Monday, March 25, 2013

A Lovely Swap with Misi from 1890 Gable House

 Greetings my dear friends....I know it's been awhile since my last post.  Life has been busy here at Dulaney Woods.  My husbands family was here for a week plus we celebrated Silas 3rd birthday.  Then after the company left Silas got ear infection.... so we've all been missing some sleep here.  I can safely say my work table is stacked with things to get to....but then again when is it not...LOL. :0)
Last month I asked Misi from 1890 Gable House if she'd make my best gal Holly one of her beautiful boxes for her birthday (which was March 13th).  Since Misi loves my stitches we decided to do a swap... which is always fun to do.  Misi always....and I mean always blows my mind with her talent.  I told her I was flabbergasted by what she sent this time...actually every time we swap I have the same reaction...LOL. :0)  Anyway... I want to show you gals all the goodies she sent...and I want to say a BIG THANK YOU TO MISI!!!!
Just look at those boxes and all those other treasures.

Doesn't your heart skip a beat.....

 Owl Memorial most of you know I love owls so when I saw this sweetie I knew it had a home with way was Holly getting it....LOL. :0)

It was very hard for me to part with this beautiful Mirror box...but I knew that it was going to a home where it would be cherished and loved.  This was the box I gave Holly for her birthday.  I wish I had taken my camera with me because she was in love with it as soon as she saw it.  Plus she loved the mirror and saying that Misi enclosed inside. 

Spring A New- Is what Misi called this box. I absolutely adore it and it's perfect for my studio with all it's Halloween treasures.  When Holly saw photos of it she wanted this one too...LOL. :0)   Can you see the little bird basket ornament Misi made.... isn't it sweet. I love the birds nest with the beautiful waxed eggs....such a treasure.  I have been collecting nests for a few years now....they're still in the garage... one day I'll find the perfect way of displaying them all.

 Seance Box... perfect for any Halloween lover...LOL...and right up my alley. This is the inside of the blue/black/cream floral box and what was inside when I opened it.  I'm smitten with the box with the little shoe. 

Some yummy chocolates along with this wonderful fabric box Misi made.  The velveteen rabbit she sent was made by Michi Ball....all I can say is he's one of my new favorite Easter decorations.
Some of these goodies have found their new spots in the house already but some of them sit on our table still... mostly because I've been so tired and busy.  I must say it's nice that they're on our table though because I've been able to pick each lovely item up and admire it every day since I received them.

A quick little pic of the dining room buffet (just a small part of it)...that is always changing with the seasons. Again I want to say a big thank you to Misi for not only my new treasures but for making my best friends birthday a special one too.

Here is just a sampling of what I sent Misi....keepsake box...


 A patch work noble women's pouch with Misi initials on it.
 Wall pocket with ABC and 1890 stitched on it......I love making these...I can't seem to stop.  I would love to make myself one...LOL...maybe some day soon. :0)  I also sent her a sweet black angel, Osnaburg rabbits, a stitched linen pouch, and some stitched bowl fillers (not pictured).

Last I wanted to share the newest picture of my sweet niece Rosalie...isn't she sweet and growing fast.  She is now three weeks four days old.  I can't wait to hold her. :0)
Well my sweet friends that is all for now... I hope to be adding some things to my Etsy shop soon.  I've been trying hard to get new things's been way to long since I last put something in my shop.  I also hope to finish my last "PIF" for my sweet friend Wendy....everyone else should be getting theirs soon.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are all happy and healthy.


  1. Oh my word!!!! What an absolutely amazing swap with Misi! I am sure you are just tickled to pieces with all the wonderful goods that she sent. Love the items you sent to Misi. You are indeed a beautiful stitcher. And Rosalie...what can be said....she is just the most adorable little gal!!! I am sure she is one of the apples of your eye!


  2. Hi, wow!!! So many wonderful goodies from Misi....Love it all, and what you sent both are talented ladies.....Sweet little wee one, Soring Blessings Francine.

  3. Oh my...what wonderful treasures from Misi. I love them all and the goodies you sent her too. Isn't little Rosalie pretty! Our new granddaughter is really starting to fill out. I forgot my camera yesterday when we visited them, so pics will have to wait until next week.
    Have a blessed week Theresa!

  4. Hi Theresa, what a wonderful swap. Both of you ladies have such amazing talent. I love, love everything, you both spoiled each other real good!!! hugs, Lecia

  5. Hi Theresa! First of all you niece is so cute! I am so in love with my new nephew and I can imagine how you will feel holding this lovey!
    All of the swap things were fantastic! I love the wall pockets, never seen them before!
    Have a great week!
    Be blessed,

  6. Wow what a fun swap.
    Misi is soo talented.
    So are you. Love the pouch.
    Woolie Hugs

  7. Woah! Such beautiful talented work on both sides! Love the boxes and pouches! What a neat idea for a swap- memory boxes! I bet your friend had a hard time seeing these things on your blog ! I love the owl one! I hope Silas's ear is better. We've had a lot of ear infections at school too. And Rosalie, what more is to be said! What a cutie!

    Hugs and blessings, friend!