Sunday, May 18, 2014

Better Get Comfortable…..

…..this will be a post full of pictures and updates. ;)

 ~ 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… 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 ~


  1. Nice presents in the mail and from SIL! Wow! Love your By the Bay stitching!

  2. Congrats on all the great wins Kim. Lovely stitching


  3. WOW!! Just simply WOW!! Wonderful gifts... love the flip flop! And a travelling chart... I really love the concept behind a traveling chart. Enjoy stitching all your new things, I cannot wait to see your progress :)

    Smiles to you :)

  4. Definitely a long one ... with so many gorgeous additions to your stash. I found myself drooling all over the computer.

  5. Yay! So glad it finally reached you. Congrats on your other wins too! :D

  6. I'll say the postman has been very good to you! Good for you.Have lots and lots of fun now.

  7. Lots of amazing thing hace arrived at your the cross stitch..

  8. Happy mail!! Nice gifts and giveaway prizes. The flip flop is too cute!

  9. You sure got Happy Mail! Wonderful gifts and from SIL. Lovely progress on your SAL.
    love Annette

  10. Long post oui,mais superbe!
    Une grille plus jolie que l'autre,j'ai un faible pour le sampler Nancy Turner,il est trés joli.
    Douce semaine

  11. Great update Kim! Such lovely things from family and blog friends. You have some great projects there, I love you BYB SAL progress! I can't wait to see how Donna is going to embellish this.

  12. Great post with fabulous goodies :)

  13. Such great goodies arrived in your mailbox, Kim! And how nice of your SIL to send those charts along even if she couldn't visit, too. I hope you get over to Hawaii to visit them now and then?

  14. You've been a very lucky girl indeed. Wonderful gifts. I wanted to stop by and let you know the blog is back up and running for now. Have a good week.

  15. A very happy & stitchy post here Kim! Well done on your wins & I'm sure you'll enjoy working those new patterns... congrats!

  16. Yay, those are amazing gifts! Have fun stitching!! :D

    Hugs, Daphne

  17. Congratulations in your wins Kim....fabulous!!! Happy Stitching!

  18. So glad that you liked the gifts, Kim, I had so much fun choosing them all. Love all of your other gifties too. Great progress on the SAL. Have lots of fun stitching this weekend. hugs, Kaye