Monday, February 22, 2010

Christmas Ornament received by Marie P.

I saw on the Christmas Ornament Swap blog that Marie P received the ornament I stitched for her. Pop on over to her blog to see the adorable wool feather tree she made in a class she took. The design is from the 2009 JCS Ornament Issue. It's a Jeannette Douglas design Christmas stamp 09. I stitched it on 28 ct. opalescent jobelan and added a charm from my stash. Marie says she loves it. I know I had a great time stitching it. It was one of the designs from this issue I really wanted to stitch. I may have to do one for myself.

Friday, February 19, 2010

March Ornament received from Tracy

Just look at the wonderful ornament I received from Tracy in the Christmas Ornament Swap Exchange. She chose a reindeer from Prairie Schooler, one of my favorite designers, to stitch. I just love it. She used pearl cotton as the braid around the edges. It looks wonderful. Thank you so much Tracy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ina received her exchange

I saw on Hooked on Exchanging that Ina received the Red Heart I stitched for her. You've seen the design before. It's one of my favorites. I forgot to take a photo of the entire exchange, so I borrowed the one Ina posted. She said she loved it.

Hope everyone had a good Valentines day. Mine was quiet.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Valentine to Me

I received my scissors from Yuko today. So how many pair of scissors do I have? Who's counting? I need to find a project to start so they can go snip, snip.

A couple of Valentines

I could not get a good photo of these two pillows. I think you get the idea though. I'll be travelling to Idabel with Lynn to see Mary Ann this weekend. So, thought I should stitch up a little something for them. The sewing machine and I are not friends, so the finishing is a little rough. It is the thought that counts. I used an opalescent jobelan fabric and #12 Sulky 4030 thread. The design is one of primitivebetty's freebies. They really are prettier than they show. I hope the girls like them. Keeping my fingers crossed that the dreaded "s" word doesn't keep us from going. Later...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chance of Snow tomorrow

Sounds if my part of Oklahoma may have a chance of snow tomorrow. I hope it isn't a here we go again. I took my mom out to Wal-Mart after church to get her some staples just in case. It was wild. People around here panic at the thought of snow.

Saturday I and another Humane Society volunteer attended a meeting for animal rights advocates. It was interesting. Afterwards we went to Hobby Lobby and got her shelf for her bathroom wall, and I picked up two wall hangings cheap. They were 66% off. Soon as I get them hung, I'll post a photo with some of my needlework hanging from them. We also stopped by the Silver Needle for the Superbowl Sale. I'm afraid I didn't purchase very much. Two packages of beads and two bee buttons for my friend.

With all the talk of snow, I'll show you a photo of the bush outside my back door. You've seen the night one before. I thought I'd show the before and after. Hope all have a good week.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

HoE Stitch Red for Your Heart received from Despina

The postman brought a surprise Canadian package today from Despina. Isn't it wonderful? I love these little tins. Inside this one is a large magnet and a place for my scissors. The ribbon inside is especially pretty. She also included a Valentine tea towel and some Diane Graebner designs. Thank you Despina. I love it all.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Holiday Exchange Valentine received from Cindy Mae

I received my Holiday Exchange from Cindy Mae today. It's the Love Bug! Anyone besides this oldie but goodie remember that song? Oh, I digress. In addition to this little cutie, she included one of her latest design leaflets and a length of her handmade twisted cording. I must find a suitable project to use it on! Thanks so much Cindy. Love it all!

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