Wednesday, December 28, 2011

wow! recd package from Natasha

I never posted my fall exchange from natasha do here is my fall and winter exchange. Natasha really spoiled me this year.

I am posting this from hy kindle fire do we will see how I do. Lol

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Package Received

I received my package from Diane while I was away for the holidays.  I haven't had the chance to get into it yet, but I just wanted everyone to know it arrived safely.

I'll be back to post pictures later in the week.

Thank you Diane!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kim's package is in the mail

Kim your package is finally in the mail. I do hope you enjoy it!!!

This has been another wonderful year ladies and cannot wait for another one with the ladies that are staying on and maybe a couple new ones.

Hugs and Merry Christmas!!

Package on its way

Your package is on it's way :) But like before I forgot top take a snap of it before I packed it all up DUH... :)

I truly enjoyed this exchange group. This is the very first year long exchange I have ever participated in and loved getting to know everyone. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! May 2012 be filled with Love, Laughter and Stitching!!


Monday, December 19, 2011


I think we can all agree THE Carolina Stitcher ROCKS!  I have enjoyed receiving Faye's packages this year.  I'm just sorry that this year has come to an end.  Thank you so much Faye!

I realized when I came to this blog to post about the package I received today that I didn't post the Autumn exchange.  Boy, do I feel like a fool.  So sorry Faye, the exchange I received in the Autumn round was FAB!
Faye and I at the Pals Fall Fling in October. 
Faye personally delivered my exchange in Myrtle Beach.

Look at this GORGEOUS hand-stained box she labored over.

The containers inside were also hand-stained. 
Inside the containers were finishing trinkets and lots of pretties.

The Winter Round

I received this package in the mail today.
Once again, Faye out does herself. 

In the package:  a cute primitive Christmas pillow, a huge piece of linen, a mother of pearl thread winder, multi colored jingle bells, a notepad, the cutest-est zipper pouch, and 3 foil Christmas cut outs.

Faye~I've thoroughly enjoyed your exchanges this year and will cherish the pieces you've stitched.....ALWAYS!

Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kim is the BEST!

I trully enjoyed everything that I got from Kim this year :) Her stitching and finishing is awesome. I hope to be included next year in the year long exchange. Here are a few snaps of my gifts. As you know she is having a baby ANYDAY now :) So she also sent my Christmas package.

My Autumn piece and all the goodies from the Autumn and Christmas exchnage

The beautiful christmas ornament, of course it went up on the tree right away.

You can click for a larger picture.

Thank you again Kim :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall Exchange From Karen!

Did I mention I'm behind on everything?! Because I am...!

I got this beautiful exchange from Karen weeks and weeks ago and am just now getting around to posting a picture of it!

This sweet little pillow has been on my mantel all autumn. Karen's finishing is second-t0-none! It's really beautiful. And the goodies have been delved into since their arrival! She sent beautiful fabric quarters, fibers in gorgeous and vibrant fall colors, a dish towel, needles, and a glow-in-the-dark jack-o-lantern Pez dispenser that my 2 kids took off with all tucked inside a leaf dish! I love fall colors and this was just overflowing with them!

Thank you so much Karen!! And I am genuinely sorry it took me so long to finally post about it. It's been on my t0-do list for much too long!

Better Late than Never!

I am SO BEHIND on everything right now! Oh my gosh, it's November! How did that happen?!

So this baby - IT'S A BOY! - is due 3 weeks from today and I my life feels so crazy. Besides baby Evan being on the way, my 5-year-old son starting kindergarten (our first grade schooler - I never would have guessed elementary school makes life even more hectic) and I have too much on my plate. But sweet Natasha is the most patient, most wonderful woman in the world and has repeatedly showered me with "it's okay" and "get it in the mail whenever you have time" and "no rush" and "no worries!" I'm so thankful for her patience!

But I'm here to say that I have OFFICIALLY mailed my fall exchange to Natasha! 2 months late, but it's on its way! And it also has my winter exchange for her too so that one she's getting a few weeks early! I'm not sure that makes up for a 2-month delay, but hey it's something!

Thank you so much Natasha for being so gracious and understanding. I am so grateful!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Exchange from Jennifer....

I was thrilled to finally have a chance to meet Jennifer in person at the PALS retreat last weekend!! She has been the best exchange partner this year and the Fall Exchange was no exception~~~ 
Wow! Was I ever showered with Fall goodies~~~

From fabric to ribbons, pumpkins to towels, socks to note pads, wooden sign to tin can full of candy corn and the sweetest Quaker fall stocking for my fall basket!!

I was truly spoiled~~~  Thank you Jennifer, I love it all!!!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Fall"ing in Love

Diane (Nan) has me hooked!  I'm so in love!

Can you blame me?  Thanks so much Diane!

Happy Stitches!

Confessions of a Serial Starter

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kim's package is in the mail

I know I am behind schedule (seems we all are this fall). LOL No worries as long as we all communicate. :) Kim your package is in the mail to you and i really hope you like what i stitched for you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Public Apology

I pride myself on my promptness.  I'm the kind of person that will arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than I'm supposed to.  I hate to be late.  I still live by my high school marching band's motto "Early is on time, On time is late."

With the craziness of life right now I have not been as prolific a stitcher as I normally am and as a result my exchange stitching has really suffered.  I did manage to stitch my piece, but it is still siting on the finishing table. 

All this to say........


I promise I will get your package to you soon.  Worst case I'll just have to bring it to you in Myrtle Beach.

Thanks for understanding!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I got prior approval.........

Greetings everyone~~~ Still hotter than you know what here....they "say" it might be cooler by the weekend.....Crossin' my fingers~~

I emailed my buddy pal and friend Diane a few weeks back and asked if I could PLEASE bring her Fall exchange to the PALS retreat next month....She politely granted me permission!!!!...So, you guys will have to wait a few more weeks to see what I am making for her~~~

Happy stitching to you all~~~


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hi Ladies

I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. Hard to believe that it is already August and fall will be here before ya know it.
I wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that I deleted my blog. I have not been in the stitching mood for some time and just felt that instead of forcing myself to update it, it was best to quit it all together. I am still stitching for my partner though, but really that is all I have been doing.
I just don't have the desire to do it right know. Maybe it will come back maybe it will not, I guess only time will tell.
I do still read everyone else's blogs though and smile at all the lovely stitching you all are doing.
Take care and have a lovely day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thank you Kim

Kim, First I want to congratulate you on your WIP YOU have going on :) How exciting for your family! Also I received your package the other day and WOW. I am in love with that SB piece. That is one I have wanted to stitch for some time, so thank you. Everything was just perfect.
FRONT of stitched piece

Back of stitched piece

Thank you again :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Exchange from Karen

I got my package in the mail on Wednesday night from Karen and it was brimming with summer goodness!

It all came beautifully wrapped in little cellophane bags with red, white, and blue ribbon. I had to get a picture of the lovely presentation before opening the little bags.

And here's the whole kit and kaboodle on display:

Karen stitched up Summer House from LHN. I love the fuzzy trim! And she sent along a sweet little bowl (perfect for containing all those pesky ORTs if you ask me), a pair of patriotic socks, 2 beautiful fat quarters, 3 skeins of summery threads, 2 pads of paper (DS is eying the bumble bee pad), and a tub of delicious smelling coconut body butter! I LOVE all things coconut scented and this is even a little shimmery so my legs are going to be looking and smelling great all summer!

Thank you Karen! Getting this was a real treat in the middle of what has been a long and arduous week.

While we're on the subject of packages I figure I'll go ahead and let everyone in the group know that I'm working on a package of my own these days. I'm pregnant with our third little offspring. I'm due December 7th so I am already getting a big headstart on my fall and winter exchanges for Natasha so they will be ready to go even if my life gets a little crazier by the mailing dates. I'm planning ahead so I don't fall behind! Here's an ultrasound pic of the little one at 7 weeks (I'm 16 weeks now). He/she looks like a little toad to me in this pic. Hopefully by our 20 week ultrasound he/she will be looking a less amphibious :)

Thanks Karen for a super summer package! It was a real delight!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Natasha's Package is FINALLY in the Mail!

It may be a week late, but it's finally shipping! My hubby just left here with the box and he's headed to FedEx so be on the look out Natasha! Thanks for your patience :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kim's package is in the mail

finally! I finally got it out in the mail and hopefully it will be there in just a couple days. :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Dance~~Thank you Jennifer~~~

Awesome~~~ I just received the BEST exchange package ever from Jennifer H today!~~~ 
She totally outdid herself~~~

I will let the pictures speak for themselves~~

Isn't this about the cutest Patriotic strawberry you have ever seen???
And she has already found her new home..............

front and center in my Patriotic basket...

Thanks Jennifer for helping kick off my summer so nicely~~


I'm Late! Sorry Natasha!

I am so very sorry. This whole week has gotten away from me as the kids and I have been totally focused on getting ready for Father's Day and we've had so much going on (people flying in from out of town, church workshops, etc). I completely forgot the mail date was looming and your box is still sitting unsealed, unaddressed, and unready for its trip to the post office. Clearly someone (ahem, me) needs to better mark these things on the family calendar so they don't pass without my realizing it! Last night the feeling that I was forgetting something just washed over me and then it hit me like a ton of bricks that Wednesday was our mail date. I will get to the post office sometime in the next day or 2. I am so so sorry.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thank You Diane!

Look what arrived from Diane on Friday!!!!!!!  (Additional pictures are on my blog.)


Thank you so much Diane!

Confessions of a Serial Starter

Summer..... on the way to Faye!  I sent your package Priority so it should arrive by the weekend.  Enjoy!
As an aside, I will be posting pictures of the exchange I received from Diane later today.
Happy Summer Stitches!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thanks Bunches Miss Faye!!!!!

My Exchange arrived from Faye!!!!
Look at the cutie cute cute Ladybug Ladybug piece she stitched.  I love ladybugs!  Notice the cute ladybut button on the bottom right.  As always Faye your work is a delight for the eyes.  Plus she included lots of  wonderful "Summer" goodies. 

You know how to spoil a girl Faye!
Thanks again,

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mine Too!!!

Great minds think alike Faye.  My package to Jennifer is on its way.
Now that I know that I'll stalking the mailman :0)

Box is in the mail....

Hear ye, Hear ye~~~ Nan's box has been mailed as of 3:30 today.....!  Enjoy~~  Faye

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Well, we are all geared up for the next exchange! i still have to finish stitching then finish my piece. LOL but fear not, it will be done on time. :) Also changed up the blog for summertime. I would love to be at the beach right now, starting to get hot here (late for us but we will take it taking this long). :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring exchanges all complete!

Great job ladies we all received and sent some awesome exchanges! Can' wait for summer exchange! I have to start thinking about what i want to stitch but do have ideas. :) Hugs!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thank you Kim B.

Greeting fellow friends, here is the exchange I received from Kim B. The ornament she stitched for me is a BBD and she backed it with a lovely lace and piece of ribbon with her name and the date. Thank you Kim for a wonderful spring treat :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My exchange from Natasha

Yeah, my computer and camera finally cooperated for me today. :) Here is a pic of the wonderful pillow and goodies Natasha sent me. I love them and the bunny and pillow are up on my mantle as i type. :)
Thanks again Natasha i love it all!!! Can't wait for the summer round. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wow !!! I (heart) my spring exchange!!~~~

Blown away, I was blown away today with this awesome exchange package from dear Jennifer!!!!

Click on the photo to see all the little goodies she tucked in this exchange..... Am I special, or what???
The highlight of it all was this gorgeous pinpillow Jennifer had stitched up....Her stitching and finishing is flawless.... AND, how about those darling little pins she included????  LOVE IT~~
As I get ready to decorate my seasonal tree in the craft room, I know I will have a very special place for this cute spring themed pin pillow.....

I love every single thing you sent me Jennifer!
Thanks so much~~~  Faye

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Has Sprung! Exchange from Karen!!

I got my spring exchange from my mystery partner - Karen - on Monday! I would have posted sooner but Cuddle Bug suddenly came down with a fever and before I knew it I was thinking to myself "what is that nagging feeling I have that I was supposed to do something..." So without further delay, check it out:

Karen stitched Eat, Sleep, Stitch by Cherry Wood Designs for me and finished it into a darling little pillow. How perfect is the finishing fabric for this design?!

She also included a tin of mints, 2 skeins of Needle Necessities, beautiful blue finishing fabric, green-blue ric rac, and a needleminder and pins that she made herself. Here are close-ups of the needleminder and pins. Aren't the lovely?

I am pleased to report that it has been gorgeous here the past few days! We got a taste of spring. I told Karen I think she must have packed some beautiful Arizona sunshine in with this exchange! Unfortunately, DH is reporting that we are supposed to have highs in the 40s for the next few days. Oh well :)

Love seeing everyone else's packages coming in!! Happy spring stitchers!!

Thank you Kim B.

Kim thank you for a beautiful ornament I just adore the lace on the back. And nope I do not have that BBD :) And I look forward to planting the seeds in that cute bucket. We are having awful rain and gray skies right now so I will have to wait to take some photos when I have better lighting.
Thank you again

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring has arrived from Natasha!

I rec'd a very cute pillow and some very pretty fabric and a cute bunny! but computer and camera are not cooperating today, will try again tomorrow to upload pics.

Thanks sooo much Natasha! I love it!

Spring is Here!

And blogger is finally cooperating.  I've been trying to show off my goodies for the last two days! 

Take a look at all the wonderful package that arrived from Nan/Diane........

She stitched up not one, but two beautiful Prairie Schooler designs.  And her finishes......well they are amazing in themselves.  Come, take a closer look!

These cute little guys are now hanging out on the fireplace mantle where the Christmas/Hanukkah Stockings usually hang.  I love the bit of Spring that they bring to the room. 

Oh, and by the way Diane, I manage to hide the chocolate from my Hubby and I was able to eat it before he found it. LOL!

Thanks again!  I'm really looking forward to June!

~~~~Photos coming soon~~~

I said a big "YIPPPEEE" when I called home and they said I have an exchange package that came in the mail.....

Photos will be coming soon as I get home Thursday~~~~


Friday, March 18, 2011

Thanks Bunches Faye!

Faye's Exchange Arrived Wednesday!
Me being the bone head that I am posted on my blog but forgot to post here.  Do you ever wonder where your mind is?  I think mine takes way too many "coffee" breaks.
Without further ado.....feast your eyes on this wonderful exchange Faye sent. 

Faye stitched Tis Red by La D DA from the JCS ornament issue and finished it into a cutie patootie pincushion with the most unique trim.  She included some great goodies in the package.  A stitcher's journal with matching note cards, her favorite batting, finishing fabric and ribbon, fibers and organizer bags. 
Her "green" theme will be well used.  I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this exchange Faye! 


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring exchange going out tomorrow

My spring exchange is two days late going out. :( I have been battling flu/stomach virus and now bronchitis but all is getting better and actually opened up the craft room today, for the first time in over a week. ***gasp*** but my package is ready to head out tomorrow to......................................well, you will just have to wait and find out..
I didn't want to let this one go either once i finished it up. :-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


My package will hit the mail tomorrow! I had to run to the store to grab some last minute goodies today since we had a freak snow storm yesterday. But it's all ready to go now and will be in the hands of the US Postal Service tomorrow morning!! Let the 2011 exchange officially begin!


Monday, March 14, 2011

My Exchange Is In The Mail

My exchange was posted today.  Should be there Thursday.
I hope you enjoy it...........(insert name here)  :-)

Happy Monday everyone!

Package is on the way~~~

Just a quick note to say my package just got mailed out at the post office!~~  Hope my exchange partner likes it!!!  Faye

Are You Ready?

Tomorrow is mailing day! I can't believe how quickly it came. The good news is that I finished my exchange piece just in time. The bad news? I wasn't able to get all the "goodies" that I had in mind for the exchange. There's always next time....

I should have my package in the mail tomorrow so the mailman stalking can begin! I do hope my partner enjoys her package!

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday Kim

Oops, I missed your birthday! but, Happy Birthday and hope you had a wonderful one!!! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Natasha!

I hope you have had a wonderful birthday today!

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Hello ladies. I am Natasha from A Stitchers Ramblings. I am very pleased to have been asked to join this group. Thanks to Michele and Karen :)

I am very excited to start the New Year off stitching for my partner. I already have a few designs in mind. I look forward to getting to know you all and to those that I already know getting to know you better.

Take Care and Happy Stitching

Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm Excited!

Hi everyone!

For those of you who do not already know me, I'm Jennifer from Confessions of a Serial Starter.  I was so honored when Karen asked me to join in on the fun.  I knew that I couldn't turn this opportunity down! 

Yesterday Karen sent me my partner for the exchange.  I'm a little apprehensive about who I ended up with.  My partner is an amazing woman whose blog I've been following for some time.  Her stitching and finishing is absolutely amazing!  While I have been stitching for years, I have only just recently begun finishing.  I just hope she can overlook this semi-beginner's finishing skills!

I've got several designs in mind for our first exchange.  If only I can whittle it down to the right one.......

Thanks for the invite Karen.  I can't wait to see everyone's wonderful work.

Happy Stitching!

Confessions of a Serial Starter