Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ornament Sent to Simone in The Netherlands

I participated in Simone deJong's Christmas Ornie Exchange for the first time and I sent to Simone. She e-mailed me over the weekend that it arrived safe and sound at her house.

The ornament is from the 2000 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue and the pattern is called Christmas Heart Pin Cushion by Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin. I also sent Simone a scissor sack for her scissors and 2 skeins of overdyed threads. Here are a couple of pics of what I sent!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Crazy Exchange arrived from Belgium!

I received a package from Katrien last night in the mail and absolutely love it. She sent me a lovely needlecase that she made (Katrien is a quilter as well as a stitcher). The needlecase is so "me" as it has my favorite colors in it and its so "me". She also sent 2 skeins of DMC in my favorite shades of red and a package of needles to get my needlecase all set up. I absolutely love the package and since today is Tuesday its stitch group day so it'll be going with me so I can show my stitch group. They really get a kick out of my exchanges that I make and that I receive.

Thanks so much Katrien!

Here is a pic:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

HoE Freebie Exchange Received

I received a lovely package from Gaby last night. She had my name in the Hooked on Exchange (HoE) for the Freebie Exchange recently and she stitched a biscornu for me by Anne from Tournicoton/France. This is the first and only biscournu that sits in my house right now as I am trying to learn how to make one myself. Her finishing is just impressive! She also sent some wonderful blue lace, a sock key chain, some lovely rose smelling soap and a lovely sachet that made the whole package smell wonderful.

Here are a couple of pics: