Saturday, August 02, 2008

All kinds of stuff...

I have all kinds of things to show today, so fair warning - this entry is a bit photo heavy!

First of all, I received the most amazing pocketed pinkeep from Vonna today. Isn't it a beauty? I made a wish for one - a pinkeep with a pocket on the back - over on the Make A Wish Exchange very recently, and was excited when Vonna volunteered to make one for me. She also sent me some items from my wishlist for my birthday. What a sweetie! Thank you so much Vonna - I love it all!



Some more birthday gifts have arrived... I know, I am quite spoilt!
Jill is amazing! Jill and I talk sports quite a bit. She totally respects my love of the Red Sox while she is very much a Twins fan. (Truth be told, I love the Twins too - just love the Red Sox more) - we also love Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. Anyhow... looky what she made for me. How cool is this?? And it is so perfectly stitched and assembled. I love the heart shaped eyelet she used. And she also sent a marking pin that she made herself - and I needed a new one, having recently broken mine... Thank you so much Jill!
WendyJo also stitched a floss ring tag for me - these are the only two I own... she stitched one of my favorite Lizzie Kate freebies - love it, thanks so much Wendy Jo!!

A couple of gifts I put together and sent out also have arrived where they should. First is my little tiny birthday gift for Patti - most of you know already that Patti and I were born on the exact same day, and I think that is very, very cool because Patti is so incredibly cool!

Humble Daisys Floss Ring Tag

Brightneedle

28 ct Misty Green Linen, DMC Floss, Stitched one-over-one


Also, Karen has received the PIF gift that I made for her... as I recently mentioned, I am on a Brightneedle kick lately ;-)
Mama Bird Floss Ring Tag

Brightneedle

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, GAST Floss, stitched one-over-one


And finally... coming to the end of the line here... I pulled Acorn Sampler back out tonight. All last month I kept thinking, "nope, I am not in the mood." Tonight I let myself realize why. I really don't care for the coverage of the silk on the cashel linen in several areas on the sampler. I will finish it and even frame it. It was a really fun class with Betsy. That said, if I had to do it all over again, I would have stitched this on belfast linen instead. Almost there now - one good lengthy stitching session and it will be finished!

Stitched on today: Stitched a gift, and stitched on Acorn Sampler **Mailed out SBEBB Redwork Exchange today

19 comments:

Georgie said...

I love everything you received! Amazing stitchers!!!

Carol R said...

What great exchanges and gifts!
I love your Acorn Sampler.

Andrea said...

A host of pretty gifts. Acorn Sampler looks wonderful.

Petra said...

All the finishes stitched and received are beautiful! Acorn Sampler is very pretty & delicate, I like that.

Melissa said...

Wow!!! I love all of the little presents you received. Your Red Sox ring tag is perfect for you! The Acorn Sampler looks great. You'll have it done before you know it.

Katrina said...

All your gifts are gorgeous and I love the things you stitched.

The acorn piece is so pretty. It's a shame you aren't totally happy with it. I do understand, I like really good coverage too :-).

karenv said...

Lovely gifts, both sent and received! Acorn Sampler is looking beautiful too.

Olenka's Stitches said...

All pieces you stitched and received look so lovely. I love your Acorn Sampler, very delicate.

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Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Good luck getting your acorn sampler done. It looks wonderful

Tammy said...

Such beautiful things. I love the floss tags and the pin keep you received is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

staci said...

Wonderful gifts Carol, congrats! And love the floss tags (and brightneedle!) you've sent out too!

Margaret said...

Carol
Great to see the Acorn Sampler again and nearly finished. Well done. It looks good but like you I prefer good coverage and get twitchy without that satisfaction

stitcherw said...

What lovely pieces, given and received, and your Acorn Sampler is looking beautiful. The colors in this are so pretty. Sorry that you're not totally happy with the coverage. Why would stitching on Belfast rather than Cashel have had different coverage? Is the count different, or is the fiber thickness different?
Sue

Stitch Wizard said...

Acorn Sampler is just gorgeous!! I agree with you about Cashel Linen. I don't like stitching on it because to me it is really stiff, but this is so pretty even though that is what you are using! I myself love belfast linen! I am so happy that you got Sail Away too! I just love it and only was able to get it because of stitching that model I hated doing so much! It made it worth all my efforts to go in and get something so pretty. I am dying to stitch it too!

Jenna said...

I love it when your posts are photo-heavy! :) Vonna did an outstandingly lovely job of the pocketed pinkeep. She certainly is skilled! I also love all of the floss tags you've given and received. Great work!

Tanya said...

Oh WOW that Red Sox tag is wonderful!! You lucky girl.

Tanya

Michelle said...

Beautiful gifts - both stitched and received! The acorn sampler is beautiful - not much more to go. I get so frustrated when my coverage is not what I want, so understand what you mean!

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