12 September 2011
I am still here! I have been busy stitching exchanges, so I can't show the work yet. However, I did get a few exchanges. The picture above is from my secret pen pal. She made this note pad herself and its all recycled paper. It is beautiful and I love it!
This exchange is from Arlette of France for the Bookmark and Needles exchange I organized in the ILCSing group. I love the card she send. He is a cute frog. On the bookmark, it is stitched "A rose is a rose." If my memory serves me correctly, the quote is from William Shakespeare. Also stitched is "J'aime lire", which transfers to "I love to read". The needles will come in handy. Thank you Arlette!
I do have a finish I wish I could show you. If you can see the bunny in the above picture, it was stitched for Jane in
U.K. The exchange was a Summer Holiday theme but I went with Jane's love for bunnies. The pattern is The Checkered Bunny by Waxing Moon Designs using DMC threads. Jane did send me the picture of the bunny but I cant get it to download on the blog. It keeps crashing my browser.
This picture is the goodies Jane send to me. I was spoiled by her gifts. Jane stitched a pillow and a ornament and so lovely stitched too. The threads and rick racks are in my favorite colors, and the beads too and were in the tin box. Jane added some Belgium candies, a blank bookmark, a hanging fish decor, a tea tart candle. mini flags and two postcards. I love everything! Thank you so much Jane! You can seethe other exchange gifts on this blog!
I got another copy of The Chocolate Shoppe. I was finally able to start on it again last night. I am starting it in the middle of the fabric this time. I did very little but its a start. I am going back to my stitching and hopefully I will have another finish shortly.