Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beautiful Exchanges

What a fantastic day! The mailman brought me not one but two exchange packages!! (Well, actually, he did only bring one, and the UPS man brought the other)...

I found out today that Sharon is my Seasonal Exchange partner (a by invitation only exchange group) - yay!!!! I couldn't be more thrilled! Above is the beautiful cube it that she made for me! It is simply stunning!!! I just adore it! Thank you Sharon!!!
And, as you can see, Sharon totally spoiled me with a lot of goodies! She sent me two Yankee Candle plug in room fragrance units (which Mike and I are already enjoying), LHN's Curly Q Ewe off of my wish list, some great charts by The Trilogy and JBW Designs, a huge collection of hand dyed silks and cottons, a thread skipper by My Big Toe Designs (I must learn more about this) and a tin of chocolate covered Altoids! Wow!! I am truly blessed!

The blessings continued with this lovely What's The Buzz exchange package from Chris :-) Chris stitched a pretty Prairie Schooler pinkkeep for me, and included some adorable Mary Engelbreit bee fabric (same kind I sent to Becky - LOL!!), a Mill Hill bee treasure, a bee hive button, a gorgeous bee kitchen towel and some vanilla honey tea! Thank you, Chris, for the lovely exchange. I love it all! And lastly, here is a little update of Cathy's Neighborhood Round Robin. I worked on the roof tonight, as I need a skein of DMC 3012 before I can do much more of the lower part of the house. I will pick that up tomorrow :-)

Stitched on today: Finished Quaker Alphabet Exchange, and Cathy's Neighborhood Round Robin

32 comments:

BeckySC said...

You had a GREAT mail day :) !!
Great exchanges!!
The RR is looking good!
Have a nice weekend.

Stitcher said...

What beautiful exchanges, and the RR is looking good too.

Marita said...

Lovely pressies from the exchange. Great work on the RR also.

Isabelle said...

Fantastic exchanges, Carol!!

Leena said...

Great exchanges!! RR is looking good.

ollie1976 said...

great exchange gifts. Your house looks great.
-Jen

Little Grey Cat said...

Great gifts!

Is this the last block on the rr? It's looking cute :o)

Susimac said...

WOW Both exchnages gifts are wonderful and look at those lovely goodies too!

Nicki said...

Gorgeous exchanges! The summer cube is so pretty - such summery colours - and the pinkeep is just lovely :)

Cheryl said...

Sure was a great mail day for you then! Lovely exchange gifts. Great start on the rr too

Jenn said...

WOW what a great mail day! I love the bee towel you got from Chris.

Your RR is looking good. What else are you planning to put in the square? or do we need to just wait and see?

Annemarie said...

Lovely, lovely goodies! I especially love Sharon's gift, because I had never seen that design before. Wowie!
Oh, and I simply adore your addition to Cathy's RR, and I wouldn't mind if you stitched this exact same design on my RR :o)

Vonna said...

Did you kiss those men for leaving such lovely gifts?
LOL!
Super! Congrats!!

Kathy A. said...

What beautiful gifts! Your RR house is lovely. I really like that one.

Katrina said...

What a fun mail day! Love everything :-). The round robin is very nice too.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous exchanges Carol, congratulations

Christine said...

Carol ! It's so gorgeous what you recieved !

Lelia said...

Very nice RR piece! DMC is ten cents a skein at Walmart --

Beautiful exchanges : )

Kathy said...

Very nice exchanges and gifts. RR is looking good.

Von said...

The chowder house is the perfect choice for Cathy's NRR!

Enjoy all the wonderful goodies in your exchange! Sharon really spoiled you. :D

Mindi said...

Lovely exchanges! I really like the hummingbird in the cube. The chowder house is looking great on the RR, very unique.

Barbara said...

All your stitching over the past week has been such a treat to admire during my blog-reading catch-up session, Carol!!

Hazel said...

Wow great packages! RR looking good too. xx

Linda litlaskvis said...

Such wonderful exchanges you got there! The RR is looking great!

Michelle said...

What sweet exchanges! The RR is looking fabulous!

Myrna said...

What a great package day!

Sharon sends the 'Best' packages! And, I think the design is 'you'!

The pinkeep from Chris is so pretty! And what great goodies!

The RR is looking great...

Hugs,

Carla said...

Great exchanges!!! You've been really spoiled!

Lynn said...

Wow, your mailman leaves great parcels! Both exchanges are gorgeous. I really like the hummingbird. Your RR is looking good too!

Sharon said...

Your what's the buzz exchange is just lovely! I love the RR.

Sally said...

Lovely exchanges. The RR looks brilliant too.

Karin said...

Wow - what a fantastic mail day - congrats!

Laurenht said...

Oh, wow! Great exchanges! The RR is so pretty, too!