June 26, 2013

A Bug From Down Under...

 Whenever I need a dose of Royal Academy of Needlework-quality embroidery, I
head over to Lee's blog "Notes From Under the Mountain". Lee lives in 
New Zealand in the shadow of Mt. Taranaki, and her handwork will make you
 swoon. She creates the most beautiful things and her stitches are perfection.

One day, I stopped by to visit and saw that Lee was offering up a piece of her
handwork in a giveaway. She had four little bugs that she'd stitched and there 
would be four lucky winners. I added my comment and crossed my fingers.
 I received my little beetle in the mail on Saturday and immediately opened
the package! Lee had tucked this little beauty inside a card of Mt. Taranaki.
I can't even imagine living anywhere with a view like that!
 I'm mesmerized by this little red beetle. It has bead-y black eyes, a 
leathery head and a puffy body stitched in sparkling red threads. I'm
in awe of the talent that Lee poured into all four of her beetles. Making
them seems to come so naturally to her. She's an inspiring needlewoman.
 For now, my little red beetle is going to sit on my sewing table right
in front of Harris so that I can look at it whenever I want to. I know 
I'll eventually affix it to something special - some time in the future -
but for now, I'm going to keep it close and enjoy looking at it.

I'm so grateful that Lee chose my name, and then was willing to
send this sweet gift all the way to Florida, USA.
I'll cherish this gift from your hands for a long time to come.
Thank you, Lee!

5 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sharon said...

What a beautiful bug, New Zealand is a wonderful place to live, I live in the South Island. Enjoy your beetle

Chris said...

How wonderful! Lee does such amazing work!!

Beedeebabee said...

That's the prettiest little beetle I've ever seen! You lucky girl! xo

Createology said...

Such a lovely ladybug. Harris is enjoying the company of a good luck ladybug. Very happy you won Donna Dear...

Queenie Believe said...

Wow that bug is amazing. Royal Academy of Needlework indeed! Enjoy the joy of having this needlework masterpiece.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie


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