terça-feira, 30 de setembro de 2008

Secret stitches and a few giggles

Hi, girls!

Since my last posting I have only been stitching for exchanges, so none of the pieces can be shown at here. There´s a biscornu on the way and this little pretty girl just got her final stitches on. Can you tell who is the designer and what is the name of this design? I will give you a candy if you say it right! Lol. I can not show you more or the owner will know it´s for her.... It has her initials. =P
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As I have not much to show you I thought at least I could share a few laughings. I just hope this doesn't happen with us. Fingers crossed! =D
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator! " she cried.The dispatcher said, "Stay calm. An officer is on the way."A few minutes later, the officer radios in. "Disregard." He says. "She got in the back-seat by mistake."
Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"The 94-year-old yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses "Was I going up the stairs or down?"The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters She shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood." She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?""No," the second man replied, "It's Thursday."And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's quit playin' and have a beer."
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex." She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, "Supersex."He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I'll take the soup."
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me .. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"
As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful !""Heck," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them !"
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through.The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light."After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both !"Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh, crap, am I driving?"

quinta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2008

It arrived! =D

I am so very relieved! Today I hear from Carol S. that she finaly got the return gift I made her. A few months ago Carol sent me a absolutely lovely froggy fob, and then, it was my time to return her kindness. =) I made her this Xmas ornament. I used a Lizzie Kate design I like a lot and designed the shape of the ornie. I think next time I will add some red beads to the hanger so it will not look so simple.Carol isn't into too girly things, so it was a "hard" time to keep me from adding all the girly girl stuff I always like to add in my pieces. =P Making something for such a great stitcher and finisher took me a few nights of good sleep... But I am pleased with the final result and she says she likes the piece. =) I can't wait to see it hangging at her Xmas tree or at some door knob at her home. I am sure she has been a good girl all this year! =D

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Edited: I realise that I never posted a pic of the beautiful Fob I got from Carol S. Oh boy... Shame on me! =( She allowed me to use a "stolen" pic from her blog, because her pics are waaaaaay much better than mine! =P Take a look and tell me: isn't it the most adorable thing ever seen?! =)

I also just heard from Pascale B., at the Netherlands, that she got her gift today too! Oh my! =) Tell me about perfect timing! Lol.

Pascale likes the primitive style, so I thought this Isabelle Vautier design would please her. I stitched some sections of "Amitié Croisée" (RV120) on a tea towel. I think the couple looks quite Dutch to me. =) The pic is a bit weird: the piece is not "burnt" like showed here. Dunno what I have done wrong... =(

domingo, 14 de setembro de 2008

The other side and some little pleasant surprise

As Olga has requested me in my previous posting, here is the back side of the ornament I showed you. As you can see, I didn't close it, because I am still debating on which button I shall attach to the middle of it. I think I shall go for the simple 4 holes red button, as I like simple things... I am open to suggestions! =D

Also, I want to share with you all the sweetness I got from Dutch ppl. I once told Ina how much I love the wee tiny little tin she once surprised me with. As if it wasn't enough to surprise me like that, she sent me more tins! Take a look!

She said they were quite popular at her area and aren't they just sweet? I will use them to store my wee buttons. I just looove them all, Ina! Thank you so very much!

terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2008

Hi, ppl!
Yesterday night Adilson and I went to the shopping mall and , after a really yummy dinner (the best part will always be not having to wash the dishes! Lol, but the Rice a La Piamontese, the Noisette Potatoes and the Grilled Chicken were really great!) we went to the cinema and watched to Wanted, with Angelina Jolie. Jeeez... Apart from the absolutely impossible things to do, like turning the bullet around one person when you shot something behind that person (who can do that?! You?) it was quite fun and we had a great time. I love action movies, so does Adilson, thank God!
And here is my last finishing...
I designed the pattern and I am quite happy with the way it came out. I saw the ornament tuto at The Ink Circles Company site and tried to make the same. I could nto figure it out just by looking at it and reading the instructions, so what I did was to cut a square of graph paper and fold it until I got the whole thing. It was kind of an origami session, but ...Lol.
I am not very good at finishig pieces so that's the main reason I am so pleased with myself. =)
Hope you guys are having a great day.

sexta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2008

Lucky? Me? You are so darn right!

I never thought I was, because I have never won any raffle or lotto or anything like that. Well, it's all changed now!
Sharon just ran a drawing at one of the groups we are both in and I won the prize!!!!! Can't you believe it? Here is the proof!

I am looking at the sweetest surprise ever! I just loooove LHN designs and this one is so cute! She sent it all: chart, flossies and beads. I am so overjoyed! Thank you, Sharon from the bottom of my heart! You are the best!

I was so surprised it reached me so fast! Jeeez... She posted it last Friday! Just one week from Florida to Brasil! I am right when I say Mail Service makes no sense at all...

Big thank you one more time, Sharon. You made my weekend a lot sweeter! =D

Well, girls, I still have an empty spot on my PIF list. So far Nia (Portugal) and Viv (UK) are the dear friends who are going to receive a gift from me some time in the next 365 days. Who among you are willing to be the 3rd girl on the list?
Hope you all have a sweet (hehehe) weekend!
See you!

quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2008

Oh, happy day...

Yes, pals, very happy indeed!
This morning I finally posted both Carol’s and Pascale’s return gifts, from Crazy Exchanges!!! I know I am late, but I was making 2 gifts at the same time, girls. =( Do hope you enjoy your parcels as much as I enjoyed making them! Happy dance moment! =P
My guess is that Pascale’s pack will hit her 1st than Carol's. For some reason packs to Europe tend to arrive sooner than packs to the US. Go figure...
Then , I received a lovely surprise from Pascale, again! She was in vacations with her family around Barcelona/Spain, and was so very kind she sent me this beautiful postcard. It’s from The Church of the Sagrada Família (Holly Family). It’s almost like I was there with she and her folks. Thank you so very much, Pascale, you are a doll!

segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2008

It's PIF time!

I just signed up for my very 1st PIF!!! Yaaay! =)

I did it at Gaby's blog and I am so very happy with this... She is a very talented stitcher and now she is designing too! Take a look at her freebies page.

Now it's my turn to make my official annoucement.. So here we go:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog (or - in your life - if you happen to be blog-less). So, lady fellows, go ahead and sign up. =D