Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone who celebrates had a nice Thanksgiving today. We did - we split our day between our two families, and then we brought our niece, Nicole, age 16, home with us and she will be with us until sometime on Sunday - she enjoys getting time away from her sisters :-)

I heard from Aniza this morning that she received my Specific Designer (Little House Needleworks) Exchange. I am happy to hear it arrived safely in Malaysia! I had/have low confidence with this one. I was so loving the stitching on this one, and then when it was time to put my mattress together, the fusible interfacing on the long side strip fell out 3/4 of the way around.. sigh... I had to use a soft side and I don't care much for that. Then I realized that using #8 perle cotton for the whipstitching was not a great idea - a bit bulky. But all of that aside, the last straw was that the pincushion has an area of bunching up at the seam at the bottom that I have never, never, never seen or have had happen before. I was beside myself! Aniza, however, tells me there are no worries! I am showing the photo she has in her blog - it is much better than the one I took before I mailed it off to her... it shows everything I sent her too.

Small House Sampler Mattress Pincushion

Little House Needleworks

32 ct Putty Belfast Linen, GAST and Crescent Colours Floss


And, I spent some TV/wind down time with my stitching for a little while tonight... back to Serenity. I figured I would work on that busy leaf border little by little rather than take it all on at once in the end... as you can see by today's photo.

I am thankful for all of my stitching friends :-)

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Serenity

18 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your Little House exchange looks like it came out great. We tend to be our own worst critics. Serenity is coming along wonderfully. Happy Thanksgiving

Georgie said...

I love the exchange. The pinkeep is really cute!

Becky K in OK said...

Your LHN pinkeep looks perfect to me.

Nicki said...

What a gorgeous exchange :) So pretty! And I love the progress on Serenity - such lovely colours.

Leena said...

Hi Carol! Oh it's great to come for a visit to your blog now when I have time to read properly! I've been only peeping every now and then :) I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you'll have good time with your niece!

The exchange is wonderful, a beautiful pinkeep!

Susan said...

What a cute exchange piece - it's lovely!

If you haven't used it before, I recommend #12 perle cotton for finishing ornaments - I use it almost exclusively

Sherry said...

The exchange looks lovely! And the new project is coming along wonderfully!

Cathy B said...

Your LHN Exchange for Aniza looks great Carol! Like CJ said, sometimes we are our own worst critics!

Hope you have a fabulous day today!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the new start, it looks great and also on finishing Victoria's Quaker. So glad that Beau seems to be improving. {{{HUGS}}}

Barbara said...

Bunchiness? Bulky seam? Good grief, woman, my eyes aren't that bad and I can't see a thing of these alleged defects! I was just discussing with Dianne how utterly fabulous your stitching and finishing are, and I'm not budging on that opinion!

Sally said...

The exchange is lovely Carol:)

Kathy A. said...

Happy Day after Thanksgiving Carol. I have missed reading your blogs but am now unpacked and life is hopefully normal again.Congratulations on your finished Quaker. It is lovely. Your exchange is beautiful. I look forward to watching you stitch Serenity. I send you an email today with the folding directions for your Fortuneteller.

DaisyGirl said...

Hope your niece has fun with you for the weekend. Hope your kitty is doing better. Our pets are like children! Constant love from them!
Happy Gobble Day!
Donna

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol! I love your LHN pinkeep. It looks just fine to me.
Serenity looks like it will be a fun stitch. I haven't seen this piece before now but I like the looks of it.
Glad to hear that all the kitties are okay. Hope you have a great weekend with your niece!

Vonna said...

I think it is a lovely pincushion and would have been over the moon with it :)
I'm thankful for you Carol ;)

tkdchick said...

I think your exchange looks great!

stitcherw said...

Your Little House Exchange looks great, nice finish. I love these patterns, they are such fun to do. Serenity is looking lovely as well, nice progress.
Sue

Sharon said...

Carol, your LHN exchange is beautiful and looks pretty perfect to me.