Friday, August 03, 2007

Flora and Fauna

Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on my recent framings!!! I really appreciated all you had to say - and no, I have no idea yet where I will hang them. Mike wants me to think about that this weekend :-)

I heard from Tessa tonight that she has received the SBEBB Freebie Exchange that I sent to her. I sent it some time ago, but Tessa has been in the UK visiting with her ailing grandmother. Now Tessa is trying to recover from the 25 hour plane ride home. Ugh - that sounds terrible! I am glad you like this Tessa! I was worried. I had many wonderful freebies put aside and all kinds of grand ideas. However, given Tessa's love of ladybirds (ladybugs), I just kept finding myself going back to this old freebie in my stash... and it won out afterall! Maybe Tessa will show all the goodies I sent to her in her blog - I never remember to photograph those!

Lady Bug Fob

Hillside Samplings

40 ct Natural Linen, DMC Floss

Yesterday I received this amazing hardanger doily from Cathy for my birthday. This is stunning! I am so honored and so proud to own one of Cathy's hardanger doilies! Oh, thank you Cathy!! And from dear Joanie I received this really sweet little biscornu! Isn't this adorable! I just love it! She also sent me a chart from my wishlist - Joanie, you shouldn't have! You are just wonderful. Of course, I will also cherish this little treat too!

Oh, and thank you, of course, to Von for the lovely card and floss - you are so sweet!
And finally, Fridays are currently for round robins, and I picked up An's again tonight. I added some flora and fauna. Now I am am laying down a little of the grass to set the stage to start stitching the monkeys - LOL!!

***Oh, great news!!! I received the Fall 2007 issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly today, and was filled with glee to discover that Martina Dey (Stickideen von der Wiehenburg) has published her OOP Tsunami Sampler in the issue! Yay!!!!! I know a lot of stitchers who have also been wanting this chart - now we have it!

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

19 comments:

Little Grey Cat said...

I love your framed pieces. You've chosen just the right frames.

Another cute Neighbourhood there. Don't you just wish some of these neighbourhoods were 'real'.

Glad you enjoyed your birthday. You received some gorgeous gifts :o)

Lisa said...

Love all your framing, they are gorgeous.
You've received some fabulous gifts, glad you enjoyed your Birthday.

Barbara said...

Annemarie's NRR is looking so fabulous!!!

Cheryl said...

Cute fob! Your other gifts are fab too.
Just read your previous post- all the framed pieces look amazing but i was especially in awe of the medieval town mandala!

Vonna said...

Your gifts are just lovely Carol, you have been especially spoiled and there is not a more deserving spoiler than you :)

Your Ladybug fob is gorgeous, I'm sure Tessa treasures it!

Cathy said...

Love the ladybug fob and the biscornu from Joanie is really pretty.

So glad that you like the Hardanger doily Carol - I enjoyed stitching it knowing it was going to you!

Carla said...

Cute fob Carol!!!
The birtday gifts you received are beautiful :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

All your framed pieces look fabulous and you have been doing some great stitching lately. I love the ladybug fob!

Mindi said...

The Ladybug fog is adorable, no wonder you keep going back to it. Your framed pieces are all gorgeous, and look fantastic without mats. It focuses the attention more on the stitching than the framing.

Hazel said...

I love that tassel on the Lady bug fob. How did you make that??
xx

Ranae said...

Ohhh! I love all your framed pieces, they are gorgeous. The ladybug FOB is cute. You have received some fabulous gifts.

Sharon said...

The ladybug for is too adorable and I love the tassel. More fab gifts-love the hardanger doily! An's NRR looks great.

stitcherw said...

The ladybug fob is adorable, and all your gifts are beautiful. Your mailman is certainly getting a workout bringing you all these delightful packages.

I'm really loving your RR square, the colors are so fun, I can't wait to see the monkeys.
Sue

Annemarie said...

I'm so in love with my neighbourhood. You picked the perfect colours, Carol. Now I'm off to take a sneak peek at the magazine you mentioned!

Michelle said...

Love the little ladybug fob, and the RR is looking beautiful. If you ever want to SAL on the Tsunami sampler, let me know - I'd be up for it!

tkdchick said...

Everything looks so pretty Carol!

Aniza said...

i really like the photos of your prettily stitched smalls taken on the window sills. Very good natural lighting.

Tessa said...

I ADORE my ladybird fob - thank you so much Carol, it is just perfect :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

The fob that you made for Tessa is gorgeous Carol.

Joanne