Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fair & Square Exchange ~ VoHRH SAL

I must say that I was spoiled by Paula C. today! I opened her Fair & Square Exchange box and was so surprised to find some wonderful treasures inside. Her blocks are gorgeous, and so nicely stitched:

Fair & Square round #3
Stitched by: Paula C.

In addition she included an amazing "strawberry" FOB~the design reminds me of a quilt! She included some of the BEST candies(by See's!), a pattern from one of my favorite designers: La-D-Da, and some very nice "Coffee" note cards. Paula, words just can't express my gratitude! Thank you so very much for the amazing exchange

Fair & Square Exchange #3

At present Paula does not have a blog that I can direct you to, but she is planning on starting one. I do hope that she does, as she is obviously quite talented, and I would love for her to share more of her beautiful work!

The Fair and Square Exchange group has such a collection of talented stitchers. For those that are not familiar with this group you might want to check it out, here are the exchange guidelines. A huge thank you to Vonna and Annemarie for coordinating the activities within this group.

VOHRH SAL End Of The Month Block Status

Well, I am true to my word...I was unable to complete block #2 by Nov. 1st. Not to worry, I already see much more free "stitching" time on the horizon. If I can rid myself of this nasty headache I will sit down this evening for some serious stitching.
For your viewing pleasure here is as far as I got on Block #2 during the month of October....

Village of Hawk Run Hollow ~ Block #2
October 31, 2007

VoHRH Blocks 1 & 2
Did you know:

-There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, the color of pumpkin.

-Samhainophobia is an intense fear of Halloween.

-A pumpkin is a berry in the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons, cucumbers, squash and gourds. All these plants are native to the Americas.

Ingredients : 2 ½ quarts popped popcorn
1 14-oz package light caramels
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water

Preparation :
Keep popcorn warm in a 200 degree oven. Melt caramels in top of double boiler over simmering water. Add corn syrup and water and mix until smooth. Slowly pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Stir to mix well. With greased hands, shape into balls about the size of softballs. Let cool completely before wrapping with plastic wrap.

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!
Until next time...


Kathy said...

Love your F&S Block and all your goodies.

You have about the completed about the same amount as I have on Block 2 of VOHRH. I am getting close to being done with the last 2 Christmas presents. That will give me a little more time for VOHRH.

Mindi said...

Wonderful F&S blocks from Paula, and tons of goodies to spoil you.

You actually got further on Block 2 than I did.

Barbara said...

Wow, that is QUITE a F&S exchange!!! Yay for you! :D

Stephanie said...

Happy Hallowe'en! Your F&S square from Paula is lovely - and what an excellent selection of treats she has sent! I see on many stitchers' blogs that they aren't finishing VOHRH block 2 in time for the deadline - so your progress is looking good!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange that you received! Nice progress on VOHRH block!

Michelle said...

Great goodies! Thanks for the free teapot design - it is printed and in my pile :) I appreciate your kindness in sharing such a cute design. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

quiltorstitch said...

Mmmmm…. Popcorn balls!

Your fair and square exchange was wonderful. I also like your VOHRH, you did make good progress on it :)

Becky K in OK said...

The autumn squares are just lovely. The colors are awesome.

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Marie:

Thank you for coming into my blog!! Yours is so nice and you are a great stitcher from what I can see here! Your VOHRH is so pretty! Wish you could have come here for the quilt festival. I am putting off an angiogram so I can go but will have that done on the 15th. I feel fine but I think that the doctors need Christmas money so I got elected to have to have another test here. Since I live here, I just had to go to this. I hope to see you again! Debby :)

Jaimie said...

Wow! Lovely blocks for F&S exchange! All your other goodies are fantastic as well. Have fun stitching!

Wawanna said...

Your Village of HRH looks soooo nice, you will get that #2 block finished this month. The blocks are awesome, but the strawberry fob...well that is another whole new dimension;superlative.

Suzanne said...

What a lovely exchange and wonderful goodies you received. I love VOHRH, I would love to do this design one day. Looking good so far!

Red said...

Hi Marie...what a nice exchange and See's candy too...Yum! I'm enjoying watching your progress on VOHRH...Houses of Hawk Run is on my horizon once My Home is Town is done.

Cathy said...

Hey Marie -how are you?

Great Fair & Square exchange! Don't worry about not meeting your goal for VOHRH -- stitching is all about having fun, so just forget about that goal you set!

Thanks for the recipe too!

wanda said...

Making great progress on your block I am plodding along!! Lovely exchange blocks!!

lena-lou said...

How lovely you got spoilt along with the quilt squares :)) Great progress with your own stitching!
Turnips were always used here for Halloween Lanterns before pumpkins became more popular...alot easier to carve them out so I am pleased they did :)
Hope your halloween was a good one ;-)

Michelle said...

You VOHRH is looking gorgeous!