Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Exchanges, Yeah!

Looks like we have all send/rec'd the most wonderful exchanges, yet again! we are quite a talented group here ladies! :)

I can't wait to see what everyone stitches for the fall exchange! everyone stay cool and inside! It is just plain hot out (at least here), my eyeballs were sweating yesterday it was so hot. LOL We could all go stay with Michele, it's only been in the 70's i believe up there in WA. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer's Here!

Summer has arrived in the Midwest! Melissa sent me the most wonderful exchange package and it arrived at my doorstep this afternoon!

She stitched this sweet Lizzie Kate design and expertly finished it as a pinkeep complete with a pocket on the back. I had to laugh at the fabric choice for the back. We've been going through lemonade in this house like it's water the past few weeks! It's all anyone wants to drink. Thank you Melissa - it's perfect!

And look at all the lovelies she sent to go with:

Dragon Floss cotton and Soy Luster soy silk - both of which are a first for me! The Ewe & Eye & Friends sampler pattern is absolutely gorgeous! And some darling little strawberry notecards.

Thank you so much for a beautiful exchange Melissa! I hope everyone enjoys a comfortable and enjoyable summer!

I can't wait for Autumn!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Arrived ...

from Karen in South Carolina and I love it! Karen stitched and finished this SB design. It's so cute and will be gracing my mantle soon.

Karen also included some ribbon and fabric, some beads and charms and some wonderful cards that she made! I love Karen's homemade cards ...

Thanks Karen so much ... I love everything!

Hugs, Michele

Exchange from Kim B......

Kim stitched me this wonderful Sampler Girl design "Molly Pitcher 1778". I just love this design and it's absolutely perfect for me. She also included some great goodies which I am sure I will put to use in the next few weeks!

I have to share a pic of the back.....

I just love this idea for personalizing and will definitely steal this idea! Thanks Kim for such a great package!

First Day of Summer

Today, June 21, is the first day of summer. What a perfect day to receive my Summer exchange from Karen.

Karen stitched a Shepherds Bush design, Scatter Freedom, and finished it is a small pillow. It is just beautiful.

Karen does beautiful stitching and finishing. She also included some very nice goodies.

She sent a piece of banding with a blue decorative edge, a fat quarter of patriotic fabric, a card of different 4th of July ribbons, a pack of #28 Bohin needles (which I have been wanting to try), some buttons and rusted pins and bells which she made, a skein of Belle Soie silk thread and a very cute wooden stick that has patriotic firecrackers on the top. I love all of it! Thank you Karen!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer "Strawberry" Exchange!

Jill has done it again!!! Spoiled me, I mean!!! Here is a close up of the cute LHN Strawberry House pillow she made for me! I love her adaptation....And it is filled with rice...perfect touch!

My package had all kind of goodies tucked inside,....Red scissors, red buttons, red pins, a strawberry shaped thread keeper and 2 skeins of luscious "Strawberry Fields" floss by Weeks!

Jill, you really treated me wonderfully with this summery strawberry exchange!!
I hope everyone else is having as much fun with this exchange as I am!
Stay cool everybody, Faye

ACK! Unintentionally Late

I came to post that my package went out in the mail to Kim today thinking I was a couple of days early only to discover I'm five days late! I don't know why, but I had in my head that our mailing date was June 21 (the first day of summer). I sincerely apologize for being late!!

Kim - Your package is on the way. Here's the tracking number:

0310 0480 0002 3792 8685

Thank you Jill !!!!~~~

Jill, Thanks very, very much for the beautiful LHN pillow and ALL the RED goodies you sent to me!!! DH brought it to me here at the beach last night!!! I LOVE it all!! Now, as soon as we can get the camera to "talk" to the new laptop, I will load up some photos are re-post for the world to see how you have hooked me up!

Thanks so much for being such an awesome exchange partner to me Jill !!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's Ready! Sneak Peak!

Karen, here's a little peak at what's coming your way. It's wrapped and ready to go. It will hit the mail tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

Summer Exchange from Michele

Look what the UPS man brought me yesterday. It is my Summer exchange from Michele.

Michele stitched a Blackbird design called Small Token. Of course I just love it as I am into stitching Blackbird designs. The patriotic pillow is a freebie design called 4th of July Quaker Style. Now the funny thing about the 4th of July design is I just stitched that design on Tuesday night!!! Great minds think a like:)
Here is the rest of the exchange. Michele knows how to put together a great exchange. She always sends me things in my new favorite color--green. I received a piece of linen from R & R Reproductions it is 32 count Sea Fog, a pair of green scissors, a roll of fat eighths, some heart pins, a accessory gift set from My Big Toe Designs, a really neat pincushion that also holds a scissors and a small patriotic basket and flag and some mints.
Thank you so much Michele you did a wonderful job again:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jill, your package is on its way

Hi Jill, your package is all ready to go. It will be in tomorrow's mail to you! I hope you like it!!

I'm Late!

I feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

Karen, I am so sorry I'm late! I need to make a trip to my LNS to pick up some extras for your package and I'm not going to make it there today like I had hoped. I will make it there tomorrow, though so I will mail tomorrow or Thursday. Things have been so hectic here! But I promise it will be worth the few extra days. Sorry!

Everyone has sent such lovely packages so far! What a gifted group of stitchers you all are!

Hugs and apologies!

Monday, June 14, 2010

On its way to Michelle....

Your package left a very hot, muggy SC for the coolness of the northwest! Hope the heat didn't travel with it!

Karen T

Happy Summer Faye!

Your exchange is on it way!


Monday, June 7, 2010

My Summer Exchange is Leaving Washington

and heading to Minnesota ... hope you like it Joan :)

Hugs, Michele

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Exchange has landed in AZ

WOW! Faye really spoiled me! First she stitched one of BBD's patriotic stockings! Faye did an excellent job finishing the stocking and now i don't have to stitch this one (it was next on my list of their stockings). LOL THEN, Faye added some gorgeous red 35ct linen, dirty linen, some yummy red floss, an Uncle Sam little figurine and a patriotic scissor fob that has jumped right onto my ginghers already. :)
thank you sooooo much Faye!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Exchange from Joan

I received my summer exchange package from Joan. There are so many beautiful things that I hardly know where to begin, so I'll just start with a photo. :)

For the stitched piece, she made me one of the gorgeous Blackbird Designs stockings. I love these little stockings so much, but the finishing on them completely intimidates me. Joan's finishing is absolutely impeccable though! It's stunning.

She also sent along several goodies for me, including another gorgeous project bag she made. The fabric strip is a country style sewing theme and is absolutely adorable. I love it! Given how many WIPs I have, new project bags are always a welcome sight. ;)

She also included a beaded scissor fob kit. I've only attempted to make one fob in the past, so having a kit is great since I don't have a lot of necessary supplies for fob making. It's great having some written instructions, too! I can't wait to give it a try.

Next was a beautiful little pincushion chart called "Ole Pincushion" from Theresa at Shakespeare's Peddler. It's designed to fit into an old zinc Ball jar lid, which Joan also included! I was over the moon when I saw the lid. It immediately took me back to wonderful childhood memories of my Gran doing her summer canning using old Ball jars. :)

Speaking of antiques, she also sent me some beautiful little mother of pearl buttons that she said she picked up in her antiquing adventures. Given how many biscornus I stitch, one can never have enough buttons, and antique ones are just that much more special. :)

As you can see, she spoiled me quite nicely with this exchange. Thanks again so very much for everything, Joan!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Exchange is in the mail~~~

Woo-Hoo....My summer exchange package is headed west even as I speak........Hope you like it Karen D.....Happy stitching everyone!~~ Faye