Monday, December 11, 2006

Thank You Karen!!!

An Emblem of Love continues to cruise along well. All that is left to stitch now is the flowers in that last upper half medallion, and then the year in the bottom right corner. I have two gifts that just have to get finished soon, like yesterday! Both have to travel (very far) overseas for the holiday! Yikes! I only just started one of them today, and the other is on the runway... so I will be lugging those to work this week. But if I can get them done quickly, I might be bringing EoL along too - want to get it done, as I can see that light at the end of the tunnel!
Today I received this most beautiful ornament from Karen! It is so beautifully stitched and finished. I am so honored to own this ornament, which I was lucky enough to win in her recent ornament raffle in her blog. It is very special to me for two reasons: 1) I now finally own some of Karen's stitching to enjoy and display proudly, and 2) Betsy Stinner (Earth Threads) is one of my all time favorite designers! I have been blessed to take several classes with her in recent years, and this ornament also helps me to think of her and those wonderful classes! Thanks again Karen! I will treasure it always, and it is already displayed prominently on our Christmas tree (as it will be for many years to come!).

And, I got an email from Becky tonight, letting me know that a little fob I stitched for her has arrived (the post if officially slowing down now for the holiday!). I have wanted to stitch something for Becky for the longest time now. She has sent me so many gorgeous hand made gifts over the past year or more... and now I finally got to send her something! I also was feeling she needed some cheering up! I hope it helped.

"B" from Nature's Alphabet

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo

DMC floss, Weeks Dye Works, Mill Hill Petite Beads

Stitched 12/4/06 - 12/6/06


Stitched on today: Started a gift, and An Emblem of Love

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

both projects are just Beautiful. Love the fob you did for Becky - it is just the perfect design for her.
Karen did a wonderful job on the ornament she sent.

Annemarie said...

Lucky you! Karen's needleroll is stunning! Having said that, your fob for Becky doesn't look too bad either :o)
EoL is nearly done!How can you contain yourself and not finish it NOW? such self-restraint makes me jealous!

KarenV said...

Glad you like it Carol :)

Emblem of Love is looking great - I'm hoping to get back to mine in the New Year, since I've not been motivated to work on it lately (in case you hadn't noticed! ;) )

Lovely fob for Becky - the design is pretty and the finishing is great, as always!

Anonymous said...

EOL is looking great. One more day os stitching and you'll have it done. Every time I see your FOB's i'm just blown away, they are all wonderful. You do such a great job on them.

Anonymous said...

Your Emblem of Love is looking incredable! The more I watch this piece unfold, the more I want to add it to my stash. :-)

Anonymous said...

Carol you remain to be just a little stitching angel on earth! How kind and thoughtful you are to all your friends.

EoL is outstanding! I'm sure you can TASTE the Victory!!

Well I don't hear any pitter patter of little feet, so that must mean someone is in something....:D

Lucy said...

Found your blog on another site...my gosh, your stitching is incredible!!!

Michelle said...

Your projects are wonderful, your little ornament and the scissor fob. And gorgeous scissors! I just bought the Julias for my friend Julia! Hee. EOL is gorgeous...can't wait to see a finish.

Barbara said...

Ah, Carol, your stitching is just so gorgeous! I love the gift you made for Becky. And the one you received from Karen is also beautiful!

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, Karen's needleroll is a real treasure and how lovely to have one by your favourite designer :) And another lovely fob, the design is just perfect and your finishing is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you will be doene with EoL in no time. That is just a stunning project! Good luck getting those pressies done. What a crazy time of year!

Anonymous said...

Wow Carol yet another large HD coming up for this year!!! Well done!

Everything looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You are the lucky one to receive a Karen-stitched ornament! :D I know it's going to be treasured and enjoyed.

You're the new scissor fob queen, Carol! You always seem to choose just the right design.

Cathy said...

The fob you stitched for Becky is so appropriate! I'm sure it helped to brighten her day.

You were one of the lucky ornament winners - congratulations! I agree that it is really special to receive something that Karen has stitched.

lena-lou said...

Whey hey nearly there with EOL, mine has not arrived yet :( I like the fob you did Becky and your needleroll from Karen is a definate treasure for you her stitching is first class.

AnneS said...

Oh wow, your fob for Becky is absolutely scrummy :D And your ornie from Karen is gorgeous too ... a definite treasure to bring out every year :D