Thursday, September 14, 2006

A good mail day

Thanks everyone for the comments about Rose Sampler - I truly appreciate every single one :) I'm looking forward to my next Little House Needleworks start now, Pear, which I intend to take with me in the stitching bag to Australia next week.

Its been a great week for mail, the postie must be wondering if its my birthday or something, lol. Firstly from Carol, the latest Just Cross Stitch magazine, not due out in the shops here for a little while yet.

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as you can see on the cover, its got several lovely ornament designs including two I've already added to my to do list, the one by LHN and the red cardinal by Elizabeths Designs.

Then all the way from Nadine (Lucialoo) in France, the SBEBB redwork exchange parcel.

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I love all the goodies Nadine sent - some mulberry coloured linen, a piece of fabric, skein of hand dyed thread and the cutest card on which Nadine wrote a little bit about herself. Here's a close up of the front of the pocket. On the back Nadine has stitched my initials.

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Just wonderful :)

My Monthly Bits from Stitching Bits and Bobs also arrived earlier in the week and I was quite chuffed to see several of the threads in this selection that I'm wanting for some up and coming LHN projects. I'm so pleased I decided to sign up for this, well worth the $$.

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Stitching has been bit of a no show for me this week as I've had one night late home from work due to a meeting, and then last night Glenn and I went to my niece Zoe's school production. It was wonderful, the whole school was involved and each class had one item to perform. As this was Zoe's first school show, she only started school in March, she was so excited we were all going to be there - she had even told me the other day "I'll wave to you Trina", hee hee.

So tonight I plan to have dinner ready early and then stitch my little heart out, lol. I did manage to finish my SBEBB Quaker exchange the other day so I now only have one exchange piece to focus on, for the Smalls one, and thats all kitted and ready to get started. As much as I've loved participating in these exchanges over the past few months, it will be nice to get back to some regualr stitching just for me. Poor Titania and the Christmas Blessing Angel haven't seen the light of day since June! Some how I don't think Mum will be getting the Angel for Christmas this year like I intended.

oh I almost forgot, my latest Stitching Bits and Bobs order arrived yesterday too - I got some small mesh bags, Just Nan's Merry Old Elf , Harvest Blessings by Country Cottage Needleworks, Watermelon and Apples by LHN/Crescent Colours, and Season of Plenty by LHN. the last of the seasonal pillow designs to collect.

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

18 comments:

Susan said...

Ooohhh... nice gifts!

stitcherw said...

You did get some great mail. I don't have the preview issue yet, but I have my order in. I love the little penquin on the cover. Which one of your new projects do you want to start first.

zoeandcooper said...

Wow, what lovely gifts. I love the redwork you got!

Cindy said...

Oooh, what awesome gifts! I need to start some magazine subscriptions . . . Dont have any as of yet!!!

Cathy said...

Very noce redwork gift!

KarenV said...

Wonderful gifts Katrina! Nadine did a beautiful job on the redwork piece, it's perfect!

Would you mind very much letting me have a copy of that peacock freebie (that's shown with the threads) at some point? No rush, but I haven't seen that one and I love peacocks :)

Looking forward to our SAL this weekend - I'm all ready to go tomorrow!

Michelle said...

It definitely was a great mail day. Enjoy!!!

Karoline said...

Definitely a great mail day

Kath said...

Zoe cracks me up... and did she wave? LOL

Love all your wee parcels this week too, so cute.

Must be the time of year for us, not much stitching being done in this neck of the woods either. Although I did nip uo to Fibre Flair yesterday.....

Meari said...

What a lovely gift you received. The stitchy stuff from Bits & Bobs was great, too! Such pretty threads. :)

Stitch or no stitch said...

Such beautiful redwork - what a lovely gift!! Love the cute card too.
Margaret

Von said...

Way too much fun going on in this post, Katrina!! Carol's a sweetie for sending the JCS so quickly - gives you a nice headstart on holiday stitching. :D

Love your exchange and your parcels from SB&B!

AnneS said...

Great redwork exchange from Nadine :) And the Rose Sampler turned out beautifully ... look forward to seeing it as an actual needleroll. Have to admit, I'm getting quite taken by some of the LHN designs :) Your exchanges have all been wonderful lately too, both received and given - I love your redwork pillow for Cindy, you've got that style of finishing down to a fine art :D And the needleroll you stitched for Cathy is beautiful ... that's a lovely LB design :) And last, but not least, the needleroll Nicki stitched is just gorgeous - perfect for the queen of needlerolls :D

I have to admit, I've been sneaking looks at your blog while Mum's been here, but it's only now that I'm finally getting around to catching up on my commenting ... look forward to seeing you soon :D

lena-lou said...

I love the redwork exchange you received ad the gifts!!

Trish said...

Awesome gifts! I liked that issue of JCS, it had some really nice ornies. The redwork was amazing!

Anita said...

Great exchanges, great stitching and nice finishings. Lot of
fantastic new stash too.

Sharon said...

Very pretty redwork exchange and lovely stash!

Tara said...

everything are wonderful presents!!!

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