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.

15 comments:

Jill said...

Karen--I love all of your finishes--especialy the piece you went to me! I am attracted to that BBD one, Patriotic bouquet. What book is that from?

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous collection of pieces.
How glorious the 4th of July will be with such pretty things.
Glad to hear the airconditioning is doing the trick. Think I will wait till November for my visit LOL

FIONA said...

Karen I really have enjoyed reading through your blog - your finishes are beautiful and your blog is lovely to read. Thankyou for sharing. x fiona x

Sally said...

Love all of your finishes Karen. You are one talented lady :)

Myra said...

Ugh! is right. Our weather is hot and dry right now too. All of your exchange pieces are lovely. I am especially fond of my Slice of Freedom pillow. :o)

Elaine said...

All your pieces are just beautiful!

Missy aka Birdy said...

Wonderful stitching finishes. Great photos of the family....except for that poor baby doll just laying on the floor!! LOL LOL

hugs
-missy-

staci said...

Gorgeous finishes Karen...they are all so creative and beautiful!

I don't envy your heat, that's for sure!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes Karen!

Cindy's Stitching said...

they are so lovely -love patriotic

Carolyn NC said...

101 here today and it's still June...not a good omen for this summer! Exchange pieces and finishes are awesome!

BrendaS said...

Love all your finishes. I especially like the SB piece!

Thanks for sharing

Beth said...

Your exchanges and finishes are fantastic!! I really love the Scatter Freedom. Another series I would really like to do - oh well.

We have actually had two days in a row that have not been over 90, and you would think the celebrating would never quit - LOL Course, the 90s will be back by the end of the weekend. Bummers

Karen said...

Such lovely finishes and gifts received! Love the way you finished the BBD...very pretty.

Suzanne said...

Lovely finishes!