Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Gingher Eve Scissors For Sale.... BEST PRICE!

We, Mike & Carol's Internet Store are taking pre-orders for the new Gingher Eve Designer Series Scissors. They are due in September, and might come in sooner according to the wholesaler. Hold on to your hats, as Mike as once again posted the BEST prices on the internet.... 4" scissors are $27.99, and 5" scissors are $29.99... plus shipping. You can pre-order them at the link earlier in this paragraph. Sorry, no international orders.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Way Overdue To Post...

I realize I have not posted to my blog in quite some time. I have been stitching, just not getting things photographed and put up here on my blog. I severely sprained my ankle on June 21 while at a marina in Portsmouth, NH. We were set to go boating to Boston with our friends/neighbors for my DH's birthday. Despite what turned out to be a serious injury, I proceeded forward, took the longish boat ride and we stayed at a super nice hotel right next to the marina. We went and had a fabulous dinner at a famous steak house next to the marina, and my neighbor bought us all a horse and carriage ride since I could barely walk... in the AM, we boated home and I got medical attention... the orthopedist says this will likely not be healed until well into September. The swelling has finally gone down for the most part, bringing the pain level higher (I would imagine the very torn ligaments are healing and I feel it more without the swelling around them??)... anyhow, doc says I am on track.
I did not receive an ornament in a recent HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange.  My partner apparently had a crisis in her family and dropped out of sight. Marie noticed this, and she angel stitched this super cute, super long and skinny santa for me...  I laughed for a good five minutes when I saw it.  I love it. Thank you so much Marie.  As always, you sure did not have to do that :-)
Marie also is a very good friend, and she sent me the pretty little box for my bureau for my birthday.  It is chock full of little stitching supplies like fabric, floss, beads and such.  I just don't have any idea how she gets all of this done!  Thank you so much Marie, what a treat.... someday you will remind when your birthday is....hint, hint

And, I recently heard that Kim received the biscornu thatI stitched for her for the HoE Biscornu Exchange...  I did not have the supplies called for by Victoria Sampler (who ever does??), so I changed the colors to reflect the season of spring, the time of Mardi Gras (and matching the theme of the  irises on the tuffet).
Jazz Tuffet Pincushion
Victoria Sampler
32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, Glissen Gloss Silk in Mardi Gras, RG Petite Treasure Braid, DMC Floss, Beads leftover from a JN sampler, and Swarovski Crystals from an HoE exchange

I have tons more to share... I am caught up on Once Upon A Time Sampler... errr, sort of.  The August part just came out and I need to start that.  I am also working away on A Year of Celebrations...  I hope to get pics up soon....