Friday, May 16, 2008

A surprise, a gift for Harmien, and Kathy's RR


I received quite a surprise in the mail today! Dear Cathy saw that I had not received a scissor fob exchange over on HoE, so she took it upon herself to stitch one for me. Aw, she did not have to do that - I was not feeling badly. But I just love the delicate little heart fob (she called it "humble") that she stitched for me. Isn't it pretty?? She also sent me a cute cat bookmark chart and a pretty bookmark she picked up on a recent trip to Japan. Thanks so much Cathy. This was so lovely of you, and you made my day!

I heard earlier today from Harmien that she has received the birthday package that I sent to her. This Lizzie Kate design in the current issue of The Gift of Stitching really appealed to me when I first saw it, and I had an urge to stitch it 1-over-1.... I did not know what it would grow up to be... and it turned itself into a scissor fob easily when I saw how tiny it turned out to be :-)

Plant Love Fob

Lizzie Kate

The Gift of Stitching Magazine, May 2008

32 ct Natural Belfast Linen, WDW, GAST and DMC Floss


I finished up Kathy's Neighborhood Round Robin tonight. Despite my huge stash, I had no beach houses! So, I ordered up one of Bent Creek's Summer Snapperland charts from Amy at DSL... and now I live on a sailboat in Kathy's neighborhood :-) The sails do show up quite a lot better in real life... now I hope to get this off to Annemarie tomorrow!

Stitched on today: Finished Kathy's Neighborhood Round Robin, started HoE Freebie Design Exchange

20 comments:

Arthemise said...

The heart fob is so cute and dainty! And your fob is pretty too. I know how hard one over one on linen is!

Kim B said...

What a beautiful exchange! I am completely infatuated with that fob you made Harmien! It is perfection to say the least!! And your RR turned out great as well!

Rowyn said...

Cute finishes, and what a lovely exchange you received.

Susimac said...

I love the LK fob its so pretty, and I bet Harmien will too.

karenv said...

What a sweet fob from Cathy!

I love the L*K fob too, it's great stitched over one! I passed over that design in the mag but having seen how cute yours turned out, I might have to check it out again ;)

Kathy A. said...

Cathy's heart fob is just stunning. I so enjoy seeing her hardanger pieces. Thank you so much for your work on my RR. I love the sailboat and will think of you sailing away on it whenever I look at it.

Judith said...

It is beautifull Carol, congrats on the finish, also the gift for Harmien is beautifull and what nice of Cathy to send you a scissorfob.

Stephanie said...

What a thoughtful parcel from Cathy - stitchers are great aren't they :) And, speaking of thoughtful stitchers, what a lovely fob you sent to Harmien! I was just admiring this pattern in the recent GoS - now I'll definitely have to stitch it :)

Beatrice said...

That fob is so cute,What a lovely gift exchange, and Kathy's NRR is looking very Beachy. She will love it!

BeckySC said...

OOOH, I love the LK design as a fob!! Very nice wrok, Carol! It looks GREAT!

Marie-P said...

The minute I saw the beautiful fob I knew that Cathy stitched it! Her work is gorgeous!!!
I love the fob for Harmien that you stitched ~ over one, slow as it is to stitch, is always so appealing...great job.
What a nice theme for the RR, your addition to this one is wonderful.

Barbara said...

I love Harmien's fob, and your house boat. ;) That's a wonderful fob that Cathy made for you!

Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

stitcherw said...

What a wonderful humble and packet to get. I love the cat bookmark pattern she included and the Japanese bookmark is lovely. Your fob turned out beautiful as well, the LK pattern over 1 worked perfect for it. Congrats on finishing up your section of the RR, it looks great. What a fun idea to live on a boat.
Sue

Carla said...

What a cute L*K scissor fob! And the exchange your received from Cathy is lovely, too!

Susan said...

I love the Lizzie Kate design stitched over one - it's the perfect size for a fob.

The fob from Carol is so pretty, and the goodies are lovely, too!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous fobs! I absolutely love your LK fob though! Looks perfect for Harmien!

Lillie said...

Wondeful gifts. Loved the LK fob and your RR looks great.

Nic said...

What a lovely gift from Cathy, but of course you deserve it, you make so many lovely fobs for others yourself that it's high time you had something nice in return.

And of course, the fob for Harmien is just great, and so's the RR - I love the idea of the sailboat :o)

xstitch.nl said...

I love the birthday goodies you sent me, and the fob is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you!!
What a sweet surprise from Cathy!!
Haapy sailing... ;o)

tkdchick said...

Kathy's RR is looking great!