The next goodies came from Teresa of Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches. Have you ever met someone who thinks of everyone!! That is Teresa. She brought gifts for EVERYONE! Don't know how she fit it all into her luggage along with enough clothes for a 2 week visit to the east coast but she did it. She gave me this wonderful bag of goodies along with 4 boxes of See's Candies for my boys. She is sooooo very thoughtful.
Inside my bag of goodies I found yummy California goodies, a tissue pack holder and a wonderful stitched pocket to hold a small treasure. Right now it is being used as a chapstick holder. LOVE it!
We had four lovely Aussies on the retreat and they gifted me with a poem and little Koala clip. Too Cute! Thank you girls.
Another return guest, Donna and her daughter Stephanie gifted me with this lovely DMC thread box. Donna ordered it from England. It is just lovely. It was also filled with DMC floss. She was worried I didn't have enough floss for my stitching (LOL) Donna and I met at last October's retreat and I have a special fondness for her. She is someone who I connected with right away and I hope to be lifelong friends.
Next is a beautiful scarf that Elizabeth gifted me with. I love the colors and was totally blown away that she would gift me with something so lovely. Elizabeth brought LOTS of fun and laughter to our retreat and knows how to keep the party rocking. Thanks for the lovely gift and wonderful laughs.
The one thing I have learned about the stitching community is that all of these ladies are extremely talented beyond stitching, and they all love to share. I have met many generous woman who have boundless creativity. Thank you for sharing your talents with me. Happy Stitching!