Sunday, February 25, 2007

Two Posts in Two Days

You're going to think I'm running a fever - two posts in two days! Truth is, I am kind of run down with the "crud"; it's forced me to slow down and stay home this weekend. Actually, it's a good weekend to be at home. We are finally receiving some snow here in Minnesota - about 12 inches so far and it's still snowing! Here's a picture of the trees behind our deck.

This weekend is the Christmas Ornament SAL and I was so excited to have time to participate. I received this lovely pattern from Barbara and have been looking forward to stitching it. The design is from The Needle's Content and it's called Christmas Ornament 2001. I used the indicated WDW fibers and stitched it on a piece of 28ct linen (Desert Sand) from my stash.

I'm hoping to spend some time this afternoon/evening stitching on my Game Board Sampler from The Drawn Thread. It's been neglected for a few weeks. Kim recently finished hers and it looks fabulous!

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Needlework Update

My oh my, it has been a long time since I last posted! I haven't completely neglected my stitching and I've got the pictures to prove it!

First, let me share with you an exchange piece that I received in the mail today from Dawn. This was for the Winter Wonderland exchange on the SBEBB. Our stitched design needed to include a snowman - as you can see, Dawn stitched this colorful snowman and finished it off into a bag! She did a great job finishing!

Second, here's a birthday gift that I sent out earlier this week to Jenn. Jenn was my assigned stitcher on the Stitching Bloggers Birthday group. The pinkeep is a Lizzie Kate design (one that I am particularly fond of; I've stitched it before!) I also sent Jenn the latest Britty Kitties chart (released at Nashville) along with a few other goodies.

Third, on the Friends Gather Board, I challenged my fellow stitchers to stich up one of the LHN/CC Thread Packs during the month of February. Last weekend I stitched up "Peace" (it's from the Scripture Thread Pack series). Not sure how I'm going to finish this one - I'm thinking maybe into a pillow.

Finally, I joined Myrna and Vonna in stitching Home of a Needleworker by LHN. This is my progress after one night of stitching (a long night!)

As soon as I finish up some other updates on the computer, I'm going to be reunited with my stitching chair and try to stitch up this month's Christmas ornament for the ornament SAL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Needlework Smalls Exchange Received

Christine recently received the needlework smalls piece that I stitched and finished for her. I wasn't quite sure what to send and then settled on this design from Samplers and Such - it's been in my stash for a long time! This was my first tin topper finish too!

Monday, February 05, 2007

One More Post for Today

Check out the beautiful needlebook that I received from Patti today. This was for the SBEBB House Exchange. The design is stitched over one and it is amazing! Patti finished it with lovely coordinating fabric and silk ribbon. I love it! Of course there were a few other goodies including the LHN/CC Threadpak "Cherries", a Prairie Schooler chart, a project fabric, and some lovely fabrics! Thanks Patti!

Just When You Thought it Couldn't Get Colder...

Yes my friends - the temperature today dropped to 17 degrees BELOW zero! I heard on the radio that we have gone 63 hours with subzero temperatures. It's cold. Although the heatwave has started - the temperature climbed to a balmy zero at 4pm today!

I learned today that Leena received the SBEBB House Exchange that I sent off to her last week. As I told her, I really had a hard time parting with this one. I love LHN designs and this one is no exception. Plus, it was my first ever flat fold! I don't know why I've not tried this finishing technique before! I'm glad that Leena is happy with it.

Little House Needleworks - Woodland Sampling

See, I really have been stitching...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It's a good thing that I have a lot to do inside today, because going outside will not be fun. It's 8:30am Sunday morning here in MN and the temperature is minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit. For my international friends I did a quick conversion, that's minus 23.89 Celsius. Brrrr!

I have a project photo to share - Cari received the From My Heart exchange package that I sent to her.

Some of you have seen this Hardanger suncatcher/ornament design before - it's one of my favorite designs to stitch! I made Cari a heart shaped scissors fob too. Hope she likes it.

Have lots of housework and laundry to do today (it's okay though - remember, I like to do laundry!) Hoping to get some stitching in tonight during the Super Bowl game.

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Two Exchange Gifts Received

Yesterday, I received a package from Julianne for the USEBB Valentine Exchange. She sent this beautifully stitched pin cushion. Julianne did a great job on the finishing. Along with it, she sent some red print fabric, a Lorri Birmingham scissors fob kit, and a birthday cross stitch card kit. Thanks Julianne!

Today, a package from Judith was waiting for me when I arrived home. Judith had my name for the SBEBB Needlework Smalls exchange. She stitched this biscornu for me and said that it was her first one! She did a great job.