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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Some quilt tops I have finished in the past few months

There have been some improvements to my quilting but not enough to really boast about. I have only jumped out of the box once and Derek said that it was hideous so I think I will stick with what I know! :)
Here are some of the tops:

Bach is on the move!

Ok so Karlie, my little neighbor from across the street, has finally given me the information on the blog she is creating while in Europe. She has taken but one picture of my little sock buddy but at least it is a start. If you would like to see him overseas click here. I have already given her a hard time about the lack of pictures so maybe she will pick up the pace a little. Don't hold your breathe though, as you will read she did not follow the list of instructions upon arrival in England!

Cow exchange

Sorry for not getting this on yesterday Pirjo!
This is the cow exchange that I received from Pirjo... my little ladybug cow.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New sock babies

Here is the latest addition to my sock animals. I made him for my neighbor Karlie who left for her 6 week tour of Europe. Lucky girl!!! His name is Bach (you know like a chicken says - clever huh.) Anyway, she is suppose to be carrying little Bach here around with her on the many adventures she is taking. Thus far, according to her mother, poor little Bach has not seen much more than the inside of her bag. I will keep you posted on her/his adventures.

Mailart galore!

I started my journey in the mailart world and I am loving it! I have received some really neat packages in the mail. So far there are three in my collection.

The first theme was houses.
I received this from Joanne in Malaysia. The envelope is all made by Joanne using a cross stitch pattern for the house and decorative backing element. The lettering is done in backstitching and it is line with material. Inside there was a postcard of typical dwellings in her country as well as a cross-stitch kit and some DMC floss holders.
The second exchange I was in was themed "sweets."
Again from Joanne this time filled with floss, a postcard of a market in Malaysia, a sucker,"Sweet My Life" sewing kit and some hand cream.
And finally the exchange that had just started is the "roses" theme.
Again, cross stitched but this time from Lody in Iowa. She sent with it some floss in the colors that were used on the envelope and some charms. I am still working on this one for my partner!

Notions wins

This month I won the notions exchange and I have gotten some really neat things! In the order I received them...

First, from Joan:
a piece of aida with some charms.
Next, from Ann:
A whole goodie package! Filled with material, charms, needles and a memo pad. Oh, and look at the stamps! What a bonus!!!
Next, from Peggy:
Bead Party braclet kits and star charms! There was also a handmade bookmark...but I am using it and I forgot to get it before the picture. I will do that tonight. And again, look at those awesome stamps!!! Keep 'em coming! :)
Next, from Shellie:
Ceramic charms and that little box....a pattern with a charm! How cute!
Next, from Terry:
Another package of goodies including material, needles, and buttons.
Thank you so much ladies! I love it all!!!

Breadcloth Exchange

Isn't this breadcloth just the cutest thing! It has a cross-stitched ladybug in the center with the saying "Bread shared with friends make any meal a feast" along the edge. The backing is a heavy canvas type material with ladybugs and dragonflies on it. I love this and have used it many times already!

Birthday Goodies

I know my birthday was in April but there was a lot that came and I don't remember sharing it all.... so here are some pictures. I have everyhing from needles, to material, to kits!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

After a long vacation

I have returned to some amazing gifts in the mail. I am going to post them all individually so that I can give them all their fair share of the spotlight! So...enjoy!