Friday, May 29, 2009

Two Exchanges

I sent out two exchanges on Tuesday and have gotten the delivery confirmation back on both, so now I can share some photos.

First up is the ornament that I stitched for Amy.  May was her month to receive an ornament from everyone in the exchange.  I stitched her French Country Reindeeer by JBW Designs.

The second exchange was for the second round of the Prairie Schooler exchange group.  I stitched the barn motif from the leaflet Old MacDonald and peep.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Gifts

In my last post, I shared that there were two packages that I had saved for my birthday this past Friday.  I wanted to share them with you.  

The first package was sent by Sonja in Germany.  She made me a lovely little scissor fob and a coordinating biscornu.  She attached a pink pair of scissors to make a complete stitcher's set.

The next package was from Becky K.  She stitched this adorable hanging pillow from the Prairie Schooler and included a handy pair of scissors and a notebook and pen.

Thank you,  to all of you who left me such kind birthday wishes.  As always, thanks for stopping by.  I hope the rest of the week goes well for you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Special Friends, Special Gifts

Tomorrow, I'll celebrate my birthday and I've received some lovely gifts from some special friends that I've made through my blog. Though I've not met these ladies in person, they are friends who have made my life a richer and happier one.

The first gift that I'll share with you is from Julie in England. If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting Julie's blog, I highly recommend it! Julie has a great sense of humor and is a very talented stitcher and finisher. She made me this lovely mattress pincushion.

The next gift that graced my mailbox was sent by the sweet Mylene.   Her package for me included a mattress pincushion with a design from Primitive Betty's.    Her finishing on this little piece is so perfect!   She also included some delicious chocolate bars, a bookmark that showcases her area of the Netherlands, and a very cute magnet of a sheep.

I have a couple of gifts that arrived yesterday that I'm saving until tomorrow. I'll share them with you in my next post.

Thank you so much for visiting me. I hope you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Flower For Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who have been blessed to be a mother.

I put the last stitch into this motif from my Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler last night. I dedicated most of my stitching time to it this week. I'm starting to enjoy the looks of the sampler a bit more. I had been regretting my decision to stitch the entire piece with the same color silk but I'm liking it more as I get more of it stitched.

I leave you with a picture of my mother on her wedding day. It's not the greatest picture because it's actually a picture that my daughter took of one of the photos in her wedding album.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope that the coming week is a good one for you.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Pretty Freebie

I found this free design posted on the blog of Ravenelle. I started stitching it this weekend and just put the last stitches in it this afternoon. This was such an enjoyable stitch that I'll probably stitch it again with a different color. This one is stitched with GAST in blackboard.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your week is going well.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

What I've Been Up To

A few weeks ago I stitched this little pansy freebie and on the other side I stitched the word "spring" and a bee from the Marjolean Bastin Four Seasons piece. I hand finished this little fob and sent if off to my friend Sonja in Germany.

The pictures shows this little fob attached to a new pair of Dovo scissors that I bought myself from Crewel Jewels. I recommend them for great service. I also got this other pair at the same time.

Thanks for looking in on my corner of the web.