08 November 2010


Lucille Ball
...is a brief emotional state experienced as the
result of an unexpected significant event.

It can be a place —
Surprise, Arizona
Surprise, Indiana
Surprise, Nebraska

It can be a ship —
HMS Surprise, a British Royal Navy ship
USS Surprise, a United States Navy ship

It can be music —
Surprise, a Paul Simon album
Surprise Symphony, Symphony No. 94 by Joseph Hayden

It can be a film —
Surprise, an animated Pixar 1991 short

But today it will be Claire, Bless My Nest, when she opens her mailbox
to find the tote custom monogrammed with her initials CGR.
Claire's name was drawn as the winner from the
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios where Stitchfork was featured.
Claire usually chooses traditional monograms.
But said - please do something different! 
C, G, and R are three traditional fonts,
 combined in a non-tradional monogram.

Surprise Claire!

thank you Jennifer at Hope Studios!

Hope some pleasant surprises find all of you this week!


Miss Sew & So said...

that is gorgeous!

love all the *surprises*!!!

melissa xx

Anonymous said...

Awe! Congrats Claire! Love the Lucy pic!!


Claire said...

Cathy- I LOVE it and will blog on it tomorrow-The colors and style are fabulous and I can't wait to show it off-Thanks again for your incredible creativity and talent!!

Privet and Holly said...

What a surprising
post {hee hee}!!
Lovely bags and
I feel a monogram
craving coming on....
xx Suzanne

Jennifer Juniper said...

I can relate to the great feeling she will have when she opens that package because I got to experience it when a surprise package from you turned up in my own mailbox!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a beautiful monogram!!!! I'm sure she's thrilled!
xo E