Saturday, December 15, 2007

Not so nice Renee - the Yorkie breeder

Bundle of cute Yorkie pups!

Can you believe how adorable these Yorkshire Terrier puppies are? I only wish they were all mine! I have been looking to purchase another Yorkie for quite some time and really thought that I had found one a few days ago. The only thing that I did find was an inconsiderate breeder, let’s call her Renee (because that is her name) and let’s say that Renee is from Missouri (because she is) and let’s say that her cell phone number is…okay I won’t go there, but if anyone is interested email me. I will say that she is in the 417 area code. “Not so nice Renee” placed an ad online stating that she would be in the Northeast, with an available puppy, on 12/13. Could I get any luckier, it was 12/13! I called her and she informed me that she had just checked into her hotel, let’s say in Providence, RI (because that is where she was) and YES, the adorable female puppy was available. We made plans to meet the next day at, let say Foxwood Casino in CT. The next morning I received a phone call from “not so nice Renee” letting me know that she had sold the puppy. CAN YOU BELIEVE???? She told me some story about how she had met some people at the airport the previous day who had expressed an interest in the dog, and that they were suppose to call her later. Late that night she received their phone call and she sold them the dog. Oh, she gushed about how terrible she felt but really now, should I believe her? No, she was not honest when she spoke with me at 3pm the day before when she knew of this buyer and failed to tell me. I am certain that she was stringing me along as her “back-up” plan. Had I know about the “potential” buyer I would not have felt nearly as bad. Trust me my entire family was disappointed, I was truly sad. :(

So, my wish for “not so nice Renee from Missouri” this holiday season: that you wake up to a stocking filled with coal - that's what happens when you're not nice!

And my Yorkie search continues….

For some happier news: My son submitted the very last college application today (he had 12), Yippee! My life will return to normal and I can get busy stitching.

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Last Exchange for 2007 ~ Tissue Holder Pattern

During this busy time of year I am forced to limit the number of exchanges that I participate in however, there are a few that I can't resist. I recently sent out my last exchange for 2007, it was sent to Cathy. Having heard that she received it, I can now post pictures. I decided to stitch this stocking ornament for her.

USEBB: Ornament Exchange 2007
Designer: Nutmeg Needle
Design: Mini Stocking

USEBB: 2007 Ornament Exchange - Stitched for Cathy B.

Tissue Holder Pattern

If you are interested in making a Tissue Holder, like the one that I sent in my exchange to Cathy, you can get the instructions here. They are very easy to make and are a great way to use up those fabric scraps.

I have successfully completed 21 exchanges during 2007, most of them with USEBB, SBEBB, Seasonal Stitchers, and Fair & Square, . I have received so many gorgeous exchanges from Amber, Autumn, AmySC, Barbara, BeckyK, BeckySC, Carol, Carolynn, CathyB, Chris, Goldie, Heather, Helen, Isabelle, Juanita, Julianne, Katrina, Nicki, Paula, and Vonna. Let me again thank each of you for the time you spent stitching and finishing these beautiful pieces. I will forever treasure them!

A huge thank you to BeckySC for including me in the wonderful groups you manage. I look forward to participating in your 2008 exchanges!

A huge thank you to Vonna and Annemarie for including me in the Fair and Square Exchange. This is an amazing group of talented stitchers/friends!

During this extra busy time of year I know that it is difficult to find the time to read blogs. I truly appreciate your stopping by and commenting.

Until next time...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ornament Exchange ~VoHRH~All about crafting

After a busy day, I arrived home to find a wonderful package waiting for me. Carol sent me a truly spectacular exchange! She stitched a design from my very favorite Prairie Schooler and did a beautiful job finishing it as a pinkeep Christmas Ornament. I promise you Carol, this ornament will be hung “front and center” on my Christmas tree for everyone to enjoy!

USEBB: Ornament Exchange
Design: ABC Santa Ornament
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Received from: Carol

Carol’s exchange package was filled with so many extras; adorable snowman coasters, scented candle wax melt, a ½ yard of very pretty red fabric, a much needed notepad and sticky notes, as well as a Mary Garry pattern, and the Vermont Hearts of America kit ~FANTASTIC!
Thanks so much Carol, your thoughtfulness brought much happiness into my day!!!

USEBB: 2007 Ornament Exchange
From: Carol

Although I did not meet the November 1st deadline for completing block #2, I was able to complete it by the December 1st date.

Village of Hawk Run Hollow Block #2
Carriage House Sampling

Rather than stitch "I-s-i-a-h" I made a few minor adjustments and I stitched it "I-s-a-i-a-h" ~ the correct spelling. It must be the perfectionist in me but this would have driven me nuts.

VoHRH Blocks #1 & 2

If anyone knows of errors/corrections on this chart I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Kathy, you had mentioned as error but I can't remember what it was. Will you email me or post it on your blog? Thanks!


I have been tagged by Heather and as a result I will share with you some information on my life of crafting.

The rules are: Answer the following on your blog and then let five other bloggers know that you have tagged them to complete the meme.

1. When did you start to create and make craft?

Probably when I was about 8 or so. I can remember knitting a scarf for a very dear aunt who was moving from the Northeast to Florida…What was I thinking?

2. Why did you start creating?

It must be in my blood, I honestly do not know why. I certainly do not stem from a “crafty” family.

3. Why do you create?

Obsessive compulsive behavior perhaps(?) It makes me happy and content.

4. What do you create?

Quilts, all sorts of cross stitched items, redwork stitchery pillows, penny rugs, art dolls, and I have tackle the art of knitting socks.

5. Has this changed since you began crafting?

My interest in these different crafts changes with time. At present I would classify myself as an avid cross stitcher. A few years ago I was an avid quilter.

Now I need to tag some people for this meme. I will suggest a few names ~ If the urge overwhelms you feel free to play along: Donna, Jane, Kathy, Leena, and Pokua. Have fun!

A special thanks to the members of the Neighborhood RR that allowed me to jump in and join their group. I look forward to stitching with you. Thanks Vonna, for letting me kow about the available spot in this group!!! :)

Until next time...