Here we are at the last day of 2011, and I really dont think I will have another finish by tonight, so I thought I would tally up my finishes for the year.
Exchanges = 17
ME stitches = 4
Gifts = 6
Huge difference in numbers from last year. I had 50 finishes last year and 23 of those were exchanges. I think the difference came down to our financial situation and money crunching.
Next year I will still carry on with my exchanges as I really do enjoy them and I have also picked out an assortment of ME stitches to work on aswell.
In my last post I showed a sneak peek pic of the ME stitch I am working on now. Well Melissa guessed correctly, its Marion The Librarian by LaDDa, however I am only stitching her I will not be stitching the wording down the bottom.
When our mail service resumed on Wednesday after the Christmas break I received a lovely surprise in the mail. It was a parcel from my dear friend BeckySC. She sent me two flower frogs. Now I have searched antique stores here in my home town which incidentally has a main street lined with antique stores as its one of the oldest suburbs in Perth, and I have never been able to find a single flower frog ever!!! So to receive two from dear Becky is such a treat. She also sent me a gorgeous stitched finish, a little tree design with star buttons on its very own hornbook (my first ever hornbook too!!) its soo small and beautifully finished, what a treasure! And last but not least she filled the box with ribbon trims, another wonderful treat to grow my ribbon collection. Thank you soo much Becky, it was like Christmas all over again.
Until next time, happy stitching everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
PS. Here is a picture of my son having a blast on a giant blow up water slide. His friend across the road got this for Christmas and he invited my son over to try it out. This was on Tuesday and incidentally our temperatures reached 39 degrees and it was stinking hot.