I've received this beautifully elegant needlebook from Joei in Singapore!
It was an unexpected present, so I was very surprised and was speechless when I saw this her wonderful work!!
Isn't this so beautiful and elegant?!
There is a word "Friends are always close at heart" in the middle, it made my heart really warm...
The back of this needlebook, she stitched our initials and they were stitched one over one...
They are so beautiful, it's like printed!
And also there is a word "Stitching Friends" on the back.
The right hand side photo above is the inside pocket.
Every details are so wonderfully stitched, I felt her gentle and kind heart from this stitch very much, and was so touched by this, was a bit shaking to hold it...
She is very talented and good at Hardanger, as well as cross stitching!
I was breathless when I saw this Hardanger parts the most!
Thank you so much Joei, I loved your letter, too!
You are so kind and so sweet! I'm so happy to have you as a good friend!
I'm sure I will treasure this as well as the Biscornu which you've presented me before!
Thanks again, Joei! xx
And this is what I've sent her for the last Christmas...
It's shame that I couldn't make more noble thing for her, as I was kind of rush at that time...
This is very Christmassy colour and design, so I hope she will have it as or with memories of 2007's Christmas.
Isn't this fabric lovely?
I really like this fabric and wanted use it for the back very much, unfortunately I forgot to put "wee pocket" on the back this time, though... lol
These are the close up photos of Ribbon and Pins.
I used big pearl bead for the top, it suits well with red ribbon very much, it made a good accent to be more Christmassy pinkeep, I think!
I've got a lovely e-mail from Joei, and she loved what I've sent for her for the last Christmas (it reached her a bit late, sorry about it...), so I felt relief.
Anyway, her work is so wonderful, it really made me feel special!
Actually we both sent our presents secretly, so she also was surprised of my gift.
I really enjoyed it very much, and now as seeing her beautiful work, I want to feel like trying to do Hardanger again!
I still have some Hardanger kits, so want to try to stitch some of them in this year!
Pinkeep : from JCS ornament issue 2007 © ""
32ct Belfast Linen (Law), with DMC threads, 2strands