Wednesday, August 01, 2007

For An...

Hi An - here is an update of your round robin as of tonight - I hope it cheers you up! I should have been working on Mermaid Heaven, but really just felt like moving along with the RR instead... I think it is going to take me longer than I had predicted, so I will keep picking it up a lot.

I sent off a little birthday gift to my Birthday Sister, Patti. As some of you already know, Patti and I not only share a birthday, we also share a birth date. I think that is cool. I was born on July 31, 1963 at about 9 AM in Arlington, Massachusetts, while Patti was born the same day in Florida at ??? - hmm, not sure when - LOL! Anyhow, Patti emailed me a few days ago saying she received the package and would open it on "our day." Knowing she has opened it by now, I can share :-)

Nature's Alphabet "P" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver 32 ct Belfast Linen Solo, DMC Floss

Birthday sweetness is continuing! I received this pretty pincushion from Cindy today :-) I think it is just beautiful, although Cindy is so cute - she expressed doubt over her finishing skills. Now, what could possibly be wrong with this beauty? Silly Cindy - LOL! And, thank you for the Truly Thine chart too! I hope to stitch the strawberry emery in it soon!!
(Here is the back of the pincushion from Cindy, which is from a recent issue of The Gift of Stitching...see, it is perfect!!).
Dianne sent me this package of treats - so nice! She sent me a cat themed bookmark, a wildlife frame (which she suggests should be used for a kitty photo - love the idea, Di!!) and a friendship suncatcher! Aw, Dianne, you are wonderful. Thank you!!

Wow, it's the first again - goal review time!!

July Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow -yes
2. Finish Bordeaux Sampler -yes
3. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace -yes
4. Stitch Karen's Neighborhood Round Robin and post to Nikki by 8/1 -yes, Nikki has it
5. Finish my Hello Neighbor RR Group 3 and post to Annemarie by 7/15 -yes, An has it
6. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew -yes
7. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL -yes
8. Stitch Little Critters Exchange and post by 7/21 -yes, Vonna has received it
9. Stitch Freebie Exchange and post by 7/27 -yes, it is posted
10. Stitch Needleroll Exchange and post by 7/31 -yes, Jean has received it
11. Stitch some gifts -yes, I stitched six gifts in July
12. Meet freebie challenge on FGBB -no, I only stitched two freebies in July
13. Plan out Fair and Square round two -was just assigned to Wendy B. a few days ago and I have many thoughts on what to stitch
14. Stitch an ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL -no, no time this month

August Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
2. Continue to work on Victoria's Quaker
3. Continue to work on Mermaid Heaven
4. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace
5. Finish Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin and send it home to her
6. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew
7. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL
8. Stitch and post What's The Buzz? Exchange (SBEBB) by August 31
9. Stitch and post Redwork Exchange (USEBB) by August 31
10. Stitch and be ready to post Quaker Alphabet Exchange (SBEBB) by Sept 1
11. Stitch some gifts
12. Stitch an ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL
13. Stitch and send off Summer Seasonal Exchange
14. Stitch and send off Fair and Square to Wendy B.
15. Work on Cathy's Neighborhood RR (Group 3)

Here is where Lily spent part of the evening - on the back of my stitching chair, keeping a watchful eye over An's RR!!

Stitched on today: Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin


Anonymous said...

Ohh...your neat house for An looks so good with mine next door!

Deb said...

An's going to love what you stitch, Carol. You continue to amaze me with your capacity to stitch!! Are you sure you don't have Rumplestilskin disguising himself as your kitty during the day??? :o You're continuing to rake in that birthday loot, as well. Life has got to be good in NH!!!
Deb :)

PS: I'm within a hair of finishing and sending off Carissa's Neighborhood. I made it on time!! Yay!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL! Good for you that you are spoiled like this. Ann.

Lennu said...

The RR looks wonderful, it's great to see your WIPs. The fob for Patti is beautiful, how cool that you share a birth date! When I was at school, a friend (and classmate) of mine was born just one day earlier than me and her name was also Leena :)

I love your cat photos, your cats are so cute :)

ollie1976 said...

Lily looks like she's taking her supervising job very seriously1

Hazel said...

What a great post! Lovely gifts and love your RR square. Lily is so cute. My dd is called Lily and she's cute too lol. xx

mainely stitching said...

Lily is obviously a very good guardian of the NRR, because Annemarie's is looking utterly FAB! :D

Your stitching goals just make me dizzy! Gosh, I feel so accomplished if I can get one little project done a week! LOL!

Lovely gift you made for Patti - I feel awful that I actually forgot you gals share the same birthday. I swear, my brain has melted!

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you like the little cushion :)

Your house for Ann is just perfect and I love the little pumpkin fob!

glamlawlib said...

Love your cute kitty! And your stitching is just perfect as always. I'm late but Happy Birthday, isn't it nice when they continue!

Anita said...

I just love looking at your birthday presents. Wow, those
stitched pieces are great and your
gift fobs to others are so pretty.

Michelle said...

More beautiful gifts! I love how the RR block is coming along - especially that peacock!

Sally said...

Your piece in An's RR is gorgeous.

You have received even more lovely gifts Carol. I love the chart and pincushion Cindy sent you.

What a cute picture of Lily:)

Love the fob you stitched for Patti:) You were born in the same year as me but my birthday is towards the end of the year so I'm a teeny bit younger:)

Andrea said...

Lovely work on the rr. The fob is a beautiful gift.

Samantha said...

Beautiful stitching Carol - the RR is looking fabulous! More lovely gifts too... :o)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love your choice for An's RR. The flower is so vibrant!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Lily looks like a stern taskmaster :) She's probably wondering where the monkeys are!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Lily looks very comfortable perched on the back of your chair. An's RR is looking great.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful gifts!!!