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.