Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snowman Exchange for Me!

YAY! I received my snowman exchange yesterday and was really surprised by all the wonderful snowman items in the parcel. The snowman partner who stitched for me was none other than Sharon (Daffycat), and I found out that the snowman ornament that was giving her grief was the one for me. Oh no! Anyway he turned out fantastic and I love him. Look at all the amazing things she included in my parcel, my son helped me open it and he couldn't believe how many snowman things were staring up at him, he couldn't stop giggling.

Thank you soo much Sharon, I love it all.

My Gift to Angela

Angela has informed me that the christmas parcel that I sent to her has arrived safely.
I decided to try something totally different this year and didn't do a standard style ornament. Instead I tried out a wall hanging, and this is how it turned out.

I was super pleased with it, and Angela really loves it, which I am so happy about. Its the Decorator Snowman from the JCS 2007 issue, I thought he was perfect for Angela as she adores snowmen and I thought he was a cutie. Angela has some better pics on her blog.
I also included some other gifts in her parcel which I forgot to take a picture of before it left, a teatowel, snowman ceramic ornament, floss, xmas tags and chocolate. Enjoy Angela, my dear friend.
Happy stitching.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ornament from Angela

I also received my christmas parcel from Angela, and what a wonderful package it is. Angela sent me some fabric, stickers, a cute wooden ornament, bookmark, magnet, a Homespun Elegance pattern from my Wishlist, needles and some floss, and this gorgeous stitched ornie:-

Thank you Angela, soo much, I love it all.
Happy stitching everyone.

Ornament from Heather

I have received the ornie that Heather made for me in our christmas ornie swap.
She put a request on her blog asking if anyone wanted to do a swap this year, so I decided to join up. Here it is:-
Thanks Heather.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jody's Ornament

I received word today that my dear friend Jody had received her Christmas parcel I sent out. I met Jody through another stitcher over a year ago and we have stayed in touch, we have been together in quite a few robins and we like to send each other gifts for special occassions.

I stitched A Cats Whiskers design called "Noel" using my own choice of colours, I also included some other extras like a tea towel and wooden snowflake ornament, but forgot to take photos.

Over the weekend I completed the SBEBB Reindeer Games exchange and also one of my sons teachers gifts, I only have one more to go and my stitching committments are completed for this year. YAY!! Now I will just make my Mum a small ornie for her tree and maybe even one for myself.
Happy stitching everyone.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Crazy Exchange

I have also heard from Margaret that she has received the Crazy Exchange xmas ornie that I sent to her. This was my first exchange with this group and I really enjoyed stitching this one for Margaret.

Personal Snowman Exchange *Edited*

I joined in a Personal Snowman Exchange that Sharon (Daffycat) was organising and I received word today that my recipient Rachael had received it.

I stitched "Joy Snowman" by Plum Pudding Needlearts using natural evenweave and DMC floss, and included some fun snowman extras. *edited to include pic of extras*

I have been super busy stitching ornaments ready for sending and I had a huge mailout on Friday just gone with 7 parcels sent out. There were 3 ornie's for my dear friends Angela, Mary Jo and Jody, my ornie exchange with Heather, a Crazy Exchange ornie, the snowman exchange parcel and a robin for my CSRR Yahoo group. I still have another 2 ornie's to go out tomorrow to ? and I am currently working on my son's teachers gifts for his Kindy graduation.

Until next time, Happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tag, Your It!

Yes, its my turn to be tagged. Cheeky Angela finally got me, and I have had such a hard time coming up with 6 things. So they might not be very exciting, but its all I could think of.
6 Random Facts About Me
1) I'm a bit of a ghost buff, I enjoy watching paranormal shows like Most Haunted & Ghost Hunters. I guess that type of thing fascinates me more than anything, I like to think that there is something out there and it intrigues me that some people have the ability to see and hear things that other people cant.
2) My Grandad who passed away in 2005 was the love of my life, I had such a bond with him and I miss him terribly. He was Irish and because of this I do seem to have a bit of a fascination with anything Irish, I LOVE leprechauns and goblins (the old knarly looking ones not the cartoonish ones), and would love to be able to visit the place where he was born and surrounding Irish countryside one day.
3) I hate romantic movies, they just dont do it for me, the only one that I can watch over and over would have to be Titanic, but that is also because I have read soo much on the Titanic disaster and the ship itself. I am more of a horror buff then anything else, I love a good vampire movie, or the Alien series, scary movies are more exciting and watchable for me.
4) My husband got me into watching WWE Wrestling when we installed Foxtel tv, I now watch all the Pay Per View matches and even went to a live show in 2007 when they came to Australia, I have even bought tickets to the next live show here in July 2009 but we will be closer to the ring this time. Years ago I would have laughed at anybody that even bothered to watch it, but now I hold my tongue, I know its all fake but I just enjoy it and some of the wrestlers are quite entertaining to watch. Batista, Triple H, Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio are my favourites.
5) I emigrated to Australia from England with my parents when I was 9 years old. I still love my native country and I am very proud to be English, but I have been here soo long now that I dont think I could return there to live. I dont have much of an accent left, and became an Australian Citizen so travelling back to England for visits could be easier. I guess I can say I am proud to be English and Australian.
6) I HATE needles, I have such a phobia about them, just the thought of having to have a blood test done, turns my stomach. I am just such a woosy when it comes to them, and I know that I have lots to come again when we fall pregnant with our second child.
Well thats it, I dont think I am going to tag anyone else as most of my regular friends and blogs I watch have already been tagged.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm Still Here!

Gosh, its been a while since my last post, but I haven't been able to post anything as I have been working on exchanges.

I heard from Sally that she has received the Mattress Pincushion I made for her through the MAW board. She asked for a Mattress Pincushion in a Blackbird Designs pattern. I chose to stitch a portion of the Country Garden for her, and used one of the flower motifs on the back with our initials. Sally was very happy with it.
Well I have finished up my committments for November which have mainly been ornament exchanges and they will be posted out this Friday, so I just have to wait for them to be received before I can show you all what I have been working on. I am currently stitching on a robin for my CSRR Yahoo Group which is a beautiful Autumn Sampler and my square is a pear tree, this is going to look stunning when it is fully completed, and its owner Kay is going to be thrilled with it.

Well thats all for today, hopefully I wont have soo long inbetween posts next time.
Happy stitching!!