Monday, January 01, 2007

Welcome 2007!

We're enjoying a quiet day at home today. The winter storm warning only amounted to about two inches of snow, much of which has melted today with the warmer than normal temperatures we're experiencing here in MN.

I promised to share some pictures with you - on Saturday, I received a package from Barbara. Barbara sent bookmarks for my local EGA's service project - Bookmarks for Literacy. The bookmarks will be given to adults who are learning to read. Our final turn-in is at the January meeting - I'll update you later this month on the total number of bookmarks we collected. As you can see in the picture, in addition to the four bookmarks stitched by Barbara, I managed to stitch two additional Hardanger bookmarks. Thank you Barbara for contributing to this worthy cause!

Barbara also had my name for the SBEBB Winter Quaker exchange. The only requirement was to keep with blue and white colors. Barbara stitched this lovely scissors fob - I love the reindeer design!!! Then she spoiled me with several other goodies. I'm particularly taken by the pattern for an ornament from The Needle's Content - I won't be waiting until next Christmas to stitch this one!

I've done quite a bit of stitching in the past few days - stitched and finished the Winter Quaker exchange for my exchange partner, also stitched and finished the first of my five Pay It Forward gifts. Looking forward to getting both of these mailed during the week.

This week a group of us is re-starting our Drawn Thread Game Board Sampler SAL. You may recall that several of us were working on this last year about this time. Things kind of fizzled out in June. Well, we're back at it again and even more determined to make good progress on this project. If you are interested in joining us, just send me an e-mail.

Best wishes to all of you in 2007! Happy Stitching!


Sharon said...

Great bookmarks, and a lovely exchange from Barbara. I love the scissor fob-too cute. Hope you have a Happy New Year too Cathy!

Carol said...

How nice of Barbara :-) I recognize your new Julia scissors there!

Kitty Couture said...

Happy New Year dear Cathy. I love each and every item Barbara so thoughtfully sent you!

Anonymous said...

Cathy- What a nice thing to do with the bookmarks. Barb and you both did a wonderful job. You received some other nice gifties from Barb too.

Lelia said...

Awesome stitching by Barbara! Nice of her to add to the EGA outreach program. Is this going to be an annual thing by your EGA chapter?

The Winter Quaker exchange piece is lovely. The blue & white fob is wonderful. And the enclosed goodies are so nice. WOW. Are you starting the ornament SAL with the needle's content pattern? Kewl.