Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fair and Square Blocks

I snapped up some photos this morning and thought I'd post this quick before I head out to work. A wonderful package arrived yesterday from Lisa - in it were the squares she stitched for me, a BBD pattern, some Moda BBD fabric, some needles and a wonderful hand made card. The squares are wonderful - I believe the design is from With My Needle. The card is amazing -- Lisa is a true artist! She put a picture of the square that she stitched on the front of the card; inside are remanants of what she used to stitch the square along with other stitching related stuff. It's really cool! Thanks so much Lisa!

Lisa also received the package that I sent to her. Here are the blocks that I stitched for her (pattern is from La D Da):

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Belated Valentine's Day Wishes

Happy Valentine's Day to all my stitching friends! I know this note is a little bit late; I was in Japan all of last week and returned on Thursday. Hope your day was special!

Today I have a couple of exchange updates for you. My Valentine's Day exchange from Carla arrived while I was away. She stitched this new Lizzie Kate design and finished it as a pinkeep. It's beautifully stitched and finished! She enclosed other great goodies - a couple of charts, some ribbon, a candy flower, and some wonderful smelling soap. Thanks Carla!

And, I learned yesterday that my scissor fob for the HoE exchange finally made it's way to Karen in Australia! I used a Prairie Schooler design and was rather fond of how it turned out. Guess I'll have to make another one!

I have several other exchanges that I've been working on and will probably be able to share pictures soon. I've been working my way through the various ONS sites to check out the Nashville releases. Do you have a favorite?

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!