Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year :-)

OK, for Miss Murphy.... a slideshow of my finishes for 2008 :-)

I heard today that Michelle received the little birthday token that I sent to her. I totally expected it to arrive a couple of days late, but the USPS got it to her on her actual birthday (today)!
Christmas Alphabet "M" Fob

Prairie Schooler

Unknown 32 ct Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

And, I finished up one last Christmas ornament for 2008 tonight... I had to lighten the photo a little, but it is fairly close to true.

Christmas Angel Ornament

Midsummer Night Designs

Just Cross Stitch 2007 Christmas Ornament Issue

36 ct Light Sand Edinburgh Linen, DMC Floss

Review of Goals:

December Goals:
1. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - yes
2. Finish Gloire du Matin - yes
3. Stitch and send SBEBB ABC Exchange by 12/31 - yes, I mailed it today
4. Stitch and send some gifts - yes, I stitched three gifts this month
5. Stitch at least one Christmas Ornament for SAL - yes
6. Stitch and send Nicole’s Neighborhood Round Robin home (if I get it this month) - just got it today, will stitch it in January
7. Stitch and send return CE Exchange to Marne - yes, and Marne has received it
8. Stitch and send Christmas Ornament to Joan for Christmas Ornament Swap - yes, and Joan has received it
9. Stitch and send floss ring tag to Melissa C. for MAW Exchange - yes, and Melissa has received it
10. Stitch and send Vonna’s Halloween RR to Edgar - no, not yet, still choosing that perfect pattern for it
11. Finish Summer Exchange for Cathy K. and mail by 12/15 - yes, and Cathy has received it

January Goals:
1. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
2. Stitch some Christmas ornaments
3. Stitch some gifts
4. Finish Nicole's NRR and send it home to her
5. Stitch Vonna's Halloween RR and send it to Edgar
6. Stitch and send Christmas ornament to Cathy B. for Christmas Ornament Swap
7. Stitch and send SBEBB Blackbird Designs Exchange by 1/16
8. Stitch and send HoE Lizzie Kate Exchange by 1/19
9. Stitch and send HoE Valentine's Day Exchange by 1/24
10. Stitch and send SBEBB Frosty Friends Exchange by 1/31

Stitched on today: Finished Christmas Ornament **Mailed SBEBB ABC Exchange today

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thank You Katrien

I received a return exchange from Katrien today (Crazy Exchange) - she quilted me this pretty wall quilt. As soon as I can give it a good press, I will put it right up. It is so beautifully made, and I will really cherish it. She also sent pretty autumnal DMC floss colors and some chocolates that DH has already confiscated... Belgian chocolate is one of his favorites ;-) Thank you so much Katrien!

Stitched on today: Finished SBEBB ABC Exchange, and started a Christmas ornament

Monday, December 29, 2008

Another visit from Santa!

And what a surprise visit from Santa it was! I received this amazing parcel from Tessa today! I think she adopted me this year. She spoiled me rotten. I sent her some special skin creme at some point this year - something she cannot get easily in Australia. It was my pleasure to send it, no big deal at all... and look what she decided to do for me! She stitched this pretty fob for me... sent me Scissoroos for it (I have been coveting these special kangaroo scissors for months now, and I cannot even begin to imagine that I own them now!), a chart that is so perfect for me, the cutest buttons, a satchel bag that rolls up easily, and holiday tissues! My gosh - see, she spoiled me rotten. Thank you so much Tessa. Honestly, it is hard to find just the right words to thank you for this extreme generosity. {{{HUGS}}} And, I received this amazing tatted Christmas ornament in a Christmas card from Cathy - she says her mother tatted this. It is starched and is so perfect. Looks awesome on my Christmas shrub, and I am so honored to receive this from Cathy (and her mum). Thank you both so much.

I am utterly humbled today by the generosity of my friends. I didn't even manage to get Christmas cards out this year (except to DH's family).... I feel so ashamed. But am glad I have my plan in place to spoil so many of you next Christmas ;-) I was thrilled to hear that others of you have similar plans. Very cool!

Stitched on today: Stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange **Mailed out a gift today

Santa Stopped By

Santa made a little surprise stop yesterday :-) My dear friend Margaret sent me this beautiful ornament by Plum Street Samplers. It is so perfectly stitched and finished, and I just adore it! She also sent me a packet full of unbelievable stash too! Wow, you spoiled me so much - thank you Margaret! The ornament went straight to the Christmas Shrub ;-)

I finished another Christmas ornament today - one that will go in the big basket and eventually be mailed to some unsuspecting stitching friend next fall...

Candy Cane Wishes: Joy Ornament

Plum Pudding Needleart

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, DMC Floss

OK... time to buckle down! My SBEBB ABC Exchange is due to go out on Wednesday, Dec 31.... but I got myself in too deep with this one and the stitching is soooo slow, not to mention the assembly that is yet to come... I really better buckle down!

Stitched on today: Finished a Christmas Ornament, and stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Wish for Melissa

Melissa has received the floss ring tag that she wished for on the Make A Wish BB - a wish that I had volunteered to fulfill for her... and here it is:
Atelier de Brodeuse Floss Ring Tag

Au Fil des Reves

36 ct Ivory Linen, CC Floss (my conversion from the silk in the kit)

Stitched on today: Stitched on a Christmas Ornament, stitched a gift

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Makeover

Truth be told, my Christmas Spirit is on life support. My family has grown so distant and so far apart (emtionally) that Christmas is no joy, but is rather dreaded and, in many ways, just plain old painful... So, I am going to re-write Christmas! A total makeover. In 2009, I am going to make a HUGE basketful of Christmas ornaments and send them to as many of my dear stitching pals as I possibly can. For you truly hold the Spirit of Christmas. And that is what I want to lean on. I don't expect any ornaments in return. I am more of a giver than a getter. But I want Christmas to be fun - and I think this will go a long way in doing that for me ;-) You will start to see a lot of ornaments show up in my blog entries now - I had planned to decrease my involvement in exchanges in 2009, so this will be a good fill in for my time too.

I finished my first one for the basket last night, after getting home from the fun, fun day with my family ;-)

Joy Ornament

Lizzie Kate

32 ct Dirty Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

Stitched on today: Started a Christmas ornament, and stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my friends!

Ever notice, those of you who do not have children, that as you get older your family gets smaller? And more grown away from you? DH and I are very in the midst of that right now. It was lovely to see my mother today, walking so well and without need for her walker or cane as long as she had things to support her, like the kitchen counter, etc. She tires so easily, though. Her new prosthetics seem to be working well - a Christmas miracle, she is! The rest of my family... pretty much gone on their own now.

Anyhow... I heard from Marne that she received my CE return exchange yesterday - whew, just in time to hang on her tree!
Renne de Noel Ornament


32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, CC Floss in Bramble Bush

Enjoy the rest of the holiday :-)

Stitched on today: Finished a Christmas ornament

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve to all of my dear blogging friends :-) Thank you for the cards, emails and blog comments. You are all so very sweet. And I commend those of you who are so great at visiting at commenting so regularly, especially since I am not so good (rather, am so horrible) at doing that for you! You are the best!

Not in keeping with the Christmas theme whatsoever, tonight I will share the HoE Halloween Exchange that I recently stitched up for Laura. Laura was unfortunate enough not to receive at all from her exchanger, and I could not allow that to happen, of course! So... I put this little package together for her, and I am so glad that she is pleased!
"BOO" 2006 Dragonlet Floss Ring Tag

Dragon Dreams

Silkweaver 32 ct Solo Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

... And the rest of her treats ;-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. We will be off to face some stressful family situations tomorrow. I keep hoping for the best with it... but it could end up being an early day - maybe even slipping away with DH to go to the movies...

Stitched on today: Started a Christmas ornament

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Gift for Karen

I just read that Karen has received the little combination birthday (a little belated) and Christmas gift that I sent off to her - well, at least it got to her before Christmas! Gosh, I feel terribly that I have not been able to keep good email contact with Karen (or so many of my other friends) of late, and I really wanted to make sure she knows (and everyone else knows) that I am thinking of her (and everyone else!) despite my inability to get online to chat as much as I once could...

Believe Ornament

The Sampler Girl

36 ct Ivory Linen, HDF Silk in Dragon's Blood

Stitched on today: Stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange

Monday, December 22, 2008

Just a little more HOHRH

After finding my ABC Exchange for the SBEBB to be a bit too tedious to work on tonight, I chose to work some more on HOHRH. You know - really want to get it done soon! I managed to finish the upper story of the house... that's progress ;-)

No snow today - what a change!

Stitched on today: Stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange, and stitched on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Time for a little HOHRH

It is a very snowy day today - we already have at least two feet of snow just from this weekend. I didn't really have much for stitching today - just not much of a mood for it. But I did work a little on HOHRH again while watching the Boston Celtics roll to their 18th straight win tonight...

Ah, just two days now until Christmas Break!

Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Wish from Terry

I received this sweet strawberry emery from Terry today. I placed a wish for one on the MAW (Make a Wish) Board, and Terry chose to fulfill it for me. This is her first ever emery - not bad at all! Thank you so much Terry! I love it :-)

Many of you have probably already found this wonderful site, but if you are in the US and like to read as much as I do, I thought you might be interested in the Paper Back Swap - I have been having a lot of fun with it, and thought I would pass the fun along to anyone else who is interested...

Another BIG snow event for tomorrow. We got about 10-12" yesterday, and might get as much again tomorrow...

Stitched on today: Started SBEBB ABC Exchange today **Mailed MAW Exchange to Melissa today

Friday, December 19, 2008

For Katrina

I have been holding my breath for a little while with this one, but the Postal Service came through in plenty of time - I heard today that Katrina has received the ornament I sent to her a while ago. We have swapped little Christmas gifts for a few years now, and it is always so much fun! Glad you like this one Katrina!

Christmas Tree Ornament

JBW Designs - in Tokens of Affection II

32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, GAST Floss, Mill Hill Beads

I had to chuckle when I received my ornament for the Christmas Ornament Exchange that Meg ran... I received the same ornament that I had just stitched up for Katrina - ah, great minds do think alike! Actually, I have seen this one in a few blogs this year. Hardly a new design, but very popular for Christmas 2008 ;-)

We are at the end of our first big snow storm of the year now. Maybe I can get a photo for tomorrow's blog. Mike says it looks like 8-10" out there right now but was winding down... glad it is a Friday and can relax a bit while we get it cleared up.

Stitched on today: Stitched MAW exchange for Melissa **Mailed CE return exchange to Marne today

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Summer Exchange for Cathy

I heard from Cathy this evening that she has received the Summer Seasonal Exchange that I sent off to her last week. We have our first major snow storm of the season ready to barrel in on us tomorrow afternoon, so it still tickles me that the season I stitched for her was summer :-) Ah, I wish I were in Australia right about now too!
Secret Flower Bed Pinkeep

The Trilogy

32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, GAST and WDW Floss, JABC Buttons

I also wanted to stitch her a Christmas ornament... and could not resist this one with its cute tropical feel... and was so happy to hear from Cathy that she also likes this wee little thing...

Candy Flops Ornament

Helga Mandl Designs

Enchanted Fabrics 32 ct Unique Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

... And here is the entire exchange I sent off to her... so glad you are enjoying it Cathy!

Stitched on today: Finished CE return exchange for Marne **Mailed HoE replacement exchange to stranded stitcher today

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our Christmas Shrub

Well, OK, I will show our little tree that can barely hold ornaments... but first I just heard that my dear friend Karen has received some Christmas ornaments that I sent off to her... one I stitched months ago and already shared, and then I also recently put this one together for her:
Snowman Ornament

Prairie Schooler

32 ct Dirty Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

And here it is.... not a great photo and I had to straighten the leaning tree up a little before I took the photo, thus leaving some of the ornaments hanging funny (I had not noticed at the time).... here it is.... see, it does not even come over the railing of the balcony of our foyer! LOL (I know, it needs a star or angel on top for some sort of balance - my angel is too big!)

Our first "snow day" today - not a ton of snow, but really slick roads this morning and I chose to sleep in and then we Christmas shopped ;-)

Oh! Can someone tell me if I have this right?? The words Cashel, Belfast, Edinburgh and Newcastle used for linen are provided by Zweigart (other than being cities in Europe, of course!).... and.... well, Cashel is 28 ct, Belfast is 32 ct, Edinburgh is 36 ct, and Newcastle is 40 ct... right? I think they have others in higher counts too, but I really do not know. So, how do people have 32 ct Cashel, and 28 ct Belfast??? Makes no sense to me. So, am I missing something here? Wichelt just uses the count numbers and does not use the European city/town label... right??

Stitched on today: Finished a replacement exchange for someone for HoE, started CE return exchange for Marne

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pretty Ornaments

I want to show you two really lovely Christmas ornaments that I received from friends today :-) Of course, it was already late and dark by the time I got home tonight, so my photos are their usual... dark, yucky... sorry!

First, I received this stunner from Harmien - it is so elegant, I just love it so much. As always, it is perfectly stitched and finished. What a surprise! I will go put it on my tree now!
I received this beauty from Katrina. What a neat design, and I just love the heart button. Thank you Katrina! I will go put it on the tree now too!

I will cherish both of these ornaments forever. I know some have asked to see a photo of my tree... well, you would not believe the tree DH chose this year. I call it my "Christmas Shrub" and my few little ornaments make it lean and tip over! I truly have no idea what he was thinking when he chose it. I will ponder getting a photo... if you won't judge me ;-)

Stitched on today: Started a replacement exchange for an HoE member who did not get one from her sender **Mailed out two gifts today

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Ornament for Joan

I just noticed that Joan has already received the Christmas Ornament I sent to her for the private Christmas Ornament Swap. I finished this ornament for her about 20 minutes before our power failed on Thursday. The photo was taken on Friday morning, in the early hours of our blackout. As you can see, it does not appear as if we had an ice storm, although the trees in my yard are a little glisteny wet. Mike and I had to drive around to find a post office and food on Friday. We found a PO at the Massachusetts border... and food actually in Massachusetts... yet despite our problems here in NH, this ornament made it to Minnesota awfully quickly!
Red Birds for Peace Ornament

Blue Ribbon Designs

32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

Now, off to finish a gift that is delayed from missing sooo much stitching time this weekend!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift


3:15 PM - power is restored :-)

Dare I wish....

Hi - I am at work (where there is power) and DH just called me with some hope. PSNH (the power company) called me on my cellphone while I was driving to work today, and she asked if I had power yet. I told her no, but that I did know why. I informed her of the power line that is down right outside my neighborhood and three houses down - those three houses and my neighborhood are the only houses out in our side of town. She thanked me for the info... now at 12:30 PM, DH called to say they are OUT THERE WORKING ON IT!

Goody!! I hope that solves it and I will be stitching again tonight ;-)

Some of you dear friends have sent me links for shelters and PSNH updates from as far as Viriginia and the UK! You guys are amazing! Thank you sooooo much! It helped :-)

I hope to be back soon to say we have power at home!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Looking grim

PLEASE send power, heat and hot running water. We will run out of wood tonight, and have not sighted a power company crew anywhere at all today...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

No power ... No heat

Hi.... I've been getting some emails asking where I am. Thanks for the concern :-). We lost our power Thursday evening during an ice storm. Although everyone around us appears to have power, our little neighborhood still is in the dark. It is very cold and Mike and I have burned up almost all of our winter wood now. If the power stays off tomorrow, we will have no wood for heat. All of our food went bad, and we need showers. Thank you, Edgar, for the lovely gift box - it came today. Also, we drove to the MA border yesterday to get food, and found an open PO so I could mail Joan's Christmas ornament. Email and Internet are sporadic here on my iPhone due to the weather issues and no wifi with power out. Hope you all are well. Don't really know if anything big is going on in the world. Just hope the electric company chooses to fix our street soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reindeer Games Exchange from Cheryl

I received my Reindeer Games Exchange (SBEBB) from Cheryl today - I cannot put her link in as my compose/posting screen here in Blogger is not giving me that tool bar tonight (??) - you may know her, Cheryl in Scotland, The Life of Bezza Chezza :-) She made a big hanging pillow that I think will look good on a doorknob for the holiday... using a cool quaker reindeer by The Workbasket :-) Plus fabrics, ribbon and silk! Thanks Cheryl! And good luck with your upcoming blessed event too ;-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, and stitched on Christmas Ornament for Joan for Christmas Ornament Swap **Mailed Summer Exchange to Cathy K. today

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Winter Exchange from Cathy

I received my Winter Exchange from Cathy today - I wish the mattress pincushion she stitched for me showed up a bit better in the photo... it is her first, and I just cannot believe it. It is simply stunning! What a great design - Merry Winter by Homespun Elegance. So perfect for me! And she wove a pretty ribbon all the way around the edges too. I have not tried that yet, and am utterly intrigued. She also spoiled me with lots of fun goodies. I especially love the kangaroo Christmas ornament! He is lying on his side only because I otherwise could not photograph it any better... wow, thanks Cathy! I finished your Summer Exchange tonight and I hope I can sneak out of work at some point tomorrow and post it off to you!

Stitched on today: Finished Summer Exchange for Cathy K, and started Christmas Ornament for Joan for Christmas Ornament Swap

Monday, December 08, 2008

A little gift for Andrea

I heard today from Andrea that she has received the little Christmas Ornament that I made for her. Last year I was treated to a lovely Christmas Ornament from Andrea as a RAK... and really wanted to return the favor this year. When the December issue of The Gift of Stitching came out on the 1st, I immediately fell in love with this ornament. When I got home from work, I stitched it right up and posted it to her the next morning ;-)

Sing Noel Ornament

Primrose Needleworks

28 ct Lavender Quaker, GAST Floss, Crescent Colours Floss, DMC Floss

Stitched on today: Stitched on second part of Summer Exchange for Cathy K.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Another Dragon

I received another dragon from the Dragon Lottery - this one is from Laura. She not only stitched an elegant dragon pinkeep, but also sent all these extra goodies! Wow, Laura - thank you ;-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on second part of Summer Exchange for Cathy K.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gloire du Matin is Finished

Gloire du Matin is now finished. What a quick, fun stitch! I know this photo is not good... the fabric needs a good press, but I am too tired. Will get a better photo of it later..

Gloire du Matin

The Drawn Thread

34 ct Cafe Au Lait Legacy Linen, Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors, Caron Waterlilies and Soie d'Alger

Stitched 11/15/08 - 12/6/08

I recently signed up for a Dragon Lottery over in Laura's blog... and somehow my 40+ year losing streak came to an end. I never, never, never (no exaggeration) win anything at all. If I sign up for a contest or lottery, my name falls right through a sieve, as if it were never there. But, this time, I actually did win. Wow, go figure! My first lottery prize arrived yesterday, but I could not get a good photo until this morning in good light. Thank you so much, Rebekah. I love it - he is so cute!

Stitched on today: Finished Gloire du Matin, and started second part of Summer Exchange for Cathy K. *Mailed a gift today

Friday, December 05, 2008

No Stitching to Share... but discovered a treat :-)

I have no stitching to share... I am busily working away on Christmas gifts that need to go to Europe and the Australia/NZ region... not much time left to get them outta here... but I did discover something lovely today - I highly recommend this one:

Oh my, my - what a lovely film!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift **Mailed out a gift today

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Birthday Gift for Debby

I just heard that Debby has received the little birthday gift that I put together for her. I was hoping she would not mind a Christmas ornament for her birthday... turns out, she didn't mind :-)

For Rudolph Christmas Ornament

Helga Mandl Designs

28 ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched on today: Started a gift **Mailed out a new CE Exchange, and mailed out two gifts today

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Beautiful Exchanges

Here are the two lovely exchanges that I received yesterday...

I received this amazing, huge, generous Christmas Ornament Exchange from Michele - she stitched me a pretty JBW Designs ornament that I love... and look at all the goodies - fabrics, fibers, buttons and pins... plus cocoa and chocolate for my DH, and cat treats for the cats. How neat is that? Thank you so much Michele!
And I received this return exchange from the Crazy Exchange from Iris - she stitched a sweet LHN pinkeep for me, and it is absolutely perfect :-) She also sent a cute pair of scissors and a door hanger that I can decorate as I wish ;-) Thank you so much Iris - I love it!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

All Kinds of Exchanges

I have all kinds of exchanges - all shapes and sizes - to share... too many to share really. I received three and learned that two I sent had arrived. Since I learned today that the SBEBB is closing down at the end of January, I am going to devote today's entry to the three that are SBEBB related... tomorrow I will share the ones I received from Meg's Christmas Ornament Swap and a Crazy Exchange...

I received this beauty from Gaby for the Harvest Time Exchange. So pretty - delicate and so nicely put together. I love the fabric so much... and the design is so pretty. This was a no goodies exchange. Thank you so much Gaby, I do love it!

Two SBEBB Exchanges I recently put together also were received... the first is the Reindeer Games Exchange that I sent to Edgar. It was hard to choose something to stitch for Edgar. I had something all kitted up, only to see, just before I started it, that he received the same item for the HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange.... so after dinner on Thanksgiving, I made him this...

Reindeer Ornament

JBW Designs

28 ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen, GAST Floss

...And the rest of the goodies I sent to him...

Chris also received the Christmas Ornament Exchange that I sent to her...
The Red Noel Ornament

Les grilles de Maryse

The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November 2008

32 ct Antique White Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

...And the rest of the goodies for her...

I also owed Chris a PIF, so I put this together and it hitched a ride over to the UK with the ornament exchange:

Red Velvet Building Blocks "C" Floss Ring Tag

Blue Ribbon Designs

28 ct Vintage Country Mocha Cashel Linen, Crescent Colours Floss - Balsam Fir

OK... now I am tired from typing all of that...

Stitched on today: Started a gift **Mailed out a gift today

Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Ornament for Carolyn

Wow, the postal service sure was fast with this one - I think I mailed it to Carolyn on Friday... and it somehow found its way to Texas already today :-) Great - that makes me feel a little less tardy with having gotten it out ;-) I chose to do this one for her quite some time ago, so I am glad to hear that she likes it!

A Star On Top Ornament

Blue Ribbon Designs

32 ct Clay Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

I learned today that Janien has received the little exchange I sent to her a couple of weeks ago for the Crazy Exchange group. I was sad to hear through her daughter that Janien is ill. I do hope she gets better soon!

Modern Bloom Floss Ring Tag

Brittercup Designs

32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

Goal Review Time...
November Goals:
1. Finish Ulla’s Halloween Round Robin and mail to Edgar by 11/4 - yes, and Edgar has received it
2. Stitch and send SBEBB Harvest Time Exchange by 11/10 - yes, and Lucy has received it
3. Stitch and send An’s Neighborhood Round Robin home to her by 11/15 - yes, and it is back home now with An
4. Mail out CE Christmas Ornament Exchange by 11/15 - yes, and Caroline has received it
5. Stitch and send private Thanksgiving Exchange by 11/15 - yes, and Heather has received it
6. Send out HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange by 11/17 - yes, and Shay has received it
7. Stitch and send some gifts - yes, I stitched three gifts
8. Send Christmas Ornament Exchange (Meg’s Group) by 11/20 - yes, and Elza has received it
9. Stitch Nicole’s Neighborhood RR and send it home to her by 12/1 – if I receive it in time, as of today I do not have it yet - no, I still have not received it
10. Stitch and be able to send SBEBB Reindeer Games Exchange by 12/1 - yes, and I mailed it on 11/28
11. Have Dragon Lottery item ready to go by 12/1 - yes
12. Start Gloire du Matin SAL with Margaret - yes
13. Stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - yes
14. Attend Celebration of Needlework Fall Event on 11/8 with Cynthia Zittel and Catherine Strickler - yes
15. Start Summer Exchange for Cathy K. - yes, I have stitched the first part of the exchange
16. Stitch some Christmas Ornaments - yes, just cannot show them yet
17. Stitch and send final PIF for Chris H. - yes, I mailed it a week ago
18. Stitch and send new CE exchange - yes, and Janien has received it
19. Stitch and send Christmas Ornament to Carolyn for Christmas Ornament Swap - yes, and Carolyn has received it
20. Stitch and send SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange by 11/30 - yes, I sent it over a week ago, just waiting to hear it has arrived now

December Goals:
1. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
2. Finish Gloire du Matin
3. Stitch and send SBEBB ABC Exchange by 12/31
4. Stitch and send some gifts
5. Stitch at least one Christmas Ornament for SAL
6. Stitch and send Nicole’s Neighborhood Round Robin home (if I get it this month)
7. Stitch and send return CE Exchange to Marne
8. Stitch and send Christmas Ornament to Joan for Christmas Ornament Swap
9. Stitch and send floss ring tag to Melissa C. for MAW Exchange
10. Stitch and send Vonna’s Halloween RR to Edgar
11. Finish Summer Exchange for Cathy K. and mail by 12/15

Stitched on today: Stitched a gift today **Mailed out a gift today