Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Lots to Share

Wow - lots to report since my last update!

Let's start with the RAK I received today from Jenna. Jenna knows how much I like Cindy Valentine hardanger designs. Out of the blue, Jenna sent me three of Cindy's patterns. Williamsburg Autumn, China Rose, and My Sweet Heart. I love all three, but will probably stitch Williamsburg Autumn first. A few years ago, I stitched the companion piece, Williamsburg Winter, and its one of my most favorite Hardanger pieces! Thanks Jenna for your kindness!



Also in the mailbox today, was a pinkeep from Simone for the pinkeep exchange on the SBEBB. I think that Simone must have been studying my blog, because she stitched "Summer Scene" from The Drawn Thread. Isn't it gorgeous? She also tells me that this was her first pinkeep - it's perfectly finished. Along with the pinkeep was a beautiful piece of hand-dyed fabric and some floss (one of them also hand-dyed) - the colors are gorgeous. Hmmmm - I think I'll have to come up with something special to stitch using these!



Lastly, I have a Happy Dance! Woohoo! Over the weekend I finished Home of a Needleworker from LHN. Isn't it great? Last night I also finished my third PIF gift; can't post a picture yet though.



Thanks for stopping by to visit.

23 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

An exchange gift, a completed project, and new stash. What a great combination!! No wonder you're dancing!

Carol said...

Your blog is pure eye candy today! Jenna is the sweetest soul! And the pinkeep is amazing... and your Home of a Needleworker is perfect! Wow, going back to look again at the eye candy!!

Barbara said...

What lovely pictures, Cathy! I always get so excited when I see on my bloglines list that you've posted. :D

Isabelle said...

Lovely RAK from Jenna! The pinkeep from Simone is gorgeous. Congrats on your finish! :)

KarenV said...

That's a great finish Cathy! Lovely pinkeep from Simone and RAK from Jenna too :)

Wendy said...

Lovely finish! And a gorgeous exchange gift too!!

Vonna said...

OH WOZERS! That's some great stuff you've received! I love the RAK from Jenna! And I saw the pinkeep on the SBEBB board...it is lovely! Lucky you!!
AND how can I not mention your HofaNW...it is glorious Cathy...mine has not seen the light of day for over a month now...but I'm getting close to June 1 and soon, I'll be done with a mountain of exchanges and I'm *hopeful* I can pull it out and get it finished...I'M SO CLOSE on mine...just the house left.

BeckySC said...

What a great RAK from Jenna :)
I love the pinkeep you received. IT looks like you :)
WOW your finish is just awesome :) Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Great gifts! I love the colors of those threads and that fabric from your exchange. Congrats on a beautiful finish - I just bought this chart! I'd like to stitch it and Thread Gathering as companion pieces.

Julie said...

I love it when the mailman brings patterns and goodies! The pin keep is great! Enjoy the new patterns. Congratulations on the finish.

anniebeez said...

Love those hardanger chart! I've never heard of that designer before, thanks for enabling!

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a lovely RAK from Jenna, Cathy! And I just love that pinkeep from Simone! It's absolutely gorgeous!!! :-)

Congrats on finishing your Home of a Needleworker... It's so lovely! :-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful pinkeep and lovely stash! Congratulations on your lovely finish too!

Anne S said...

What a wonderful RAK from Jenna - she's so sweet! And your pinkeep from Simone is stunning. Congrats too on a wonderful finish - what a visual feast for the eyes! :D

Joanie said...

Love the drawn thread pinkeep!! Do you know if it's a freebie?

Great stash and congrats on your finish!

The needle & I said...

Beautiful pinkeep and nice stash. Congrats on the finish, looks great.

quiltorstitch said...

Wow, awesome post look at all of these goodies :D I love your Home of a Needleworker, that turned out so nice, and the pinkeep is adorable! I really like the one you stitched up in your previous post. I like how you did your names on the back with the different sized letters, that look so cute!

Marie-P said...

Cathy,
You did a beautiful job on the Needleworker ~ this is on my TO DO list.
Can you tell me what RAK stands for???

Marie (timetowsew)

Jenna said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks wonderful. And you are more than welcome for the charts. I'm just happy to see you stitch them someday. :D

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely happy dance on HoaN ... I just finished mine this week, too.

Beautiful exchanges and how nice to have received some charts in the amil!

tkdchick said...

Wow lots of fantastic stuff to share! You got some wonderful gifts and congrats on your HD!!!

Von said...

What a delightful pinkeep!! Looks like it belongs in one of the Neighborhood RRs. :)

Jenna is such a dear to send you the CV designs. Can't wait to see some progress pics of them!

Lelia said...

Totally awesome Home of a Needleworker! It is excellent.

Enjoy your new patterns & pinkeep : )