Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catching Up

Hello to my friends, old and new.  This has been a crazy week for me, all kinds of pleasant surprises.

Today I received a RAK from Grace, wonderful unexpected surprise from her.
Shepherds Bush, counting pins and some charms

Then yesterday, I knew I was getting the chart, but Jodi (no blog) has added a few more goodies to my package.  It is a Bent Creek Chart that she offered up as a RAK

how lucky am I to be blessed with wonderful gifts?  I'm still speechless that I was included in their warm gestures.

I am working on 2 exchanges at the moment, one is my Seasonal Exchange and the other is Stitched with love exchange, yeh, I do love these exchanges.

I did start working on Baby it's Cold outside, I am using 36 ct linen and the required threads, but after stitching 2 over 2, and it was leaving holes, I ripped out and decided to do 1 over 2 and am much happier with it's outcome.  I love the Pomegranate thread.  so pretty.

Lastly, a few of you have asked if I have touched the sewing machine my mother has given me, the answer is yes, I am having too much fun.  Went up yesterday to try something and 3 hours flew right by. It's addicting.  Now, I have to slow down with wasting the threads and work on my sewing skills so I can do something, anything, lol.

I don't have the sewing talents that Barbara has on the bag she made me, but I sure am inspired now.  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a chance to match needle and thread.



  1. Wow very sweet gifts and your new start is amazing ..well done dear
    Yayyy you working on your machine..well done I love it
    Hugs x

  2. Some lovely gifts and great stitching too! Have a great weekend :)

  3. Hello
    I found your blog through Gracie's.
    Whata lovely RAK and guveaway, some lovely things there.
    Love the piece you did on your machine too.

  4. Hi
    I just stumbled across your blog, it is wonderful
    I'll be back