Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Happy September ...

I've had a wonderful mail day! I won a drawing on MaryKathryn's blog ... I won this adorable needlebook stitched and sewed by MK ... I just adore it ...
and she included these Christmas pins ... how cute are they! It's almost too cute to use, but I know I will be using it ... soon!
I participated in another exchange through Blackbird Designs Exchange blog. Rebecca stitched these cute stockings for me ... and her finishing is perfect!

Here's the backing fabric ... perfect! I can't wait to hang these on my tree this year ... Thanks so much Rebecca for stitching these lovely stockings for me ...
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Chris and Monica and I took a day trip looking for flat river rocks for a craft project. We took a break and built some rock towers. We had a fun day, even in the rain and found some great rocks ... can't wait to try out our craft idea ... pictures soon :) Here's Chris building his rock tower ...the completed tower ...
and here's Monica's rock tower ...and here's my tower ... this was my first time building a tower. Rock tower building is something Monica's family has always done when they go camping ... I think the tradition started with her Grandmother. Have you ever built a rock tower to leave for others to see? Very fun, try it sometime ...
and here's my rock hounds, cute aren't they *smile*
I hope September is treating you good. I love this time of year, Summer leaving and Fall arriving. The poor trees around here aren't sure what they should be doing ... almost time for pumpkins and fall flowers ... but right now I'm enjoying all the sunflowers in the stores ... yummy colors.

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

I'm grateful for sunfloweres ...


16 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful needlebook and stockings that you received Michele! I love the rock towers and the idea that they are built for someone else to see.

Faye said...

I love what you posted but do you know what got me most excited??? You guys are wearing JACKETS!~~~ lol.. OMGoodness...send some chilly air my way!!! (LOVE LOVE LOVE the needlebook!!) Take care, Faye

Melanie said...

Such beautiful stuff!

Catherine said...

Love the needlebook and stockings - they are treasures for sure!

How clever to leave rock towers behind! I'll have to try that with my three boys, I know they would love that!

Karen said...

Love the goodies you received! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with those rocks...interesting!!!!

Blu said...

You've received some lovely exchanges!
The rock towers are really cool.

Beth said...

I LOVE the needlebook - of course it is blue and has snowman - can't get better!! The stockings are great too.

Rock towers - something we will have to show Lily. Thanks for the idea!

Can't wait to see you next month!

Meadows08 said...

Wow! What wonderful gifts!

Linda said...

Hi Michele...wonderful treasures you received.

How fun, the rock towers are neat...I'm going to build some next time camping or maybe even at the coast...looking forward to seeing your new craft project...hugs, Linda

valerie said...

Beautiful needlebook from MK and those stockings are lovely..what fun mail!

Siobhan said...

What fantastic exchange/gifts!! Lucky you! :) Neat idea with the rock tower--I've never heard of them before.

Michele B. said...

It was so nice to see a post from you. Your postman has been very good to you! Like others I have never heard of rock towers - I must tell my son. He's constantly collecting rocks - you should see what my washing machine looks like after washing his jeans - I always forget to check his pockets and pay the price for that.

Sonda in OR said...

Those are lovely stitched pieces...what a joy to receive and it looks like you had a fun day. I like the idea of rock towers.

Sally said...

What wonderful things you received Michele. I love the needlebook.

I love the idea of rock towers! May have to do that next time we're on teh beach:)

Carolyn NC said...

A rock tower - what a cool idea! Love the needlebook and stockings!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitched items you received.