Thursday, April 16, 2009

Finally finished the kids pillows!

After months of waiting for me to get these sewn together, my kids finally got their pillows. Yeah, I know it's 4 months after Christmas...better late than never, right?

This one I stitched for my daughter about 3 years ago and it's been sitting in a closet just waiting.
This one I did last year for my youngest son. They are the elemental dragons from Dragon Dreams. This was a SAL in one of the yahoo groups, but I think I may be the only one that actually stitched them. LOL

This last one is my latest dragon. Most of you have probably seen it a few times before. He is finally a pillow for my middle child, yay!

They all measure about 20" square and should be a great little decoration for their bedrooms. I'm glad to finally have them done! Since I've got my sewing machine out I plan to do a few more things....I've really got an itch to make a few rag dolls. We'll see how long the sewing bug sticks around.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My tiny little RR

I finished my section of my RR piece for my group CSA. It took me so many tries to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. I started out with Popcorn Bear then changed my mind to flower pots and then changed it again about 3 more times! LOL! I ran on to this Lizzie Kate chart and it just said "I'm the one!" So this is what I decided to do.....

Pretty tiny, huh? I love it, I can't wait to get it back home all finished with the ladies names on it. I will be making a flat fold out of it and displaying it in my bedroom. A little something to remind me of my stitchy friends.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wonderful Birthday Surprises!

Today is my 37th Birthday...I'm calling it my 29th again! LOL! This year my group CSA decided to do a birthday floss exchange. This is the pile of cards that I received.....

And this is all of them opened up and all the wonderful floss. Doesn't it look delicious? Now I just need to find the perfect projects for them all....
I also joined a birthday club with the I love cross stitch group. Here's a sampling of the packages I've been recieving the last few weeks. ...

This package was from Rene. It contained a wonderful purple fabric from Silkweavers, a Bent Creek chart called "Tree of Me", 2 notepads, a journal, a cute little thimble for my collection....I love it! And the best part of it was a handmade "cupcake" pincushion. I love that cupcake! It's the most darling little thing I've ever seen! The pic just doesn't do it justice. Thank you so much Rene!

The next package is from Carolyn. It had the cutest JBW Designs chart with all the dmc floss to stitch it with! And some wonderful 28ct evenweave fabric too! It also contained a tiny little "doodle" chart complete with a watering can shaped button. She also made me a teeny tiny little needlebook with my name on it, all done in animal prints! I love it! Thank you Carolyn!

Next, from Jenifer, we have a beautiful fat quarter piece of fabric called "Forget me Not Blue". And a $10 gift certificate from Stitches N Things! I already have something in mind for the fabric and can't wait to spend the gift cert. Thanks Jenifer!

Next is a package from Kathy K. It contained a wonderful Lizzie Kate chart called "It's a girl thing" along with all the WDW & GAST floss to stitch it with! She also included my favorite needles and fabric too. And some wonderful little victorian charms. Thanks Kathy!

Next is a package from Tracy. This was 4 pieces of Silkweaver fabrics....and we all know how much I love love love Silkweavers! The colors are: "Karma Sparkle", "Summer Breeze" , "Poltergiest" and another that is a beautiful variegated blue. Thanks so much Tracy!

Next we have wonderful floss from Cynthia. She sent 4 Skeins of Carries Creations, 3 skiens of GAST and a skein of WDW. On top of all that she sent a "star de tailor" too! I love all the floss! My collection is growing! Thanks Cynthia!

Next is a wonderful Sampler pattern from Ashrie. It's called "A simpler Life" and its by Papillon Creations. I love it! Thanks Ashrie!

Next is from Evalina. She sent me a wonderful AOY book full of lots of patterns and a cute little Lizzie Kate chart called "Birthday Blessings". She even sent me a little nail care kit so I can have pretty nails on my birthday. Thanks so much Evalina!

Next was a package from Lisa. She sent me 2 great charts...Bent Creek "Easter Snapper" and Heart in Hand "Egg Hunt". I've had the Easter Snapper chart on my mental wishlist forever! Thanks Lisa!

Last is a package from Deborah, Max & Mizprecious. She sent me Just Nan's "Jolly old Elf" and 2 kits with a teapot theme. I collect teapots so these are just perfect for me. Thanks Deborah!

I also received a gift certificate from my mom from 123stitch! Thank you ladies for making this birthday so special! I have so many new things to work on, now I just need more time to do them all. I love all my gifts and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends. Thanks again ladies, you have truly made this birthday a special one.