Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Great Mail Day


I received some really beautiful mail today! Aniza sent me this really pretty little pinkeep for the SBEBB Quaker Alphabet Exchange. It is stitched over one with a lovely purple floss - and of course, is so beautifully stitched.. and so wee :-) And.. wow, I have admired Aniza's own hand dyed floss via her blog for some time now... and now I have a nice packet of several lovely skeins all for myself! Thank you Aniza - what a lovely exchange, I love it all! And, the mail just kept getting better as I received these fantastic Fair and Square blocks from Wendy. Aren't they wonderful? She stitched Opalescent Heart by The Sweetheart Tree for me! Oh Wendy, I adore them, thank you! I hope you receive yours from me very soon too!
And... I finished House 5 on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow tonight ;-) Then I took the plunge and started the border on House 6, aka the intimidating "leave-no-space-unstitched" block, which also features the one house on the sampler that also calls for overstitching. This one will take a while. I had to chuckle when I saw a comment in my blog earlier today about last night's HOHRH post. Someone wrote that my finish is only a few months away - ha! Naive writer, ha! LOL. I think the finish is still some ways off on this massive endeavor.

Stitched on today: Finished Harvest House Exchange project, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

24 comments:

Sharon said...

The pinkeep and your squares are all beautiful. I love the little pinkeep-it is such a great color. It was a wonderful mail day. Congrats on completing your block.

Kathy said...

Great exchanges. Don't you just love the mailman when he brings you such nice things.

Your houses are gorgeous. As fast as you stitch, you will have that next house done in no time.

Von said...

Congrats on the great mail day, Carol! Very nice exchanges. :)

Barbara said...

Aniza's floss is gorgeous - I received some in an exchange long ago and really treasured it. Till I used it! LOL!

Good luck with House number 6 - I'll be very interested to watch you stitch that one. Phew, it is demanding!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous Carol. You Housr looks fab hun, looking forwad to seeing number 6.

Hugsxxxx

Little Grey Cat said...

You get some great mail days! We have some great stitchers and wonderful friends in our little online stitching community don't we.

HOHRH is looking good. Congratulations on finishing house 5. I need to find a picture of this one finished so I can see what you're talking about on house 6. It sounds like a pretty hefty block that's for sure.

Sally said...

What a fantstic mail day Carol:) Both exchange pieces are lovely.

Love house no.5 :)

Isabelle said...

That is a quite lovely exchange from Aniza!!
And, I love the square Wendy made you.
Congrats on finishing house 5 and starting house 6!

Vonna said...

Boy the mail was spot on yesterday wasn't it?!!!
Both exchanges are lovely!
And I was the Naive writer :) I'm thinking only positive thoughts for you!

Lelia said...

yes indeed, an excellent mail day : ) Congrats on constructing another house on your project!

Cheryl said...

Great exchange gifts, that floss looks lovely. Love the squares too, such a pretty design.
Congrats on finishing another block on HOHRH, good luck with the next one!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great pinkeep and sqaures!! Congratulations on the square finish!!!

KaLu said...

WHAT A PRETTY PINKEEP! HOUSE #5 IS REALLY PRETTY I REALLY LIKE THE COLORS ON THIS ONE

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

If only your mailman knew for sure, Carol...:) Tee hee!! I'm thinking he/she must be wondering what's been coming to you in all those brown paper envelopes all this time!! LOL But, seriously, what fantastic gifts!! It must be such a great thing to have these one of a kind threads from Aniza. I still have her mailart to finish...she may never even speak to me!! :{
I love your CHS Houses...you make me feel mine will get done someday, too.
Love ya,
Deb

BeckySC said...

Great exchanges :) AND YAY...you finished block 5 !!! Congratulations!
Have a nice weekend!

staci said...

House 5 looks fantastic, congrats!!! Really nice exchanges too!!!

Kathy A. said...

I have faith. There will be an end soon to HOHRH. Your pinkeep is lovely. Hand dyed threads WOW! Wendy did a lovely job on your exchange

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing House 5 and making a start on the next one. Both of your mail goodies are wonderful!! That thread looks fabulous!

sugardoll said...

Those are beautiful stuffs from the mail. I love her hand-dyed floss too! wow!!

HOHRH is getting there huh? Lovely!

Jenn said...

Congrats on finishing your square. What a pretty square you got from the Fair and Square exchange.

Mindi said...

Wow! That was a wonderful mail day. The squares and exchange are both lovely.

Carla said...

Beautiful pinkeep and squares!!!
Congratulations on finishing one more block of HOHRH

Valentina said...

Congratulations for finishing House 5. I'm looking forward seeing House 6 done!

Lauren said...

LOL, I see why you saved that block for last in the row :)