for Alison is adorable.

2:48 PM  
Blogger mainely stitching said...

Glad to hear your car arrived.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Alberta said...

Hope you enjoy the little stitching project! I had a blast picking them out.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Cute cute squirrel!!xx

1:22 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Glad to hear your car arrived. Enjoy driving her. That squarrell for Allison is so cute!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Congrats on the new car! Your gift and exchange piece are beautiful!

9:38 AM  

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