August 31, 2007

USEBB Redwork Exchange from Dawn

I received a wonderful exchange package from Dawn today. It had the prettiest biscornu in it. It will be my first one to collect, so will have a place of honor. I also received a wonderful Dragon Dreams chart and some very pretty floss in different shades of red. Thank you so very much Dawn. I thank you for your thoughtfulness and your beautiful stitching and of course, the time you put into this exchange. I am so thrilled with it all!!!!

August 30, 2007

Stitching box dither

I am redoing the area by my end of the couch where I keep my stitching accessories etc. I made a Cat Whiskers peacock chair and I have my pretty tin by Becky and a lovely needlebook my sister made me (Just Nan). I decided I would get a Betsy Box (I believe is the name) from Sudsberry. I now have it and it is soo pretty. I was going to do the Grandma's design from Cat Whisker for the 5x5 opening, but now I just don't know, what shall I every do, anyone with any ideas???? I am just not sold on that design anymore, LOL..

SBEBB What's the Buzz to Myrna

This is my second biscornu, I really liked the little bees on it with the gold thread wings (sorry not the best picture).. The design is Bee's Garden Stitching Accessories by Wendy's K.C. Designs (I'm sorry I can't remember where I got it). I sent this one to Myrna, who has now received it..

August 27, 2007

USEBB Redwork for Vonna

Here is my redwork exchange for Vonna. The design is Cat Whiskers Alyssum with a red color change. The red is a varigated Anchor, the number eludes me at this moment. This is my first Scissor pocket, but I was very happy with the way it turned out. I lined the edges with beads to dress it up a little...I also felt it needed a little pincushion to go with it. I am so glad that Vonna likes it!!

WOW SBEBB What's the Buzz

package from Becky arrived today. All I can say is WWWWOOOOWWWW!!! I feel so very special. I love it. It is my first stitched tin and I am so impressed, I haven't been brave enough to try it yet!!! And all the goodies in it are so nice, I am floating on a cloud!!!! I love the handmade marker pins and the needle magnet. I love the blue stork scissors, now I will know if Vicki steals my scissors!!! And the measuring cups are the cutest, I've never seen anything like them before. Anyway.

Here are the pictures!!

Quaker alphabet

is done and now is on it's way, it has a long way to travel..

Working on a RR for CSRR which I hope to have finished in the next day or two. I am all caught up with sending out current exchanges and RRs and now need to get ahead on a few others, as we have some major stuff to catch up in the next month!! I think I will start my Fall House one next..

August 25, 2007

Tanya's RR

I mailed Tanya's RR on today. I finished the house in the middle of the other two as my part of the RR. It is a very pretty piece. Now to start Lin's...

August 24, 2007

Halloween SAl

this one is stitched inbetween other exchanges so I am slow moving. Here is my first one, I will be stitching the witches hats to put together with this one to make an ornament..

Fair and Square

I finished my fair and square piece and will be sending it tomorrow. It is from Drawn thread, tiny samplers. I changed all the colors to overdyeds and left out the yellows, substituting a purple..
I have a bunch of other things to show, but can't yet, because they are not there yet, LOL. I have my What's the Buzz Exchange and my redwork exchange finished and ready to go tomorrow. I am almost done with the quaker alphabet also..

August 17, 2007

Biscornu for Monochromatic Exchange at RN

Here is my first biscornu. I made it for Vonna for the Robin's Nest Monochromatic Exchange. I used Crescent Colors Tutti Fruitti fiber on 32 count linen. I used a paved bead for the center. It is supposed to look summery. The design is Cat Whisker Spring Fever. On one side I changed the outer design to have Vonna's initials and the number 07 on it... She received it yesterday and said she liked it.. Here it is.. Vonna's picture is actually much better than mine :)..

FG Pinkeep Exchange from Amy

Dear Amy sent me the most wonderful pinkeep for the Friends Gather Pinkeep exchange (also the last one for the board, I am feeling a trend here)...Anyway I absolutely love it and it will hold a place of honor since I know she has been having trouble stitching lately and she did such a beautiful job on this...She also sent a pansy design knowing pansies are my favorites!!! Here it is and a double thank you to Amy, you are wonderful...

Monochromatic Exchange at Robins Nest

I received this beautiful redwork ornament from Renee for the Monochromatic Exchange at Robins Nest, it is the last exchange there, the board is closing..It is absolutely lovely and is taken from a 1993 Better Homes and Garden Cross stitch and Crafts Magazine.. Thank you again Renee, it is absolutely lovely..

August 15, 2007

Seem to be on a Roll

stitching away on another exchange. This one is the What's the buzz on SBEBB. I am once again trying some new stitches, although I have now finished like it before!!! It is a lot of fun...I am having such a great time doing all these exchanges, of course, I am not doing my WIPs a lot of good, but I think I needed a break and some fun for a little while. Not that stitching my designs isn't a lot of fun, I just think sometimes you need to break away and do something different for a little while!!! This weekend I want to finish my F&S piece and maybe work on a RR..

August 14, 2007

Finished my first Biscornu

I'm so excited to have finished this and It turned out very nice. It was much easier than I expected, all those corners looked difficult in pictures, LOL. I can't post a picture of it yet, but hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be able to. I had to mail it off today!!! Guess I'll have to make one for myself someday!!!

August 13, 2007

Egyptian column finished

I mailed my RR on Saturday, it is headed to Scotland!! Here is the column I finished..

I also finished one exchange, a redwork which I made a scissor pocket for, I am very excited about the way it came out. I can't post it here because it is a secret till it gets there and I am almost ready to finish up my first biscornu!!!

August 10, 2007

Received SBEBB Freebie Exchange from Carla

in Peru. It is beautiful. I love the pincushion with the blackbird on it (my favorites) and the goodies she packed in it were wonderful. I had to share a piece of the wonderful sweet she sent with my family and everyone loved it!!!! Thanks so much Carla.. I know you were worried about it taking so long to get here, but it was very much worth the wait..

August 5, 2007

I finished the Mailart

but am not very happy with my finishing job...I got off somewhere and I finished it the best I could, but it is definitely not up to par as I would wish. Oh well, chalk it up to learning. Next time I do a straight back envelope, not fancy cut... Here is how it looks, I am happy with the stitching, but the back leaves a lot to be desired..

August 4, 2007

My Mailart So Far

it is all stitched except the addresses, which I hope to finish Saturday...I will then see if I can figure out how to put it all together, LOL..

FGBB Needleroll from Judith

This beautiful needleroll arrived Thursday from Judith on the Friends Gather BB, which unfortunately will soon be no more. Isn't it pretty...I absolutely love it..
Thank you so much Judith.. P.S. She also sent along a beautiful skein of Gloriana Silk!!!

August 1, 2007

Mailart WIP

I got some more done on my mailart, considering I need to get it mailed out this weekend or Monday by the latest, I had better be getting some done on it, LOL. I have one more section to add to the front, some crows and flowers to put on the back. Not sure yet what fabric I am using for the inside????