Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter Exchanges

I am excited to be able to show you the wonderful exchange that I received in the mail today; it is from Goldie who had my name for the SBEBB Frosty & Friends Exchange. What an adorable snowman pinkeep! The design is a Lizzie Kate titled, Share the Season. Goldie also sent a bunch of extras, just look at how she spoiled me…

SBEBB: Frosty & Friends Exchange
Received from: Goldie

Thank you Goldie, I am so grateful for all that you sent and shall cherish the beautiful pinkeep.

I am able to share a few exchange pictures of items that I sent out. The first is a Winter Exchange that I participated in with the Friends Through Threads group. My partner for this exchange is a very talented stitcher named Brigitte. I selected a Mary Garry design titled, Ice-Skating Party and think it is just perfect for a Winter Exchange. I decided to finish it as a sewing caddy and am pleased with how it turned out.

  • Designer: Mary Garry Sewing Cabin
  • Design: Ice-Skating Party
  • Finish: Sewing Caddy

Inside of sewing caddy

Friends Through Threads
Winter Seasonal Exchange
Sent to: Brigitte

Jane contacted me to let me know that she received the Fair & Square round #11 blocks that I sent.

Fair & Square round #11
Stitched for: Jane

I spent Friday traveling to Vermont for a ski weekend so I am sorry to say I was not able to stitch on my HAED Wintery Heirloom. I do plan to join the HEAD Friday SAL this week and hope that I can make some headway.

Okemo Mountain ~ Vermont

I had a great weekend skiing with my older son and his girlfriend. We had one slight mishap on the chair lift and all I can say is I am thankful that I did not break my leg! I have a huge bruise on my calf to remind me of how lucky I was. Overall, it was a great day, not as cold as I had thought it would be except at the very top of the mountain with the wind whipping violently around!

Snowboarding at Okemo

To make up for all the carbs I ate, in preparation for the long ski day (ya right), I "paid the piper" by spending 3 hours at the gym today working out 1 hour each on the Arc Trainer, Treadmill, and Elliptical. I do believe that I need to end this so I can creep slowly down the stairs and rest my weary body on the couch…time to stitch!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Vonna said...

Just got done doing my second 20 minutes on the about old aching body! LOL! Maybe I need to eat some carbs! :o)
What pretty exchanges you have done for everyone Marie...I saw your Mary Garry on Brigette's Blog earlier today and then your Fair and Squares are beautiful as always...Goldie did you up righteous too! The skiing pictures are pretty too!

StitchinManiac said...

Wow, you MUST be sore! I love the exchanges you have done!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching and a lovely exchange gift. The sewing caddy you stitched is magnificent.

Jen said...

The exchanges are beautiful. I love the sewing caddy. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Oh Marie what a darling ornament you received from Goldie - love it! You are brave starting a HAED piece - they are jaw-dropping but I know it would take me 10 years to do one! Good for you doing such a great workout, makes me feel like a slug. :)

staci said...

Love the sewing caddy...that Mary Garry design is Wonderful!!!

Brigitte said...

The Frosty Friends exchange you've received is beautiful. And so is the stitcher's caddy you sent - and I can fondle it from now on as I'm the happy recipient. Thanks again for a great Winter exchange package!

Andrea said...

Beautiful exchanges.

Kit said...

What lovely exchanges! Ugh, all the work out talk is shaming me back into it.

Michele said...

what wonderful exchages! Sounds like a fun weekend of skiing ;)

Michele said...

what wonderful exchages! Sounds like a fun weekend of skiing ;)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely exchanges, Marie! Glad you had a nice weekend skiing.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Marie, I am not far from Bryn Mawr! If you are ever in the area with free time, let me know!

Heather said...

I love being up on the mountain skiing, great photos of it. I wonder if we'll get to go skiing this winter.

Great sewing book you made, it's so cute with the skaters on it.

Sonda in OR said...

Those are all lovely exchanges. Love your Mary Garry piece.