Thursday, December 07, 2006

Great mail this week

I have received some great mail this week. Firstly, on Monday from my seasonal exchange partner Goldie, an assortment of lots of goodies. It was an autumn theme this time around, although its the opposite season down here in NZ of course, lol. Goldie totally spoilt me as you can see by the photo.

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Goldie sent two charts from my wishlist and that I'd been wishing for ages, lol, as well as a gorgeous needleroll chart to add to my collection. I love the little orange tote bag which I'm going to use for my small travel projects. You will see there's an altoid tin there too, my first ever so I'll have to find something really nice to stitch on it. Thanks again Goldie, you totally made my day.

The next Block of the Month for Leanne's House quilt arrived this week too only it was the wrong block, they had sent Block 3 to me again instead of Block 4 so I was a little disppointed by that. Nevermind, I will post it back and no doubt will receive the right one within a few days.

My first ornament exchange from the SBEBB arrived yesterday all the way from Cathy, across the ditch in Australia :) Cathy stitched a lovely ornament from one of the earlier JCS magazines that I've been wanting to stitch myself sometime called "No L".

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I think the finishing is just wonderful, I really like the cord Cathy has made to go around the ornie.

And the rest of the exchange, the Aussie ornament is too cute! I was pleased to see this as I had meant to buy one as a souvenir when I was in Melbourne but forgot to go back to the shop where they had a selection of different ones.

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Thanks again Cathy :)

I was able to finish the top of the IR pincushion last night so will make a start on the back tonight. There's not alot of actual stitching left to do now and then the assembly. I've really enjoyed working on this SAL with Karen - after focusing on exchanges, Christmas gifts and ornaments for the past few months, its a nice change :)

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before I go, I want to wish a very special friend of mine Happy Birthday. Kath, I hope you have a wonderful day fill with lots of love and laughter.

Have a good day everyone!

16 comments:

KarenV said...

Your pincushion looks great Katrina! Thanks for doing the SAL with me, I really enjoyed it. I've just finished mine - now got to get some small buttons and sticky magnet strip for the finishing.

Love the ornament and the package from Goldie - great goodies! :)

Nicki said...

What great exchange parcels :) Love the ornament from cathy and isn't that kangaroo cute - I have one too!

Peekaboo looks gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Wow, you really stitched the top of this IR pincushion quickly!

Cathy said...

I meant to also say that the ornament from CathyMK is very funny! Love it!

lena-lou said...

You are having a great mail week all very nice and the xmas ornie too!!
I think your pincushion is looking very pretty, I got the chart for my birthday :-)

AnneS said...

What awesome exchanges - I love them both, and great goodies to go with them :) Your IR pincushion is gorgeous - can't wait to see it finish-finished :) I think I may have to hunt one of those kangaroos down for my tree - they're too cute! ;)

Anonymous said...

That really does look like some wonderful mail!

Love your cushion...it is stitching up really quick.

Sylvie said...

I love that kangaroo in your tree!

Anonymous said...

Two lovely exchanges Katrina, your pincushion is looking gorgeous

bunnyhead said...

Wow, such great goodies! The ornie is so cute. My kids would get a 'kick' out of the kangaroo too! :)

Wendy said...

Fantastic mail goodies you have received!!!

Carol said...

Ooo, what lovely gifts! I think I want to find an ornament exchange to join next year - do you know of any? Maybe I will start my own - hmmmm... :-)

Meari said...

Great exchanges!

stitcherw said...

What fun exchanges to get and your IR pincushion looks lovely, it will be fun to see it finished.
Sue

Sharon said...

Hi Karina, all your projects look so wonderful. I am continually amazed at all you can stitch! Great exchange from Goldie.

Carol said...

I love the No L ornament! I need to dig out my magazines and find that one - Cathy did a cute job with the finishing. Your Peekaboo Cushion looks great - I can't believe Karen finished hers already!! Speedy needles - she must have been enjoying it too much to put it down!

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