It's Time!

For another weekly update!

First, the winner of my little giveaway is... CALAMITY JR.!!

Congratulations!  Could you email me at inkystitcher @ yahoo.com with your address?  Thanks!!

Now onto the pictures!

First, let me show you what Catherine sent me for the Love and Friendship Exchange.  It was amazing!  She stitched the pretty pillow and put my husband's and my initials on it, along with our wedding year.  That is SO special, cuz this will be our 25th anniversary this year and now I have a stitched remembrance of it!

Then there are beads and a mesh bag and a wonderful pair of Dinky Dyes scissors and lots of deep fall colored floss and needles and... HAND DYED FABRIC.  I could not believe it!!  The best part was that the color of the fabric was just PERFECT for a pattern I've had kitted up since last year, that I could not find fabric for!!  I was so excited that I started it right away!  I'm stitching it over 1 on the Hand-Dyed Monaco...

Do you recognize it?  It's Silver Creek Sampler's "Eye on the Sparrow".  It's coming along so quickly and I absolutely love working on it!  I have put in a few stitches on all my pieces, even my UFO, but I'm only going to show you a progress picture on my Dimension's Cabin which is still pretty close to being "on target" to be finished by the end of the year...

Oh!  Here's my exchange gift that I sent to Shirlee.  I enjoyed stitching her pillow, which was an ornament from one of the newest JCS ornament magazines.  I haven't stitched a whole lot of pieces that just use one color and it was sort of relaxing. : )

Now, for a favorite card... Hmmm... which one to choose...  I know!

This is a digi stamp that I colored with copics.  I followed the My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch and got to use my new Flower and Leaf Trio Die-Namics to cut out the flower and leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


McKenna C. said...

Wow you've been busy! I love the colors on 'Eye on the Sparrow!'


CalamityJr said...

That fabric is lovely for Hie Eye is on the Sparrow; I look forward to seeing your finish. I'm so excited! Look for my email - and thank you!

Julie said...

A very special little pillow you received in the exchange, how lovely. Your parcel was nice too, lucky lady who received that.
Lovely card, so cute!

Catherine said...

Congrats to CalamityJr!
I'm so glad you liked all of your goodies! Eye of the Sparrow looks great on that fabric!

stitchesnscraps said...

What lovely exchanges! And your stitching is coming along beautifully! Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a lovely pillow Catherine stitched for you and your husband with your initials and anniversary. So many other wonderful goodies in her package too!

I love the start on 'Eye on the Sparrow'....think I must look up that design too. Your Cabin is coming along nicely, and you created such a sweet pillow for Shirlee. I'm sure that she will be delighted to receive it.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you've gotten a lot done on your new piece, Tricia. And, on top of that, you've worked on all your other pieces. Grats to you, that's amazing!! You're making good progress on your cabin. I love it!! And the card is fab. I love the flower you made. The exchanges both look good too. Lots of goddies there!!

Ruth said...

Beatiful stitching and exchanging-- I love your progress on your new start-- you're right the fabric is perfect. What I really want to know about it is how do ou get your needles to move that fast?! loll I'd not have that much progress in a week.

Carol said...

Congratulations to Mary Jane :)

Your little note card is adorable, Tricia--as are all of your cards :)

Well done on you WIPs, too!!

DJ said...

Beautiful stitching! What a lovely gift you gave AND received! I really do like your Cabin Fever piece, and can't wait to see updates. Your card is so cute...you are amazing, I wish I had a little bit of your talent!! *Hugs*