Saturday, November 25, 2006

An Exchange, A Gift, and Other Updates

I'm sorry that I haven't been too regular about posting lately - it's just that time of year! We have several birthdays in our family at this time of year; there are the holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's; the kids are full swing into their sports now (hockey and basketball); and so there just aren't enough hours in the day with everything that is going on!

Thank you to those that signed up for my Pay It Forward challenge - I believe I have five now - Heather, Katrina, Mary Kathryn, Laurie, and Angela. Angela - please email me (tadten at msn dot com) your snail mail address! I'm anxious to get started on these after the holidays!

Yesterday, I received a lovely pinkeep in the mail from Marie as part of the USEBB Specific Finish exchange. We decided to do pinkeeps this time. Along with the pinkeep Marie sent some recipe cards, some floss bobbins and numbers, and a wonderfully scented candle. Thanks Marie!



When I arrived home last Wednesday, there was a package from Becky in with the mail - of course I immediately thought that Becky must have had my name for the pinkeep exchange. To my surprise, it wasn't an exchange at all, but rather a birthday gift from dear Becky! (Officially, my mid-life crisis starts next Thursday, Nov 30 when I turn 45!) Becky sent a beautiful needlecase and a Quaker sewing case. They are both stitched with the same autumn colors and are truly works of art. Thank you Becky!



I am blessed to have connected with Becky about a year ago - and I am also blessed to have so many other new friends as a result of blogging and the exchange boards. Thank you for being one of them. Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Isabelle said...

Aww, what great gifts. The pinkeep exchange is so neat, and Becky's gifts are - wow, gorgeous!! Enjoy :)

Carol said...

Oh my gosh - thanks for the heads up on your birthday ;-) What a lovely exchange and a gorgeous giftie from Becky - so well deserved!!

Vonna said...

What a lovely set of surprises!
:o)

Barbara said...

Wow, what great gifts! And your birthday is upcoming?! How did I miss that???

Cindy said...

That is such a lovely pin keep. Becky sent you such a wonderful birthday gift. She done a fantatic job on it and I am sure that you will get lots of use and pleasure from it!

Cindy said...

Such wonderful gifts! Have a happy birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is one impressive gift. The inside is as amazing as the out. Ann.

Maria S. said...

45 I could have a daughter that age! My Mom would have killed me! I enjoyed midlife triumphs this year too. Husband retired, middle son turned 30. I had a birthday and found out I could get a partial early pension and DH turned 65 this month! Thank heavens for stitching. Take it easy on your BIG day and relax. All the best for a happy day and a wonderful year.

Susimac said...

What lovely gifts and exchange - its nice to have stitching friends.

Anonymous said...

WOW, you always receive the best exchanges! You are truly blest!

BTW, thanks for the info on the chart I had asked about, now Im on a search to find it.. :)

~Kim~

Sharon said...

Beautiful gifts-enjoy!

quiltorstitch said...

What gorgeous gifts! The blogging is so fabulous for meeting great people, I’ve been on for a few months and have already met some really nice ladies. Have a Happy Birthday :D

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Cathy! Becky has spoiled you!! A beautiful treasure for a beautiful person. :)

You're exactly the same age as my dsil in Boise! She's a sweetie too, unfortunately, she doesn't stitch. Lol!

Anonymous said...

A round pinkeep ! Wow. That is wonderful. And Becky Bee RAK'd you good :D Special treats for you.

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