Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cross Stitched Christmas Stocking by Jeanette

Remember Jeanette who made the crocheted chook egg cosy earlier this year? Well look what arrived in the mail yesterday! My cover is blown, you now know my name is not CheeKeeLee!

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I was browsing at Spotlight in October and when I saw a Christmas stocking cross stitch kit, I instantly thought of Jeanette. Of course October is not too early for a Christmas present so I sent it to Jeanette straight away. I know she has made several stockings for her great grandchildren and I anticipate that there are always more to come so one can never have too many stocking kits.

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Imagine my surprise when I opened the envelope! I was utterly overwhelmed and touched by Jeanette's  generosity, having devoted so many hours making this for me and just in time for Christmas.  I said to Jeanette that I was adopting her as my Granny!

Just look at the fine stitches and colours! I would have struggled with the Christmas tree and dress, but Jeanette did such a amazing job, it's absolutely beautiful.

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Here is a photo of her letter to me ~ just look at the amazing things Jeanette has created! She has made patchwork quilts for the Addis Ababa Fistular Hospital in Ethiopia, as well as gifts for friend, family and fellow members of her village. Such love and generosity in spirit, thank you Jeanette, you are truly an amazing lady! It's an absolutely privilege to know you.