Friday, August 01, 2008

Back to normal!

OK... back to normal! No birthday stuff in tonight's entry. I remain overwhelmed with that and will spread it out in future entries, but for today I want to show a couple of exchanges that I recently sent out and are now safe and sound in their new homes ;-)

Simone made a wish recently for a mattress pincushion on the Make A Wish Exchange, and I signed up to fulfill her wish for her. Somehow Simone received this all the way in The Netherlands in only two or three days!

Bloom Mattress Pincushion

Country Cottage Needleworks

Wichelt 32 ct Chantilly Country French Linen, Crescent Colours & DMC Floss


I also saw on the Crazy Exchange group that Jenn has received the new exchange that I put together for her... sure hopes she likes it! The chart is a freebie you can get only if you subscribe to Helga Mandl's newsletter, which only came out this past week, so there is still time to get it if you want it ;-)
Flower Freebie Floss Ring Tag

Helga Mandl Designs

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, DMC Floss


Goal Review Time:

July Goals:

1. Continue to stitch on A Quaker Christmas -yes
2. Continue to stitch on Serenity - yes
3. Continue to stitch on A Spring Ride SAL -yes
4. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - yes
5. Finish Acorn Sampler - no….
6. Stitch some gifts - yes, I stitched three gifts this month
7. Finish Michelle’s NRR and mail to An by 7/15 -yes, and An has received it
8. Start my Halloween RR and have it ready to mail to Edgar by 7/15 -yes, and Edgar has received it
9. Stitch and send new CE Exchange - yes, I stitched and sent two new exchanges – Tess and Jenn have received them
10. Stitch one or two Christmas ornaments - yes, I stitched two ornaments this month
11. Stitch a Christmas Ornament for Staci (Christmas Ornament Exchange) and mail it to her by 7/31 - yes, and Staci has received it
12. Stitch a scissor pocket for Terry (MAW Exchange) and mail it to her by 7/31 - yes, and Terry has received it
13. Start mattress pincushion for Simone (MAW Exchange) and have it ready to mail to her by 8/4 - yes, and Simone has received it
14. Stitch SBEBB Summer House Exchange and mail by 7/21 - yes, and Cathy has received it
15. Start Redwork Exchange and have ready to mail by 8/4 - yes, it is packed and ready to go in tomorrow’s mail
16. Stitch and send Leslie’s NRR to Nicole by 8/1 - yes, and Nicole has received it
17. Stitch and be ready to send HoE Summer Quaker Exchange by 8/1 - yes, and Margaret has received it
18. Stitch and send at least one PIF gift - yes, I stitched and sent three – Melissa and Sharon have received theirs, still waiting to hear from the third


August Goals:
1. Finish SBEBB Redwork Exchange and mail by 8/4
2. Continue to stitch on Spring Ride SAL
3. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
4. Continue to stitch on Serenity
5. Continue to stitch on A Quaker Christmas
6. Stitch and send at least one PIF
7. Stitch Shelley’s Halloween RR and mail to Edgar
8. Stitch scissor pocket for MAW Exchange for Melissa
9. Stitch and send some gifts
10. Stitch and send SBEBB Biscornu Exchange by 8/23
11. Start HoE Needleroll Exchange and be ready to mail by 9/2
12. Start SBEBB Shepherd’s Bush Exchange and be ready to mail by 9/5
13. Finish Acorn Sampler
14. Stitch on Katrina’s NRR and have ready to mail to An by 9/15
15. Stitch one or two Christmas ornaments
16. Stitch and send some new Crazy Exchanges
17. Finish Seasonal (Spring) Exchange and mail to Cathy K


Stitched on today: Finished SBEBB Redwork Exchange, and started a gift

10 comments:

Melody said...

Carol, I am so impressed by the amount of stitching you get done! It is truly amazing. You do such lovely finishing work on your pieces as well.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love the bloom mattress! What a great wish.

karenv said...

Both exchanges are lovely Carol!

Jade said...

I love both items more than I can say!

Casa Pearl said...

What great finishes! Love the Helga Mandl design - I'm off to sign up for her newsletter! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

you always amaze me at the amount of stitching you are able to do and complete! These are beautiful exchanges!

Did you get my email?

Melissa said...

Your mattress pincushion and floss tag are beautiful. WOW, your goals that you accomplished is outstanding. Good luck with Aug. goals.

Hannah said...

Wow! =O How do you do it?

Beautiful finishes as always!

Joke said...

Quite an amazing list of goals you've accomplished! And I've been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award (I'm not the first, I think)

Joke said...

I meant to say I nominated YOU for Kreativ Blogger Award ;)