Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ABC Exchange ~ Gadget Give-A-Way ~ Cute Critter

Another great mail day, my SBEBB: ABC Exchange arrived…I received an amazing exchange piece from Ulla in Finland. What a gorgeous Quaker Humbug Ornament, so beautifully stitched and finished. I am more than impressed with Ulla’s talent and more than thankful for all of the time that she dedicated to this exchange.

I was treated to so many extras: a Shepherd’s Bush Leaflet titled, Be Sweet, hand dyed floss in my favorite color, some tapestry needles that are packaged so nicely, and a magnetic note pad. Ulla, I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful exchange; I love everything that you sent!

SBEBB: ABC Exchange
Stitched by: Ulla

I must share the detail, isn't is gorgeous?

Okay, I have another “must have gadget” to share with you: A mini book light to use while stitching, but which one?

My favorite is the one pictured on the far left, the Carson Flex Neck Ultra Bright LED Book Light FL55. And here is the brand new one that I will be giving away...

I like this one the best because it is lightweight (3 oz), the light is truly bright, the 7” flexible goose neck allows you to adjust the lamp-head in every direction, the clip opens to a generous 1.5 inches, and it has a flat base for table top illumination. I like to clip this light onto the front of my shirt (looks goofy but it works well) but the clip enables you to attach it to a frame or hoop. The little light does require 3-AAA batteries.

As some know, I love the smaller thread counts and especially love the look of over one stitching. This light is truly a “must have” when working on those 40 count over one projects. It is small, lightweight and portable which makes it great for travel. I have a friend that travels with a 100-watt bulb for those low-lit hotel rooms; I just bring this little light and never need to worry about a broken bulb in my luggage.

If you are interested in this Gadget Give-A-Way just leave me a comment and I will draw a name on 7/18 and post the winner.

I purchased another bird feeder/pole yesterday but have not put it out yet. I am amazed at how many hungry critters there are. Here is one that showed up at one of my backyard feeders fortunately I was home to take this picture. I just knew that Rob would appreciate it!!!

And where might Bambi’s mother be???

She never took her eyes off of her baby, always watching closely from behind the rock wall in the neighbors yard.

Thanks so much for stopping by~

Until next time...


Michelle said...

Hey Marie,

Never mind Momma, where's Daddy?? What beautiful photographs.. and Rob enjoyed them!


Cathy B said...

Wonderful exchange from Ulla - definitely worth the wait! The humbug is gorgeous!

Oh what a beautiful picture of that fawn! We used to see deer in our backyard all the time, but no so much now that more homes went in. What a wonderful sight!

Jill said...

That quaker chic is beautiful! Great exchange. Congrats!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful exchange piece you have. I have a mini light that i use to stitch with also. Aren't they just great!?! I'd be sooo lost with out mine.

Thanks for sharing your pictures the baby dear is just to cute.

Becky K in OK said...

What a beautiful exchange. Hmmm, I need a new light to see it better!

Paula C. said...

Beautiful exchange! I would love to be included in the drawing too =)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty exchange - love the colour!

XmaryX said...

What a wonderful exchange- the Humbug is adorable, as is the little fawn- how cute!
PLease consider me for your drawing. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

That humbug is so adorable - you must be a very proud recipient!

I've been considering getting a book light for travel stitching, so please enter me in your drawing.

Nelapx said...

Muy hermosos. felicidades

Carol R said...

Gorgeous Quaker humbug from Ulla.
Lovely Bambi pictures

Please enter me into your draw.

StitchinManiac said...

I love the Bambi pictures! I love to check up on your blog and see what wonderful things you are stitching and receiving. Please enter me in your drawing. thanks!

Barbara said...

The pictures of that fawn are absolutely heart-melting! What a beautiful creature!!

Would you enter me in your gadget giveaway too? Maybe this would be the solution to my current lighting problem.

Joei said...

Lovely exchange and what a lovely humbug. I want to make one but haven't gotten around to making it. Maybe someday.
Would love to be part of your gadget give-away draw.

Michele said...

wow, what a lovely humbug! Thanks for sharing the closeups of it :)

ahhhhhh what a sweet little fawn. And I love Mom keeping watch :)

yup, sign me up for your drawing!

AnneS said...

Absolutely stunning exchange from Ulla!! Truly gorgeous :)

I'd also love to go into the draw for the little light please - am also happy to pay for the postage if I'm the lucky winner :)

Oma said...

The baby deer is so cute. I love the colours on the quaker humbug ornament. There are so many talented stitchers out there.

Please enter me in your draw. I could really use a light for my qsnaps. I do have a table top one but I enjoy stitching on my lunch hour at work and the lighting in the lunch room is not the greatest.

I would be more than happy to pay for the postage.

Vonna said...

Hey lookie here! Way down here on the bottom of the list is me saying: I LOVE that Humbug...and all the goodies that came along with it! It is sincerely and utterly gorgeous Marie! I know you have to love it ;o)
And look at that little Bambi! What a sweetheart ;) And Mama looking on....so sweet!

monique said...

What sweet deer pictures! And wonderful exchange stuff, too :)

Julianne said...

Hi Marie,

Oh, I just love the exchange that you received from Ulla! That thread that she used is a gorgeous color. I need to get my hands on some.

I hope you have a lovely Independence Day.

Ruth said...

How cool. I love Bambi and mom! Oh, but it love the exchange too... so many beautiful things here every time I drop by!

Thanks for the words on the lights. I am working on an over one right now and I thought I had excellent lighting but I find myself blinking an awful lot. I need to try out those tiny lights. And since they are so portable, I'm sure I can take 2-3 with me wherever I go! :)

CraftyT said...

I love that fawn. So sweet. Thank you for a great gadget giveaway.

Ulla said...

What a sweet Bambi! Please enter me to your drawing too :-)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful exchange!!! And the baby deer is so precious... I used to have a book light, but who knows who took that...can I enter the contest? Thanks!

Kathy said...

Beautiful deer photos.

Lovely exchange. Love that Quaker ornament.

You comments on the lights are great. I would love to be the winner of your give away.

stitchhappy said...

Beautiful stitching and goodies from Ulla! I know you must be delighted with it - just as much as I am with the gorgeous stitcher's caddy you did for me! Love your deer photos, too - great pics!

Leave me out of the drawing - I already have a couple of the lights (which are wonderful) so someone else can have a chance.

Sharon M

staci said...

Isn't that humbug just the most exquisite thing ever? So gorgeous!

And look at sweet little Bambi, too cute!

tkdchick said...

OMG that fawn is adorable!!!!

What a beautiful humbug!

Carol said...

Your baby visitor is adorable! And that is one awesome exchange from Ulla :-)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a gorgeous exchange! Amazing picture of the fawn, too. How sweet of you to offer an exchange, please include me!

Your goodies that you sent to Vonna were awesome!!

Julie said...

Oh my! I've been missing out! Bambi is so cute! How wonderful to have beautiful wildlife close enough to enjoy it.
Your light looks great.

Shelley said...

Hello, Marie:

I've just become acquainted with your blog this evening. Your stitching is very beautiful and a source if inspiration for me to sit down and work on those UFO's! I am interested in your drawing for the light. Please count me in!

Cricketstitch said...

Hi Marie,
I have yet to sign up for any exchanges, but seeing your beautiful humbug I will have to put that on my to do list. Your stitching is inspirational, thank you for posting your photos. Please count me in for your drawing!

Daffycat said...

Oh, your tiny visitor was so darling! What wonderful pictures!

Enter me in your giveaway, please!

Lynn said...

Marie, I'm new to your blog and found my way here via Carole S and Vonna's blogs. Your work is absolutely beautiful and I must say I'm enjoying your wildlife photos too!
I love the Peace ornament you did up for Carole and was wondering if you could tell me the name of the floss you used. It's perfect for this type of ornie.
Please enter me in your giveaway as well. Looks like that light would come in handy when travelling!
Thanks so much.

Einschies blog said...

Ohhh Bambi,what a darling;-)))) I never saw one so close;-)))

Would you send your pirze overseas too???


nkuelbs said...

I love your exchange - the color is beautiful. And the watchful eye of mama is wonderful to see.

Take care, Nancy K.

angelasweby said...

I really enjoyed looking through your blog which I found via Vonna's as I was trying, unsuccessfully, to track down the Victorian Motto Sampler threads which I had never heard of but, really appealed to me :>) - what a real web this is!

The little squirrel's antics made me laugh - we have a multitude of feeders too which my poor DH scurries along to fill every day and we don't have squirrels but, we do have many immature families of tits blackbirds and starlings.

The package from Ulla is amazing. I love the little Quaker humbug. What beautiful stitching and finishing

I would love to be entered into your draw if I am in time.
Many good wishes, Angela

Lelia said...

How sweet is your baby visitor! Probably all grown up by now : )

The humbug is fantastic. There is a free pattern on the Caron Collection web site & I've got to get the --finishing-- started. The stitching is the easy part!