Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Sunday ...

I had another lovely mail day yesterday ... I feel so spoiled! It's a great feeling! First up is an adorable pillow from Karen. Karen has been my exchange partner through Friends Stitching Through The Seasons blog. The design is from Heart in Hand's Autumn Trio. I just love this pillow! The black ribbon is perfect with the fabric ...
She also made me some Halloween pins ... I think I have the perfect finish to use these with ... and she included note that there's a gift certificate waiting for me at Down Sunshine Lane. I think there's a floss order happening *smile* Karen, thank you so much for spoiling me! I just love everything.
My other package was quite a surprise. Jill said she wanted thank me for helping out with the Fair and Square Exchange Blog. In the package she included a lovely piece of fabric, some needles, Halloween cording and a very nice needleminder. Thanks Jill!

Yesterday I started and finished Boo Tyme freebie by Homespun Elegance. What a fun little stitch. I think I'll finish it as a little pin pillow and decorate it with some of the pins that Karen made for me ...
Boo Tyme Freebie by
Homespun Elegance
Stitched on a piece of coffee dyed fabric
with Weeks Bark

And yes, that is a new coffee cup ... Two weeks ago I saw this cup at Starbucks when they put out their Fall decor ... every morning I would go into get my coffee and that cup would talk to me, flirt with me and ask to go home with me ... well, on payday I broke down and brought it home ... yep, I am a coffee cup slut! lol

I'm off to stitch another Fall/Autumn design ... there's sooo many to choose from. What are you stitching for Fall/Autumn?

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

I'm grateful for new coffee cup ...


16 comments:

Cathy B said...

Greetings Michele! Love the pillow that Karen sent you; she did a nice job finishing. Isn't it great getting mail from friends?

Enjoy what is left of your day!

Jill said...

Did you notice that is a "deer" on the magnetic needle minder?

Karen said...

Glad you liked your exchange and what great 'stuff' you got from Jill.

I too love that cup....it reminds me of scrapbook paper I have...perfect for fall! I bet your coffee tastes better with a twinge of "fall" in it!.

Beth said...

What a bunch of great goodies!! Getting all those goodies must make getting mail so much more fun. Karen did a delightful job on the pillow and pins, and your goodies from Jill and very cool!!

See you in 4 1/2 weeks, but whose counting??

Natasha said...

What a cute pillow. She really did a great job fisnihing it :) Have a great evening

Carolyn NC said...

Exchange and goodies are so cute! Nice little finish, too. Love, love that Starbucks cup - I understand how it could entice.... :)

Melanie said...

That's a super cute pillow!! I love it!! :)

Kathryn said...

Of course, I am stitching your Halloween Fair & Square. It's half done. I want to mail it this week. Love the fall colors.

Shari said...

love that pillow!!!! Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. And oh my!!! I think that coffee cup would have talked to me too!!! I love it!!!

staci said...

Awesome exchange and lovely stitching!

I'm a coffee cup slut too, lol!!! My newest addiction, a red and white polka dotted one :)

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching - the cushion is adorable. Michelle x

Sally said...

Love the pillow that Karen sent you. It is gorgeous. Nice gift from Jill too.

Love your Boo finish.

Nancy said...

You were spoiled, weren't you, and you are so deserving! What beautiful things! I love your Autumn mug too, and that is very tempting to go see what our Starbucks has in stock.

I am stitching an Autumn exchange piece at the moment, but I have some patterns and freebies to go through for the next Autumn stitch in line. They are fun designs, aren't they?

Shelleen said...

Love the pillow and pins. Justin now works at Starbucks so I showed him your mug. He doesn't remember seeing it but will look, as you know I love Fall.

Sherry said...

Hey Michele - love the new coffee cup - and so funny that you're a coffee cup slut - very funny! I too am working on "Boo Tyme" and loving it. I only worked on it for about an hour and it's working fast. The packages you received are very nice! Lucky you...beautiful. Stitch lots!

lynda said...

Love your new cup! I, too, am a cup slut. Just remember that, if you can be patient (I rarely am!) Starbucks reduces the prices on all those cool seasonal mugs right before they put out the new ones. Quite a treat!