Friday, April 30, 2010

Two little cuties

My sister's family visited last weekend. They helped me get a start on my cleaning. Lori, my niece was a real trooper. She tackled the bedroom and my closet. My nephew tackled the garage, and my brother-in-law the kitchen. Lori said it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be. She had visions of hording! The photos are of my little great-niece and great nephew. I took a day trip with the bank and saw the mustache in one of the country stores. I immediately thought of him!

I do not know where my stitching mojo has been, but it hasn't been here in the house! I am just barely making the deadline on three exchanges tomorrow. I have one more to complete before I go on my trip to Savannah, which is three weeks from today. Then it's no more for a few weeks.

Tomorrow is the Adoption Day/Book Sale for the Humane Society. I will go and help for a while. It's been a busy week for this old gal. I need a rest day. Guess it will be Sunday as it is supposed to be.

Hope everyone has a great stitching weekend.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Arbor Day Exchange for Raffaella

I saw where Raffaella received the exchange I did for her on the Holidays Exchange. I chose to stitch two of my favorite subjects, a reindeer and a funky tree. She says she likes it. So do I. I may have to stitch it for my self. It is Santa's Buddies by Angel Stitchin from the 2009 JCS Ornament issue. I used a 28ct mystery linen from my stash and DMC fibers.

Angela is having a bloggervasary give away. Pop on over to see and enter. So is Edgar.

Friday, April 9, 2010

LKE Round 4 from Angela

Retirement Crazy
Lizzie Kate
28ct White Lugana
DMC thread
Finished as a flatfold
Great mail day today. This little gem came from Angela for the Lizzie Kate Exchange. It fits me to a tee, because I am retired and I drink lots of good Community Coffee during the day. I love it and thank you so much Angela.

The Savannah trip itinerary was also in the mail. I cannot believe it's just a month away. Am working hard to get more strength in my legs so I can get on and off the bus with out much difficulty.

And wahoo, my IRS tax refund is here. A great down payment on another bus trip. What a day. Looking forward to the weekend. Going to my middle sister's 60th birthday party.

You have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

HoE Winter House from Ina

Ina (no blog) from the Netherlands had my name in the HoE Winter House Exchange. She wrote in her card "Now it's my turn to make an exchange." I stitched for her in the HoE Red Heart exchange. My photo doesn't show it, but the thread she used has shades of blue and purple in it. She also used petite beads for the snow. I think this is just the cutest little needle book. Love it, love it. Thank you Ina. It will travel with me in on my bus trip stitching bag.

Yesterday I met up with a former co-worker in Tulsa to have lunch and shop. Oh my, she's my pocketbook. Kent, yes, that's her name, loves to go to out of the way specialty shops. Needless to say, my purse was lighter. We had a great time and plan to meet more often.

Today is Silver Sneakers. I hope I can make it through the session. My right knee is really acting up. Such is the life of a silvertone. Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

RAK from It's Daffycat

What a surprise I had in my mail box today. Sharon of It's Daffycat gifted me with this darling little pin pillow. It's stuffed with ground walnut shells and lavender. I saw this on her blog last night and thought to myself what a lucky person who's going to receive her stitching. My photo does not do it justice. All I can say is thank you so much Sharon. I love it!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pin Pillow for Rosalie

The USPS has confirmed that Rosalie (no blog) has received my exchange piece. I'm going to go ahead and post the photo. Since it's a busy holiday weekend I don't think she will see it. This was for an exchange arranged by BeckySC on her blog. I stitched Blackbird Designs "Pins and Needles with the suggested Crescent threads. Crushed walnut shells were use to stuff it. This was my first time to use them and find I quite like them. The photo does not do justice to how pretty it is in person. Another piece I think I'm going to have to stitch for myself.

Today I helped with the Easter Egg hunt at church. Lots of kiddies running and collecting eggs. It was fun to watch them. I also woke up with a terrible crick in my neck. The corn bag and hot show did not help it either. My neck is so sore that I may not be able to stitch today. Not!! I'll just suffer.

Enjoy your day. Happy Easter to you all.

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