Friday, September 17, 2010

Great week for me

I received this beautiful Thread Keep from Raffaella.  We participated in a private exchange on BeckySC's.  In her note she said this was her first "cartonnage" finish, and I'd say she did a fantastic job.  The design is "Roses d'Automne" by Tralala.  She used DMC and Atlie threads on Magnolia linen from Lakeside Linens.  I had the privilege of stitching for Raffaella for an Arbor Day exchange.  She said she still has the exchange on display!  Thank you Raffaella, I love my Thread Keep! 
Anita was my exchange partner on the Autumn Exchange hosted by BeckySC.  She read on my blog that I liked Prairie Schooler Designs so she chose to stitch from #65 Acorns.  She used 32 ct. Autumn Fields Lugana and DMC threads.  She finished it as a "Mini Stitcher's Box."  I must say, she outdid herself.  Anita has more wonderful photos of this exchange on her blog, Hooked on Stitches.  Pop on over to see them.  Unfortunately, Anita is not in good health, so she will be discontinuing her exchange stitching.  I am the proud owner of two of her "works of  stitch" and will cherish them.  Thank you so much Anita!!

Blogger and I are having problems this morning.  I wanted to show the inside of Anita's box, but never could get the photo to upload.  GRRR!!!

I am stitching some.  Right now I am working on a gift and that's all I can say right now!  It won't be long till my next bus trip, so I do need to complete a couple of exchange pieces before I leave.

My weight loss journey has hit something of a snag.  I've eaten everything in site plus a lot, lot more.  I haven't exercised much because I think I have a shin splint which is painful.  I don't want to aggravate the injury any more, lest it keeps me from my trip!!  I will probably try exercising next week, just to see how I do.

Well, it's almost 3am.  I believe I had better try and get some shut eye.  Thanks for stopping by.


Jules said...

You definitely received some beautiful pieces!

Lula said...

Gorgeous pieces there - I bet you were thrilled

Kathy A. said...

Oh what beautiful exchanges. Nice things for a nice person!
Love the new look of your blog!

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