Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Pokey Pokey

This wasn't a very rewarding night of stitching for me. I stitched for three hours, and got this much more done on Bordeaux Sampler. I was thinking it would have been nice to have finished Part 3 tonight, but that was not meant to be. Quite a bit of over one on 40 ct tonight. Oh well, there is always next week :-)

I got an email from Natty tonight, letting me know that my birthday package for her has arrived! I am Natty's birthday/Christmas exchange partner in the StitchingBloggersBirthday/ChristmasClub - this was fun, because I didn't really know Natty except in "passing," so to speak! I had some difficulty with catching the essence of her favorite stitching style and designers, so I went with something all stitchers can appreciate - "never enough stash" - and I also sent her several items from her wish list - a chart by The Drawn Thread, a Monica Ferris novel, some Yankee Candle tarts... as well as other goodies I thought she might enjoy :-) She says she loves it all, so I am relieved that the package arrived safely and is warmly accepted :-)
Never Enough Stash Fob
4 My Boys
40 ct Lambswool Linen
Crescent Colours floss
Stitched 1/19/07 - 1/20/07
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OK, I signed on to another Pay It Forward (PIF) exchange. I still have a small handful of PIF gifts to make from my previous groups, but those will be done rather soon, so I will give it another go. I signed on via Dawn's blog a few days ago. I suspect there are quite a few new blog readers lately that are not keen to this idea yet. I have had a few ask me what PIF means. So, if you want to get in on the fun, here is your chance! I will send a handmade gift to the first five stitchers who leave a comment in my blog **requesting to join the PIF**. If you sign up, you then will post a message like this in your blog and see if you can collect five folks to stitch for. It has been great fun so far! Many of us bloggers are already doing this. I will get your gifts out to you as soon as possible - within the next six months! (If you want to sign on with me, I will need your postal address - please email that me at carolsutcliffe@comcast.net - thanks!)
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**If you left a comment expressing interest in the Neighborhood Round Robin, please don't worry - I am getting the head count and will get back to each of you soon :-)
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Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Bordeaux Sampler

21 comments:

AnneS said...

Woohoo, I actually think you managed quite a large amount of Bordeaux - those over-one bits take forever to do! Yet another beautiful fob you've stitched ... and who can't resist that saying? :D Good on you for signing up for another PIF round - I have to admit I haven't signed up, as I was hoping to do a few RAK's this year anyway ... look forward to seeing what beauties you come up with :D

Von said...

It's always such a pleasure to see your progress and the wonderful fobs you send, Carol! :D

Barbara said...

I tried to comment on the birthday blog but also ran into problems. You were good to keep trying to post till it worked! I like the fob, and I'm sure Natty does too. Great job selecting additional gifties off her wish list.

BS looks great - what are you grumbling about? ;)

Isabelle said...

That birthday package must be wonderful!! Like Anne, I think you've made great progress. I wasn't too fond of that sampler when I first saw it, but I'm getting to like it more and more each time you and Anne post a progress picture! :)
Hope Angus is doing good :) (((hugs)))

Chiara said...

I lose some post in the last week so today I take time to read all your writing....the fob you have made are lovely :o) and the progress in your big work are great, my favourite is always the blue sampler, it's very original.
have a nice day
cheers

Vonna said...

Sounds like you good and spoiled your Birthday partner :)

Love your BS...my hat is off to you as always on your beautiful stitching :)

Jenn said...

It looks to me like you made some good progress on the BS last night. Your gift to Natty looks - and sounds - wonderful. Your turning into the "FOB Queen!" *grin*

lena-lou said...

You are quickly working your way through the 1/1 bits I think!! The sampler is going to be beautiful, I think your fob is great with that saying on it for Natty(my favourite is still the JN rose one tho, but I DO like them all :-). I expect she loved her package from you very much it sounds wonderful :-)) Hope Angus is still doing fine!

Wendy said...

That sounds like a wonderful exchange present! I'm sure Natty was very happy with it.

And another round of PIF's!!! Carol, you are amazing!!

Julie said...

Carol,

I'm interested in a Neighborhood RR. Please let me know if you need more participatns

julie Scott, Plainwell MI
jascott831@yahooo.com or
julie.scott@wmich.edu

Dawn said...

BS looks wonderful!!

Michelle said...

Great progress on Bordeaux! Even with the over one!!! It is so pretty, and I really like the fabric you've chosen. Your Never Enough Stash fob is perfect - good choice!

Karoline said...

Great progress on Bordeaux Sampler Carol and Natty's fob is gorgeous

Coonie said...

Great progress on Bordeaux!

Judith said...

The birthday gift looks great Carol. Bordeaux sampler will also be beautifull when finished. I also miss our MTM stitch a longs. By the way I stitched the gift for Patti not she for me.

Annemarie said...

Over one on 40 count. I'm sorry I keep bringing it up over and over again, but it would drive me insane. The sampler is looking very good though. Also love the fob!

Susan said...

I think you are making great progress, Carol on your Bordeaux Sampler!

stitcherw said...

The exchange package you sent sounds fun, and I really liked the fob. The saying Never Enough Stash is perfect. :)
Sue

KarenV said...

That's a cute fob! Funnily enough, I stitched this design for a Feb birthday too ;)

Heidi said...

I like the bird, it looks good. :o)
I'll sign up on the PIF, I have yet to do this. :o)

Meari said...

Great fob.. Love it!