Exchange Received!

Happy Summer Days, everyone!

Apparently they have been lazy summer days for me, because this is all the stitching I've done in the last 10 days!

I do have fun things to share, though!  I participated in a "My Favorite Things" exchange through Stitched with Love Exchanges and I can show you what I sent and received since everyone has gotten their packages. :)

Here is the package I sent to Janet.  I loved stitching this adorable freebie, and it just lent itself to a little project bag...  I hope she liked it!

And here is what I received from June!

Isn't that the cutest little lamb, ever???  It is etched?, maybe, on a thin piece of wood and is SO sweet!

Here is the package itself.  I love how she color coordinated everything!  And do you see the pattern??  Home of a Needleworker, too!  It was on my wish list and I am thrilled!!

Here's a close up of the precious pillow that she sent.  I love the bunnies!!!

I'll be starting an ornament this week for our Friendly Stitchers group's Christmas in July exchange and challenge.  I think maybe I'll pull out the Muppet Christmas Carol to watch while I stitch. : )



Up for A Challenge

I got something done! :)  One of the gals on the Friendly Stitchers board challenged me to finish my penguin today, cuz I've been putting it off.  Have I mentioned (lately) that I *really* don't enjoy backstitching?  Well, I'm usually up to a challenge, so I said I would finish the penguin, AND finish sewing the binding on the little baby quilt that I made in January or February.  It was half sewn on and I put it away.  Why do we do that???

Here are the pictures...

Pattern from Tangled Threads
My own DMC choices

Scrap baby/doll quilt

TA DA!!!  ~~~

Thanks for stopping by!



A Little Update

Let's start with a something fun!  There's a giveaway over at Just Stitching !  Be sure to stop by!!

OK... now on to my *little* bit of stitching.  I finished one of the blocks on my Jardin Prive piece and started another, but I really wanted to get this penguin finished for Father's Day and it has been SO hard for me to concentrate on stitching it!  I just have some outlining left and it will be ready for final finishing.  Then I can finish my JP piece.  YAY!!

Actually my main concentration the past few weeks is the stamping challenge that I took... to make 100 cards in 100 days without buying any new supplies.  I'm on card 15 right now, and I'm 11 days into the challenge.  It's been fun!

Happy stitching!