Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekend and Exchanges ...

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend was busy but good busy. Saturday I went with some coworkers to visit another coworker who had a liver transplant 2 weeks ago. It was great to see him. He's home and doing really well. He won't be back to work for a few months, so we are going to try and visit every couple of weeks .. he misses the social side of work! lol Saturday night we went to dinner and a movie with Ken and Lisa. We had great southwestern food and then went and saw Duplicity. Very fun movie, Clive Owen is sooo cute :) and Julia Roberts was her usual great self. Sunday was race day, laundry day, and stitching day .. for the most part it was good too lol.

Diane was my partner for this years Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club. Her birthday was Friday (3/20) and my package arrived right on time. Here's what it looked like before boxing it up ... Joann's had this adorable birthday fabric .. I thought it made a fun package ...
and here's what was inside the package ... the little pin pillow design is from Heart in Hand's Wool Whimsy, May. It was a fun little stitch. I stitched her initials and year on the back. I'm really glad she liked everything :)

Look was waiting for me when I arrived home from work today .. Beth (no blog) from the Fair and Square blog stitched this adorable bunny for me ... isn't she the cutest! I love the ribbon in her hair and the border is just wonderful .. all those carrots!

Here's a close up .. better picture than the other one ...

and here are the squares I stitched for Beth ... it's JBW's A Very Merry Spring. I really enjoyed stitching this and want to stitch it for myself ...




I have some stitching to show you but my camera died .. it should be all better tomorrow.

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for fun exchanges ...

20 comments:

Jean said...

How sweet! I love how you packaged the pressie- very clever. I'm always curious - what do you do with all the squares you get in the exchanges?

Kim B said...

Beautiful exchanges!!! I see this and so look forward to the day when I will be seasoned enough for my first exchange :)

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful gift and such lovely exchanges.

mainely stitching said...

What a FABULOUS gift - everything is so perfect. I really love the presentation! :)

Michele B. said...

What nice packages to and from. Everything is so springy = makes me feel that we're really going to get some nice weather soon!

Jill said...

You really scored on the easter squares. They are adorable! Great exchanges.

Vonna said...

Look at all these pretties! I definitely LOVE that egg...you should stitch yourself one and send it to me pronto so I can finish it for you! :)))))
LOL!

Brigitte said...

A very beautiful gift for Diane. She must have been very pleased with it.
Nice exchanges on F&S!

Cheryl said...

Lovely gift you sent and lovely squares too :)

sofietjes borduurwerkjes said...

very nice yes.
I love the present you gave to your friend.
I hope you come and visit my blog to.
greetings sofie

Cindy F. said...

Great gift and exchanges! All 3 are adorable!

becca said...

what a great idea you had for wrapping her gift. Beautiful exchanges. I love the easter bunny.

Sally said...

Love the package you sent Michele. beautifully wrapped:)

The squares are so cute:)

Heidi said...

Very nice! Congrats! Please come to my blog as I have something for you.

staci said...

Wonderful exchanges!!!

DaisyGirl said...

Yea! I'm back! I love the spring egg, I bought htat one in a kit for my niece who is learning how to cross stitch! Looks like ya had a good time on St. Patty's Day. Love your new blog template.
Hugs,
Donna

Kathy A. said...

Lovely birthday gift and your packaging was very clever.
And the squares - the bunny you received is so very sweet.
The JBW design you did is adorable as well.

Wendy said...

That's a wonderful way to wrap up your birthday gifts! And you did a wonderful job on that lovely piece. Love your F&S blocks too!

Natasha said...

lovely little bunny square... so cute!! Hey I found this reindeer freebie and thought of you. Here is the link
http://aurytm.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/reindeer.pdf
Natasha

Rebecca said...

Both of the Easter exchanges are beautiful! What thread did you use for A Very Merry Spring? I'm stitching it now, and I'm using the thread/fabric that came in the kit.