Monday, April 09, 2007

Greetings from the Mostly Absent Stitcher (and Blogger)

Hello! Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend. I'm sorry for being mostly absent lately - life just seems to be getting in the way of my hobbies. Fortunately, all is good. I started a new job two weeks ago (which I am thrilled about!), we're expecting a visit this week from some relatives we haven't seen for years (they live in British Columbia), the Nordic Needle retreat is less than two weeks away (can't wait), and then I'll be doing some traveling for work this month. To say that I am "busy" would be an understatement, but like I said - these are all good things to be busy with. Needless to say, I will probably not be blogging much over the next two to three weeks. I'll try to keep up as I can!

Several exchange updates for you today!

I received this lovely needleroll from Katrina - the whole package had a patriotic theme (love it!) Katrina spoiled me good. I especially like the wooden thimble and laying tool - she said that a friend made several of these for her. I'm touched that she is sharing a set with me!



Chris received this needleroll from me - it's a design from Heart in Hand. I went with a bunny theme for my package - sent her a kitchen towel, some DMC fibers, and some Lindt chocolates shaped like carrots.



Finally, I recently received this spring quaker from Julianne. She stitched the Quaker Rabbit from The Workbasket and mounted it on this box. The inside is lined with coordinating fabric and it was filled with goodies!




Later this week I should be able to share with you a picture of the Spring Quaker piece I am sending out today. Other than that, I have no other updates to share!

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Lennu said...

The needleroll you stitched is beautiful, I love the bunny in it :) You've received lovely exchanges!

Sharon said...

Beatiful needleroll and what great exchanges! Life sounds busy but fun.

Vonna said...

Cathy you have definitely been spoiled. Katrina's needleroll and goodies are just super! And isn't Julianne's box wonderful? She did a fabulous job ;)
And your needleroll is sweet as can be as well!
Congrats on your new job! I should say busy is definitely the case! Take care and I hope you get some stitching in every now and again!

BeckySC said...

((((hugs))))
Everything is just wonderful! I love each and every exchange sent and received :)

bunnyhead said...

Lovely exchanges!

Julie said...

Cathy, Needle and Thread was the first blog I stumbled upon several weeks ago and was the reason I became hooked! I've enjoyed seeing all the pieces you've stitched and finished. I check daily to see if something more is posted and I'm glad your break from blogging wasn't due to illness or something worse. Congrats on your new job and finishes. Everything you do is beautifully done. J

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your new job!

All the exchange pieces (both sent and received) are just beautiful :)

Katrina said...

Congrats on your new job! Love the needle roll you did. The Shaker exchange is gorgeous, I know you were thrilled :-).

I am so glad you enjoyed the little bits and pieces I sent you. It was lots of fun putting together a package for you.

Julianne said...

Hi Cathy,

I'm so glad that you liked the "Bunny Box" that I made. I really enjoyed putting the exchange together for you. I thought that you would enjoy that chart by Emie Bishop. It's right up your alley with all the hardanger in it.

I love the needleroll that you did. I have that pattern and would love to stitch it one of these days.

Lelia said...

Beautiful exchange pieces!!! You are the busy one : ) Take care of yourself

Carol said...

What lovely exchanges!!

Isabelle said...

What beautiful exchanges!! Good luck with everything, Cathy :) Congrats on the new job! :)

Von said...

Life does take us in other directions sometimes. You've got some great new directions to go in! :)

All these exchanges are awesome! Very thoughtful and wonderfully wrought!!

Barbara said...

A new job?! WOW! Congratulations!

Lovely stitching received and sent! :)

Anita said...

Wow, thank you for sharing your gifts with us. They are so lovely. I love the ribbon you used on your Needleroll. Hope you have a great time at your retreat and enjoy your new job.

Katrina said...

lovely lovely goodies Cathy - all are so pretty :) all the best for your new job and safe travelling:)

Wendy said...

What wonderful exchanges! I love needlerolls!

tkdchick said...

Wow what awesome exchange gifts I'm stunned by all of them and the quality of the finishing!!!

catandturtle said...

Wonderful gifts and stitching. Ann.

Jenna said...

Congratulations on your new job, Cathy! Life can certainly get busy in a hurry, can't it? I'm glad that you are enjoying yourself. Great exchanges you've received and sent. :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Cathy, I totally understand about being busy -- I have been "mostly absent" too! Your exchanges are fantastic, congratulations. Really lovely gifts. Congrats on your new job, also.