~ Christmas in July Swap ~The elves are all busy in their workshops making their gifts to swap with their swap partners in July. I have completed one of my pieces…..no pictures to post yet, you'll have to wait until July 25th when we get to open our goodies and share.
~ Mr. Postman was very good to me ~I can't believe I've been so fortunate these past weeks!! Lovely Kaye from Kitten Stitching had a give away and I was one of the lucky winners! AUGH! I LOVE blues and yellows….can hardly wait to stitch up the Stone house by Juniper Designs….check out the adorable scissor charm….and who can't use an emory board that has centimeters and inches?? Thank you, Kaye!!
Sarah from Sarah in Stitches had a give away for a traveling chart from LK ("Life's a Stitch"). The chart arrived - and so did some other lovely gifts. The traveling pattern, some gorgeous threads called "Blue Star", a needle threader from "My Big Toe Designs", darling charms (love, love to embellish my stitching with charms. I think it adds some whimsey), and last but not least a key chain in the shape of a flip flop with sand from Dubai's pristine beaches. How cool is that?!
Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler had a give away for her Custom Family Name Sampler. I was one of the lucky winners. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I can't tell you what name I requested on the sampler because it's a surprise for a very special couple. Nancy, as always, you are generous and sharing. Thank you.
~ Personal Delivery ~My brother-in-law from Hawaii came to the main land on business. He stopped to visit for a few days while stateside. Unfortunately my sister-in-law wasn't able to accompany him this time around. She and I share a love for needlework (and collecting stash :)). She sent these projects…as always PERFECTLY chosen. Now I find I'm addicted to Victorian Sampler designs. HA!
Hmmmm….what have I been stitching, you may ask? Well, I've been working on
- Christmas in July Swap
- iStitch Swap hosted by iStitch Designs
- Christmas Ornament hosted by Hooked on Exchanging
- Round Robin Exchange hosted by Butterfly Wings
……but I can't show any pictures……yet.
I can show you progress on the Mystery SAL from By the Bay Needleart. I'm almost done with Part 2.
Can hardly wait to see what the finished design looks like.
WHEW! Long post. More later…..
Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~