14 June 2012

Exchanges and Life!

First I am going to show you my stitching and exchanges I can show you. 

This is part 4 of Lavender Blue. I have one page for this part than I can get part 5 and 6. I am trying to finish it before I leave but my hopes are low. I think I might have had something under the frame when I took the picture cause it is a little lumpy, lol.  Believe me, the material is tight when I stitch on it.

This is the top of the box. I glued the stitched piece on it today. I now have a couple books on top of it to get the glue dried and stay put. I just realized I didn't sign the piece and I always do that. Little too late now.

This is a stitched piece from a Spring exchange from Stitcherhood yahoo group.  Isn't she adorable? And there is a cat stitched on there. She is sitting on my tv right now.  I, also, got beads in variety of colors and ribbons and lace. Thank Ann for a lovely gift!

This is Bloom by Cherrywood Designs with some color changes. The pattern can be found in Cross Stitch and Needlework issue in May 2011. I used  Sassy Fabby's Mystique thread, Carrie's Threads Passion, Gentle Art Hyacinth, Weeks Dyes Carrot, Banana Popsicle, and Emerald on antique white evenweave.  I added fat quarter fabrics, beads and floss to give to Ann in the exchange.

This is  Born Shopper.  I have been stitching her on weekends.  I did stitch more on her since I took the picture.  She is starting to form more and I had done some of the gray under the mittens and top of the scarf.  Next time you will get the update.

The pictures above is the mail art I send out to Shari. I had the hardest time stitching this piece and took most of May to stitch.  It was not my first choice. I was going to stitch apple blossoms but the frogs was having a huge party.  They are just a  huge pest.  I went with bunnies and flowers. They are from Donna Kooler's 55 Favorite Designs.  It has its character flaws but it came out cute.  It is only my second mail art I had made and my first one was very wonky. This one is neater.

This one is Little House 2012 All Dolled Up Quaker Birds ornament.  I am stitching this one over one on some rose colored opalescent 28 count fabric.  I put my pair of scissors to show how tiny the ornament is going be when finish. I am using Carrie's Threads Periwinkle.

123Stitch has monthly contest and I have been entering in it almost every month since I discovered 123 Stitch in 2003.  At the beginning of the month, I got an email from Joann stating I was one of the winners of Little House Needleworks Summer Band Sampler.  After I picked myself off from the floor, I send her my information and I got it a few days later.  Now I have to get the other three, because they are very pretty.  And Little House being one of my favorite designers, I was stoked pink for a couple days.  Thank you all of you who sent their congratulations to me on my yahoo groups.

Next week at this time I will be in Colorado Springs.  I am leaving Tuesday on the Greyhound and be in there Thursday morning. I am looking forward to the trip. There is a lot to do and I am still working on the schedule because some places need reservations for the tours.  I will have fun and going see some wolves, an old ghost town, a castle or two, and a couple LNSs. Throw in a class, dinners and swaps, I don't know if I will get some sleep, well at least not much.  Sunday I am on my way to Tulsa to see my godson/nephew, who I haven't seen in 4 years.  I get to hang out with him for a couple days. I am hoping to get to the Aquarium and to The Silver Needle store before I leave.  I will be home on Friday.   On top of that, I got a new camera. I dropped my camera and the battery lid would not close. Since that was where the memory card is too, I didn't trust the camera will save the pictures. I was going borrow my aunt's camera and she did give it to me.  Last week I was in Walmart and they had some camera on clearance for $50. I had no intention buy a new camera until I got back, but with that price, I couldn't walk away. I can do a whole bunch of things with it. 

My next post will be about my trip with lots of pictures.  Have a great couple weeks.

Many hugs,



mab3500 said...

Beautiful stitches! Congrats on winning 123 stitch. It really is a great prize. Have a wonderful time on your trip and if you have the chance see the laser light show at the cave of the winds. It is fabulous!

DUSTY said...

Sounds like your fingers have been busy. All of your stitching is lovely. Congrats on your win at 123stitch !! Winning is always a thrill. Good deal on the camera. Have a safe and grand trip. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Emily in NC said...

Everything looks so beautiful, you box is going to be divine and the new ornament in the opalescent fabic looks nice too.

Anonymous said...

You have gotten quite a bit of stitching done. All your WIP's look great. Love watching them being stitched up. Your mail art is beautiful. Have not tried that yet. Have a great time at the retreat. One of these years I'll get to go.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Rita said...

Wow! Lots of beautiful pieces on this post!

Enjoy your trip.

Kelly said...

Wow, you have been busy! All your stitching is beautiful.

Valda said...

Lots of beautiful stitching in this post! Congrats on your win from 123! Have a great time on your trip. Enjoy Tulsa, my home town. I have been to the aquarium there and it's lots of fun to see. And I miss The Silver Needle. It's such a great store and don't forget to go to the one across the street from it, the Stitchworks.

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely, Vicky. Sounds like your trip will be fab. I hope you have a great time. And I love your ornie. The colors are great. And opalescent, pretty, pretty. BTW, I've just tagged you for the Eleven Things Activity. I hope you'll participate. It's fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching and hope you have a great time on your vacation.


Denise SA said...

Beautiful stitching hope you have a good time on vacation

Shaunterria Owens said...

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Mary Ivancicts said...

I love your stitching! the box is wonderful!