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?

7 comments:

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!
hugs
Debs

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:-)))

Hugs,
Gaby

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.
hugs
Debs

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.:)