Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sad News... and Pretty Exchanges

I figure I will start with my sad news first... as some of my stitching friends are aware, Mike's father was very recently told he had Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He was too far gone really for chemo, but he did at least try it, with no positive effects. He went very rapidly down hill from there, and after Mike went down to Florida last week to say goodbye to him and celebrate his father's last birthday with him, my father in law passed away on Sunday night. This is a very painful time for us, and we will miss him very, very much. RIP Arnold Sutcliffe, 10/22/37 - 10/25/09. We love you very much.

In the midst of all of that, I received this really pretty beCause It's Pink Exchange (HoE) from Sharlotte. Sharlotte had a really unique idea. She stitched me a lingerie bag. Pretty! She also sent me a handmade bookmark (since I am also an avid reader, this is wonderful!), a set of pretty pink emery boards (also soooo me - I have long, natural nails that always need refining), a pink Sharpie pen, and two skeins of floss. What a treat! Thank you Sharlotte!
And, today I received a Halloween Exchange (HoE) from Terry. She stitched an ornament and a fob using Blue Ribbons Designs charts - on the prettiest orange linen. And... so cool... a Halloween Needle Minder! Great exchange, thank you Terry!!

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Currently Stitching: Stitching a gift - also mailed my Christmas Ornament for the Christmas Ornament Swap yesterday

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PIF for Susan

My PIF that had gone missing for a while came back to me, and now has been re-sent and received by Susan in TX (cannot find her blog link anywhere!!). Finally - at last - and I still have a few more to go before the year ends!!

Garden Alphabet "S" Fob
Prairie Schooler
32 ct Putty Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

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Stitching on: Christmas Ornament for Christmas Ornament Swap

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Exchange for Stacy

I heard from Stacy last night, and she let me know that she has received the HoE Halloween Exchange that I sent off to her:

Fraidy Frog Fob
Just Nan
Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue (September 2009)
Silkweaver 28 ct Solo Lugana, DMC Floss

And... the goodies!

Also, some really good news (to me it is!) - the PIF I sent to Susan came back to me today! Susan was living in Chicago and I sent it to her there, not knowing she had moved to Texas. I have her new address and it will go home to her tomorrow, first thing!

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Stitching on: Stitching on HoE beCause It's Pink Exchange

Saturday, October 10, 2009

PIF from Joke... and Gingher Elenas for Sale

I cannot believe it is over a month since I have blogged. Life does continue its hectic pace. I am late in sharing this lovely PIF that Joke sent to me. I think it is so cute! Thank you so much Joke! (You can see I took the photo outdoors and there is some leftover "chipmunk food" in the photo - this is exactly where a certain little chipmunk in our yard likes to snack every day on our porch!). I am so sad, though, that a PIF I sent a good month ago to one of my girls on my list has gone amiss... she moved and I did not know it. It is somewhere in the postal forwarding system, and has been for weeks... I do pray she receives it soon!

And... Mike asked me to tell you that he has the new Gingher Elena scissors available in his store: Mike & Carol's Internet Store . He has 4", 5", 8" and 8" left-handed for you - super low prices too! **The 4" Elenas just sold out...for now... please feel free to place your order now, though, as a new shipment is due here on Wednesday and Mike will fill your order as soon as FedEx drops them at his door

Hope you have all been well!!

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Stitching on: Stitching on HoE Halloween Exchange