Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Biscornu Exchange for Rita

I heard from Rita this afternoon that she has received the exchange I sent to her for the HoE Biscornu Exchange. I was getting pretty worried, as I had sent it by Priority Mail to Hungary back on March 17th, but no need to worry any longer :-) Mike and I both tried hard to get a good photo of this biscornu, to no avail. The camera did not want to focus on the colorful stitches (they are very colorful) against the black background, and we tried several kinds of light too... this was the best of the bunch:

Sampler Flowers #2 Biscornu

Periphaeria Designs

28 ct Black Jobelan, DMC Floss

The rest of the exchange for Rita is shown above. The chart was on her wishlist. Ther rest I just had fun with, and she sent a sweet note to let me know she is pleased. Enjoy Rita!!

Also, as I had mentioned last night, I did finish up another ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL pretty late last night. I did take a photo of it this morning:

Christmas Surprise 2005 Ornament

Dragon Dreams - retired freebie

Silkweaver 28 ct Moon Dust Opalescent Lugana, DMC Floss

Goal Review Time:
March Goals:
1. Continue to work on Serenity - yes
2. Continue to work on A Quaker Christmas - yes
3. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - yes
4. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace - yes
5. Stitch and send Winter Exchange to Myrna - yes, and Myrna has received it
6. Stitch and send Judith’s Neighborhood Round Robin to Annemarie by 3/15 - yes, and Annemarie has received it
7. Stitch at least one PIF - yes, and it is on its way
8. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL - yes
9. Stitch two ornaments - yes, I stitched two
10. Finish and mail SBEBB Tea Time Exchange by 3/8 - yes, and Su has received it
11. Continue to work on Memories - yes, and I finished it
12. Stitch and send SBEBB Spring Quaker Exchange by 3/21 - yes, and Becky K. has received it
13. Stitch and send HoE Biscornu Exchange by 3/21 -yes, ended up doing two – Rita has received hers, and Sharon C. has received hers
14. Stitch and send out Crazy Exchange - yes, and Wendy Jo has received it
15. Stitch some gifts - yes, I stitched two gifts this month

April Goals:
1. Continue to work on Serenity
2. Continue to work on A Quaker Christmas
3. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
4. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace
5. Stitch and send Wendy’s Neighborhood Round Robin to Nicole ASAP (am waiting to receive it still)
6. Stitch at least one PIF
7. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL
8. Stitch one or two ornaments
9. Finish and mail SBEBB Here’s To Ewe Exchange by 4/8
10. Finish and mail HoE Pinkeep Exchange by 4/5 - yes, and Valerie received it on 3/31
11. Stitch and send out a Crazy Exchange
12. Stitch some gifts
13. Stitch and send out SBEBB Spring House and Garden Exchange by 4/20
14. Stitch and be ready to send out SBEBB Garden Exchange for 5/1
15. Continue to stitch on House Samplings
16. Meet the Finishing Challenge – Needle Roll

I wonder what is up with The Gift of Stitching... it is April 1, but no new issue yet... I hope it arrives soon!! (**Edited: Ah, there it is!)

Thanks for the sweet words from so many of you regarding the incoming and outgoing mail yesterday - and for the additional fabric purchases too! I appreciate it all (there are still two linens left.. last time I mention it).

I am off to work on my Here's To Ewe Exchange - I have a long way to go still on that one!

Stitched on today: Here's To Ewe Exchange


Kim B said...

Wow they're all beautiful Carol! And it looks like you met all your March goals, too. Here's to April!

BeckySC said...

You are awesome!! You do so well with your goals :) Congratulations!!

I love the biscornu-well done! And the ornament is just too cute :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I just adore that ornie. The dragon is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching as always Carol! =)

Von said...

I'm always amazed when I visit with you, Carol! You blog and stitch every day even when you're not feeling tip-top, and doing it so well.

Lennu said...

The biscornu is beautiful, this is such a wonderful design. I think your photo is very good, it's difficult to take photos of black linen! Oh the ornament is very cute :)

Stephanie said...

What a lovely biscornu for Rita - I love that you stitch on black/dark linen :) I find it a challenge for my poor eyes (I blame my parents for my hereditary bad vision!)

Wow, that's a whole lotta goals...

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous Biscornu - I love the way the colours "pop" on the black fabric!

And of course the DD dragon ornie is so sweet! Lovely finish!

Unknown said...

biscournu is so sweet and the dragon i just love it :)

Carol R said...

A great exchange - the colours are great

Anita said...

I love the biscornu. It is so pretty. Did you change the color or you used what it is listed on the chart. The ornament is cute.

Anonymous said...

Lovely biscornu, the colours are perfect on the black fabric!

Jennifer said...

Your blog is a fun one to read and you've done a lovely job on that ornament. As for the biscornu.... hmmm you might even tempt me to try that!

Keep up the lovely work and the blogging!

Jennifer at Dragon Dreams

Rachel V said...

Great exchanges, Carol, as always.
Your goals AMAZE me!!! Congratulations on so many stitching accomplishments.

staci said...

Wonderful biscornu, love the bright colors on the dark fabric! And very cute ornie too!

Great job on your goals Carol, I'm sure you'll do fantastic on April's as well!

Karoline said...

They're both lovely Carol, congratulations

Lelia said...

Lucky Rita! Lovely stitching Carol : )

Anonymous said...

Beautiful biscornu! I love how Outi's design turned out with all of the colors against the black fabric. Very nice. I can't believe that you are signed up for so many exchanges; you must be Wonder Woman to get all of them done and stitching for yourself!

Juanita said...

What a gorgeous biscornu!! The colors really pop on this one. I'm sure Rita loved it.

Wanda said...

I love stopping to visit you always motivate me to get more done! Your biscornu was gorgeous love those colors on black!

Carla said...

What a beautiful biscornu!!! The colors really pop on the dark background!
Cute xmas ornie and fantastic job on your goals :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your biscornu is gorgeous! Your ornie is cute! I still haven't stitched that one yet!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous biscornu - love it!!!!