Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
What a great mail day, I received an amazing Winter House Exchange (SBEBB) from Mindi. She stitched a Prairie Schooler design, one of my all time favorite designers! The design is the January block from the Summer and Winter book. The minute I saw it I thought of Vermont, a house surrounded by pine trees and a deer running through the front yard. Yes, that would be Vermont! Mindi did an amazing job on the beautiful pinkeep, her stitching and finishing are just perfect. Take a look at this beautiful treasure…
Mindi also treated me to some very special extras. First, I must compliment her Dad on the beautiful wooden floss holder, which he made!!! My mouth dropped open upon seeing it and my eyes popped when I read that her Dad made it. Honestly, I have always wanted a wooden floss holder and am ecstatic over receiving this beauty; a huge thank you to Mindi’s Dad.
I received some beautiful silk ribbon, in my favorite color and two skeins of Dinky Dyes Silk! They are perfect for a project that I have in mind and I can't wait to stitch with the silk! Now, if only there was a way that you could smell the beautiful scent of the Saffron and Sage hand poured candle the Mindi included, oh how I love scented candles! She aslo included some tapestry needles, lip balm, and delicious chocolates. As you can see I could not resist and gobbled up two pieces. Many thanks Mindi for making this such a special exchange, one that I treasure!
Unlike Kathy, I did not complete VOHRH Block #3 by the January 1st date. It is not that I have neglected my stitching it is that I had to finish the donation block for Cole’s Quilt and I jumped on board the Hello Neighbor RR and am playing “catch up” trying to stitch my Halloween House before the February mail date. As for my VOHRH progress:
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Until next time…
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Those who know Vonna are aware of her very busy life! I am touched that she took the time to stitch this gorgeous pinkeep for me, one that I will forever treasure!
Vonna, I love the Attic Needlework pattern~did not have this one :) and the generous half-yard of Karen Combs sewing theme fabric! I, like you, enjoy stitching with the ever-popular Piecemakers needles, thanks for including some. I am anxious to stitch this design and will almost certainly use a bit of this fabric and finish it as a pinkeep. It would look wonderful alongside your masterpiece!
I can’t thank you enough for the birthday surprise. The only thing that would have made it better is if you were standing at my front door delivering it! :) You are very generous in so many ways, I thank you for everything especially your friendship!
Until next time...
Thursday, January 10, 2008
- SBEBB Snowman Exchange
- Stitched by: Valerie
Valerie was more than generous, she filled the box with all of these great extras…thank you so much Valerie you made this such a great exchange!
While in Vermont, I was able to complete the Cole’s Quilt donation block. I must thank Jen for posting information about this program on her blog. I checked it out and immediately signed up to stitch a block. You can review the “Current Request” link and select a child to stitch for; I would encourage you to look.
- Cole's Quilt Donation Block
- Designer: Alma Lynn
- Leaflet: For Every Little Princess
I completed four of the five PIF's (Pay-It-Forward) items and sent them out to Brenda, Donna, Heather, and Jen. No, I did not forget you Pokua I will be sending you yours soon.
PIF Pincushion sent to:
I want to thank you for your thoughtful comments on my Yorkie post, they certainly made me feel better and I do believe that things happen for a reason. Although I do not have a new puppy to show you I know for certain that I will find the right one soon!
Wishing you all a year filled with many hours of relaxing stitching!
Until next time...
(Vonna, I liked your new signature so much I copied :})