Saturday, August 4, 2012

CCN-Day at the Beach finish

I am in desperate need of a day at the beach.  It is really hot and humid here and I am catching up on some much needed house cleaning.  With my current work schedule, I haven't had time for much of any thing fun.  I did manage to finish up this design last week while waiting for the boys at their various camps.  Football season starts next week and we will be off an running.  Start of school, preparations for  a Bar Mitzvah Celebration, college applications and interviews for our oldest son and oh so much more.  There is one complaint I never have the time for and that is the phrase "I'm bored!"  I don't think I have ever said it or used it.  Well best get back to it!  Happy Weekend and may you find the time to cross some x's.
Day at the Beach
30ct Parchment by WDW

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Many Thanks!

This post is long over due.  I recently have been a bit lucky and won a couple of giveaways.  I also received  a wonderful birthday gift and a RAK. First, I won this wonderful assortment of sampler charts from Theresa at Willow Tree Pond.  She sent me some fabulous stash builders and one of them is a MUST stitch now so I kitted it right up. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway Theresa.  You are extremely generous.
Next is a wonderful chart from Homespun Elegance.  Sandra  atPlain and Fancy Merchant hosted a giveaway for a candle wrap kit.  She offered the free chart on the same post and the giveaway was for the supplies to make the candle wrap.  This will be a quick stitch and I am looking forward to wrapping my plain candles.  I might find myself in a wrapping frenzy and will have to stitch one for each naked candle.

This birthday present comes from a wonderful penpal I have made through blogging.  Her name is Nathalie and she is from France.  We communicate through e-mail and she made me this wonderful piece of personalized embroidery.  We both love ocean motifs and she created this one of a kind embroidery in a class that she took.  Thank you Nathalie for thinking of me. 

And if that weren't enough, I got this lovely surprise in my mailbox last week.  Myra, at Gr8dames Place gifted me with this wonderful package.  It was wrapped so beautifully that I paused before opening it.  Sometimes you just have to take the time to appreciate the little things.  Inside was the most beautiful needlebook handcrafted by Myra.  I quickly loaded all my stitching necessities into it, scissors, thread winder and favorite needles.  It is securely tucked into my stitching bag and travels with me where ever I go.  Thank you Myra.

On the stitching front, I have just completed another exchange piece and mailed it off today.  Little else is being worked on in my stitching chair.  As I write this post,  I have 125 invites staring at me, waiting to be addressed in my finest (yeah right) calligraphy.  I have compiled the guest list and now it's time to start writing.  Bar Mitzvah count down begins.  Only 8 short weeks away.
Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stitching!