Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July already????

Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it is July already and the year is half gone. July is good though, as I am off next week with a couple great friends for a stitching class at the Silver Needle in Tulsa OK. We are taking a class with Blackbird Designs and cannot wait.
I have recently rec'd a few exchanges, etc and finally got them uploaded to my computer. I also went to an antique shop a few weeks ago looking for a floral frog and found one and a couple other goodies, and best part all for $11.00. The frog is a pretty green and i wanted something to put it in to protect my scissors. Well i found in the same booth a green punch glass, I just added some crushed walnut shells to the bottom of it and walah!


This past saturday the 3rd was my birthday (and my hubbys) and I rec'd an awesome package from my good friend Michele yesterday. I will let the picture do the talking. WOW!!! she really spoiled me! I have the "frog" in there to show off the scissors she sent me, 4 pair. :)


Michele and I also got paired up for the Fair & Square 4th of July exchange. After all these years we finally got each other. LOL So we decided to "finish" each others squares not just send the 2 squares like required. She stitched the patriotic bird from HIH (poopy bird as we call them). LOL I LOVE how it is finished and the backing fabric matches perfectly!!!!! beautiful beautiful finishing!

Speaking of Fair & Square, Nadia and I were paired up for the ROund #19 squares. Nadia stitched LHN's ornie (the red house one, do not remember name off hand) for me. I love it, i was going to be stitching this one next and now i don't have too. :) Thanks again Nadia, can't wait to "finish" it up.

Please pass the biscournu is another exchange i am in, a monthly biscournu, sent and rec'd. I have recently rec'd from Sheila and Bonnie and here they are. very pretty biscournus to add to my collection. I am giong to need a separate basket just for them.


I have stitched up another of the LHN monthly ornies and finished it into a hanging pillow ornament. I really like how this one turned out. I used fuzzy stuff for the sheep and combed him out a bit to make him a bit more fluffy.

13 comments:

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your finishing looks fantastic, did you have to practice much to get your pillows so right? Happy belated birthday :)

Sally said...

All the things you received are gorgeous:) Your LHN finish is so cute! I just got this chart a few weeks ago:)

Happy Belated Birthday!

Kathy A. said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Belated Birthday.
What wonderful gifts you received from Michele.
Love the scissor frog!

Faye said...

Beautiful post Karen~~ And, Happy belated Birthday~~~~ Looks like you have been very busy AND have been the recipient of some wonderful goodies! Enjoy yourself this summer and try to stay cool...soon it will be fall....Guess what I'm working on???

Berit said...

Wonderful stitchies--both made and received! :D Happy Belated Birthday, as well. :)

Lisa said...

The pillow looks wonderful! Lots of wonderful things you received and I love the green frog/mug; what a perfect match! Enjoy your time at Silver Needle and the Blackbird Designs class...can't wait to hear about it.
Take care!

diamondc said...

Happy Birthday: the pillow is beautiful, I love the finds at the antique shop, you can find some great things related to stitching and sewing.
Great gifts from your friend.
Catherine

Christine said...

Happy B'Lated B'Day! Great solution for the frog in the cup and the 4th of July pillow is adorable. And now I am fascinated with the pin pillow which holds scissors in the middle!

Carolyn NC said...

OOh - your class sounds like such fun! Love the presents (Happy Belated Birthday!) and exchanges!

Jules said...

Lots of great stuff!!

Suzanne said...

What I can't believe is that we are already halfway through July. Somehow I blinked and the weeks have disappeared. Lovely finishes and great exchanges. A belated Happy Birthday!

Babs said...

Lovely ornaments.

Tammy said...

Your stitching and finishing looks awesome!