Friday, July 30, 2010

Wonderful Mail!

Yesterday, the mailmain delivered a birthday gift from my dear stitching friend, Marie! What a surprise - I used to stitch a lot of bday gifts for stitching friends, but life circumstances changed dramatically and now I rarely ever have a chance to do that anymore. I absolutely never expect to receive gifts, and yet... look at this stunning surprise from Marie. I adore it - the colors are amazing and the stitching and finishing are perfect! Thank you, Marie, for the treat! I will email you today - I got in so late last night from a dinner with my mom, her husband and his family that I was not at all focused until this morning :-)
And then, the mailman brought another treat today! I received this adorable HoE For the Birds Exchange from Erin today. Isn't this sooooo cheerful! I love this little SamSarah design and the finish so much that it now sits in my hutch in my dining area and is so perky! I am so lucky! She also could not resist making me one of those fun fobs she has been making with her husband's grandmother's beads - she said Happy BDay in my card, so must be for that! I was admiring the one she had in her blog recently, and now I own one! See, I am soooo lucky! Thank you Erin.... gulp, now I better kick it into high gear to get my exchange out in time.... :-)

Currently Stitching: HoE For the Birds Exchange, and Family Reunion Sampler

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Belated Birthday for Katrina

I heard from Katrina a few days ago that she has received my belated birthday package... it is actually my second package to her, but package number one, sent to NZ in early April, is yet to arrive... so I made a second gift and added new goodies.... and those have, at least, arrived!

Dear Friend Needlebook
Elizabeth's Designs
28 ct Putty Cashel Linen, DMC Floss

eHarlequin Fireworks Sale!: Spend $10 and save $5!

Currently Stitching: Family Reunion Sampler

Sunday, July 04, 2010

More Family Reunion Progress

I have a little more progress on Family Reunion that I can share... not a lot of new motifs, but did start to personalize a few more motifs in the past week or two. I posted this over on Facebook too - this way the family can peek and see if they can find their initials yet - it has become a bit of a game for them ;-)

Happy Fourth of July to my American pals!!

eHarlequin Fireworks Sale!: Spend $10 and save $5!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to Karen

I got the official word today from Karen that my belated birthday package for her has arrived safe and sound in Australia... I am almost exactly two months late in getting this to her - thankfully, she is a great sport! I sent her a bunch of goodies, and stitch her this piece... her initials are on there, but cannot be seen in any of the shots I took...

Sweet Baby James Needle Purse
Indigo Rose
28 ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen, DMC Floss

Poolside Page-turners: buy 2 get 3rd free!