Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summertime heat! ugh

It is just getting hotter and hotter here in AZ. yuck! As long as the AC works i will be a happy camper. LOL I have been getting exchanges out lately and have some to share that have landed to their new homes. I also rec'd a few as well.
First up, from Tanya, i rec'd my exchange piece from her from the Holiday Exchange moderated by BeckySC. Tanya stitched a SamSarah design "Glory" for me and made it into a little bag. Very cute! it is up on my mantle with the rest of the "4th" pieces. THanks again Tanya!

Carolyn sent me another piece to finish for her. Carolyn stitched up JBW's baby stroller piece and wanted it finished into an ornament. This was a cute design and fun finish.

For the Holiday Exchange - 4th of July round I had Myra as my partner. I stitched up Slice of Freedom by Erica Michaels and made it into a pillow. I had the backing fabric in my stash for awhile and just never found the right design to use it with, well finally found it. perfect match.

Jill is my partner for the Friends Stitching through the Seasons exchange. Jill was wanting some Shepherd's Bush designs for her pieces and I am having fun with them. For spring i stitched her Scatter Kindness and for Summer i just stitched Scatter Freedom. This was another fun stitch and finished it into a really cute pillow i think. :) Also, here is a pic of the rest of the exchange i sent to Jill (minus the black iron basket, i just got that at Hobby Lobby for $2.00). :)

This has been a busy month or so for exchanges for me and i still had the Fair & Square 4th of July and Round #19 to do as well. Michele and I were finally paired up as partners. :) we decided to "finish" each other's pieces instead of sending them "un-finished" like what we normally do in the exchange. I stitched Patriotic Bouquet by BBD for Michele and finished it into a pinkeep. :)

I do have a few other exchanges that i have rec'd but need to get pics of them and then will update. I also got a few bargains at the antique store last weekend but again still need to take pics. LOL
Here is a picture of my oldest daughter (21), Brianna and her boyfriend Justin a couple weeks ago at my nephews birthday party. And one of our other daughter (19) Caitie holding her newest cousin Samantha. Caitie isn't fun to take pics of, she tends to be a pain in the butt so this is the best shot of her. LOL The boys (16) were too busy playing with the nerf guns and showing little Ryan (2)how to use them. LOL so no pics of them.

Friday, June 4, 2010

RR home, exchanges rec'd and more pillows

I have had a great mail week this week. I had two exchanges delivered to me along with my Friendship RR has made it home.
First here is the PIF exchange i rec'd from Jules. We are in the PIF exchange together and Jules stitched a floss tag for me and included lots of other goodies. The most adorable scissors that i have never seen before too. Thanks Jules!!

Faye is my partner in the FSTTS exchange that a few of us are doing. Faye stitched one of the patriotic stockings by BBD for me and finished it amazing like she always does. :) She also included lots of goodies, some gorgeous red 35ct linen, some dirty linen, red floss, uncle sam figurine and a patriotic scissor fob that has jumped onto my ginghers already. :) THanks again Faye!

My Friendship RR that i have been doing for the last year has made it home. It has been through the US, Canada and the Netherlands. Thank you to all who stitched your hearts on it. Now i just need to get it finished up.

My sewing machine has been smoking this week. I finished another 3 pillows and have just a few more that need to be handsewn together and will post them later on. I finished up Fa La La by LHN into a little pillow, Faith by Sampler Girl and this other cute little piece that Amy from SC sent to me since she didn't want it anymore. I finally got around to finishing it into a little pillow.

One more thing that i have been doing is trying to make polymer clay buttons. So far they hve turned out good. My first batch was the batch of pink and white flowers, etc. Yesterday i made a bunch of patriotic buttons in different shapes. I will be making more buttons in the near future but only with the cutouts that i have. LOL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Check out Jen's Giveaway

Jen is having a giveaway for her first year blogoversary, go on over and check it out!