Monday, September 24, 2007

Halloween Exchange from Michelle!

What a surprise!! When I pulled into my driveway after work this afternoon, there was a big box sitting outside my garage door where the postman had left it. I thought that maybe Mike had ordered something from a wholesaler or some such thing. Then I saw my name on the box and thought that maybe it was the Harvest House Exchange, as that one is due to arrive now... or maybe, just maybe, the Grateful Hearts Exchange since that one just had its posting date... but nope! It was the SBEBB Halloween Exchange from Michelle! The posting date is not until October 10th for this one (I haven't even stitched mine yet...), but lucky Michelle is going to be induced into labor tomorrow and wanted to get this out to me before her hands got really full with her new baby boy! Oh my gosh - look at this, she utterly spoiled me! I already emailed Michelle, but want to thank her very, very publicly here too - what an awesome and unbelievably generous exchange! As you can see, Michelle stitched me not one but THREE pieces! Aren't they wonderful? Spooky Time is her first ever pinkeep - you would never know it. It is absolutely perfect. And she sent me a chart (Jeannette Douglas' Acorn Stitches) off of my wishlist, some fun Halloween trims and stickers... and this adorable little witch's hat trinket box...
...here is a closeup - the chain has a little spider on it - oh, I just adore it! Michelle is such a sweetie!
And, of course, it is Monday, and that means HOHRH night here at Casa Sutcliffe! Yep, it is still a little difficult to see the stitching in this block, and I am sure it will show wonderfully when all that black fill in is stitched... but the roof colors are showing better than anything else is in the block now. It's been an easy start to this intimidating block so far!

I am still not caught up on blog reading... but I really hope to get there soon! ;-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on Autumn Quaker Exchange project, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

30 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

What a wonderful Halloween exchange. You are one deserving stitcher. Congrats to you and Michelle.

Kathy said...

That is quite a nice Halloween exchange you received. Houses continue to look great.

Annemarie said...

Wowie! That exchange gift is seriously gorgeous! And that witches' hat. I even adore the little spider!

Cari said...

Hi Carol,

I don't think I have your email address either...mine is whimwit at sbcglobal.net.

That would be great if you would post the pictures...they'd be much better than my scans...if I could get the darn scanner working again.

Thanks again...I was so thrilled to get one of your fobs!
XXXX
Cari

Barbara said...

Oh that is a fabulous Halloween exchange! I wonder how Michelle is doing today - it's the Big Day.

Love your progress on HOHRH, as always. :D

Cheryl said...

That is a great exchange package! So many gifts and sending 3 stitched pieces, wow, how kind!

Sherry said...

ohhh yum! Look at the Halloween goodies! Michelle did a lovely job! And HOHRH continue to look wonderful! Debating if I should get this chart or not!

Vonna said...

WOWZERS!!! That is a superior exchange!!!

Isabelle said...

Wow! That is quite a wonderful exchange!
Your Houses are gorgeous. Athough I can't comment every time (though I DO try and read each and every of your entries!) I wanted to comment on this one because it deserves all our encouragement!! I would never be able to tackle such a project and really admire your dedication. Way to go!!

Sally said...

Wow what a fantstic exchange! The stitched pieces are wonderful and that witches hat is brilliant!

Dawn said...

Wonderful exchange! Michelle did an awesome job on all three pieces:)

Cathy said...

What a great exchange!

Sharon said...

Oh Carol, that is such an awesome exchange! Love the pinkeep. Michelle really outdid herself and you so deserve it!

Katrina said...

What a nice exchange, you were certainly spoiled. It's well deserved!

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous exchange. HoHRH is looking lovely.

staci said...

Congrats on an awesome exchange!!! Wonderful stitched goodies!!!

Carla said...

Wonderful exchange Carol! I've not even finished mine :S

Abi said...

I love the Halloween exchange! The pumpkin ornie is soooo cute!

Andrea said...

Oh Carol, that's a wonderful exchange from Michelle. The little witches hat is superb.

Leena said...

Hi Carol, everything looks beautiful as always! I'm sorry I haven't had time to comment lately, but I've been reading your updates in my Reader :) What a wonderful exchange you received!

Sylvie said...

What a wonderful halloween exchange and that witches hat is just adorable!

sugardoll said...

Whoa!! You are indeed spoiled by Michelle and of course you deserve all of it!! The trinket is very cute. So are the stitched pieces and the charts.

Congratulations in advance to Michelle for her baby boy! woohoo

Marika said...

Wow, you are truly lucky lady, Carol !!!! But I am really happy that Michelle had you as a partner because you really are the right one to be spoiled!!

KaLu said...

what a great halloween exchange! i love the blue fabric on spooky time
HoHRH is looking great

tkdchick said...

What an awesome package!

Bit by bit you're moving along with HOHRH

cathymk said...

What a fantastic package to receive. Michelle pulled out all the stops! I love the little hat trinket box - very cute. All the stitched giftys are just gorgeous too.

Houses of HRH is looking wonderful too.

Lynn said...

The witches' hat trinket box is soo cute! I've never seen one like that. Michelle really spoiled you with that awesome exchange!

Jenn said...

What a wonderful exchange! Michelle did a great job on all her pieces. I love the little trinket box. To cute!

Aussie Stitcher said...

What a wonderful exchange!!! The witches hat is so cute. Houses is looking wonderful.

Wendy said...

Wow- fantastic Hallowe'en exchange! I'm in the same block as you with the HOHRH - can't wait to get to all that nice black sky LOL!