Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

All Seasons Ornament Exchange--Harvest Ornamnet

I received my Harvest Ornament from Karen. It's from the All Season's Ornament Exchange
group that I have participated in. She stitched up this great beaded ornament. I just love it.
Thanks Karen. This has been a great little exchange group.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HoE Christmas Exchange and Personal Exchange

I received my HoE Christmas exchange today from Gabi. I was so excited. She stitched a wonderful ornament and also sent some great goodies. First off she sent that great red, white and blue stork scissors, a bag with some star and Christmas tree charms, ribbon, some fabric and a tin that holds a votive candle. Can't wait to light it up. Thank you so much Gabi, you put together a wonderful exchange.

Here is the bottom of the ornament. Nicely personalized.
This ornament was from this years Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. I want to stitch this one myself, but now I won't have to.
Here is another side of the ornament,
and another,
and the last side. Gabi, thanks for all of the work you put into this ornament. I really love it.
Then I also received this wonderful exchange from Margit. We became stitching friends through the Fair and Square Halloween exchange and have decided to do personal exchanges. This is our second exchange, which was a winter theme along with a Christmas ornament. Plus Margit sent along some things she bought in France, and of course chocolate. Thank you Margit for this exchange and your stitching friendship.
This is a close up of the square Margit stitched for me. I am excited to finish this square.

I had a very fine exchange day. Thank you Gabi and Margit.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

UnExpected Retreat!!!

I was offered a chance to go on a retreat this weekend. I had no plans on doing this, but after someone had to cancel a few of my good stitching buds talked me into going. This picture was taken of the whole group after dinner on Saturday night. We had a great time, lots of marvelous home cooked food, fun and stitching!!

Here is all of us girls and the chef. We stayed at the Belisle Ranch. It's an awesome place to have a retreat.

Here I am with the culprits who talked me into this retreat. Jackie, me and Chris with Julie behind us.

This is Chris and her Aunt Shirley. Chris Stitched the mystery sampler from The Gift of Stitching Magazine and since Shirley just loved the sampler Chris personalized it with Shirley's family information and gave it to her. It turned out so great and Shirley is going to get it framed and hang it above this fireplace.

Monday, November 10, 2008

An Overdue Post of exchanges and finishes

I have been busy and wanted to get some exchanges posted. So hang on this is going to be a long post!!!

Pumpkin Patch Exchange

I received My Pumpkin Patch exchange today from Jean. She stitched part of an LHN design--The Harvesters and made me a tin topper with a magnetic bottom for the needles she sent with the exchange. She also included a chart from my wish list--Elizabeth's Designs--
Christmas Alphabet, plus a chart from Heart in Hand--Autumn Bird and the buttons for it. It was a wonderful surprise to come home to today.
Thank you Jean.

I also received my Christmas Fair and Square today from Lynda. She stitched JBW's--Christmas Motif Sampler II. I can't wait to finish it into an ornament.
Thank you Lynda.

Private Thanksgiving Exchange
On Friday I received this Thanksgiving Exchange from Heather. I am in a small group private exchange. Heather put together this great exchange. She stitched a cute hanging pillow and also sent some fabric, two tins, some rick rack a skein of overdyed floss and Harvest wood plaque. I have already used the candle!!
Thank you Heather for the great exchange.

Autumn Fair and Square

I received my Autumn Fair and Square from Karen October 27. She stitched some really cute acorn squares.

And as you can see I have already finished them into a box type finish. I think they turned out pretty cute.
Thank you Karen. I meant to post these sooner, I apologize for that.

Thanksgiving Fair and Squres
These squares arrived on November 5 from Mary Kathryn.

And here is the finished product. I also like the way these squares finished up.
Thank you Mary Kathryn. I also meant to post these squares sooner.

Round 10 Fair and Square

Again on November 7th I received my Round 10 squares from Heidi. Isn't he a cute little guy?

And here again is the end results of the finish. Pretty cute.
Thank you Heidi.

Ok, I believe I have posted all of the wonderful exchanges that I have received in the last two weeks. I want to Thank each one of you for your stitching talents. I appreciate all of these exchanges.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And the Winner is......

Daffy Cat
You are the winner of my blogoversary drawing.

Then today I received my Floss Tag from Paula C.
She stitched "USA" from Trail Creek Farm.

View of the back
Paula also sent a cute red scissor, a matching beaded scissor fob and beaded needle threader, a piece of fabric, some pins, a sample of udder cream and red, white and blue floss. This was a fabulous exchange, I am thrilled with it all. Thanks Paula.

I also received my Thanksgiving Fair and Squares from Mary Kathryn. They are also wonderful and I think they will make a very cute pin keep. Thank you Mary Kathryn.