Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lots of Stuff to Share ...

I had a fun mail day on Friday ... don't you love mail days that don't bring bills *smile* The first package was from Scotland and a very big surprise. Last year I won Cheryl's blogiversary. Yes, last year ... but Cheryl was busy being pregnant and then delivering a sweet son, Caleb. I honestly had forgotten all about it, but Cheryl hadn't. Look at all the goodies she sent ... there are buttons and fabric and a wonderful Christmas recipe book and a sweet reindeer pattern. All of this would have been enough, but she also stitched for me a very lovely pin pillow. She knows I love red!
Here's a close up of the pin pillow ...
and the back ...

I just love it! Now I have to share a little story about the pin pillow that Cheryl shared in her card to me ... I got such a chuckle out of the story I have to share it ... hope you don't mind Cheryl :) She wrote that she had started stitching the design when she was in the hospital waiting for Caleb to be born. After the delivery she said she couldn't look at it let alone stitch on it because it reminded her of her awlful labor lol ... I'm so glad you did finish it Cheryl, because it's wonderful. I bet every one of us has a story like that about some stitched piece that may still not be finished.

I have an updated pictures of Autumn Song, an SAL with Natasha. It's coming along slowly. I'm only stitching on it once a week (Tuesday). Seems like I can't get more than one leaf done every Tuesday ... but love how it looks so far ...
I showed you these two pieces that I finished a couple of weeks ago ... well I sent them to Karen for finishing ... look at these lovelies ...



Here's my final piece for Halloween ... Trilogy's Halloween Tree ... not sure if I'll get it finished before Halloween, but it'll be ready for next year ...

and here's another finish from last week, this one's for Thanksgiving ... This is Bent Creek's Happy Thanksgiving Snapper. It's a fun quick stitch and pretty cute too ...


Now I need to concentrate on some Christmas stitching I'd like to do for presents and a few I'd like to do for me ... I never seem to have enough time to do all the stitching I want ... maybe someday when I can retire :)
Thank you all for you fun comments from my last post. I really enjoy reading them all :) I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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

I'm grateful for leaves ...

25 comments:

Brigitte said...

Your Halloween and fall pieces are fantastic, all of them. I couldn't say which I loved best. And Cheryl's pincushion is so darling. Enjoy all the goodies she sent.

Tracey said...

Beautiful finishes, and what a lovely gift!!

Daffycat said...

Wonderful blog prize from Cheryl...if a little late.

Autumn Song is so beautiful and the colors are wonderful.

Excellent finishes for Halloween and Thanksgiving. That turkey cracks me up!

J Rae said...

Nice PIF gift from Cheryl. Great story along with it. :-)

I love your Autumn Song progress. Great fabric choice!

Your Halloween finishes from Karen are perfect! She did a great finishing job!

I like your little Halloween Tree. Very cute!

stitcherw said...

What a wonderful gift you got, and your stitching looks wonderful. Autumn is coming along nicely, and your finished pieces by Karen look great. I love Halloween Tree, too cute.
Sue

Nancy said...

A lovely package from Cheryl! Your new stitches and finishes are all wonderful. Hope you are enjoying your weekend too!

Natasha said...

The bent creek snapper is really cute. And the pyn pillow Cheryl stitched for you is darling.

I have not put one signle stitch in Autumn Song. I am exactly where I was 3 weeks ago. With my MIL being in ICU its hard to concetrate on anything that requires thinking.

The halloween tree is very nice. Take Care :)

Kim B said...

What a great package! That story is hilarious!!

And I absolutely love the halloween tree! I had my eye on that design a few weeks ago and didn't get it. I should have!

My Life In Stitches said...

What a great pkg.
I love your finishes. The Halloween tree is to cute. I have got to get that one.
Happy Stitching,
Annette

Linda said...

Michele...wonderful goodies from Cheryl and the pin pillow is darling. I love red and hearts too.
All your finishes are great! I have the Halloween Tree chart, that's for next year and I love the turkey. Too cute. Happy stitching! hugs, Linda

Kathy A. said...

What lovely little finishes.
Cheryl did a great job on finishing the pillow.
Your Thanksgiving and Halloween pieces are wonderful.

Michelle said...

Wow! Your gifts from Cheryl are fun ones and that pillow is beautiful.

You've been a busy Halloweens stitcher ... I have that Halloween pillow by La D Da on my list to do too.

Michelle

Deb said...

I love all your fall and Halloween pieces! And Cheryl's package to you really had some great goodies in it. Worth the wait, definitely!

Sadie said...

It is so nice to get stitchy mail, love what Cheryl sent for you.
Very nice halloween stitching and finishes too, love your little thanksgiving piece :-)

Sally said...

Wow you've been busy with your stitching Michele. Love the finishes and the pieces you sent to Karen for finishing are lovely.

And what a fantastic prize from Cheryl:)

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes and a great prize from Cheryl.

CindyMae said...

Wow, you did get some wonderful mail. Everything looks awesome! Great stitching to!!

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful stitching! - love your pkg., too. :)

Sonda in OR said...

Everything looks great! Cheryl sure sent a lovely package! That Trilogy Halloween Tree is awesome...I'll have to find that one here.

Siobhan said...

Wow! What a lovely post full of eye candy. :) What a fabulous gift--definitely worth waiting for! I love all of your finishes, and your finisher does a beautiful job!

Jennifer said...

One of my friends will also be getting a piece I was stitching on while in labor in the hospital. LOL

Dani - tkdchick said...

Michel love the fall elaves on your SAL piece! You got a lovely gift from Cheryl and all of your other pojects and finsihes are great!

Michele B. said...

You are the queen of Halloween stitching! You have great taste in things to stitch. I have coveted that Halloween Tree when I've seen it on blogs and yours is adorable. Love Autumn Song too - such great colors. I wonder what you will do for Christmas...

Beth said...

Another gorgeous mantle setup, and some fantastic stitching! Looks like you did hit the jackpot of mail days! Whooo Hooo

Wendy said...

Great finishes, Michele! Your Autumn Song is looking awesome - I love the colours in this piece. And what a wonderful present to receive from Cheryl :-D