Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Feast or Famine.... A Lot to Share Today

Suddenly, all at once, almost everything I sent out and was waiting on arrived! I have a lot to share today!

First off, my A Trip Around the World Exchange on the SBEBB arrived safely with Cathy today! This was the second needleroll I have ever made, so I really hope she likes it! The tough part, I have found, is getting that inner seam to look OK inside the two open ends - I don't care much for that part - LOL!! It was particulary tough with lugana, that pretty much shreds on its edges... to see the rest of what I sent to Cathy, check out her blog - she put in a nice photo :-)

New Hampshire Needle Keeper
Eventide Designs
28 ct Moss Green Lugana, DMC Floss
Stitched 5/20/07 - 5/24/07


And, today, Barbara opened up her birthday gifts that I sent to her recently... this was actually my first ever needleroll, and I am so happy that Barbara likes it!!! I wanted to make something special for such a dear friend! She has a photo in her blog of the rest of her little gift package from me...

Mini Topiary Sampler 4 Needleroll
Jeannette Douglas Designs
Silkweaver 32 ct Blueberry Delight Lugana, DMC floss, Needle Necessities Floss, Mill Hill Petite Beads

Stitched in 2004, finished on 5/21/07


Rachael also opened up her birthday parcel from me today :-)


Protection Biscornu

Periphaeria Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo, Vikki Clayton silk in Turkey Red

Stitched 5/9/07 - 5/19/07


Finally, Tannia let me know today that she received a little parcel from me today too... I wanted to send something special to Tannia, as she is my little stitching angel right now. As you might know, Tannia recently sent me a parcel of treats because she felt I am always giving to others. As I told Tannia, some people are givers, some are receivers and a lucky few are both... well, I have always been a giver, so I cannot help myself!! I sent her this...


Stitching Cherub Fob

Casa Mia

36 ct Cream Edinburgh Linen, DMC Color Variations in Radiant Ruby

Stitched 5/19/07 - 5/20/07


This past weekend was Christmas Ornament SAL Weekend... I got a late start, and had to finish the last few stitches on my ornament this afternoon. I came across this chart when I was digging out the chart I wanted to use for the A Trip Around the World Exchange... I had bought that chart on ebay 2-3 years ago, and when I dug it out I remembered that the ebay seller had tucked this little chart inside of it as a bonus... so, I decided to stitch it...



Greetings from New Hampshire

Lindy Jane Designs

Natural Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched 5/28/07 - 5/29/07





And... of course, my weekly update of Paradigm Lost... :-)

My Garden Theme Exchange package was sent off today - I hope the recipient enjoys it!!!

Thanks for the sweet words about HOHRH! What you may not realize or remember is that I started it back in January of 2005! This is why not being able to finish in 2007 is at least a little bit disappointing for me... oh well!!

Stitched on today: Finished my Christmas ornament for the SAL, and Paradigm Lost




44 comments:

Cathy said...

Your needlerolls are great! You and I were on the same wavelength - I stitched the Minnesota needleroll from Eventide for this exchange!

Carol, you are truly a generous stitcher! I'm amazed at how much you share with others! You inspire me!

Gill said...

Those needlerolls are lovely Carol, I would never have guessed they were your first! :) All your gifts are lovely - you are so generous with your stitching time.

Sharon said...

Wow Carol! you have been a stitching machine! I love the needlerolls-they are beautiful as all your gifts are!

Barbara said...

Wow, what a fabulous array of stitching projects, Carol! They are all simply stunning! My needleroll is up where everyone can see it and ooh and aah over the detail. :D

Heidi said...

Wow! Those are pretty needlerolls, I have yet to even try making one yet. And what a nice biscounru and fob. And Paradigm lost..I'm excited that you are finally getting close to the end, lol. :o)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the sharing Carol. Have fun and happy stitching. Ann.

Nicola said...

Hello Carol, I've just discovered your blog and think all your stitching is lovely. I really like those needlerolls, they certainly don't look like your first ones. It's something I've been promising myself that I would try, but as yet have not plucked up the courage to have a go, one day perhaps. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stitching.

ollie1976 said...

Everything looks great!
-Jen

KarenV said...

Your needlerolls turned out great! I usually use French seams for mine, as it hides all the raw edges. You sew your first seam with WRONG sides together, trim the excess to about 1/8th inch, turn inside out and stitch another seam with RIGHT sides together. This hides all the raw edges.

cathymk said...

You always manage to find the perfect thing to stitch for a gift! Everything is just beautiful!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

wowsie, Carol! what gorgeous finishes! I am sure that all the recipients are truly delighted.

Jenn said...

Everthing it beautiful Carol! You do such a wonderful job on your pieces and are so sweet to send things out to everyone. {{HUGS}}

Anita said...

Your needlerolls look great to me. I have done over 40 of Needlerolls, so you can say I am the expert..hahaha. You are always stitching gifts for others and are very generous. I have a hard time giving away things that I stitched. The biscornu and the scissor fob are very pretty.

Kajsa said...

What wonderful gifts! All of them are just perfectly done and beautiful of course!

Wendy said...

You do so much stitching for others, Carol, its no wonder your own stitching takes a back seat! Your needlerolls are spectacular as are your fobs!

coonie said...

Great production, the needlerolls are gorgeous. PL will be done soon :)

Sally said...

Beautiful needlerolls Carol. I have a small collection myself and love them. The biscornu is gorgeos too.

PL is looking more stunning every time I see it.

Vonna said...

Such a large and generous heart you have Carol. All the gifts are just lovely! Super job on all of them.

Dawn said...

Both Needlerolls are gorgeous! The angel fob is precious but the snowman is my favorite:)

Lelia said...

Lovely gifts Carol : ) What a sweetie pie you are to stitch for all your blogging buddies.

Karoline said...

They are all gorgeous Carol, congratulations

Margie said...

WOW! You have been busy. :-) They are all beautiful.

Marika said...

Oh, how beautifull needlerolls you have !! And scissors fob is so cute !! Where did you find that pattern ?

Mary said...

I love the needlerolls and the biscornu. They came out so awesome!!! Paradigm and HHOR is coming out great.
I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend.

Barbara said...

Those are very lovely gifts and so many!

BeckySC said...

Each one is just lovely, Carol!
Congratulations!

Susimac said...

Wow you have been busy - love the rolls and everything great work.

Robin said...

Wow Carol-You are amazing! Such gorgeous things! You are so talented. If I started working on VoHRH today it would take me 10 years to finish! I think with all the gifts/projects that you do it is incredible that you finish any of your BAPs.

Robin said...

OOps meant to say HoHRH but really village, houses, huts, tents it would still take me 10 years!

Leena said...

Oh they are all so beautiful!! Congratulations, I just love them all :)

Lauren said...

I love all the things you stitched! There's some great comments with needleroll tips - I just finished my first one, and was only so-so pleased with how I did. Do you have any tips for them?

Andrea said...

Yummy gifts. :) Your needlerolls are wonderful. I'm like Karen and stitch a french seam, hides a multitude of sins! Lovely biscornu and fob too.

Lady Periphaeria said...

Oh, so many beautiful stitched items! :)

Do you mind if I snatch picture of your version (which I absolutely adore) of Protection to PD's gallery? :) ((periphaeria(a)gmail.com))

Carla said...

those needlerolls are gorgeous!! and the rest of gift you've stitched are lovely too!
great job Carol!!

Michelle said...

What lovely things! I've never done a needleroll, but it's on my list of things to try. You are making so many people happy with your lovely gifts and exchanges - and for those of us that get to see them all! PL looks fantastic too - getting close!

Meari said...

Great stitching... on everything! :D

Rob said...

PL is looking GOOD! I do have Blue Moon -- but I had not thought about the beach umbrella and chair. I like your idea.

Take a look at the mermaid -- she is from Blue Moon.

Kathy said...

The needlerolls are beautiful! How lucky your recipients are. I hope they appreciate all the work and love that goes into each one.

Dave Richards said...

Hey these look wonderful...thanks for sharing these with us...it was absolutely lovely going through your post...thanks again!!!!

Rachael said...

Everything is so beautiful Carol! I posted the biscornu on my blog to. I am so proud to have received it.

lena-lou said...

Gorgeous gifties here all lovely , you have made an excellent job of your NR's they are beautiful :-))

tkdchick said...

Wow!!! What a lot of stuff!!! Carol you are a true giver. I'm an intender... I intend to do things then never get around to it!

I'm sure eventually you will inspire me to be more of a giver!

stitcherw said...

Wow, what a wonderful assortment of pictures to look at. They are all lovely, you've been very busy. The mini topiary one by JDD was my favorite. PL is looking great, it is getting close to being finished now.
Sue

Jenna said...

Look at all of that beautiful work! Your needlerolls turned out beautifully, as did the biscornu and the fob. Brilliantly done! :)