Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Few Things….

I can't believe July is almost over!!  It's been a busy month, probably because I've gotten the bug to paint and "remodel" the two bedrooms in our lower level.  More on that later….

I was the lucky recipient of a LK traveling pattern from Pamela at Hokkaido Kudasai.  Can hardly wait to stitch it!!  Then it's off to another lucky stitcher.

I stitched a biscornu for the Hooked on Exchanging group I belong to.  It hasn't arrived at it's destination yet, so will be sharing a picture when I get the thumbs up.  HOWEVER, I received mine yesterday from Carol S, accompanied by a lovely Mirabilia Designs card - "June's Pearl Fairy".  I LOVE it!  Thank you, Carol!!

Here's my Smalls SAL for July.  "Joyful" is a design from the "Just Cross Stitch" July/August 2013 issue by Debbie Booth of My Big Toe Designs.  It measures 2 1/2 x 1 2/3".  I added the tiny silver charm.

The iStitch exchange piece I stitched and sent off is called "Strawberry Fields".  Alas and a lac - my exchange partner never received it.  It's circulating somewhere in the US mail.  (SOB!).  I really, REALLY liked it - so will share some pictures.

I stitched a replacement piece and sent it off - this time with a tracking number - so I can ensure it arrives safe and sound.  As soon as I know my exchange partner has it in her hands, I'll post pictures.

I've been working and working on the 25 gift bags for my daughter's baby shower - pictures of those to come, too!!

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

22 comments:

  1. wow such beautiful work,hope you had a lovely day Kim.xx

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  2. ooOoo! You are busy! How sad that Strawberry Fields is missing. :( I hope it shows up. Joyful turned out just perfect!!

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  3. WOW!! Another travelling chart!! I just love them! And oooh this one looks great and very pretty to stitch :) Cannot wait to see what your finished stitch looks like :)
    OH MY... that is so sad your partner never received your beautiful strawberry stitch.. oh I do hope it turns up ... so pleased you posted photo's as it is really lovely.
    Happy stitching...
    Smiles :)

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  4. I love the biscornu you received, so pretty...as is the card that went with it.

    Sorry to hear that your exchange partner didn't receive her piece. How annoying for you both. Hopefully one day it will turn up somewhere! It's too pretty a piece to be lost forever!!

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  5. Such fun things and everything so beautifully stitched. Honestly, the mail has really been misbehaving lately. I've had problems with my stitchy stuff getting lost too. And given that postal rates have gone sky high, it just doesn't seem right! Oh well...

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  6. Those are all lovely pieces. And I had no idea there were cards of Nora Corbett's artwork. Wow!

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  7. Loved seeing all of your beautiful smalls, Kim--what a shame that the beautiful Strawberry Fields piece has disappeared. Don't give up hope--I've had some things take months to reach their destinations...

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  8. I hate when something disappears in the mail. So sad! Like Carol said, it might still show up! Fingers crossed. Love seeing everything! Wow!

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  9. you've been busy kim.. love the biscornu.. it is so lovely and delicate looking.. thank you for the sharing. ;)

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    1. Yes, it's been a flurry of activity around here these days. Just need more energy to get things done - LOVE IT!!!
      xxx

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  10. Lovely stitching :)

    As others have said....don't give up hope yet! I once had a piece that was meant for the UK end up taking a scenic route via INDIA! Took a while but eventually it got where it was meant to :)

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  11. Great small finish! I look forward to seeing how you stitch the traveling pattern!

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  12. Beautiful stitching, Kim! I am so sorry your piece never arrived at its destination - it's so lovely! I'm sure your partner will love the replacement piece, though :D

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  13. awwwwwwwwww super sweet stitches..i love them so much...
    happy stitching my dear..
    big hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Oh I love your iStitch Strawberry Fields piece. I hope it turns up soon but glad you were able to stitch another one for your recipient!! It's beautiful!

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  15. Very lovely! I just purchased that MBT design : )

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  16. Love exchange Kim. Sorry that its lost somewhere.

    Linda

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  17. Wow!! Beautiful pieces!!! Hugs xxx

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  18. Joyful looks so lovely, perfect frame.

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