31 December 2010

Goodbye 2010!

Today is the last day of 2010! I started the year in Killeen, Texas. I had a wonderful month visiting my friends. When I got back, I had to finish the preparations of my parent's 40th anniversary. We celebrated my sister's 30th birthday at the same time, since her birthday is the next day. In April I turned 40 and got a laptop. I spend the summer relaxing and letting my leg heal, which completely healed in September. The week before Thanksgiving, my mom passed away. I know grieving effects everyone differently. When I do everyday things or stitch, I feel normal,like she is still alive. However, I think of the future, I get so teary, because I wont be able share those moments with her anymore. This being the last day of the year, I am always blue. I usually don't mind of being alone. At this time of the year, I just feel the loneliness, and I just cry alot or get very moody. Okay, enough of my self-pity party.

I have some pictures of exchanges I had received in the last couple weeks. I had showed my work, now its time for the gifts. I got some lovely gifts. The last exchange came in last night.

This gift was from Jennifer of Tucson AZ. The exchange was a Wishlist exchange in Krafterskorner (KK) group. You list 5 items youwish for and your partner sends you 3 out of 5 items. Jenn gave me a piece of light blue material, size 28 needles , Cresent Colors Apple Fritters and Really Teally, and Mill Hill Kitty Stocking. Thank you Jennifer!
The next exchange was from Mary at KK group. This was a Stuffed Christmas Stocking exchange. She send me some stamps, an alphabet and holiday setts, ink pads, needles size 26, 6x6 q-snaps, marblized scissors, and Threadworx threads in Christmas colors. The picture below are the patterns and stocking from Mary. The patterns are Whispered by the Wind Recipe for a Snowman, Little House Needleworks The Chocolate Shoppe, Hinzeit Stitch Time and Lizzie Kate Where is the Party? Thank you Mary!

This beautiful dishcloth was crocheted from Ethel of KK. This is the second one she send, because the first one never made it here. I dont know what happen to the first one. It just disappeared. It was very nice for Ethel to send another, cause she didnt have too. Thank you Ethel!

The First Day of Winter exchange is from Judith of Germany of ILCSing group. She stitched an beautiful ornament, with a spool of gold thread thread, nativity ornament, a Christmas bell cross stitch kit, and a set of cards, which are precut to a window design. Thank you Judith!

Tiinna from Finland send me this wonderful package. This was for an ornament exchange from the ILCSing group. Tiina stitched a gingerbread man and added lots of beads to it and sew cording on the edge of the ornament. She, also. included a Moomin glass ornament and a chocolate bar filled with almond filling.
In the ILCSing group, I organize a 12 Days of Christmas Exchange, which consist of 12 gifts to be open for each day of Christmas from Dec 25 to Jan 5. Sandy R. was my partner and the following pictures are from the 7 of 12 days of Christmas.

On the 1st day, some floss and chocolate covered peppermint sticks.
2nd day, a mini Snowman kit
3rd day, Friends card kit
On 4th day, Needle threader and needles

On 5th day, Lizzie Kate A Bit of May Flip Its Bits
On 6th day, a mini hedgehog kit
on 7th day, Forget Me Not Mini kit
I love everything I am getting, and I cant wait for the next 5 days.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I will try to post my goals for 2011 and welcome in the new year. If I dont, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.

Many hugs,


Mary said...

What wonderful exchanges Vicky! I'm so glad you liked your stocking exchange! Happy New Year to you my friend! Hugs!

Debra said...

wow, great exchanges.

blueladie said...

Great exchanges! A blessed new year to you and yours, Vicky. :) Cathryn

Daffycat said...

Best wishes in the New Year!

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely exchanges! Happy New Year Vicky to you and your family.

Gabi said...

Great exchanges.
Wishing you a fantastic New Year :)

Meari said...

Those are awesome exchanges, Vicky.

Happy New Year!