Last year, Coral and her husband, Peter, stayed with me while they were in Chicago. It was great fun to show them around, and learn of the differences between the US and Australia.
Coral brought me this lovely stitcher's pillow that she made. She not only stitches, but she quilts (or 'does patchwork' as they call it down under!). The panels on the front are all hand embroidered, as are the panels on the inside.
The inside contained my very first pair of Gingher designer embroidery scissors in the upper right hand pocket. The lower right pocket holds a lovely floral note pad and pen. The row of pockets on the left hold bobbins of DMC floss. Besides the other stitching items, it also contained some Cherry Ripes (a wonderful candy bar found only in Australia, similar to Mounds Bars but thinner and the coconut is drenched in cherry juice - yummy!). Sadly, the Cherry Ripes are no longer around.......
Thank you again, dear friend, for this wonderful gift from your hands and your heart. I will treasure it always!