Wednesday, April 30, 2008

LONG Overdue Update!!

I don't know what my problem has been lately - I've had the best of intentions to post, and I just never seem to get around to it.

I have to go back to February, and the lovely presents I got for my birthday from Ming for the 1:1 Birthday Exchange in my Yahoo group. Ming was actually able to give this to me in person while we were in Las Vegas.

She made me the most wonderful tote bag with this fantastic Paris Cats fabric. For some reason, I love pink and brown together right now - I think I need to get an outfit to go with this bag - LOL

The center panel is French Country Cat by JBW Designs.

It was filled with TONS of goodies! Ming said she was trying to touch on each of my crafting interests - and she did a great job :)

Not only did she make me the wonderful bag, but she stitched this great design from Little House Needleworks called Spot of Coffee. She finished it for a stand from Bloom Woodworks, and I just love it!! I have it displayed right by my stitching chair :)

Jodi also showed up in Vegas with a bag of birthday goodies for me (gotta love birthdays! LOL) Now I just need to find some projects to make with all this yarn ;)

Thanks again Jodi and Ming!!!

I've got pics from our Vegas Get Together in this Album. It was a great trip!! And a special thanks to Jodi and her DH for everything!!

At the beginning of February (we just keep going back further, don't we? LOL) I made this bracelet from a kit that Jodi sent me, and I gave it back to her - LOL. It was a lot of fun to make and I'd like to try to make some more (in other colors!).

Let's see, what else have I missed? We had a scissor and fob exchange in March. I sent these Santa scissors that I picked up in Vegas to Jen along with a fob I stitched using part of a chart from Prairie Schooler called Redwork Santas.

Kathy sent to me, and she made me a beautiful over-one Just Nan design and made it into a wee little biscornu and attached pink scissors. I love it!! This was such a fun exchange - I'm such a sucker for scissors!! LOL Hopefully, we'll do it again next year.

And I had Kathy for the 1:1 Birthday Exchange, and her birthday was in April. I stitched her a Drawn Thread design from her with list - Hana's Little Spot. It's such a cute design - I love the boarder. I'll have to stitch it again for myself someday - LOL.

Also in the package of goodies I sent Kathy was a pack of cards I made at my last stamp group. Inside the little box is 4 cards with different sentiments on the outside and blank on the inside. I really enjoy making cards - I wish I could get organized enough to do it more than just once a month when my group meets!

OK, now for a little bit of what I've been working on for myself - LOL. When I framed Kathy's piece, I went ahead and framed the DT class piece I stitched at the Stitchin' Station Retreat last August.

And I stitched (and framed!!) another one of the Little House Needleworks Fruit Thread Packs designs - Cherries. Eventually, I'd like to stitch all of them.

We're also doing a small kit exchange in my group, and I picked Victoria Sampler's latest freebie Jazz Tuffet. I swapped to the material for what I had on-hand, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

I've done more, but I don't have pictures yet. I'm making a promise to myself to take pics of the rest of what I've been working on and hopefully post it soon. I've GOT to do better than once a month! LOL


Katrina said...

Wow that's a lot of pictures, everything is so pretty. Love the class piece and the biscornu and the LHN design on the stand.

Casa Pearl said...

All great photos Rachel! Nice to see a post from you.