Thursday, July 16, 2009

HoE Christmas in July Arrives in Singapore

Jean has received her Christmas in July that I sent her and I am very happy as I was getting a bit worried.

I decided to stitch her a design from JBW Designs Red Mitten Collection I and finished it as an ornament in the shape of a mitten.

I looked at Jean's wishlist and purchased a pattern off her list, Plumb Pudding's Candy Cane Wishes and included some overdyed threads as well.

I am glad Jean likes her package I really enjoyed stitching and shopping for her.

Here are some pics:

I have been busy the last few days working on exchanges so can't show any pics yet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stitching.

Wendy Jo

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Christmas in July from Lynn B.

I participated in the Christmas in July exchange on the Hooked on Exchanging blog and I received a wonderful package from Lynn B. in England earlier this weekend and I just love the adorable Prairie Schooler snowman she stitched up for me. Lynn added a cute little Christmas tree on the bottom of the ornament and a heart on the top that says "hand made with love" which I thought was really a nice touch too. Lynn also included some wonderful Christmas charms, some Christmas fabric, cording, a leaflet from DMC with patterns in it and some scented DMC floss that I have never seen before and am anxious to try.

Thanks very much for a wonderful exchange Lynn..I really love my package.

The ornament I sent should arrive at its destination shortly. It had quite a journey to make so hopefully I will be able to show pictures soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stitching,
Wendy Jo

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Patriotic Package and A Patriotic Finish

I received a box from Deb this afternoon and I had a feeling it probably was my patriotic exchange from the Friends through Friends exchange as I was expecting it any day now.

Boy when I opened the box everything was wrapped up so nice with red, white and blue ribbon (forgot to take a pic of that). Inside the box was a beautifully stitched fob and matching floss tag. Deb stitched me the same design I stitched for Jill (Littlehouse Needleworks' Liberty and Justice) and, obviously, I love it! She stitched both over 1 on 32 ct. lambswool and used the recommended DMC floss. Deb sent a pair of scissors and added thread drops to the floss tag and the drops have stars on them which is so cute.

Also in the package was a pincushion Deb made, very cute, some jelly belly candy in cherry, blueberry and buttered popcorn, yum, and last..but not least a charm pack of Moda fabric called Zippity Do Da! LOVE IT!

So thanks very much Deb for a wonderful package. I will enjoy it all alot!

Here are some pics:

I didn't get around to posting what I was going to start stitching when I finished up my Christmas in July for my HoE exchange but here it is finished. It's Lizzie Kate's Sweet Liberty. It was a limited edition kit from last year's market I believe. I will probably get it framed at some point.

I plan to stitch some more patriotic things this month but I also have a couple of gifts that I will need to start working on that need to get out later this month and an exchange for the All Seasons Ornament Exchange blog that needs to be out the middle of the August.

Well, I wish all my USA friends a wonderful 4th of July and all my overseas friends a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wendy Jo