Monday, February 05, 2007

My Heart Exchange Gift :)

Today I received in the mail a lovely "From my Heart" Exchange from Chris. She sent me this lovely little stuffed pillow ornament!



And then she spoiled me well with all of these lovely extras!



The stitching is perfect and the colors are divine! Thank you Chris for making my day brighter! :)

I have nothing to show as far as my stitching...however I did finish my Spring Quaker for the USEBB board and came up with a "new" idea for the finishing. I think it turned out well....but can't share any details until later on....much later on as a matter of fact. Now I'm stitching my Specific Finish for the USEBB which is a needleroll...I'm not so sure that I like needlerolls but we'll see as I finish my design...I'm making up my own pattern taking elements from different designers and putting them together...we'll see how that turns out as well...

I'm having serious cases of "startritis" I want to start Home of a Needleworker so darn badly...but I've got so many other things started...but nothing is holding my attention, except my exchanges...they are taking up all my stitching time recently...but BOY do I enjoy them! So we'll see....I think I'm going to start Home of Needleworker anyway...make me feel better. We've had frozen pipes today...and yesterday...I've had men in and out of my house all day and now my brand spanking new home has two HUGE holes in the dry wall in our living room... :(
It just makes me sick...plus our custom made cabinets in the kitchen are showing signs of the finish chipping off....so tomorrow is a fight with the cabinet maker and finally...my beautiful garden tub...my pride and joy...well the darn tile grout is all chipping out and cracking so the men are going to be in tomorrow to chip it all out the rest of the way and redo the grout and seal it. LOVELY....

So I sure was a happy camper when I pulled out Chris's package from todays mail :)
Thanks again Chris you made my day!!!! Literally
Until next time :)

34 comments:

  1. Startitis is really starting to get epidemic forms. I''m really very restless with my stitching too. Sorry to hear about your house falling apart... That's not good for your peace of mind, and you need peace of mind for stitching!

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  2. Great exchange you received, that pillow is just darling :) Hope you get everything else in order so you can enjoy some 'me time' :)

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  3. Love the exchange you recieved! Sorry to hear about your cabinets. that would be very frustrating!

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  4. That's a lovely pillow from Chris and great 'extras' too!

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  5. Great V-day exchange :)
    I know what you mean about exchange stitching taking up personal stitching time....I have that problem too-BUT, as you say-I SURE do enjoy it too :) And with the talent we have on the boards, it's hard to say no :) :) :)

    I hope you get the house issues taken care of quickly.

    (((hugs))) Just in case you need one :)

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  6. Gorgeous exchange! when you receive something like that in the mail-it is a great pick me up.

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  7. What a beautiful exchange for sure! Sounds like you've had quite a day!

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  8. Hi Vonna:

    Oh I am sorry to hear about your bad day with your house!! I bet you are really stressed out!! It is hard to stitch under such things isn't it? We bought our home needing to do some work on it too. Now we just need more money!!! Oh well at least I can get stitching things! Good luck with a better day tomorrow!! Your gift if just lovely! Debby

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  9. Congratulations! What a lovely exchange!!

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  10. Ooh, beautiful! (Even I am not pink person at all I love all. :))

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  11. What nice gifties you received.

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  12. Those gifts are lovely! What a nice thing to receive after all your household stresses! Hope everything gets fixed ok

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  13. I'm sorry everything seems to be alling aprt on you. Looks like Chris's package came just in the right time to put a smile on your face. :o)

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  14. What a lovely exchange piece! and pretty nice gifties too.

    Sorry to hear about the house problems, not a good way to start off the week. I hope you get everything resolved without too many hassles.

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  15. That is such a sweet ornarment!! Glad it managed to cheer you up!
    Good luck with all the house stuff... sounds ghastly!!

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  16. Hi Sweetie!!!

    Great projects lately you have posted about! I love doing exchanges!

    As to Home of a Needleworker -- Go for it! I'm finding it a pretty fast stitch, and am enjoying it!

    Hugs to you, my friend...

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  17. Hmmm. Re-grouting the tiles and sealing it...that may be just the ticket for our crumbling bathroom. Thanks for the idea. :)

    Your stitching exchange receipt is fabulous!!!

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  18. Guess it's always something when you own a house, whether new or old - ugh! Hope that no one gives you grief over making the repairs.

    Go with your feelings, Vonna. If you want to start something new, do it! Have some fun. :D

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  19. That's a pretty exchange! Lucky you!
    I want to start something with the new DMC linen threads my mom gave me for Christmas. I too have so many projects underway, I need to finish something first.

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  20. Dianne11:46 AM

    We had our kitchen redone last year. I noticed a few things that aren't perfect-the glass cabinets doors have a gap where they meet, and another cabinet rubs on the pull out drawer above it. I'm sure the installers saw these things and didn't say anything to us. Good luck with yours!

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  21. What a great thing to receive on a day when everything seems to be going wrong! Makes you glad you have friends!

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  22. Oh, my heart goes out to you. I have seen so much slipshod work in our house travels and in getting our own house fixed it, it makes me want to become a builder/capenter/floor installer and everything else you can think of. How come all the stitchers we know are so nit-picky precise (and I try to be at work as well), but so much out of there is just throw-it-together and then go home? Good luck on all of it. Have patience and enjoy your lovely gifts!

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  23. Sorry to hear about the house problems - hope they improve for you soon - don't get too stressed out by them.
    Love the exchange gift you have received its really lovely.

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  24. Vonna -
    I saw your comment on Cheryl's blog. My grandfather is also a Scottish Campbell! We are probably distant, distant cousins.
    Jamie

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  25. Vonna, I can't see the pictures, it is just a blue square with a question mark in the middle :(( I'll come back later to see if they show up then.

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  26. You crack me up!!! As a country music fan (big time!), I saw nothing wrong with your grammer in your comment in my blog - guess I am a redneck at heart too!

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  27. Awesome Exchange!!

    Sorry to hear of your new house issues. What a dissapointment. Hope it all is resolved quickly.

    We are having a heat wave this a.m. 2 degrees with -14 degree wind chill. And, that is the warm up. Blek.

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  28. Hello Vonna Sweet Vonna!

    Chris did a fantastic job with this exchange. Beautiful little pillow and lovely goodies.

    Belinda at Blue Ribbon just joined our Little House board and she seems like a real sweetie.

    You have been QUITE the stitcher lately, my friend! Smokin' Turbo Needles! All your recent work is so gorgeous, I can't wait to see all your exchanges. Thanks so much for setting up the finishing tutorial. You are the finishing Queen!!!!

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  29. I have called back and can see the photos now...don't know what that was about. Anyway, it is a beautiful exchange you have received, this design used is great :-)) I hope your house problems are resolved quickly it's a shame about them .
    Have a nice weekend!

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  30. Hi Vonna,

    Your exchange gift is lovely.

    I hope you're getting things sorted out with your house. It's such a pain to have things torn apart. I hope it's all the way that you want it to be very soon.

    Hugs

    Julianne

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  31. That's a great exchange package!! :) And sorry to hear about the troubles with the house, they are so painful aren't there?! And never-ending, I've found. Hopefully yours get fixed asap! Good luck with the startitis, so far I've managed to keep it at bay, but we'll see. Hee hee...

    eileen :)

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  32. Problem with contractors are such a pain. I went through that a few years back when I moved in this new house. Hopefully, all those issues will be resolved soon. What a lovely exchange package. I just love Blue ribbon design.

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  33. What a great and pretty exchange! It's so lovely!:-)

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  34. I am so sad for you because of the house. A new house should not have such problems. I sure hope those problems are history soon.

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