Thursday, January 25, 2007

From My Heart Exchange

Wow!! Isn't this fabulous?? I signed up for the 'From My heart Exchange' on the US Exchange BB, and this is the wonderful box that Vonna made for me. Her stitching and finishing are just beautiful and I am so honored to receive her creation! As you can see she included a treasure trove of goodies inside the box. How about the GINGHAM notepad??? Love it, but I love all of it though. Oh, and even the inside of the box is so pretty! I know that I had seen this cute design stitched up on another blog or album and really liked it~but now I can't remember who the designer is. So, again, THANK YOU Vonna so very much!
I am almost ready to send my package out, just have to wrap it all up and take it to the post office. I just took a picture of the stitched piece but will wait to show it. ;)

Monday, January 15, 2007

Catch Up!

It's been 4.5 months since my last post!! To be honest, I lost interest in blogging. I didn't intend to be away that long however. I've also been really busy and it's easy for the blog to be pushed to the back burner when so much is going on.
I have continued to stitch, and sew tons these past few months but not taken many pictures so have lots of catching up to do with the camera as well. I had 55 stitching finishes for 2006. :)
Here are a few finishes & WIPS:

Deftly Wrought by Midsummer Night Designs-28 ct raw cashel & DMC

Pumpkins Doodle by Hobb Nobb Designs

Pear Tree by Hands to Work-40 count sandstone & NPI

Grace by My Big Toe Designs-cream belfast & DMC

The Harvesters by Little House Needleworks-28 ct coffee dyed & DMC + Crescent Colours

In looking back at my list of things I wanted to stitch in 2006, I see that I finished 7-not as good as I would want. LOL But better than I've done in years past. Also 3 from that list are still in progress. I don't know if I'll make a list for 2007. Too many to narrow down. BTW, I've made an effort to make up for the more disciplined among us who are challenging themselves to finish X number of things before purchasing any stash, by adding lots of charts, linen & threads to my stash. :))
I did some finishing work today and sewed my finger. Yes, the needle went THROUGH my finger. **OUCH** I remember watching a lady who was babysitting me when I was little do that very thing, so I think I've always kind of been extra consious of that possibility. At the time, I was using the zipper foot to attach some trim and didn't have the side of the regular foot to stop that 'guiding' finger. It was weird because it didn't bleed for about 4 minutes. Anyway, I hope I never ever ever EVER do that again!!