Happy New year everyone! here's hoping 2011 brings you all joy and happiness!
During the Christmas holiday i received a couple Christmas goodies from a couple wonderful friends. First i received this box of goodies from Michele. She stitched me Merry Christmas by Carriage House and made this gorgeous pillow. Michele also included a few little fun things for my niece and nephew and they loved them! Also there were some very yummy cookies (of which i think i got to eat 1 of them as teh boys found them) and teh yummy chex mix she makes. But didn't get pics of them fast enough. LOL Thank you so much again Michele.
I also had another little surprise show up from another wonderful friend Diane whom i just met in October in Myrtle Beach at the PALS retreat. There are lots of goodies in here from Diane along with the cute ornament she stitched. The lotion managed to find its way into Allison's (my niece 4 yrs old) backpack. LOL she is a lotion fool and loved it so how could i resist. Thank you again Diane!
Faye sent me another one of her wonderful pillows she stitched for the Friends stitching through the seasons exchagne. This was the last exchange of the year for us. Faye also included some 32t fabric, buttons, notepad and red thread. I love everything.
For the BBD exchange I received this pretty little pincushion from the Winter Wonderland leaflet stitched by Barbara from Maine. She also included some fabric, one of the BBD books. Thank you so much!
As for the Crazy Challenge, I have joined it, since I am crazy and a glutten for punishment. It was hard to narrow down my choices to 15 so i have a little back up list as well. BUT, I do have a couple pieces that i had already started but not much at all in my list. I will also be challenging myself with my WIP's. I counted them and am hanging my head in shame with how many i have. I plead the 5th on that one. But i will be widdling away at those as well. I pulled out about 5 of them to start with that i want to finish up first, then will pull another, etc etc. So, here is my lst for the Crazy Challenge:
1-Three Crows - Goode Huswife
2-Quaker Garden Box - Carolina House
3-Quaker Silence - Tree of Life
4-Simple Joys - LHN
5-Charmed Great Outdoors - Hinzeit
6-Patriotic Thoughts - SB
7-Eek Boo Hiss - LK
8-I will stitch you in my heart - Heartstrings Samplers
9-Quaker Garden - BBD
10-Why Is it? - CEC
11-Autumn @ Hawk Run Hollow - CHS
12-Five Fine Roosters - La D Da
13-Dog Lessons - LK
14-Love the Spring - Shakespearres Peddler
15-Thine is The Trick or Treat - Prairie Moon
For Christmas one of my presents from Doug was a desk from Ikea for my craft room. I can now keep the sewing machine set up at all times and not have to drag it out to the kitchen every time i want to use it. I now have my own little space to do my finishing, etc. I am so happy with it. It's a bit messy as i am still trying to organize it the way i like it.