Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME! :)

Friday was my birthday, and I got a fantastic box in the mail from Jen for our Friends in Threads Birthday Exchange!

The first thing I noticed is that the box weighed a TON! She had sent me a cake mix, icing (2 tubs!) and candles for a birthday cake! How cute is that? LOL

And she sent me some great stash from my wish list - Stash Nash Primitives Schoolgirl Sampler Pinkeep Drum, Chessie & Me Miss Chessie's Tuffet and Olde Colonial Designs Mimi's Pin Cube Kit as well as six skeins of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

She also sent a wonderful Ackworth Coaster from Kelmscott Designs (which is perfect for by my stitching chair!) and a pair of "Stitching Girl" socks, which are TOO CUTE!!!

And for my stitched gift, Jen stitched me the wonderful Prairie Schooler design K is for Kitty and made it into a beautiful pillow! I love it! Especially since I love the design and for some reason I hate stitching their charts!

Thanks again for all the wonderful goodies Jen!!

I've also got a couple of finished to show off :) On the 15th I finished Shepherd's Bush Dresser Drawer Hearts, just a tad late for Valentine's day, but it was fun actually stitching it "in season". This was one of the most fun pieces I've ever done! I loved every stitch of it!!

I also stitched Winter ABC, which was a really quick stitch - just one evening!

Now I just need to find frames for these (along with everything else!) - LOL

I have a major goal that I'm working on now, and I think I'll be able to reach it! On the 16th, I picked up Long Dog Samplers The Token again, which I had started in early 2007 (I had gotten just a bit farther than this picture when I put it down). I really, really want to finish it for our 20th Anniversary on April 16th! Think I can make it?


Katrina said...

Happy, happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day with lots of presents and no cooking ;-).

What a fun gift, love the pillow. Congrats on the finishes.

I am working on Mary Peacock, I love Quaker pieces. Your token is gorgeous.

Debs said...

Oh Rachel, the SB Dresser Drawer Heart is gorgeous, and I loved stitching it too. Such a novel concept, the idea of it. Hope you had a marvelous birthday, how did the cake turn out? Will be watching for your Token finish--I know you can do it!

LJezak said...

Happy Belated! What a great birthday present from a great friend. I'm recovering from too much vacation. Looking forward to stitch group on Thursday. I'll bring your floss.
Have a great day.

Einschies stitching blog said...

Rachel there are some really great finsihes here, especially Jens pillow...and I didn´t know the SB winter ABc, looks great too:-)))


Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday!! It looks like you got a wonderful exchange gift. That pillow is adorable! And great stash, too.

Your Token is gorgeous, and I love your SBs!

Debs said...

Hi Rachel, come visit my blog, I've left you an award.

LODY said...

Wow, lots of wonderful stuffs! You deserve them all... Jen did a wonderful job on putting everything together.
Sorry for the very late greeting, but better late than never. Happy birthday Rachel.

Your finish pieces are fabulous. I love the SB one.:) And goodluck on LDS -Token.:)