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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Package in the Post

I found a package in the mailbox. It was from NickiLee!  Oh, boy!  My Christmas CQ block!

Once I was home, I gently opened the package.

An envelope with a pretty card.

I began to unwrap the tissue paper.

Ooooh, a peek!
I see red velvet and beads and beautiful fabrics, lace.....

I uncovered more tissue paper.....oooh, so lush. Rich fabrics, beautifully embellished. I picked up my square to open it fully......


Hey!  Wait a minute! This isn't a CQ square!

I flipped it over.

Hmmm. It's so pretty. Look at that button clasp   ...and the wreath!

I opened the clasp.

It's a sewing kit! With treasures inside! Blue beads, gold metallic thread, and 7 beautiful, porcelain (?) beads with delicate flowers......... and a beaded brooch. Wonderful!

These beads are lovely!

The whole outside of the sewing kit. Isn't it gorgeous? I love it! Trimmed in red velvet, it's soft to the touch. I didn't have a sewing kit, so this is just perfect!
What a great idea, NickiLee! Thank you so much!

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. Suztats,
    That is lovely & you will get alot of use out of it. Wow, there's bells on the outside too. I can just see you using it to make things! Can't wait until 2011 to see what you come up with next! THanks for sharing with us & I'm very thrilled for you!!!!

  2. Thanks Bsotf! NickiLee creates beautiful CQ's and I'm just thrilled with my sewing kit. I expect I'll be using it a lot. Hmmmm, you know, that pocket might just be wide enough to hold my tube of tatting needles.......Hugs

  3. Wow, your Christmas CQ exchange item is beautiful to behold! It is a super sewing kit.

  4. It looks just beautiful, and something so useful too. What a great idea and a very creative pair of ladies (you and NickiLee).

  5. What a great idea Suz and so useful as well.

  6. It is beautiful, Janet, and I love that NickiLee made it for me! Hugs

  7. Doreen, you're so right! I've already been using my sewing kit! :-) Hugs

  8. It is, Isdihara, and weren't the little treasures inside a nice surprise, too! I am so lucky that NickiLee made me this wonderful surprise. Hugs

  9. What a love scrumptious item.A real Treasure!!Love those rich fabrics.Yum!!

  10. I love those rich fabrics, too, Judy! They look a lot like the fabrics you sometimes use in your creations. Hugs

  11. Hi Suz What a beautiful gift and piece of crazy quilting just made for you. So lovely of Nicki Lee. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks so much for leaving such lovely comments on my blog Suz.
    x Suzy

  12. Thanks so much Suzy! The sewing kit is almost too pretty to use. But I have already begun sewing with it at hand. You know I love your wonderful creations. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs

  13. Hi Suztats. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Yours is lovely and colourful and I love the crafty items you have produced. Wish I was that handy with needle and threads. Your sewing kit is beautiful and very exotic looking. What a lovely present.


  14. Hi Cathy, and thank you for your visit and lovely comments. I so enjoyed my visit to your blog. An interesting read, varied info, and great pics.

  15. what a gorgeous surprise and a useful gift.

  16. It's prettier in fact than it appears on my blog. It sure wasn't the quilt square I was expecting, but a lovely surprise indeed! Hugs


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