terça-feira, 25 de março de 2008

What a great start for this week!!!!

I am doing my happy dance again!

Yesterday the mail guy got me back my Fall RR, from Nimble Needles, a Canadian group I am in at MSN!:o) Take a look...

It all started by October15, 2007. Not a very exciting piece at the 1st,right? I made the blue borders and write the ladies names/locations under their boxes.BUT! Ta daaa.... down here you can see the beautiful final piece: The design 's name is "Wee Three Birdhouses", by CDA. Special thanks to Phyllis Szary who was the one who got me that.
Here you can have a better look at the piece.As I did in a previous RR I was in, I included 3 skeins of white floss in the pack, and asked to each ladie to pick one skein and include one flat 2 or 4 holes cute button to it.
Linda Hardy, from Ontario, was very generous and sent me ladybugs (which I ADORE!) and pearl moons. Jen Baxter, sent me 4 hearts that are just lovely!Already have plans for them!

And Shannon Mcaulay sent me the national symbol of Canada: those leaves that I like so much!She had those Anchor skeins at her stash. She got them as a prize at her local needlework shop, but she really uses DMC. She was THAT gentle to send me them!:o)

Then today, mail guy got me ANOTHER surprise! Olga sent me my pincushion exch, from HOE!
Take a look at the pics!
Here you can see the finest piece of art crafty hands could ever made! I am stunned with the beauty and neatness!
She sent me ribbons (we name that "sianinha" here at my country. How do you name it?!)First time I see it in a combo of colors, AND with golden bites. Just lovely!Take also a look at the nice postcard she sent: she is from Louisiania.

Here are the other goodies that came in the pack: the cutest buttons, Irish Wolfhound design, metallic floss... I specially like the piece with Louisiania written on it. Its so colorful and cute! Planning to hang it at the mirror inside the car, or use it as a FOB

Now take a closer look at the buttons! Arent they lovely?!

And finally the note she wrote me at the postcard.I love that kinda thing! An exch. without a note, or just a few words from the sender is not the same thing.

Thank you Olia! You are the best!:o)

segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2008

Happy Bday Christine!

I am so very pleased she got her bday gift on time! In fact it had such a freaking scaring perfect timing as she got the pack by Saturday and her bday is today!

Here you can see what I included in her pack, in a pic she took at her home:

Here the place she is going to hang it!
For that I am doing my happy dance!
What a great way to start a week, uh?!

quarta-feira, 19 de março de 2008

quinta-feira, 13 de março de 2008

My Xmas RR is back home!!!

Woo hoo!
It left home by July 2007 and is back to Brazil ! Arrived this week!
Now you tell me: isnt it beautiful?! It´s a Stoney Creek design that I really enjoyed stitching! I did the Halloween/Fall snowman. Then, Janice, from Hastings/UK did the Easter/Spring one.Above you can see the lovely postcard she sent me!What a great place to live, uh? So beautiful!
After Janice it was Patt's turn to stitch. She is at Spain.The thing is that Patt had a few problems with the fabric and after a few stitches she decided to pass it along. Viv O'Leary, from UK said she would gladly finish her part, and Patt mailed the piece to her direction.
Viv stitched the Xmas/Winter snowfellow.So it was a true 4 hands snowguy.:o)It happens that Viv is suuuuch a darling person she included a postcard too!AND a piece of pink silkevenwave!Now you tell me what is to be cute!
The last one to work on that piece was Carol, in Suffolk/UK. She did the Independent Day/Summer frosty one.

I am so so so pleased with that RR! It was a delight to get it back! I so like the design! Viv liked it so much she bought the chart online at the mo she saw it!
Here at the lft side, you can see the buttons/charm they sent me. I suggested a trade. I included 3 skeins of floss, and asked them to each one to take one skein and include a small super cute button or charm.
The birdhouse is from Janice, the handmade green flower charm is from Patt, and the purple star is from Carol.
Viv was even sweeter and included the scared cat!I love black cats and she knew that!:o)She sent me just because she is a darling!

quarta-feira, 12 de março de 2008

I was RAKed!!!!!!

That´s true! I was RAKed by Christine Wilson, from Hanna, Indiana (USA) :D
Click on the pic to see it enlarged.
From left to right, up to down we have:
1:gorgeous scissor, scissor Fob, AND Ghiradelli chocolate!It´s 72 % pure choc! Can you believe it?! It´s the way husband likes, very dark, and intense flavours, so he pretty much "stolen" that part of the box contents...
2:exactly 72 skeins of flossies!:o) Yes... she is Santa Christine!
3:two Alma Lynne books! I was talking to her about me looking for birdhouses designs, for a bday gift exch., and she was THAT evil to not tell me she had read my thoughts and sent the perfect book to me a few weeks ago!I am not a very fond of kitties, because I am a dog lover with all my heart , but that kitties on the book... Gee! They are so cute!:o)
4:Pet designs book from ASN and evenwave! The exactly color I love! Light cream! So very treasured!
5: Cross Stitching Country magazines!!!!!!!:D Now YOU tell me: do I love or dont I love that girl?!Big smile on that part!
6:One Nighters books! There are snowppl, butterflies and angels!!!!! I love that!I am a snowppl lover even there´s no snow here in my country! I so envy Christine and all the ladies who have snow...:o(
7:Xmas designs!:o) Woohoo! I love them all!Mary Engelbreit ones are my favorites!
8:More Xmas designs!!! Love the small one in the One Nighters book! Also I am a HUGE fan of Lizzie Kate! Planning to start stitching that stocking right now!
9:Magnetic lidpads! I can place them at the fridge or at the side of my computer... Stil deciding...:o) Attention to the nicest touch: one of them has a "J" on the top of each sheet!
10: Magnets on my refrigerator!The pic is blur but... It was taken too close... My kitchen is not that large, guys! Sorry for that!I love them! If you look carefully you can see a tiny pink/purple thing. That´s Sarah´s draw hanging at my fridge too! Toni! It´s still there!:o)
11: The front side of the lovely card she sent me.A true cowgirl forever, indeed!:D
12: The nicest message ever!Inside the card she put some of those silly conffettis we all like so much! See? Horses everywhere!:D That´s SO Christine!
I am going to treasure every single thing from that awesome box, Chris!

terça-feira, 11 de março de 2008

Maria´s bday gift! Done!

Ohhh... I am pleased! The most important part:I did it in only one aftrenoon!:o) Maria lives in Portugal and she LOVES to cook and bake.As for a theme she picked flowers and/or hearts, so I thought that design on that tea towel would be just perfect for the occasion. Her bday is by June, so I am quite happy I have it done so early.:o)

One more checked on the list!:D