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12 September 2011

Still here!



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!
In KraftersKorner, I got this lovely exchange from Georgena.  The exchange is to stitch a freebie pattern and to finish it anyway we wanted to do and included 3 skeins of specialty threads.  I love the pattern Georgena chose.  I been wanting to stitch Chocolate Covered Cherries for awhile.  The threads are from Silk and Ivory and they are so soft.  I hope I can find some use for them.  Thank you Georgena!


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.

Many hugs,
Vicky

16 comments:

Berly said...

Great exchanges! And actually, no, the entire line is "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." It was written in 1913 by Gertrude Stein as a part of her poem 'Sacred Emily'. The line you're thinking of is from Romeo & Juliet and goes "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." It's part of the balcony scene where Romeo's trying to convince Juliet to defy her family & run off with him. Ok, I'm done lecturing now! :)

Pam said...

All I can say is wow, you really got some lovely things in these exchanges. It's so obvious that your stitching friends really enjoy you. Congratulations Vicky.

Meari said...

Awesome exchanges!

socialsue said...

I agree with Meari, awesome exchanges!!!!!!

socialsue :)

Shari said...

wow, you had some great exchanges, didn't you!?!?!? Enjoy your new goodies......

Tara said...

Lovely exchanges!!

Shelley said...

Wow!! Those are some awesome exchanges.

Can't wait to see updates on your new again wip.

Anonymous said...

Great exchanges.

Marl

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, what great exchanges Vicky. Everything looks fabulous. I'm so glad you've enjoyed your exchanges. And the bunny you made looks cute, what I can see of him!! Grats on all the great acquisitions and on the finish! You go, girl! Can't wait to see your progress on Chocolate Shoppe too.

Debra said...

nice

Mouse said...

ooo lovely exchanges there girl :) and can't wait to see the new progress photos etc :) love mouse xxxx

MaryT said...

Wonderful Exchanges Vicky, I love bunnies too wish it would download for you so we could see your stitching.

Mary Louise in IN

Marexstitch said...

Great exchanges and stitching!

Deborah said...

Your exchanges all look so nice!! You have been very busy!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Jane said...

So glad you liked the goodies Vicky, I was very happy with the parcel you sent me too. It was lovely to be a stitching partner with you.
Take Care xxx

Anne Sans Tete said...

Fantastic exchanges & lovely stitching! I really like Chocolate Covered Cherries on the blue fabric.

- Lisa N. in Cambodia