After a relaxing weekend at the lake filled with stitching and playing cards, I'm back! Thanks to so many of you who commented about my "bad hair day" finish! It really was the only way to describe those wild, crazy ribbons!
Just before I left on Friday, the postman left a package in my mailbox. To my surprise it was my Summer House exchange from the SBEBB, and it was from Carol! I was delighted to see her name on the return address label. Look at this beauty that was wrapped up inside - the design is from The Drawn Thread and it is called Summer Scene. The pattern was in the August 2000 issue of Just Cross Stitch. Carol finished it as a mattress pincushion (her finishing is perfect!) She spoiled me with lots of goodies which I am grateful for. Carol, thank you so much - this was a wonderful surprise from you!
Today I received a note from Paula in Scotland that she received a little package over the weekend from me. I felt badly - you see, Paula had participated in a Valentine's Day exchange on the SBEBB this past winter. I'm not quite sure what happened to her exchange or the partner that was supposed to send it. We had good communication going back and forth, but no exchange ever materialized. I just don't like it when someone doesn't receive their exchange, so I needed to make this right; I'm only sorry that Paula had to wait so long. I stitched "Peace" one of the LHN/CC Thread Packs and finished it as a flange pillow (I'm kind of on a pillow kick lately!) My goodies were kind of sparse - some sampler fabric, DMC fibers, and a tin of chocolate (which didn't travel so well) but Paula tells me she's happy with everything just the same!
I'm working on exchanges that need to get out in the near future, so I hope to have more pictures for you soon. Hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!