21 April 2011

Forever Friends
freebie from Nathalie Cichon-Jardin Prive
Silkweaver Solo 28 ct evenweave
DMC Threads
I had signed up for a Spring/Easter exchange on Lainey's blog. I stitched the two sheep for her, since she loves sheep. The picture below is the items I put in the package.

Here is the close up on the sheep. Lainey has named her Vicky, after me. I am so honored and happy she liked everything.
This picture is the lovely package I got from Lainey. She stitched a lovely bunny and finished off in a hanging pillow. I love how she finished it and feathers she used too. The picture below is a closeup of the pillow. She included a small pattern, milk chocolate bars, a cute bunny ornament, floss, and some material. Thank you so much Lainey!

This picture above is the from Judith of Germany. She was my partner in the First Day of Spring Exchange I had organized in my ILCS yahoo group. I got this a couple weeks ago. There are a couple flower kits and some buttons. Thank you Judith!

Today is my birthday and I turned 41 today. I am leaving for VA later tonight so not too much celebrating. My aunt from Cape Cod is coming down for the weekend and will be here before I leave. I haven't seen her since my Mom's funeral. Plus I injured my back. I was bending over, then I felt something shifted and than shifted right back. I was in the er all day on Tuesday. The medicines I got is working and I can move around better.
I am stitching the Spring SAL but had started over on a cream colored material. I will post pics on my next post. Hopefully I will be done with it soon.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and the bunny brings a lot of chocolates.

Happy Easter!

PS. Heather, from Heather's Stitching Story, is having a giveaway. Just click on her blog name to go see it.

15 April 2011


Cross stitch and Cupcakes is having 5 giveaways on her blog. It ends April 19, so hurry on over there to sign up.

07 April 2011

Exchanges, Finishes and TUSAL

Cat Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate
14 ct Grasshopper Aida
Crescent Colors, Weeks Dye Works, DMC
I finished Cat Lessons in Virginia. I love how it came out and my friend is going to like it alot. I am going have to get more of this material. Luckly, it is easy to buy and I got get it at my JoAnne's. I am going to finish it into a flathold. The cat material in the background is what I will be using for the finish.

JBW Designs~Country Butterfly
18 ct hand-dyed aida
Crescent Colors Pink Posey
I made this butterfly for my friend in Virginia. I stitched it there and did it in 2 days. I used her favorite colors and I just found the perfect fabric to use to finish it off, and the beads too.

The photo above is a bingo prize, from LeAnn, I won in my KraftersKorner group. I am now hosting the current game and had made it to a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. LeAnn was, also, my partner for the Spring Fling exchange. The next pictures is the lovely gifts I got from here. She spoiled me with these lovely gifts. Hopefully she will like the gifts I had send her.

Here is my TUSAL jar for April. I am a little late showing it. I have been working on an exchange. I found a last minute pattern to stitch. When I saw it, I had to do it for my partner. I will give the details when she receives and open it. I got her package the other day but I am not opening it until my birthday. It is a Easter package and my birthday is 3 days before Easter and I am not going be home for Easter. I am going to Virginia again and won't be home sometime in May. I just loved Virginia and can't wait to get back down there. I will be taking the Amtrak train this time and its a direct route, so no transfers and cheaper than the Greyhound.
My dad is retiring on May 4. I am stitching something for him. I am debating whether to give it to him before I leave or when I return. I will make the decision before I leave.

Until next time,