08 February 2009

New patterns and update

I got this beautiful exchange from Mare in my ILCSing group. She knew I love cats. She stitches a covered round tin and inside she put two of her homemade rose pins. They are gorgeous. She sent a small stocking which she stitched another cat on it, plus she send a small catnip toy and a colorful band. Everything is wonderful. Thank you so much Mare. I love the tin!

I finished my January ornament on January 29. Than my batteries in my camera died, so I couldnt take the pic or download. When I went out to the store this past Friday, I forgot to get the batteries. My brother picked some up for me. The ornament is Jingle Bells, a freebie from the Hershenerr Needleworkshop site. It was stitched on Sassy Fabbys Snowflake. I trimmed with a gold cord. That was the hardest part.

After I got the ornament done, I started on EMS Froggy baby on a light blue aida. I was going to make it into a baby sampler for Mason, but I didnt make the deadline. His christening was today. I did buy a bond for him and I will give the sampler when I am done. The picture above is what I
done so far.

I got a gift card from Stitching Bits and Bobs, which I had a few months. I decided I was going to use it when I saw their clearance page. The order came in Friday. I recieved the following:

~ X's and Oh's Share Your Heart and The Greatest Gift
~ Waxing Moon Griper's Club and Coffee, Chocolate and Men
~ Elizabeth's Design Dragonfly III
~ Dragon Dreams Seasons of My Needle
~ Raise the Roof Closet UFOs
~ Glory Bee Coffee for Gossip and Shopping
~ Forever in My Heart Seize the Day, Needle Diva
, and Kindness and Memories
And I also got Lizzie Kate Its a Girl Thing and Hinzeit Jingle Bells, but from another site.
I started on the Needlework Diva yesterday. It was just calling for me. I am using DMC 102 and 116 for the hearts and Theardworx Balloons for the words. The is my process from just yesterday. Its going pretty quick. I will stitch on it more today.
Bye for now.


Joke said...

reat gift you got, Vicky and I like your little frogbaby :)

Joke said...

Great gift I meant :)

Mylene said...

Cute tin ornament from Mare and your x'mas ornament turned out great.
WIP's are looking wonderful.

Debbie Jo said...

Really nice gifts and new stash! Stitching is very nice.

htimcj said...

Great goodies!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - what a fabulous gift from Mare (doesn't she do beautiful work!) Love your ornmanent and new stitching.

Rene la Frog said...

Nice bunch of stash you got. That should keep you busy for a while.

Love the frog baby.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great gifts you got...
You made great strides on what you have done on frog baby.
Congrats on the new stash.

Karol said...

What great gifts. the frogbaby is adorable. looking forward to seeing it finished.

Debra said...

The SFE from Mare is great. Love the cat material she used on the tin. Congrats on your finish and both for your wips are looking good.
Debra in Indiana

Kathy said...

Mare's gift is fabulous. But then she is so talented isn't she?
Great job on all the new stash. :)

Nancy said...

Great exchange from Mare! Your ornament is really cute. I think adding trim is the hardest part too!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely tin from Mare - and love your finishes. Your blog is so pretty - I've signed up to keep updated ;o)

Meari said...

Your gifts are beautiful, Vicky. As is your stitching. Nice stash you got with your gift card. Enjoy it all!

Sarah Lindfield said...

You're stitching up a storm Vicky, love the exchanges you have received, great pictures thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

All your stitching it wonderful!!! Great job on the shopping too.