Thursday, January 29, 2009

Edgar's Valentine Exchange Arrives in San Francisco!

I got a lovely e-mail from Edgar that his valentine exchange arrived safe and sound and he loves it!

The design, A Needleworker's Pocket by With My Needle, came from The JCS ornament issue from 2003. I finished it in my customary a pinkeep! I also sent Edgar some various overdyed threads, a fat quarter, and since he loves dark chocolate I sent that as well.

Here are some pics:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My LK to Stacy B. Arrives

I received an e-mail from Stacy that she got my package and she loves everything I sent. She especially loves the design I choose as she's been going through a tough time lately and the pinkeep really touched her.

I choose a LK design from her double flip its she had out a couple of years ago called "Dream". I changed some colors to go with the fabric I wanted to use for the back. I also sent Stacy LK's Crazy A-B-C, some Piecemaker needles and a skein WDW thread.

I am so happy Stacy loves the package and I know she will enjoy it very much.

Here are some pics:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

LK Exchange from the HoE Blog

I joined the LK exchange on the HoE blog and today I received my exchange from Jill F..

The whole package has the Americana theme since I love anything Americana so I was just tickled by everything. Talk about feeling spoiled!

Jill stitched LK's God Bless America and finished it into a pillow/pincushion. It is absolutely fabulous! Jill said this was the first one she has ever made but I really could not tell at all..her finishing is wonderful.

Jill also sent one of her marking/counting pins and its gorgeous.

Thanks so much Jill. The package is awesome!

Here are some pics of what I all got.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Birthday gift from Simone in The Netherlands Arrives

My birthday package from Simone arrived last night and I really love what she sent.

Simone stitched a cute Bent Creek design that she said can be used as either a wall hanging or pillow and since I don't have any pillows right now that is how I will display it. Simone also sent some red checked fabric, a great Americana pattern and some great pins for finishing.

Thanks so much Simone for a lovely birthday package!

Here are some pics:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A surprise birthday gift from Ohio!

A very good stitching friend of mine, Lori U. in Ohio (no blog), sent me a birthday package which totally surprised me! Lori was my first internet stitching friend. We have been friends for I think about 10 years now. She sent lots of goodies that I will put to very good use.

Thanks so much Lori!

Here is a pic of the package:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A birthday gift from Ina in the Netherlands

I am participating in the birthday exchange on the crazy exchange group and one of my 3 partners is Ina in the Netherlands. Ina sent me a wonderful package that I received on Thursday. She stitched me a wonderful wall hanging that I put up in the entry way and then sent a dutch cross stitch magazine, RED scissors that I started using that I love, some floss, candy, and other is a pic of the package:

Thanks so much Ina...I love everything!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A birthday has come and gone!

Yesterday was my birthday and I received a lovely envelope from Carol S. Carol stitched me Patriotic Snowman by Waxing Moon Designs. Carol picked a perfect design for me because I love snowmen and I love anything Americana. She made it into a floss tag and on the back she put her initials and mine.

Thanks so very much for remembering me Carol. I love the floss tag and have threads on it right now.

Here are some pics: