Saturday, November 29, 2008

Goodies in the mail

Yesterday I received several goodies in the mail. The 1st was a mailart exchange from Mari in Finland. Mari stitched a lovely envelope with a gingerbread man on the front. She sent along some Gast floss, holiday charms, fabric, and a gingerbread ornament. You can see the front and back of the envelope photo's below. Thank you Mari for a wonderful exchange.



Next, I received my 1st ever F & S squares from Terry P. Terry stitched a design from LHN. I just love them. Now to decide how I'm going to finish them. Thank you Terry for making my 1st round a very enjoyable one. I look forward to many more rounds with this wonderful group of stitchers.

LHN design

stitched by Terry P.

Now I'm off to work on Just Nan's Ice Garden. Till next time.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Ornament Finish

Here's my Thanksgving Ornament. I just couldn't wait to finish it, so I did it this evening. I did this along with Vonna's Seasonal Ornament Blog. Joan Elliott
Give Thanks
Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine 11/08
32ct Lambswool
DMC threads


Check out this website, they're having a 12 days of Christmas Giveaway. It never hurts to enter!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mailart Finish and PIF

I just completed my final mailart obligation. This is the Christmas themed mailart that will be mailed to Janien by Dec. 1st. I used the Carpenter's Wheel piece I stitched earlier this fall and finished it off with some cute Christmas fabric on the inside. I hope she likes it. I'm now ready to move onto finishing my Thanksgiving ornament, once I purchase some fall fabric for the backing. I hope to do that tomorrow and have it ready to display in time for the holiday.

Also, just a reminder that there are still spaces available for the PIF. You can read about it in a previous post. So, please sign the comment section if you're interested in participating. I'll be drawing 3 names on 12/9.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Texas RR

This evening I managed to finish stitching my section of the 4 person RR I'm in for Sandy Jo. Her sampler is Oberlin Texas Sampler. I stitched the letter A. Now I'm off to work on another project.


Saturday, November 15, 2008


I've been tagged by Cindy to share 6 random things about myself.

The rules are as follows:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.

4. Tag six people at the end of your request.

5. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
Here are 6 things about me:
1. I can tune anyone out when I'm reading a good book:)
2. I love Margarita's.YUM!
3. I am an avid soccer or football {for those in Europe} fan. I watch the BPL religiously.
4. I learn about different sports {hockey, football, etc}, so I can have those type of conversations with my 13 year old son.
5. I'm very proud to be a MOM.
So, now I'm supposed to tag 6 people. Since everyone's blog I visit has already been tagged. I will "Tag" anyone who comments here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Dance!

I had a productive weekend and managed to start and finish JBW's Christmas Purse. I substituted DMC's variegated red thread for the called for threads, but am very happy with the results. I plan to turn this one into a pillow to decorate for the holiday season...already found some fabric to use. Now I just need to find a block of time I can cut and sew it all up. I have now moved onto a RR I need to complete. It's an Oberlin Samplers Texas sampler. I get to stitch the letter A. Should be able to finish it up in a week or two.

Till next time,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Where'd the Weekend Go?

Well, here it is saturday again. Boy, the weekends seem to fly by. I spent friday night stitching along with http://http// SAT. I worked on Just Nan's Ice Garden again. Got a little bit more done on it, but still have a ways to go.
All that white stitching was getting to me, so this morning I pulled out JBW's Christmas Purse chart and took it to my son's soccer game with me. I guess I needed a bit of color in my life. I don't have the called for threads, but have subsituted DMC's red variagted thread instead. I think it looks very nice. This should be a quick stitch up....hmmm possibly a Happy Dance this weekend. Hopefully.

On another note...I just learned that I was picked to be part of Clara's PIF from her blog http:// This is my first time participating in a PIF. Here is how it works.

If you would like something handmade by me, just leave a comment on this post and on my birthday, December 9th I will draw 3 names. Then, within the next 365 days, each one chosen will receive something handmade by me. All I ask in return is that each person chosen make the same offer on their blog. This is a wondeful way to spread some happiness throughout the stitching community. I hope you join me in this.

Till Next Time


Sunday, November 2, 2008

SAT Progress on Just Nan's Ice Garden

Here's my friday night SAT progress for this week. I didn't get much stitched since we went out to a late dinner. My teenagers decided they were to old to go trick or treating this year, so dinner out was our way of celebrating. I had a good week stitching. I managed to finish my F & S square early friday, just need to mail it off this week. I can't post any photo's till my partner receives these. I hope she likes them. This week I hope to continue stitching on Just Nan's Ice Garden and I also, have a Texas RR I need to stitch on. So, I should have plenty to keep me busy. Till next time.....