Monday, December 31, 2012

Karen ....

Thanks very much for organizing this years exchanges ... looks like everyone had a great time with their partners ... I know I did.

Hugs to you!!

Thanks Michelle!!!!

I received my exchange from Michelle and it's lovely!!!  I got reindeer ... all kinds of reindeer :)
 and she stitched and finished this cute piece into a box for me ... love love love it!!
 the inside ...
 Michelle also sent more goodies ...
 and this lovely project bag ... complete with a project!!
 I think she knows me well ... Christmas, Reindeer and RED ... I'm in heaven!!!

Thanks for a wonderful year of exchanges Michelle ... every holiday I'll have something stitched by you to put out and remember you :)

Happy New Year!!

Love, Michele

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Greetings Friends,
What a great year it has been.  Edgar, you've been a great exchange partner and I appreciate the great packages you've put together.  As always, you've made Christmas merry & bright. 
Take a look at this super package...

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas,

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Wonderful Package Arrived

I was totally spoiled by Karen this year, and this last package was no exception!!  In addition to the wonderful package she also included a lovely 123 Stitch Gift card!!!  Here's a snap of everything that tumbled out of the stuffed mailer......

.... included with the lovely stitched ornament were some great finishing fabrics, two needle minders, a cute holiday pad of paper, some gorgeous scissors and a hot pad baking set!!  I immediately got the ornament on the tree......

Karen didn't know, but, this is one of my top 10 favorite Christmas Carols, so it makes it that much more special - Thank you so much Karen for a lovely year of super exchanging fun!!!!!  Have a Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

what a great year it was!!!

Darlene you truly out did your self this year. I loved everything you stitched for me. The floss, I have never used that before so I am really excited to try it out. That biscornu!! I can not wait to start on that :)
From A Stitchers Ramblings
Thank you Marry Christmas and happy New year!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Out Going Mail

Got my package into the mail on Friday -  it should arrive in a couple of days.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

For Darlene

mailed my package today .. enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Early Arrival

I'm so excited! Look what came from Natasha......what wonderful goodies.  She has been such a wonderful partner.

Thank you so much Natasha!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

an early mailing

Jen, I mailed your exchange package out on Wednesday :) I am moving back to South Carolina and we leave on Nov 30th... so wanted it to be in the mail before we left. It really has wonderful stitching for you I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. Natasha

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Feeling spoiled

Darlenes package arrived on my doorstep yesterday just as I was leaving for work. Of course I opened it right away, who cares if I'm late to work hehehe. Inside was an array of all sorts of goodies. Along with the cutest little scissor fob. Darlene thank you again for such a thoughtful package, you must have been reading my mind when you sent the beeding needles. I was looking for one last week to finish a project and could not find them in my sewing basket, so thank you :0) The pumplin bread, my hubby will appreciate that :) I hope fall is finding it's way into many of your states. We are having a bit of a heat way here in the Bay Area and I'm am ready for it to be back in the 70's can you say spoiled with my Bay Area weather?? YUP!! Hope everyone's October is starting off great. Take Care Friends!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween from Jen

Halloween arrived from Jen. I love it! She stitched me the freebie Wicked from Primitive Needle and over one and made a scissor fob out of it. I LOVE it! She knows I am a halloween fanatic and she isn't so I really appreciate it!!!! :) and lots of goodies to go with it. Thanks so much Jen!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween arrived from Michelle

I received a box from Michelle yesterday.... look at all the fun packages ...
 and here's what was inside ... Michelle certainly spoiled me good! I just love everything!
 Isn't this crow adorable?!!  and the coffee mug!  perfect!!  and she sent coffee too :)
 Michelle painted and covered this box ...
 I love the inside!
 and look at this adorable stitched piece!  She finished it into a cube .. it was her first cube finishing and she did an awesome job!

Thanks Michelle for everything!

Hugs, Michele

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm always late!

Darlene, I'm so sorry about being late again ... you package is in the mail today.  My hand finally cooperated enough so I could finish the stitched piece for you ... keep your eyes out for this ...

Hugs, Michele

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Goodies Arrived!

My Fall Exchange from Diane arrived!  It actually arrived last week Monday =]  I'm really late in posting, so I do apologize, Diane.

Diane sent me the most wonderful package!  I have to really be honest here --- it brought tears to my eyes when I opened everything, especially the most nicest box.  No one has ever stitched me anything like that before; and I am truly thankful for such a wonderful partner.

Here's everything Diane sent:

Fall is my favorite season as well as the colors.  Diane sent some scrumptious fall colors from Victorian Motto - threads, chenille, and trims - all in the cute hummingbird bag.  Can't wait to use these!  Oh and the car freshner has been in my car since the day I received it -- love it!

Here's some closer photos of the box:

Thanks so much, Diane!  I hope everyone is having a great start to the Autumn season... Here in Arizona it's still in the low 100's.


Friday, September 21, 2012

A Fall Package Arrived

The mail brought me a package from my partner Karen and it is just super!!

Karen stitched and finished a beautiful decorative cube - along with some super goodies it was a wonderful Autumnal Package, thank you so much!!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Autumn Arrival

Yesterday brought a wonderful treat.......

Look at that beautiful biscornu! And the bag of lavender.......mmmmm.....smells so good! I'm such a lucky girl with such a wonderful stitching partner!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Package is flying it's way to Jen

Jen, you should have your exchange package by Wednesday :)

I hope everyone is doing well. Anybody stitching on ornies yet? I need to get started, I planned on doing 1 a month at the start of the new year but that never happened. I guess I can start that again this new year ;)

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Another Monday's mail

I missed my mail lady yesterday (saturday), so Edgar your exchange is going out tomorrow in monday's mail. :-)

I hope everyone is starting to feel the weather change, etc. It has actually been below 100 here in AZ but suppose to go back up again this week, but not too high. You can definitely feel it changing a bit here too eventhough we really don't have a "fall", no leaves changing etc. :(

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monday's Mail

I didn't make it to the PO today, but rest assured Karen's package will be in the postman's hands on Monday.  Start stalking the mailbox!!!

Fall Exchange From Edgar

Greetings Friends,

Edgar's exchange has already arrived. 
I was so excited to come home and find the package on my doorstep.
Take a look at the lovely piece Edgar sent.  
He stitched Bent Creek's Autumn Row and Faye, 
the carolina stitcher finished it beautifully.

He included lots of Fall goodies in the package.  
Not surprisingly, the Ghirardelli chocolate is half gone. :-)
Thank you so much Edgar!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Into the Mail

I got my package in the outgoing mail this morning - it should arrive in a few days.....  enjoy!!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Arrival

Natasha sent a wonderful summer exchange!

She has a great sense for what I like.  She sent me a wonderful BBD pattern that was missing from my collection.  And her stitched piece......what can I say?  It smells sooooooooooo good!  I have no idea what she used, but it smells amazing!

She also included a bag of goodies for my pup, which he absolutely loved. 

Thanks again Natasha!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My exchange from Jen

Hi all! I rec'd my exchange from Jen the other day. I love my pillow she stitched and finished for me and all the goodies she enclosed. Thank you Jen! I love it all!

There was also some lip balm in there (the one that is egg shaped, can't remember the name) but it is summer fruit flavored and tastes like peaches, yummy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Super Package from Karen

My Summer Package arrived yesterday - and I opened it up when I got it home.... 

Not only was it a fun package including a "Wooly Willy" and light up caterpillar but Karen stitched up and finished a really beautiful recipe box for me!!  Perfectly finished it will be a handy addition to my kitchen and ever growing collection of recipes!!  Inside the box were some great molds - and a July 4th heart to hang up.  Thank you so much Karen I love what you made and sent!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shipped Priority

After many trials and tribulations your package has finally made its way into the mail.  I shipped it Priority USPS, so it should arrive before week's end.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Oh Darlene ...

Yep, I'm running late ... your package will be in the mail on Monday .. sorry!

Hugs, Michele

RED from Michelle

This lovely box arrived from Michelle in Arionza ... 
 Look at all the red in this box!!!  omgosh she spoiled me good.  She even kitted up LHN's Sunmmer Sampler for me ... can't wait to start it!
 I just love the needle minder and the red buttons ... see the "m" button ... too cute!
 On top of everything, she stitched for me this lovely design from a new designer, Needlework Press.  This sweet pillow will go in my red basket ...
 lastly is this sweet pin cushion .. already being used ... oh and she made some pins for me too .. very very cute.
Thanks so much for the lovely exchange Michelle!

Hugs, Michele

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Sweet Summer Package From Edgar

Hello Friends,

I received Edgar's Summer exchange today.
Edgar always puts together such a lovely exchange.
Edgar stitched Prairie Schooler's Vegetable Alphabet and finished it into a darling pinkeep.
He included some fat quarters of fabric, peach iced tea with a cute little wisk, gardening gloves, 4th of July window clings and some sweet smelling hand lotion.

Thank you Edgar!  I love everything!

Happy Summer!

My Summer Exchange from Diane!

I received my summer exchange goodies from Diane yesterday!  Thank you so much Diane!  I love everything =]  Perfect timing for it's arrival, too...  I just gotten home hours before with my oldest DD who had surgery to take out her tonsils -- not easy seeing her go through all of that.  Thanks Diane for brightening my day. 

In my package was a lovely pin cushion with a bee/bee hive theme; I haven't seen a pin cushion finish like this one before.  Diane's finishing is just perfect!  I've already stuck some of my counting pins in it that I recently tried my hand at doing; and it sits next to my stitching chair and will surely get lots of use.  Diane also included the cutest ladybug figure -  my absolute favorite thing! and a cute flamingo salt and pepper shaker set -- too cute -- my kids will get a kick out of using them, too.  Diane also sent a very nice manicure set from Thirty-One gifts --- how did you know I love Thirty-One stuff (ahem, Karen D. lol) and have been looking for a nice manicure set as of lately??? lol!  It will definately get lots of use.  And lastly, some nice Belle Soie silks -- my most fav silks =] 

Thank you again, Diane, for such a lovely box of goodies.  I will enjoy everything and will treasure my new pin cushion.

Happy summer to all!

Michelle K.

Here's some pics of what I received:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Darlene is the best!

I have been having a horrible few days... Work is a mess and I was really dreading going in tonight but when I saw the mailman and saw a box for me my frown turned upside down. Would you all like to see what my sweet sweet exchange partner Darlene sent to me??
From A Stitchers Ramblings

How did she know that I love coffee and have a weakness for gummie bears?? She stitched me a really cute design. Everything was geared toward summer/4th
Thank you again Darlene I LOVE everything :)

sorry for the delay

My exchange will be going out in tomorrows mail. I am so sorry for the delay. I have been under the weather and my work schedule is HORRIFIC right now.
Thanks :)

Summer Exchange for Edgar

My package will hopefully be going out this after noon, if not tomorrow morning for sure. I hope everyone is having a mild summer, as ours is heating up rather quickly. It was 110 out yesterday here in AZ. UGH!


I am a day or so late getting my package into the mail - it is going out this morning Priority Mail and should arrive in a day or two!!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring exchange from Jen

I am really hating the new blogger, finally figured how to switch it back to find out we are going to be stuck with the new pretty soon. ugh

ANyways, here is the wonderful spring package I rec'd from Jen. I love this colorful pincushion by BBD that Jen stitched for me! sitting right next to my sewing machine. and all the wonderful fun goodies!

Thanks so much again Jen!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thanks Natasha!

I know I'm late in posting, but good things come to those who wait, right????

Thank you so much!!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Recd my exchange from Jen

Thanks Jen! I will tthto post s pic later on as I am fighting with this new blogger

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring is Here

Just a quick post to say that my package arrived.  I'm in the last week and a half of tax season, so I have precious little time right now.  I promise to share all my goodies shortly after April 18th!

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Spring Arrival!

My Spring exchange goodie box arrived from my partner, Diane! It arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I owe you an apology, Diane, for not posting about it sooner. My FIL passed away on St. Patrick's Day, and I was preoccupied with all of that and left town to help my MIL. I am finally getting back to stitching this week, though =]
Diane sent me an awesome box of goodies, and put a smile on my face when I really needed it. She stitched me a really cute pillow. I don't know the designer, but I had seen it on someone's blog and knew I had to find the pattern to stitch... and now I don't! Diane also sent a cute sheep box, 40ct fabric (love the colors), cute polka dot scissors, buttons, ribbon, handtowel, and the cutest chickie, which goes well standing next to my LK chicks rule
Here are a couple of pics:
I love everything! I can't thank you enough, Diane! You've brightened my start to a wonderful Spring!
~Michelle K.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Michelle to Michele

I received the prettiest box in the mail the other day ...
Look what was inside ... all kinds of goodies
Michelle stitched for me (over one!!) a lovely scissor pocket completely with the cutest little scissors and this adorable bunny ...
Thanks so much Michelle! I love everything :) There's more pictures on my blog.

Hugs, Michele