Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

To all my friends in blogging land....
Only good wishes going out to all of you!

Are any of you starting new projects tomorrow? I shouldn't be, but, I'm going to! I've kitted up the lovely chart I received from Carol -- LHN "The Friendship Tree", and will be starting that! I do have to figure out how to change one of the cats to black.

One thing that I do want to do in the next year, is clean out and stitch from my stash. I have so many lovely things, I think I will really limit the new items I purchase. (That will make DH very happy too!) I'm off work until Thursday, so hopefully can update on my stitching progress!

On the needles: Baby Blanket -- gave to my sister, Reee, to finish for me!
In the hoop: Winter Exchange Project (shhh -- it's a secret right now!)
Current Read: Debbie Macomber "Rainy Day Kisses"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish all my blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Exchanges!

Here is some more pictures of Exchanges!

This is the beautiful USEBB Eye of the Needle Exchange I received from Goldie. I had admired this piece earlier in the year, and now I have one of my own!

And -- she included all these goodies! Thank you sooo much! I love it all!

Here is what I sent Carol in the USEBB Eye of the Needle Exchange. She was very understanding, as I was very late in sending!

And... here is my SBEBB LHN Exchange from Su!!! I tried to take a creative picture like Su does, but, somehow it just doesn't work out! LOL I love the needlebook, and Su also included goodies!

When I know that my SBEBB LHN Exchange has been received, I will post a picture of that one. (I was late sending that one out too.)

This is an ornament I made for our Office Ornament Exchange. Every year we exchange ornaments, and this year I made one! The recipient seemed thrilled with it!

Here is my silly Shadow trying to get warm on the register!

And this is something a friend sent me, and it just struck my funny bone today! Probably because our Produce Manager would give Frosty a look just like that! LOL

I hope you are all ready for the Holiday! I just have some wrapping to do! The last package I was waiting for was delivered this afternoon. (I did a lot of shopping online this year.) I had taken my Mother shopping on Tuesday, and picked up all the 'little' stuff. If I forgot anything... they are not getting it this year! or, I'll pick it up at work...

Hugs and Stitches... Thanks for reading and your comments!

In the hoop: Exchange stitching
On the needles: Baby Blanket
Current Read: Captive Star by Nora Roberts

Monday, December 17, 2007

Autumn Seasonal Exchange

Carol is my Seasonal Exchange Partner, and all I can say is -- she spoils me rotten!!!

Look at the wonderful goodies I received:

This beautiful wooden box:

Check out the inside:

And just a box full of goodies!!!

I am thrilled with it all, and I told Carol I wanted to stitch up the lovely LHN design as a sign of our growing friendship! (I hope!)

And, Amy posted that she had received the Exchange I had sent....

I have my LHN Exchange and my Eye of the Needle Exchange to post... but, will not overload you all at once!

Thanks for reading, and your comments....

Hugs and Stitches...

It's Winter!!!

Yes, here I am... I know it's been a long time since I posted! I'll try to do regular updates from now on. I really need to get my life back together.

Here is a couple pictures of what we got this weekend! (My son drove me to work on Sunday morning in his 4-wheel drive Jeep. Good thing -- I never would have made it out of the drive in my van! It was a total white-out at 4:30 in the morning, and I think we were the first to venture out on the roads!)

And here is a picture of our Christmas Tree. Becca put up the decorations and everything this year. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. My MIL made the beautiful tree skirt. She is being terribly missed during the holidays.

I've been doing quite a bit of reading... nothing to take note about, and I finally started to stitch again! I am working on a little needleroll design, and then maybe I can take care of some UFO's. (They were WIP - but, after this long they must be UFO's!)

Going shopping with my Mom in the morning. She wants to go to the mall, and I don't want her to go alone. Hopefully it will be a short trip!

Until next time.... Thanks for reading, and your comments!

Hugs and Stitches....