Monday, May 03, 2010

Spring and Exchanges ...

Happy May to you all! Did anyone get flowers on their doorsteps on May Day? I remember making paper cones our of colored paper, picking flowers out of the back yard, putting them in the paper cones and hanging them on the door knobs of some of my favorite neighbors ... sometimes they were filled with grass and dandelions lol .. what fond memories I have of the 1st of May :)

Last week I didn't stitch on my rotation pieces ... instead I finished up an exchange and then stitched a couple of fun quick spring stitches ... now to get them finish finished! First one is Fresh Spring by Homespun Samplar. The bunny is stitched with GAST Maple Sugar and the rest of it is stitched with an unknown GAST color. Quite a while ago I bought some of GAST's special edition sets. Unfortunately I didn't know that the floss tags for each color, didn't have the color name on them, and I threw out the list before realizing it ... owell, they are still pretty colors and nice to stitch with ...
Next up is a freebie by The Stitcherhood ... the fabric looks purple'y in this picture, but it's just a nice neutral ... I do love the DMC purple and green for this one ...


I have two exchanges to show off to you too ... I received this lovely floss tag from KarenSC for the Lizzie Kate exchange I'm in ... I love this spring design! Sooo colorful and Karen did a great job on the floss tag ... this was her first one! I hope it isn't her last :)

here's the back fabric on the tag ...
and over on the Pals message board I participated on a Spring Stash Exchange ... here's what I received from Meg (I don't think she has a blog) ... didn't she send some great things! It was really fun to do an exchange that wasn't about stitching something, but about ending along new stash ... I hope we do another one like this soon ...
Friday afternoon I took off to the ocean for the weekend with my dear friends Yvonne and Lisa ... this was our 3rd annual trip and we had a blast as always ... walks on the beach, yummy hors d'oeuvres, pomegranate margaritas, lots of laughs, hot tubbing, an evening at the casino (we were all winners thanks to Yvonne ... she won big on the penny slots!) and of course great shopping ... good times with good friends ...
Here's the 3 of us in front of a sign of one the shops we visited ... had to get a picture! Yvonne is the one on the left, Lisa is the one on the right ... little old me in the middle ... definitely 3 wacky women! lol

I'm back to my stitching rotation this week ... Peppermint Twist is up for this evening ... can't wait!

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

I'm grateful for the ocean and good friends ...

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Cute stitches!!

Looks like you "Wacky women" had a great time!

Nancy said...

I like your spring stitches! I think the purple and green are pretty too.

The floss tag is very pretty, and what a wonderful exchange package!

Kathy A. said...

Pretty stitches, lovely exchange and great new stash.
Your weekend with the ladies sounds like such fun. You all look like you are having a wonderful time!

Sally said...

I love your finishes Michele. So pretty.

Your exchanges pieces are lovely.

Love the piccie of the three of you. Sounds like you had a great time!

Karen said...

I love the Homespun Samplar design...will have to check that one out! Great finishes!

happy stitching....

Teresa S. said...

We were both at the ocean this weekend! Check out my blog posting :) And tell us more about this Pals message board where the Stash exchange goes on--it sounds like something to get involved in!

Siobhan said...

Looks like a lot of fun between three wacky women. :) Beautiful stitching!

財榮 said...

wonderful...................................................

Brigitte said...

Great picture of the three of you.
You've received some very nice exchanges. And stitched two pretty spring pieces. Very lovely.

mainely stitching said...

What a great time! Thanks for sharing it with us. And your stitching's wonderful, too!

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching and great exchanges!