Monday, September 01, 2014

Overdue Update

I am long overdue to post again to my blog. I do not kid myself, however. I don't think more than a tiny handful still even read my blog. Nonetheless, I have been negligent, so I will post a few things today. I realize I, myself, do not read blogs much at all any longer. I do, however, follow many of my xs friends on Facebook. Much easier. At one time a couple of years back, I was reading blogs so often that I fell very far behind in my paperwork at my office. Thus, I had to stop and right the ship again... I have received a couple of HoE exchanges I can now share:
I received this cute little snowman ornament from Melissa from the recent Christmas Ornament Exchange round. She says it is a freebie she has wanted to stitch.  I might have it, but I don't think I do... not all sure who the designer is, but this really, really is cute.  And Melissa did a nice job with finishing it too.  Thank you so much, Melissa.

I also received this pretty biscornu from Jayne in the UK (so very sorry, I cannot find her blog link).  She chose some delicate colors and fabric for me. Thank you Jayne :-)

How could I have not yet shared this pretty little birthday gift from my dear friend, Margaret ?  This is so delicate and sweet. Sadly, my camera fogged up when I went outside to take the photo.  I had thought this final one had come out clear, but I was mistaken!  Thank you Margaret, for this delicate gift and the goodies you sent to me too!  I must catch up with stitching birthday gifts again...  right on my to do list that goes!

Despite getting little stitching in, in total, over the past three months, I am up to date on Frosted Pumpkin's Stitchery's Once Upon A Time Sampler...
In June, we had The Princess and the Pea. So cute!  Loved stitching those pretty quilts on all of those mattresses.

In July, we had Thumbelina.  I just love those colorful little fish and the little mouse. 

And in August,we had The Bremen Town Musicians (or at they called it, The Musicians of Bremen Town, but as a German child growing up, I learned of it as Bremen Town Musicians)...  the animals are a bit updated than in the original fairy tale. Super fun to stitch.
And here we are so far.  Um, my camera was foggy again in this shot.  This is the best of a few.  Next time I will do better (how often do I say that??)...

Well, that is what I have to share...  like I said, this is basically a dead, non-read blog. But I share anyhow.

20 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Carol.

Such pretty stitching gifts received. Good luck with your stitching.

Happy days.
Bev.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm still reading! There's something to be said for having a special place for my friends who stitch. I don't post a lot of stitching stuff to FB because most of my friends don't get it. And I don't have a lot of blogging friends on FB because there's stuff I share there that I'd never post on my blog. I guess I'm just old school like that! (I know I could have posts that show up to one group or another, but that's too much work.)

Anna van Schurman said...

Oh! I like this Frosted Pumpkin design. Definitely one to think about for my nieces. :)

Beth Pearce said...

I have just started back reading blogs again - have yet to post to mine for two years - gulp. The Children's tales piece is really darling. My granddaughter would love it if I stitched that!

Berit said...

I love reading blogs, including yours.

I love your Prairie Schooler choices and great finishing.

I do have FB, but don't follow stitching and don't like the atmosphere.

Kathy A. said...

Hi Carol. Still here, still reading. Lovely stitched gifts!

Melody said...

Hi. I'm still reading blogs, yours included. Facebook isn't the same. Too much other unwanted stuff there.

Angela CG said...

Hi Carol,

I am also still reading! What wonderful exchanges you have recieved. Great progress on your "Once upon a time".

Robin said...

What lovely finishes you have received! Great progress on your "Once upon a time.." piece. I still stop by to read (I don't do FB).

Robin in Virginia

Tessa said...

Hi Carol
not blogging myself, I don't seem to have the time anymore and if I have to choose between stitching and blogging, well, stitching wins.... but still reading and enjoying your blog :)

Brenda A said...

Wow, everything you received is so lovely! What talented friends you have. You're Frosted Pumpkin is coming along so nicely too!

Von said...

Not dead yet! :D
RSS still picks up your updates so whenever you post, I get it. But blogging can take up a disproportionate amount of time, both reading and writing so I understand your feelings.
I'm glad you popped into this space and gave us an update on all your great projects!!

Lana said...

I'm still reading!!! Love your projects!! So cute!!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm still reading too..I don't get here same day, but I still read it and I still think your stitching is fabulous! Your exchanges received are super-duper! And I love that monthly series too :)

Nicole Williams said...

Still reading here too! I really love that sampler, I can't wait to see it finished!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really pretty finishes.

Mary in TN said...

I still prefer blogs to Facebook.

What lovely gifts you have received.

Mary in TN

Kay said...

I still am a loyal reader! I prefer blogs to facebook. Pretty finishes. I love the snowman!

Karoline said...

Your Frosted Pumpkin sampler is looking lovely and you got some gorgeous gifts.

Andrea said...

I'm still here. Don't do FB or any other social media so this is the only way I know what you are up to!
Beautiful stitching and exchanges.