Friday, October 31, 2008
Here is the lovely Christmas ornament I received yesterday from dear Jill. I had put a wish on the MAW BB for a Christmas ornament (I just love, love, love stitched ornaments for our tree - can never have enough!), and Jill scooped up my wish right away. I couldn't get a photo yesterday, because it was too dark out. Isn't this gorgeous? Her hardanger is just stunning. Thank you so much Jill!!
Oh, and Happy Halloween everyone!
Stitched on today: Stitched Ulla's Halloween Round Robin
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I was lucky enough to receive my exchange from Goldie. She stitched me a lovely pinkeep using a Homespun Elegance design (always a winner with me). And she sent me a brass stand for it - very, very appreciated, as this now sits on our fireplace mantle... and a nice pumpkin that now sits with it... and oh gosh, some silks, pretty fabric, a cute pencil, yummy cocoa mixes... and a card with bat earrings! So cute! Thank you so much Goldie!
And, the exchange I sent was received by Michelle earlier this week too...
... And this is the entire exchange for her... Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween, Michelle!
OK... we have a winner for my blog drawing of the Just Cross Stitch 2008 Christmas Ornament Issue - we had a ton of people who registered, and my DH randomly drew Nicola's name - and I have her address already as she is a member of HoE, so Nicola - congratulations! I will get this out to you as soon as possible! Enjoy!
I received a gorgeous Christmas ornament from Jill today for the Make A Wish Exchange. Wait until you see it! It is white on white hardanger! It was too dark when I got home tonight to take a good photo, so I will get one in the daylight tomorrow to share - thank you so much Jill - I do love it!
Stitched on today: Finished HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thank you all so much for the wonderful feeback and comments on my finish of A Quaker Christmas! I was (am) overwhelmed by how many of you left comments - truly a first in my blog. I appreciate all you have to say. I do not know if I will be able to get this framed for the holiday. Framing is so expensive and we are saving in this poor economy, so I might get it framed as a Christmas gift, but not before...
Stitched on today: Stitched on HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
There is still time to sign up for my blog giveaway... see yesterday's entry for details... and Good Luck! :-)
Stitched on today: Finished A Quaker Christmas, and started a Christmas ornament for HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange **Mailed off HoE Floss Ring Tag Exchange today
Monday, October 27, 2008
It is my turn now to do a blog giveaway. I have an extra issue of the new 2008 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue - brand new, unused, unread.... just leave a comment here in this entry and let me know you want to be signed up. I will draw a name on Thursday so that I can get it in the mail by the weekend... in time for the lucky winner to still be able to stitch up some ornaments for Christmas. Good luck!
And... a little more AQC... looks like I might be able to finish it in just one more sitting now...
Stitched on today: Finished HoE Floss Ring Tag Exchange, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas **Mailed out a gift today
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Just one more partial medallion left now... :-)
Stitched on today: Finished a gift, started HoE Floss Ring Tag Exchange, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I spent a lot of time stitching on a gift, but then I did find some time later today to add a bit more to A Quaker Christmas. Just the northeastern most point to work on now (makes sense, I live in the northeast... yep, I am a little punchy right now).
Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift and on A Quaker Christmas
Friday, October 24, 2008
... And just a few little treats with it... I hope you will enjoy it, Katrien :-)
Stitched on today: Started a gift **Mailed out SBEBB Pumpkin Patch exchange today
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time for another update of A Quaker Christmas. After finishing part two of my SBEBB Pumpkin Patch exchange, I found I had some time left over to do some of the small motifs on the sampler. Getting pretty close now - thanks to my cheerleaders ;-)
Stitched on today: Finished the second part of Pumpkin Patch Exchange, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Well... my plans to get a better photo of my HoE Mattress Pincushion Exchange from Jill this morning were totally foiled by a dark, dingy morning. I had to settle for using this photo that was taken on my kitchen counter in the dull grey of the morning before I left for work. What a pretty LHN pincushion she made for me. And a stunning counting pin... and what a generous extra - a stitching lamp! Jill said she felt badly reading about my Ott-Lite misadventures recently, so she sent me a back up! Now, how cool (and overly generous) is Jill? Thank you so much - I am utterly blown away!
Then today I heard from Laurie that she received my return exchange for her as part of the Crazy Exchange BB. I was in the mood to continue to stitch on Halloween themed items...
... and the rest of the goodies I sent to her. Glad you like the scissors, Laurie... enjoy!!
Stitched on today: Started second part of Pumpkin Patch Exchange
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
....back to exchange stitching ;-)
Oh! I received a lovely Mattress Pincushion exchange from Jill today! Wait until you see! I could not get a good photo tonight - it was dark and rainy when I got in from work, but I will show you tomorrow ;-) Thank you Jill - I love it!
Stitched on today: Finished first part of Pumpkin Patch Exchange
Monday, October 20, 2008
I gave up on even looking at the mail lately... everything for days now has been addressed to Mike. But, not today! Nope, I got a bank statement from Citizen's Bank... and this adorable SBEBB Halloween Exchange from Mylene. This is the cutest pinkeep - she says it is a freebie, but I have never seen this cutie before. And, of course, it is wonderfully stitched and perfectly finished by Mylene. It sits proudly in my bookcase in the living room right now. I just love it! And the goodies too! She sent me lots of lovelies that I can so easily use... and nice hand cream... and a baggie of chocolates that I cannot show you. Most are in Mike already. He hid the rest :-) Thank you so much Mylene!
Stitched on today: Stitched on Pumpkin Patch Exchange
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Ah, there it is! I have been avoiding stitching this honeycomb-like motif. I just don't care for it... but there it is, finished... easy from here on :-)
Stitched on today: Stitched on Pumpkin Patch Exchange, and on A Quaker Christmas
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
And above is the entire exchange for her. I hope the goodies I picked out will be useful for her. Enjoy!
Back to secret stitching again...
Stitched on today: Stitched CE return exchange for Laurie **Mailed new CE Exchange
Thursday, October 16, 2008
After I finished up this really cute thing that I made for a Crazy Exchange (I love it and cannot wait until I can show it to you), I settled back in with A Quaker Christmas. At some points, my stitching slowed to a stop as the Boston Red Sox mounted an amazing comeback tonight in what would have been an elimination game for them :-) Where this will lead them, who knows... but it was very exciting tonight.
Stitched on today: Finished a CE Exchange, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
... And the rest of my exchange for her. The gum is there for trick or treat :-) I hope you enjoy the exchange Ulla, as I had great fun putting it together for you.
Psst... Dragon Dreams fans: Jennifer has put a little freebie up in her newsletter for us, we have to grab it before it is gone :-) Scroll down a tiny bit in the newsletter to get this cutie: Christmas Freebie from Dragon Dreams
Stitched on today: Stitched on a CE Exchange
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Becky asked that the goodies be kept "simple" - so here is the rest of my little exchange for her... hope you enjoy it, Becky ;-)
Stitched on today: Started a CE exchange **Mailed MAW Exchange to Andrea today
Monday, October 13, 2008
Bored with my little AQC updates yet? Sorry... just really want to get it done this year. The big motif on the right side border is growing fast now ;-)
I just put it down early, though, as I see an opportunity to finally go and read some blogs.... oh, Happy Columbus Day to my US friends... it was a nice day off :-)
Stitched on today: Finished MAW Exchange for Andrea, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I busily worked away on my MAW Exchange for Andrea today, but then had an urge tonight to fix my boo boo on A Quaker Christmas... back in business now ;-)
Thank you to those who still read, visit and comment in my blog. I really appreciate it, as you know I have been missing from yours for a while now. I am still so very busy and not finding much blog time, but I did make a commitment to myself that if I can manage to finish that MAW exchange tomorrow, I will then devote time to blog reading before the night ends... hope I make it!
Stitched on today: Stitched on MAW Exchange for Andrea, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I received my SBEBB Shepherd's Bush Exchange from Paula today. I must admit, I was getting worried about this one as it was really late with getting here. She stitched a very cute design. The cord is very, very, very long, so I have asked Paula in my thank you email to explain how I am to display it. It is a sweet thing, but I think I just don't understand something here. The goodies are fantastic. Thank you again Paula - it was fun receiving from you again - I now have two little SB ornaments from you this year that compliment each other very well.
Stitched on today: Started MAW Exchange for Andrea **Mailed HoE Mattress Pincushion Exchange today
Friday, October 10, 2008
I received this lovely Autumn Exchange from somebody on the Crazy Exchange Board today. Unfortunately, the sender did not enclose a note in the envelope, and the envelope was destroyed badly enough to make the return address unreadable. I do know the sender is from Europe, as the postage was paid in Euros. I posted to the board to see who sent this to me and am awaiting a response. Such a pretty needlebook and fob! DH loves the chocolate... the decorative pins, however, were crushed by the postal service. Thank you, (mystery) exchange partner! ***Edited: Mystery solved! Thank you Pascale!!
I never show my stash shopping in my blog... who wants to see how well I can shop? Isn't it more fun to see stitched items? But I did want to show this beauty that came yesterday, as I don't know how many of you know this kit is available on The Drawn Thread website right now... good price too.... the chart only comes out in November, but I wanted the kit because it calls for silks ;-) It is stunning in person!
My little Lily fell asleep watching TV tonight... shame on you, Lily - don't forget you have to turn the TV off before you fall asleep...
Kevin Costner has broken into the world of country music now... Hmmmm..... what do we all think? Should movie actors try to "do it all" and become country music singers too? The mind boggles.... can't say I care much for his voice.
Stitched on today: Finished HoE Mattress Pincushion Exchange, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas (but need to frog most of that out... watching Red Sox at the same time, utterly distracted!) **Mailed out Halloween Exchange to Becky today