Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stitching update & frustration

My mail art for one of my groups went out in the mail yesterday. I wish I could show pictures, but the receiver MAY read my blog, so I can't post pictures yet. After I hear that she receives it, I will post pictures!

The project I did before the mailart was for an angel project, so I can't show that one either!!! Gosh!

The one I am working on now is a wedding gift, so I won't be able to show it either. Oh well!!!
Now, the frustration side of this post. My email has been a mess off & on for over 6 months, probably longer, as fast as time goes.

I AM CERTAIN now thou. On Monday, I received a message from a designer. It was sent to many people. She was asking for model stitchers. I replied back within 5 minutes of it coming into my inbox. (I have learned to save messages I sent!!!!!) I had not heard back from her, so last night, just before bed, I emailed her again & asked if she got my reply. NOPE! And she had already "assigned" all of the models. UGH!!!!!

So...all that said, if you don't hear back from me, it is probably because I don't get your mail or you don't get mine. I usually reply to messages within 24 hours.

I am attaching a picture of my adorable snowmen that we have on our front porch. I probably posted it last year, but I know there are new readers!!! Also, I attached a picture of our tree. I don't have the nativity under it in this picture, but it is there now!
Have a great week everyone!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mail art received!

Well, last time I did a mailart, it took forever for mine to get here! This time, I haven't even started the one I am to do & the one to me is here already!!!! Least you think I am way behind, we have until the beginning of January, so I still have lots of time!

I got mine from Debra & it is great! She did a spring theme for me. She knows I love spring!!!
On the front, she stitched a cute little bunny & the words Happy Spring. On the back, she stitched 3 little tulips. She used a pretty pink fabric for the inside. She included a skein of purple silk floss in the envelope.

THANKS DEBRA for making today's mail bright!!!!!

Friday finish!

Good morning!!!!!
I have a second finish for the week!! Now, if the other 3 would go fast! Ha!!! They are all much larger projects! I do have to work on a few small things in between thou! I have an angel project piece to do & a mail art piece to do. I have ideas for both, but haven't started them yet! I am starting on one of them today.

I finished my "Friends come in all flavors" last night. It turned out pretty cute I think. Not sure what I am doing with it yet!!! HA!!
Also this week, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail. I have been corresponding with a gal in Russia. We have a mutual friend. Anyway, she sent me a small piece that she stitched. I am thinking it will be made into a bookmark for my Bible, since stitching & our Bibles are one of our common interests!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mystery Blocks revealed

In one of the groups I am in, we did mystery blocks as part of a contest in Oct. I didn't know what to do for mine. One of my friends designed this block for me. I have NEVER stitched on linen, but I had this small piece in my stash & decided it was perfect for the block. It really was not hard at all to use. Now, if I just knew what it was! HA!!! I love how my block turned out. I wonder how many people knew it was mine!!!!

woohoo, a fall finish!!!

Yippee!!!!! I finished one of the 5 projects I have been working on! Other than very small pieces that I am committed to doing, I am concentrating on these 5 projects. I am not starting new ones until they are more complete. Three of the 4 left are large, so I will give myself some breaks, but I really, really want them finished! I want to get back to stitching the way I used to stitch. I can do it!!!!

This piece is Fall Y'all by Lizzie Kate. I used the suggested flosses, except for one of the greens. My fabric is Autumn Splendor by Sassy's. I love how it looks together!!! I made it into a serving tray, that will be decoration only!

Next up....Friends come in all Flavors!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Mail Art Received!!!

In today's mail, I received my mail art!!!!! This exchange was from several monthes ago. The mail date on them was Aug. 15th. I had pretty much given up hope of receiving it. The gal was even going to do a new one for me. I don't know yet if this is the original or a replacement, but my guess is the original.

Anyway, what a great thing to find in the mail on a very dreary Monday afternoon.
They are calling for that nasty 4 letter word tonight, so it is very yucky looking outside. This was a day brightener!

Thanks to Liana for making my day!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A finish & some WIP pix

Hello everyone!!!
I just finished my November ornament. It is Christmas is costing me an arm & a leg by Raise the Roof Designs. I used Enchanted Fabrics "champagne cocktail" fabric. I love how it turned out.

I am also showing you updates on my Christmas Village by Victoria Sampler & Fall Y'all by Lizzie Kate. I can see a lot of progress on both of them.

I spent the day yesterday (Sat.) helping my mom at a craft show. My dad double booked himself, so mom & I did the show here in town & he & my brother did the other one. We had a good day, despite slow sales. So many people oooohhhhdddd & aaaahhhhdddd over dad's bowls!

Today, I made a couple corn bags like I saw yesterday. I like them so much better than my "other style" corn bags. I have one on my lap right now & it feels wonderful!!!
Thanks to those of you who read my blog & comment. I appreciate it much!!!