Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter Quaker Exchanges

Hi all....

I received the Winter Quaker Exchange on the SBEBB from Veronica! She stitched this awesome pinkeep, over one!! She also sent some great goodies with it! (I love those mesh bags!)


And, Barbara has received the Winter Quaker I sent her! I made a needle book, and also included a few goodies...


Thank you all for your kind comments on my drawing from Kristen! I told her that you all had commented, and she could have a market for these!! Kristen said she could draw some more... so, if you are interested... send me an email, and I'll pass it on to her!


I've been stitching on a SanMan SAL, "Let It Snow"; my Valentine Exchanges; the DT Game Board Sampler SAL; and just started LHN "Home of a Needleworker" in a SAL! I think that is keeping me busy stitching! (Yeah, I love winter, where I can just cozy up in my stitching chair and stitch!) I'm making no goals for this year, just to stitch what I have in my stash! I keep finding lots of great charts.


I've also been making progress on the cleaning up of the dungeon (that's the basement!). I've found lots of goodies stashed down there I had forgotten about! I need more time in the day to organize and stitch! (Lelia... I found the missing fabric! Remember?)


I am still enjoying working on my quilt blocks... I'll have to take the camera upstairs to the sewing room to take a picture of my latest ones soon...


And... I didn't sign up for anyone's PIF challenge, but, I want to modify it a little for me. So... Here is how it will work:

The first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) with PIF in the comment, will receive some form of hand crafted item from me... it may be stitched, knitted, or sewed! I will try to make the item special just for you! After you comment, please email me your snail mail address (Hallman207 at comcast dot net), and include a little bit about yourself --like favorite color, pets, whatever. I'm putting a deadline of Feburary 1, 2008, but, will surely try to get my five items out before that! No catch... I'm not requesting you post this, as I think everyone has already done that, and I just want to play too!


That's it for now... I have to go to work. (Put's a crimp in my stitching plans!)

Everyone have a great day... I'll share one more picture of our winter weather...

Thanks for reading, and your comments! It is much appreciated!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Isn't that an awesome drawing? This was a gift from my son's girlfriend!! I have an original "Kristen"!!

The Holidays were nice... My son had put some $$ in my paypal account, and I ordered a few stitching things from one of the online shops. (That doesn't count towards my stash diet -- as it was a gift!) I also received a cross stitch calendar, and gift certificates/cards for Hobby Lobby, and Lavender & Peonies, and some cash. I'll put those to good use for stash soon! Also a neat fuzzy blanket from DH (snaps and zips together -- son says I look like a blue burrito in it -- but, I can stitch and keep warm!), a black cat calendar, a neat recipe book my sister made, and some nice sweaters.

Everyone who received the gift of a knitted scarf seemed to be thrilled with them!

I am stitching again on the Drawn Thread Game Board Sampler. I picked it up yesterday, and got a few stitches in!! I have a few other WIP on the table next to my stitching chair, and, in the basket. Maybe I can get a few into the finished pile!

The quilt squares are coming along. I will need to take some new pictures and share them with you all. I have all the material for a new quilt, but, I told myself I could not start it until I have the pink/green/white top done!

And, on another note... I have gotten so behind on reading blogs, I feel the only way to get back on track is to mark all the blogs in my Blogline 'read' and start fresh. I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I don't know why it seemed so overwhelming during the holidays. I think it may have had something to do with my switching my blog to the 'new' format. One day there would be just a few updates, and then it was like hundreds! I hope I didn't miss anything really special...

I'm going to attempt to keep my blog more up to date... at least trying to post once a week.

Thanks for reading, and commenting...