Sunday, December 23, 2007

Weekend Update - Dec 23

Hello dear friends! It's been a busy couple of weeks! I'm sure we're all feeling the holiday crunch. I'm almost ready - made two batches of fudge today and wrapped nearly all of our presents. Whew!

I have some updates for you -- both gifts sent and received. I received a package from Anna on Friday. Anna was my exchange partner for the Stitching Bloggers Birthday/Christmas exchange in 2007. She sent this very pretty crocheted ornament and a pattern from "The Gathering Place" for Christmas. I must say that I am not familiar with this designer, but the design appeals to me very much and I look forward to stitching this! Thank you Anna!


Then I was surprised by a PIF package from Katrina which included a lovely fob stitched by her and two cuts of fabric (Blackbird Designs/Moda). It's beautiful and I will enjoy using this fob! Thank you Katrina!


I received word that my Specific Designer/LHN exchange finally reached Nela. She had been away for a couple of weeks so I suspect the package was waiting for her to return. I stitched this lovely design from LHN - Rose Sampling - and finished it into a needleroll. I decided to finish the ends with some Hardanger rather than hemstitching them. I didn't take a picture of any of the other goodies, but maybe Nela will post a picture on her blog.


I think that's it. It's snowing like crazy here in Minnesota - a good day to be inside baking and wrapping. Oh, by the way - my dear son, my first baby turned 18 today! We're going to celebrate tonight when he returns from hockey with dinner from Famous Dave's!

10 comments:

Teresa said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Teresa

Alison said...

Wow, I love the needleroll with the hardanger! It's just gorgeous.

Kendra said...

Beautiful needleroll...love the Hardanger edges!

Famous Dave's...yum! We used to live sort of close to one and ate there quite a bit. Where we live now, there's not one anywhere close by...we miss the place!

Carol said...

What beautiful gifts! And I just adore the needleroll for Nela. Love that hardanger on the end. I am still waiting on my LHN exchange. Guess it is waylaid somewhere in the holiday mail now. Have a great holiday!!!!

Leena said...

How beautiful, I just love the needleroll! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Sharon said...

Cathy, what fab gifts. I love the scissor fob. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Vonna said...

Happy birthday to you DS!!!! I wish him many more!
All your things you've received are lovely...but I am especially in love with your needleroll that you did for Nela! I LOVE it :)
GORGEOUS Cathy!
I hope you have the very merriest of Christmases!

Katrina said...

The needleroll is so pretty! Love the hardanger finish. Glad your PIF arrived safe and sound. I love EEF designs. Have a merry, merry Christmas.

Nelapx said...

Ayyy esta muy indo y a mi me encato... ya te subi una foto del momento que lo abri cuando hacia hallacas en casa de mami, pero prometo comrar rosas hoy y subir mas fotos...besos y muuuchasssss gracias. y feliz navidad

Nelapx said...

Cathy Photos en mi blog y album....
MUCHAS GRACIASSSSS