Friday, April 20, 2012

Meeting Friends and Stitching Exchanges

I am SO tardy in posting a pic and report on my outing with Joan and Jill that it's a bit embarrassing! As Jill and Joan posted on their blogs we got together, a couple of weeks ago now, and had a really nice day. Osage, Iowa is about 3 hours from me and abit over 2 hours for them. We first went to The Stitchery Nook and I was a really good girl and only bought one chart HIHN's Curio Free and a scrap piece of fabric. We ventured to Debbie's Quilt Shop, where I didn't purchase anything...not even a fat quarter. It was a nice little shop too! I'm not on the "wagon" or anything I just didn't find anything I needed. Trust me...I certainly tried! LOL

For lunch we headed to Teluwut Grille House & Pub and had a really nice lunch and did lots of gabbing. We plan to get togethere again..hopefully (fingers crossed) soon. On the stitching front, I have been working on a friendship themed exchange on the Friends Through Threads blog. I am enjoying the piece alot. This is the first time I have stitched something by this designer and I have found a couple of errors with colors but its easy to fix so nothing major. I have finished my spring exchange that I am doing with Irmeli. I just have to add some "sweets" and we are each mailing on Monday. I am SO excited to mail. I have some things in her package that I think she'll really like. I can show a couple of fabrics I used in her package.
Rex and I are off to see our nieces' play soccer this weekend so I probably won't get any stitching in until late Sunday. I do hope you are able to find some time to stitch! Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. Wendy Jo

Monday, April 2, 2012

Birthday Gifts to Post About

Two friends had birthdays recently and I have pics to share. First up is Julie. I stitched her a fob and stitched a small band on a spool that she could stick her scissors in. The fob is a bonus pattern in one of the LK inspiration boxers. I also sent her a "new to me" lip balm that was kinda fun and springy plus in her fav color of pink. She was thrilled with the package so I was one happy camper!

Next up was Joan. I stitched her a fob and stitched a small band on a spool as well that she could park her scissors in. The fob was a bonus pattern in one of the LK inspiration boxers. I know Joan is a scissor collector and thought she needed one more pair :)
As Joan said her latest post, we are meeting up tomorrow! I am so excited! It'll be good to see her and it'll be one fun day. I have been doing a bit of stitching but nothing as I had originally planned (remember the 15 project plan). So here are a couple of pics of what I have been working on: Both are Lizzie Kate designs: Faith boxer and Land that I Love. I am also working on a personal exchange I am doing with Irmeli with a mailing date later in April.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are able to some time to put some needle and thread to fabric! Wendy Jo