Saturday, February 09, 2008

My First February Post

I know it has been a long time since I have posted; sorry about that. I've been able to do some stitching, but can't show you too much right now. Here are some exchange updates...

Fob Received from Down Under
Alison had my name for the HoE fob exchange. She stitched a small design from The Drawn's Thread Wildflower Garden. I have always loved designs from The Drawn Thread so this is just perfect for me.

Alison sent other goodies - a candle made in Australia, some chocolate, some beautiful threads from Needle Necessities. I love it all! Thank you Alison!

Valentine's Day Exchange for Su

Su received the Valentine's Day exchange I recently sent to jer. I couldn't resist stitching up this beautiful Hardanger suncatcher ornament and matching scissor fob. (Please be sure to check out the photo on Su's blog - she is a real artist when it come's to taking pictures!)

Package from a Dear Friend
Barbara was one of the first stitchers I befriended when I joined the blogging world. Recently I sent her a Carriage House Samplings class piece that I had obtained at the Hands to Work retreat. I knew that Barbara would thorougly enjoy this stocking as she has stitched at least one other and has the other patterns in her collection. She sent the following to me as a thank you. I love both the French magazine and the designs from The Needle's Content. Hugs to you Barbara.

Collection Complete
I have to share that I have managed to complete my collection of Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazines. I recently purchased 1997 and 1998 issues on eBay. Yay!

I am going to be away for a few days; need to do some traveling for work. Hopefully I will get some stitching done while I am away and then I'll have more to share with you! Have a nice weekend and a good week!


Carol said...

Congrats on the JCS wins - very nice!! And the exchange from Alison is awesome. Yours for Su - oh gosh, nobody does hardanger like you do, she must be thrilled! And... aw Barbara is really the sweetest! Great stuff for you!

Katrina said...

Everything is very nice. Love botht the fobs:-). Congrats on completely your collection.

Safe travels!

Barbara said...

Oh, you've been busy sending out some lovely exchanges, and that hardanger heart you made is exquisite! I'm so glad that you've received the little packet from me, and hopefully you'll find time soon in your busy schedule to create some more needlework goodness! :)

Safe travels!!

Vonna said...

I'm dancing a jazzy dance for you Cathy and the purchase of those coveted magazines! WOW!!

And all the lovlies you've given and received are just what a person ordered on a wintry day like today!

Be careful on your travels!

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchanges! Your exchange to Su is just fabulous! Lucky you completing your collection!

Deanne J said...

Wow, what beautiful stiching

Nelapx said...

ese hardanger esta muy hermoso.. felicidades por tu fob

Karen's Blog said...

What a beautiful fob you received Cathy. I just wanted to pop on and think you so much for my beautiful fob and wonderful present. I love it all!!!!!

Michelle said...

Ooh, such pretty things! Great exchanges and congrats on completing your JCS issues!

Anita said...

Wow wonderful exchanges and I love the fob and the scissors next to it. Those JCS ornaments are hard to find, I bet you paid some money for them.