Thursday, March 12, 2015

Swap Package, 4-Hers, Porcelain Portrait, Prince Charming

I participated in a swap hosted by Jenny of Elefantz as part of her Stitchery Club. We were to stitch one of Jenny's designs and include postcard(s) from where we live.

Oh me, oh my - what a treasure-filled package I received from Narelle. Look at the bag and matching needle book! Not to mention the ADORABLE panda measuring tape, 100 Anniversary spoon, the stack of fabric squares and a pen from Atherton, North Queensland. THANK YOU, Narelle! I love, LOVE it all.

This past Sunday I hosted the 4-H club, Denim and Dust, at my studio. There were 12 young ladies and 4 mothers who came for the cross stitch project. I had a BLAST! I think the girls did, too. They were all so nice, attentive and polite - I'd love to have the visit again and work on another project. They kept me busy - lots of questions - and (I think) seemed to enjoy themselves. I snapped a quick picture:

I thought you might enjoy seeing one of my miniature paintings, "Alexa", after "La Ghirlandata" by Daniel Rosetti. The portrait itself measures 2.75 inches, while the raised past, enamel and gold work band is .25 inches.
And look who's visiting for THREE GLORIOUS WEEKS!! My Prince Charming (and daughter and SIL)!! This will be a good dose of love and hugs before they move to Singapore next month (SOB!).
Here he is looking out the bay window in our kitchen.
And here he is shopping for some new duds:


  1. What wonderful gifts , love your painting.
    And what fun you had at your sewing class .
    How wonderful to have your family stay. hugs

  2. What a neat exchange!
    So glad your 4H meeting was a hit!
    Oh my! Your grandson is just adorable!!!

  3. Hi Kim, wow you received such lovely things from you swap! Have fun visiting with the little ones and enjoy the end of the week!
    Hugs, Julie

  4. Narelle sent you some lovely swap gifts, Kim. Alexa is beautiful. Have fun with your Prince Charming and his Mum and Dad!

  5. What gorgeous gifts Rell has sent to you ,love them all and how cute is your little guy xx

  6. You have received some lovely gifts Kim.


  7. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  8. What an interesting swap.
    What a wonderful thing you did to host the H4 club. Enjoy your time with your love ones .
    Singapore is near me yet not. LOL. It's about 5 hours drive from where I am. I am very sure they'll love sunny Singapore !

  9. What a lovely group of gifts!!! How fun!!
    Your painting is exquisite! I can't get over the small size and the fact that your painted treasures look like antiques! You are very gifted!!
    Precious baby--looks like you'll have to be visiting Singapore often!!!!

  10. A fun swap and beautiful painted project.

  11. You have received some lovely gifts :)
    Your painting is fantastic & looks like you had a great time with the class :)
    Enjoy your family time!

  12. Cute dud!!
    I love your miniature painting!!! Very elegant!

  13. Such pretty gifts, Kim, and I'm amazed at that miniature painting you did! Enjoy your little cutie-pie grandson :)

  14. What a fun swap! Narelle sent some fantastic goodies. Prince Charming is as handsome as ever.

  15. Beautiful painting, Kim! You're incredibly talented. Enjoy your goodies, and the visit from your family! :D