Thursday, April 16, 2009

Goodies, Goodies and a finish

Well, i need to post the goodies i either purchased or rec'd during our GCGC get together couple weeks ago.
First off I have the purchase i made at The Attic. I honestly didn't get too much, but all the threads you see on the floss tag, i did purchase that day along with the fabric for Earth Sampler (which you can see i am cruising along on), the chart for the floss tag along with hot pink 40ct fabric and another piece of 40ct fabric in V. Fawn.

We also made a quick side trip to a small quilting shop by my house and of course couldn't come out of there empty handed. I got a few fat quarters that are just yummy and now need to find something either already stitched that i can use these for or find something to stitch for them. LOL

I also have a pic of my grab bag from our exchange. I rec'd Michele's grab bag (gotta have the pink bag). Lots of fun goodies in there as well. It was quite funny that Ruth had rec'd a pack of "special edition" (as we called them) needles in her grab bag (they were missing a couple) before me. Well, when i opened up the little pack of needles i rec'd and there was a needle missing. You want to talk about laughing so hard we were crying. It was priceless.

Michele also made little goodie bags for all of us. Here is mine. Very cute pair of scissors, scissor fob in halloween (my favorite) and other goodies in there as well. Thanks again Michele!!!!

edit: the halloween scissor fob came from Chris. thanks michele for reminding me. LOL

Ruth also made all of us one of her famous spool ornaments with pink flamingoes on them. All of us except for Sharon are part of the HO HO HO ornament exchange and Chris had mentioned that she didn't want hot pink flamingoes for an ornament, so this was the joke. LOL

Since I am the current receiver of ornaments for the HO HO HO exchange, Ruth brought mine along with her. It was the first one for me to receive.

In the mail this week i rec'd a package from Mare from the Tiny Treasures exchange blog. I had joined the scissor fob exchange and there was some confusion on my partners end (no worries) and i didn't receive a fob. Mare stitched one up for me and it is just adorable. Thank you so much Mare!

Now for a couple finishes for me. I have been working on Yule Sampler by Primitive Needle. I stitched it on 36ct hand dyed linen tan by silkweaver using DMC and a couple called for CC. I really like how it turned out.

Back in February, The Attic had their semi-annual Framing Frenzy. 20% off your framing, you just bring in your piece and Sandy picks and chooses on her own for you with no deadlines. What fun is that! Well, the first piece is finished and i picked it up on Saturday and LOVING it. It is Doghouse Sampler by LHN. I used buttons made by Patti A (from the 123 board) instead of stitching the dog bone. I am really happy with Sandy's choice of frame and all. Can't wait to see my next piece she has.


Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic stash, stitching and exchanges!

Dani said...

Looks like you got some great stuff during that weekend! I love your exchanges and have to agree with you on how the framing turned out.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I love all the goodies you got.... your stitching is wonderful.

staci said...

All kinds of wonderful goodies for you to enjoy! Love your Yule sampler finish. And your framed piece looks terrific too. Hmmm, I don't know about letting someone else choose a frame~~I think I'm too much of a control freak, lol!!!

CindyMae said...

Wow, look at all those wonderful goodies!!!! You have received some awesome items and purchased some awesome ones as well!!

Tracy said...

Great goodie and fab exchanges, your samplers look beautiful

Cindy F. said...

WOWEE!! Great stash, beautiful stitching and awesome exchanges!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow lots of great cool stuff!!! Wonderful finishes!

RuthB said...

Wow. Really, did you get all that stuff? lol

Beautiful stitching and stashing.... you are a master!