Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Monkey Business

I have a new update of Annemarie's round robin tonight - the first monkey is stitched :-) He gave me troubles, of course - monkey business! My floss started knotting up - ugh!! I am working on the grass tonight too. There is a sun from another block that is invading upon my grass area and I am a bit stymied right now as to how I am going to work around it without my grass looking too stupid...hmmm....

I just received the most lovely gift today from Patti, my Birthday Sister. Isn't this sweet - first the front, then the back. Thank you Patti! I will email you tomorrow - I am on my laptop and don't seem to have your email on this computer. I just love it!! It is very special to me. Patti and I have existed and walked on this earth for exactly the same number of days - I think that is so cool!
And from my DH, more gifts. He gave me this pretty Olfa rotary cutter today. He knew I really wanted one. He also gave me a beautiful heavy pair of Gingher pinking shears - also knowing I really wanted them. I didn't get a photo of those as they are already up in my stash room. He is selling both of these items regularly now on ebay if you like them (ID is michaelsutcliffe). I cannot wait to open these up and start cutting fabrics!!

I received a big box of birthday gifts from Karen a few days ago - I am so overwhelmed that I have yet to unpack it all again and photograph it - sorry Karen, you do know how much I love it all! I will do that very soon. I am off work on Friday and have no excuse not to take care of this!

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

32 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

The RR that you are working on is coming along nicely. Your received some lovely gifts also.

Joanne

Tannia said...

Carol that monkey is darling :) Even though he did give you bother!

The RR is looking lovely :)

Anonymous said...

The RR looks nice. About the sun, I think you can pass around it if your don't fill up the whole area in green, but if you just stitch a few green stitches here and there around that area. It would reduce your stitching time too ;-) Have fun with it, I am sure you will find your answer. Ann.

Anonymous said...

The monkey is really cute. Ann.

lena-lou said...

Carol I asked Veronica if the sun was hers she thinks it is and says if it is in your way just pull it out as she does not mind :) I passed your hug on to her and she passes one back to you :)

tintocktap said...

I love the little dancing monkey! And your gift from Patti is just beautiful.

ollie1976 said...

Great gifts!

Marita said...

Great progress on your RR piece. I love the monkeys.

Cheryl said...

Wow, it's gifts galore these days! Patti's gift to you is beautiful!
Cute RR square, especially the monkey

xstitch.nl said...

I love your monkey business... hee hee! He puts a smile on my face. And isn't Patti's gift gorgeous?!!

Sally said...

What a cute little monkey on the RR you're stitching on. It's coming along beautifully:)Lovely gifts too.

Jenn said...

What a cute monkey. I know An will just love it. What a sweet gift from Patti. I love the fabric she used.

Annemarie said...

I CANNOT wait to see this in person, Carol, it looks so fabulous! I'm sure you'll think of something to do with the sun. You could stitch around it and not fill up the whole area. Or change it into a sunflower. Or stitch a wee pond around it, so that it becaomes a sun reflected in the water. Whatever you do, I'm sure I'll love it!

Patti's gift is gorgeous too. My gift to you is still in the making. Not more than an hour left to do, I'm sure, but not enough hours in the day...

Sherry said...

Love the Olfa rotary! Very fancy! Mine is plain ol yellow! LOL!

The monkey reaching for the flower is adorable!

Glenna said...

Love the monkey! I agree with Annemarie--make it a sunflower. Or with Anonymous and stitch around it.

Munners said...

Looking forward to more monkeys - your first one is very cute! I love your rotary cutter, I really must get one of those, one day. The cushion from Patti is beautiful!

Carla said...

Great progress on the NRR block...cute monkey!!

Dawn said...

The RR looks great! You got some more wonderful gifts:)

Michelle said...

Love the monkey! Good luck with the sun. Love that rotary cutter too - so pretty!

tkdchick said...

What neat gifts and cute little monkey!

Lavender Rose said...

Oh, Carol, I'm a monkey freak!! I've needlepointed some monkey things and I have monkey patterns in pillows, on my lamps and everything! So, your little monkey is adoreable!! What a cool thing to add to your RR addition.
Also, please go see my blog...I have your get well gift to me posted. You are so wonderful to think of me. I love the little pincushion. Thank you...I don't know how you manage to be so caring and still stitch so much!
Love and hugs,
Deb

Lavender Rose said...

Queenie's (Patti's) gift is so pretty. Aren't you so thrilled to keep getting these wonderful packages!
Hugs,
Deb

quiltorstitch said...

Your RR is looking nice. I like the monkey! I am not sure about the grass either, maybe just leave some stitches out, and frame the sun a bit in the corner there?

Your gift is so pretty! I love the colors of it.

My husband shares a birthday with a very close friend's wife too, they were even born in the same city! It's pretty fun :)

Ranae said...

I love the monkey, makes it so unique. The gift is awesome. I love the Victoria's Quaker.

Kathy said...

What a cute Monkey Carol. So glad you had a lovely day, and keep an eye out for postie soon, parcel will be winging its way in the next couple of days.

Love your stitching as always.

Hugs

Leena said...

What a cute monkey! You've been busy stitching again, I'm trying to catch up with reading blogs :) I just love your WIPs and all the gifts and exchanges you've stitched and received.

Lauren said...

I love the monkey!

Susan said...

What beautiful birthday gifts - I especially like the rotary cutter - very unusual.

Anita said...

Wow, more gifts, I have so much fun looking through your gifts. Enjoy and isn't it nice to get so many packages in the mail.

Mindi said...

I love the monkey and peacock on the Neighborhood RR!

stitcherw said...

The RR is looking great. I love the monkey, he is just so cute and looking at him does make one smile. Can't think of any ideas to add that haven't already been suggested. I think the one I liked best was maybe making a small pond near that area that the sun could reflect on, kind of like the small ponds with the rocks around them that people keep for Koi.

Lovely presents. Your mailman really is helping spoil you with all your lovely gifts he keeps delivering. :)
Sue

Jenna said...

Oh wow, Patti did a stunning job with that little pillow. I just love the colors she used and her finishing is superb!