Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great work ladies!

Looks like every has received their Spring Exchanges! I just love what everyone stitched .. can't wait to see what Summer brings :)

Hugs, Michele

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Arrived in Washington

All the way from Karen T in SC ... She stitched Welcome by Homespun Elegance and finished it as a pinkeep. I love the trim! She also included some finishing ribbon and the prettiest collection of beads .. can't wait to play with them.

Thanks Karen. I look forward to Summer :)

Hugs, Michele

Spring has sprung today

Look what arrived for me today from Michele. She stitched Sew Red a design by CarolR of iStitch. Except she stitched it with Belle Soie's Creme De Menthe. I love the color.
Michele also included the following goodies: 3 skeins of Belle Soie, Blackbird Designs Bird in Hand Reward of Merit Pincushion pattern, a beaded fob, needles and two pieces of fabric. I just love it all. I am looking forward to the rest of the year now.
Thank you again Michele.

Happy Spring to Me!

I just received my Spring Exchange from Karen D. in the mail today and it is a beaute!

I had mentioned that I would like a Shepherd's Bush design as I don't have as many of them as I would like and Karen answered. She stitched "Scatter Kindness" and finished it in one of my favorite finishes. It has lots of cute buttons on it and she even put our names, exchange name and the year on the back.

She also sent me the most wonderful goodies that are just perfect for me. They were all wrapped up in the purple fabric that is in the background and the very colorful ribbon.

Thank you so much, Karen. I love all of it!


Spring in Arizona!

So it is officially spring so time to change up the blog a bit. The title pic is the Grand Canyon last April (Michele will remember this all too well, since she was there with me). So a nice springy pic for you all.

The weather is beautiful here in AZ right now, have had the doors and windows open since 8am. I have been coffee dying/baking fabric and threads this morning. Hope everyone else is starting to get this wonderful weather!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Exchange Came!! Thank you Melissa!!!!

I don't even know what to say...there are just no words!

I was having an exhausting, annoying Friday and then the mail came. And with the mail came a little box of joy!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Melissa!! I am speechless!

Not only did Melissa stitch the most adorable scissor fob biscornu I have ever seen (seriously!), but she included the scissors! I only had a single pair of embroidery scissors so these are a very welcome addition to my stitching goods. And get a load of those darling buttons! The pictures don't fairly capture the beautiful iridescent fabric she stitched it on. So pretty!

And the goodies are mind blowing! Sweet springy notepads (did I mention I'm always rummaging around looking for a scrap of paper to jot things down on? Well Melissa's psychic), a Heart in Hand chart, and....oh my gosh....six skeins of Vikki Clayton silks! I had to pry myself off the ceiling!

Isn't that card she sent adorable too?? It's hand stamped. My husband didn't seem to understand the gravity of receiving this, but he found the whole scene quite amusing. And I even got a round of applause from my 13-month-old daughter as I delighted over this package. It's hard to compete with a reaction like that :)

Melissa, I am over the moon!! Thank you so much! I've been walking on air all afternoon now. You turned my Friday around!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exchange from Arizona is in the mail

Hi all! I finally got my exchange out today. So hopefully tomorrow or saturday at the latest. I am now IV free and just plumping up by the minute. OY! oh well, hopefully it does its job and won't need them for a long time again.

Love seeing everyone's exchanges! Great job everyone!!!!

My exchange

went in the mail today ... hope my partner likes it :)

I'm really enjoying see the exchanges arrived at their new homes .. nice work ladies!

Hugs, Michele

Exchange from Kim B.....

Waiting on my doorstep was this wonder package from Kim B.....

How cute is this??? And the best part was this.....

Kim didn't share the designer/design but I love the thread color she chose! I forgot to take a pic of the back but she was creative in finishing it. My hubby even liked it so it happily displayed in our family room.

She also shared these wonderful goodies! Thank you Kim so much for a wonderful package! Happy stitching....

Karen T

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Exchange from Joan

I was a happy stitcher today when I opened my mailbox and found a pretty pink package from Joan! She definitely spoiled me with a beautiful tuffet (Hearts & Roses by Dinky Dyes Designs) and lots of stitching goodies. The stitching on the tuffet is perfection, Joan! You did such a beautiful job on those Rhodes hearts! It doesn't really show up in the photo, but in addition to the four hearts on the top & bottom of the tuffet, there are also five alternating Rhodes hearts on each side, too!

As for the stitching goodies, she sent some really fun flower shaped buttons, a hank of the new Belle Soie color Boysenbeauty (I *LOVE* Belle Soie silks!), a beautiful Blackbird Designs chart from my wish list, and a pack of Piecemaker needles. As if all that weren't enough, she also sent me a gorgeous project bag that she made herself!!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies, Joan! Oh, and to answer your question in the card, yes, the tuffet will fit beautifully in my collection of smalls. :)

I did make it by the post office to drop off my outgoing exchange package before going to work. It was only about 50 cents extra to send it Priority Mail vs. regular First Class mail, so I went with Priority. It should arrive at its new home in a couple of days, hopefully. :)


Monday, March 15, 2010

Exchange Going Out Tuesday Morning

Like Karen, I got waylaid by some medical issues. My back went out on Thursday night, so I spent all day Friday at the doctor's office, getting x-rays, etc. I've been home on happy pills ever since, so no driving for me. I'm off the pain pills as of tonight, so I'll be driving over to the post office first thing in the morning to put the package in the mail.

My exchange will be out

by wednesday at the latest. I had some health issues going on here and put a damper on everything. was ready to finish it up and mail it off today BUT no. I have an IV in the crook of my elbow and can't quite stitch. GRRRRRRRrr but it will be out by wednesday and the final finishing will be done in just minutes and in the mail.

A breath of spring has come to my house!!!

Friends Stitching Through the Seasons Exchange
Spring Exchange
To: Faye
From: Jill
The prettiest package arrived at my house today and WOW~~ Jill really really did make me feel special with all the goodies she tucked into my exchange~~~
First off there were pink pins, a beautiful butterfly charm (LOVE that~!), hot pink gardening gloves, springy socks (my first graders will LOVE them!), and adorable handtowel and some lovely Egyptian cotton thread made my Lizbeth.... AND, she made me the cutest pillow filled with crushed walnut shells (I think..).... The pillow is a design by Homespun Elegance called Delivering Fleurs...done on 28 ct dirty linen and loaded with beads and buttons!!!
I absolutley love ALL of it! It truly lifted my spirits so!!! Now, I cannot wait to get in my craft room and find the perfect place for my new pillow.... I am sure I will tuck it onto my tree in a very special place~~ Thanks again Jill!

Spring Exchange on Its Way!

I just got home from the post office. My spring exchange is flying to its new home!

Here's a little tease:

Morning Ladies

My exchange should be hitting the post office on Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest. I had a little glitch last week.

Hugs, Michele

Just in time....

I mailed my exchange this morning from sunny SC!

Karen T

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Exchange

My Spring Exchange is on its way to my partner.
It should be delivered on Monday.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring exchange

Hello Girls,

Just letting you know that I mailed off my spring exchange today.

I hope my partner will like it and it arrives safely.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Exchange has arrived from Faye!

So, it's no surprise that i knew who had me (LOL), but I acted surprised when I got it anyways! LOL Faye, thank you soooo much! I love the bunny pillow, it is great! The extras are awesome! If i ever get off my butt and put out my spring stitching and put away valentine's day, it will be up on the mantle with them. (yes i still have my valentine's day stuff out)

How do you attach the rick/rack with the seed beads? i love that idea! thank you sooooo much!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shhhh.... Don't tell.....

Psst...... I know I was supposed to mail my exchange out on March 15, but I couldnt resist putting it in the mail today....SO, my package is headed west in search of its new home....Hoping the recipient likes it~~~.....Now,..... get back to stitching....... Faye