Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Needleroll Exchange and Freebie Exchange!


What a busy mail day today! I received two exchanges today. The first one is the Needleroll Exchange from the FGBB. I received this pretty needleroll from Terry - the first one she has ever made, and it is beautifully finished! She also sent me the Liz Turner Diehl Dutch Garden chart from my wishlist (awesome!!) and some edgings for future finishings! Thank you Terry - what a lovely exchange! Thank you again Terry!
And, I also received the Freebie Exchange from the SBEBB today! I received this adorable thread keeper from Karine. I have wanted a thread keeper for some time, and now I have one I will surely cherish. Karine also sent me some wonderful fabric, some finishing materials and a super cute cat figurine (she clearly studied my blog a bit)! Thank you Karine! The mail treats did not stop there! I received a birthday package from KarenV today as well. I had a lousy day today, so I could not resist also opening this up - I hope Karen doesn't mind! She stitched me this lovely, petite biscornu and sent me a LHN/CC thread pack from my wishlist. How sweet, Karen! Thank you - I shall also cherish this biscornu! (I received a couple of other gifts today too, but will share them tomorrow - that way I will have something fun to put in tomorrow's blog). And lastly, I put a little bit of a start in on Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin (the 2006-2007 group) tonight. I had a bit more done than you can see here... but if you click to enlarge and look closely enough, you will see where I frogged the frame of the house out. Although An already knows what chart I decided to use, as I was stitching this, it just didn't look right to me. The frame of the house was stitched in light purple (DMC 210). Now, that is just not an An color! So, I decided to pull that out while this was still in its beginnings and will visit my stash very soon to pull a better color out - something in the blue or burgundy ranges she likes - which other stitchers in the RR already keyed themselves into :-) I don't think this RR will take me too long to stitch - it will be home soon An!!!

One more day at work tomorrow, and I am off until next Wednesday!!! Yay!!!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin

26 comments:

BeckySC said...

WOW, Carol, you have received some great exchange lately :) YAY!!!
Love the b-day giftie from Karen :)
I look forward to seeing An's RR :)

Lavender Rose said...

What a day, Carol!!! You are so blessed in so many ways!!! Lovely things coming in your house, happening in your house, and leaving your house by your own hand...so fabulous! Something wonderful in going on, Carol.
Hugs,
Deb

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchanges and gifts. The thread keeper is really neat.

Isabelle said...

Great exchanges, Carol!

xstitch.nl said...

Woohoo, you've received some amazing exchange and birthday goodies, Carol!! Enjoy!!

Leena said...

Wow, you've received wonderful exchanges and gifts! Enjoy :) Happy stitching!

Georgie said...

What fantastic stash!!!!! Very envious of you.....I also love thread keepers and I love the button on the needleroll.

Iris said...

Wonderful things you got !! Enjoy !

KarenV said...

Love the exchanges you received Carol, particularly the thread keeper :)

Glad you liked my gifts - I meant to say in the card that the design is an Indigo Rose freebie (I know you like her designs) called Four Little Strawberries. I added the border to make it a bit bigger for a biscornu finish.

Barbara said...

Those are some stunning exchanges - and that gift from Karen! - and they must've gone a long way to bettering your day! :D Wowsie! Can't wait to see more of Annemarie's house - that peacock is WONDERFUL!

ollie1976 said...

great mail day for you!
-Jen

lena-lou said...

Lovely exchanges the hornbook threadkeeper is fab!! and great gift from Karen :)

Sally said...

You have received some beautiful gifts Carol. The thread keeper is very unusual.

Stitcher said...

What a lovely post day.

Katrina said...

Everything is very nice! Don't you love surprises in the mail.

Karin said...

great exchanges! Happy (early) Birthday

Michelle said...

Beautiful exchanges! And the gift from Karen V. is marvelous of course! Congrats!

Jenn said...

Wow you had a great mail day Carol! There is a little something in the mail from me to you (you should have it tomorrow). I hope you don't have it already. An's RR is looking beautiful. I know she'll be so happy with your square. I can't wait to watch it grown. :)

Dawn said...

What a good mail day:) The exchanges are lovely.

sugardoll said...

What a mail day! Have you fallen in love with your mailman yet? I always joke at hubby that he visits daily and brings me packages hahaha.

The RR is looking fantastic.

Melissa said...

Carol--what great packages you received! Lucky girl! I think the house you are stitching for the Neighborhood RR is a house in my WIP! I recognise the peacock and the trim color of the house. One of my favorite samplers!

Annemarie said...

Yum-oh to everything I see here. Especially my Neighbourhood ;o) Can't wait to see it finished!

cathymk said...

Wow what wonderful packages Carol! Some beautiful work there.

Kajsa said...

Oh, everything is just beautiful! That needleroll is looking great!

Heather said...

What beautiful gifts Carol.

Lauren said...

Lots of great mail! I can't wait to see what else you've gotten.