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12 August 2011

A Special Visitor and more Exchanges

We have a special visitor for a total 2 weeks. Her name is Mama and boy, is she a meower, lol. Her first two nights, she meow so much, my brother couldn't sleep.  Mama is visiting because she had a litter and her milk needs to dry out before she gets fix.  Than she went into heat, and with other cats in the house, her owner was not taking another chance.  With her in heat plus being put in a different home with no other cats, its no wonder Mama mewed like crazy.  She is not taking too much a liking to me, but she tolerates me though.

Exchanges
 Mare received my Summer Exchange .  I stitched her an  ornament. It is Summer by Stoney Creek.  This is the second time I stitched this pattern.  I used Caron threads for the boarder, which i got from my retreat.  I am not sure the type of thread or the name of the color, since there was no tags.  I used 14 count Grasshopper aida. I just love the color.

I, also, included Country Cottage Needleworks Beach Cottage, three skeins which goes with the pattern, and a plaque with the motto "Cats leave paw prints on your heart".  I love that saying. 

 Jody received the ornament I made for her in the Christmas in July exchange.  I stitched CandyCane Cat by Chessie & Me.  The pattern was in the 2004 JCS Ornament issue.  A few changes were made, the boarder was stitched with Peppermint Twist by Threadworx, the year was changed to 2011, and I used metallic gold for the snowflakes to give it a spark.  I included the three threads in Christmas colors. 

In my new group, pensandneedles yahoo group, there was a bookmark exchange.  The picture above is Dancing Fans by Joan Elliot, which I stitched for Debi M.  I would love to stitch this again but I lost the booklet the pattern was in.  The booklet was a freebie with an UK magazine. I don't remember the name of the magazine because I gave it away.  It was a lovely booklet with oriental patterns.  The picture below is the bookmark I  got from Debi M.   She did a beautiful job stitching. Thank you Debi!
 The Stiitching with Love Exchanges blog had Tea/Picnic exchange.  We had to stitched a Tea/Picnic theme, 5 items which could go with the theme, stitchy or not stitchy items and a recipe.  It was a secret partner and mine was Heather in Canada. Her package was delayed  because of Canada's  strike. After reading on the blog Heather did get the package, I can finally show off the exchange.
I stitched June pillow by Pine Mountains Design.  They are cute kits.  I picked this kit up in Cape May. I started it right away and had hoped to finish it over that weekend but it took me a week.  Life just got in the way.  I included a Bent Creek pattern, an UK magazine,sticky pads, needles, DMC threads, and evenweave material.  I sure hope she like the package.

I put in some more stitches in LK ABC Lessons.  I wont be stitching this weekend.  I am cooking for a surprise party on Saturday.  On Sunday, I am attending the party and afterwards, I am leaving for Cape Cod.  I will be there for a week.  I will be bringing Lessons, a few small projects, and hopefully the Chocolate Shoppe.  Most of you know I lost my stitching bag almost 2 weeks ago. Inside the bag was the Chocolate Shoppe I was stitching, the Oriental  booklet I mention  earlier, a couple scissors, and a book. I reorder The Chocolate Shoppe from 123Stitch on Thursday morning and was shipped on the same day, so I am hoping it will be here tomorrow.  They are very good but its cutting it close. 
I will post again soon.

Many hugs,
Vicky

12 comments:

Claudette497 said...

You're a great friend to have a cranky cat in your house! Your finishes are all really cute.

Gabi said...

What nice of you to take the cat in. She might be making so much noise because she's in heat.
Lovely finishes. All look gorgeous. Your LK piece is beautiful foo.
Pity that you didn't get the lost bag back.

Sarah said...

Aww poor pusscat. Wow what a lot of lovely things exchanged and received. Love the LK piece and am so sorry you didnt get your bag back.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely puss cat. Lovely exchanges sent and received. Sorry you didn't get your bag back.

Berly said...

Wow your excanges are wonderful! ABC lessons is coming along great.

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely exchanges Vicky. You make such pretty things, and augment your packages so nicely. Hope the party goes well, and that you have a great trip!!!

Emily in NC said...

Your visitor looks very sweet, maybe you will grow on her. All the stitchy items are great, really like the one on that green fabbie.

Pam said...

What a cute kittie.. Sorry she's such a stinker. Your exchange stitching is so lovely Vickie.. Nice job.

blueladie said...

What wonderful items in your exchanges. I would say you are a wonderful exchange partner. Your stitching is beautiful. I am sorry to hear that your stitching bag has not been recovered. TFS Cathryn

Debra said...

everything looks great.

Meari said...

Wow, lots of great stitching going on! Nice exchanges, all of them. I think Vicki sent me the booklet you're talking about - maybe? Check my blog for the title. I love it! I'll have stitch up the fans on a bookmark...

Poor kitty. :(

socialsue said...

Lovely stitching projects and exchanges u have stitched as well as received from your partners. Remind me regarding the dancing fans...I think I have the chart in my stash bin. Hope you enjoy your summer vacation!