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Staar84
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2010 01:31:30 PM »

I received from Mellifluous a week ago, but I just got my camera back. So here's my package:

The whole lot together: a pillow with a satin back, a coaster, a book of Tennyson poems, a notebook with my initial (my first name is Erin), a set of sticky notes (which I always need) and three magnetic bookmarks.


A close up of the pillow (from Renascence by Edna st Vincent Millay). It's not a very good picture, because it's so detailed!


A Lady of Shallot Coaster:


A close up of the notebook and bookmarks (which are SO me!):


I also received a poetic note:

"Here's a little something
For all the quiet times
When in vacant or in pensive mood
Upon your couch you lie

May this pillow
with the words of Ms. Millay
Bring you bliss in solitude
And brighten up your day

And for those flights of fancy
When you ponder Camelot
Or the strange and tragic fate
Of The Lady Of Shallot

I offer you this coaster
So that as you sip your tea
You may lose yourself in
Tennyson and his great poetry

It's been so lovely crafting
These little gifts for you
I hope you quite enjoy them
And find them useful too."

Thank you Mellifluous!!
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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2010 06:09:31 PM »

thanks, guys! and the images are just random finds trying different searches on google and shaping them. i think everyone is doing an amazing job!!!
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Mellifluous
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2010 08:53:18 PM »

I'm so glad you like everything Erin. With all the lovely stuff everyone else got I hoped you wouldn't be disappointed. Unfortunately cross stitch is very labor intensive but I love the finished product.

There are so many great poems out there it was hard to choose a few favorites. I have a new favorite in Renascence, which I hadn't read before, so thank you for that.  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2010 12:03:52 AM »

I love that pillow. And also have that same notepad in my initial. Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2010 11:00:29 AM »

That pillow is amazingly beautiful, and I love the coaster as well. I know how labor-intensive cross-stitch is, and you did a wonderful job, Mellifluous!

I'm updating feedback for Mel and Strwbery now. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2010 11:35:58 AM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley The quote on the pillow says: "The world stands out on either side, no wider than the heart is wide. Above the world is stretched the sky, no higher than the soul is high." It's become one of my favorite quotes.

I was hoping my package might have made it by this weekend but no such luck. Maybe tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2010 01:55:25 PM »

I received a wonderful swap package from Staar84 on Friday. Everything is so well crafted. I especially like the Raven embroidery which is somewhat wrinkly in the pictures but will look awesome on my wall when it's framed. So, without further ado, here are my goodies!  Smiley

First up is a series of magnets with two of my favorite poems, "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost and "suppose" by e.e. cummings. They were made line by line so I can mix and match them when on display.



This is the last three lines of "suppose". Even in the daytime the light isn't too good in here so I tried to improvise, but I'm afraid they're a bit blurry.

Then I got two notecards with another favorite "Daffodils" by Willam Wordsworth.



The best part here is that the lines of the poem are on the flower petals. Just a perfect way to share this great poem.

But best of all is this awesome embroidery of "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. You all should see thise stitches, so tiny and neat. Simply incredible!



I also got a book of the Best Western Poems, which I've been enjoying this weekend.

Roses are red
Violets are sweeter
This amazing swap package
Just couldn't be neater!

Thanks for everything Staar, I love it all!
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« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2010 03:24:19 PM »

I just hit This Rocks for the Raven!
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« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2010 09:21:25 PM »

Oh, Mellifluous- what a great a package! Staar, your eyes must be crossed from all those tiny stitches, but it's fantastic!
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2010 07:23:07 PM »

LOVE the embroidery!
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