Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ornament Time

I'm the recipient of Becky's ornament exchange group's April round, and Vonna got a head start on things, and sent me this beauty. It landed in my mailbox this past Saturday. It's lovely, don't you think?

Our recipient for March was Jill. She had requested that there be a pine tree somewhere in the design that we stitched for her. There are no shortage of pine trees in The Prairie Schooler's Christmas designs, so I chose this cute design from their leaflet Old World Santas. My daughter suggested the blanket stitched edge. I think it really adds to the design.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Week of Gifts

The weather here in Northern California warmed up a bit this week. This was a welcome change from the rather cool and grey days we've been having; and the fact that several lovely gifts were delivered by the mailman made it an even nicer week.

First to arrive was the lovely box that Becky stitched and finished. She generously offered her blog readers the chance to win her stunning creation and good fortune shone upon me. I won! It arrived a few days ago, and I've been admiring it ever since. Thank you Becky, for this beautiful keepsake.

The next surprise to arrive was from my friend Sonja in Germany. Sonja made me a very cute bag that I will use for my small WIP's, and a sweet little pincushion. Thank you again Sonja! I'm so glad that we met through our blogs and have become friends.

The last gift that came was a magazine from Mylene. Mylene surprised me by popping this into the mail for me and I've already found my next pattern for the Fair and Square exchange in this issue. Thank you so much Mylene for your friendship and this unexpected surprise :)

I also received my first ornament from the ornament exchange group that I'm part of. I'll be posting pictures of it next time.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

CathyB's Round Robin

I'm finally done stitching for CathyB's round robin. I was happy to stitch this design that Diane Williams did for a UNICEF fundraiser in France. I purchased this chart through Gigi and this is the first time that I've stitched it.

Here is how Cathy's RR looks to this point. I'll be sending this off to Joan for her to apply her talented hand on Monday.