Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Halloween and Fall Exchanges

Hello Friends! Look what the postman brought to me today! This is the Seasonal Exchangers Autumn Exchange from my partner and friend Sylvie, isn't this a lovely flatfold?

Homespun Elegance "Delivering Autumn" *front of flatfold*

Back of flatfold - don't you love that rich orange of the fabric?!

Here's the whole kit and kaboodle! I was DEFINITELY spoiled a whole bunch!

AMAP designs from my wishlist! Thank you Sylvie!

Some lovely fabric...I've wanted to try this fabric out! And look at the cool Atalie threads and WDW threads!! All in autumnal colors :)

Dearest Sylvie, thank you ever so much for this special package! I shall treasure the flatfold always and I shall relish using the fabric, threads and lovely AMAP designs. Your the best! Thanks from the bottom of my heart :)
Next Up: Nadine alerted me that she received my Halloween exchange, I sent her for the SBEBB board. So here's what I stitched for Nadine:

Prairie Schooler - Pumpkin Patch
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 32 ct. raw linen
Finished as: pinkeep
Pinkeep Back


I also sent Nadine some extras, but I didn't photograph them...oops! I hope Nadine likes what I stitched for her. I really thought it turned out well. I liked how it all came together in the end :)
Thanks for all the well wishes on my teeth. I have my temporary crowns in...they stink...but hopefully my final crowns will look and feel much better. I'm mainly eating soft foods because I don't want the temporary crowns to fall off! I really don't want to see the teeth that they ground down...it felt like they were the size of tiny corn kernels....yikes! The whole process yesterday took 2 1/2 hours. I wasn't in any pain, I was just getting tired of sitting there. Plus my gums were bleeding so badly they couldn't get the resin for the temps to stick....so thus my eating very soft foods and liquids....I hope my permant ones look nice, I'm really sort of disgusted with these temps!
Today I've cleaned my house...deep, deep! AND did the laundry for the week :) Tomorrow is the teacher appreciation lucheon I'm in charge of and then I'm done until the weekend when I work. But I'm hoping beyond hope that I get to do nothing but STITCH on Thursday and Friday!!!
Thank you to all my readers and visitors :) until next time, I hope your weather is fine and stitching hours long!

54 comments:

  1. Both exchanges are just great. Congrats on both of them. So glad to hear your dental work went well.

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  2. Oh BOY!!! Some eye candy today :) I love BOTH exchanges :)

    Happy to hear your dental work went well :)

    ((((((((Big hugs)))))))))

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  3. Oooh you lucky gal! Such cute things! I am glad you came through your dental work ok. Not fun. You take care, dear.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what beautiful stitching and goodies!!!!

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  5. What sweet gifts! I love Prairie Schooler. Hope all is well with your teeth :)

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  6. Have work done on the teeth can be such a pain. I hope that your permanent crowns are put on soon and look like normal teeth for you. :) Lovely autumn exchange you received and sent!

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  7. Such beautiful exchanges! Love both of them :)

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  8. What great exchanges to get and give! Enjoy! I hope all goes well with your teeth. Take care!

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  9. Sylvie made you a gorgeous Autumn gift! You received such a nice package. And, I also love the gift you stitched for Nadine. Looks like fun friends!

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  10. Glad to hear the dental work went well. I'm sure the permanent crowns will be much better and then you can get back to real food instead of all that soft stuff!
    Both exchanges are fantastic! I love anything that has to do with autumn and Halloween.

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  11. I'm glad the dental work went relatively smoothly!

    Lovely exchange pieces - I love your pinkeep!

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  12. You received some great mail!! And, I love the PS piece that you stitched for Nadine :)

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  13. Lovely stitching both sent and received! Great finishings too :)

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  14. Great exchanges. I like the idea of pulling the small designs off the PS pattern.

    Continued Good Luck with your dental work. I remember when I had something similar done how the ground down the teeth. Sure would not have wanted to see them afterwards. I am sure you will be pleased when it is all over.

    Good luck with the teacher appreciation thing.

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  15. Good girl !! You have certainly deserved some stitching on Thursday and Friday !! I love those exchanges, both patterns are so beautifull !!

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  16. Be sure I enjoyed your parcel Vonna ! The flat fold Sylvie stitched for you is really nice too.
    Higs,
    Lucialoo

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  17. Ooooh! Both exchanges are wonderful. I have that AMAP chart, it is beautiful!

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  18. I love both the exchanges. They are stunning!

    Pleased to hear it went OK at the dentist.

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  19. Great exchange Vonna! The flatfold is so cute and the backing fabric is perfect for autumn!
    The halloween pinkeep you made is very pretty! Love the design you chose...Muy lindo todo :)

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  20. Oh WOWEEEE Lovely, lovely exchanges

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  21. WOW... talk about spoiled :) What a wonderful exchange!

    Glad your crown experience wasn't painful; just boring! Too bad there's not a way to stitch while in the chair.

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  22. What beatufiful things

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  23. Love all the fall stitching pieces. Yikes...corn kernels in your teeth...hope it gets better for ya!

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  24. You are so welcome, Vonna, it was a pleasure to spoil you :)

    (((hugs)))

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  25. What a wonderful exchange...You are very fortunate indeed!! They are beautiful.

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  26. What a wonderful exchange! Your design on the pinkeep looks strangely familiar ;) Great job on that and hope your permanent crowns are put in quickly!

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  27. Hello Vonna!
    I LOVE the flat fold you received for the exchange. Its beautiful and I'm sure looks great with your other seasonal decorations. I love the patterns, fabric and threads you received too.
    Sorry, but I can't see what you stitched for the exchange. :-(
    I'm sorry to hear about your teeth problems. I hope you get permant caps soon.

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  28. So glad you've got your temporary crowns on. The exchanges are wonderful! I had so much trouble with the bows on my pinkeeps - I'll have to try to make them look more like yours!

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  29. The flat fold is so pretty. I do love the fabric. Also, the pinkeep you made for Nadine is adorable. I really like the rectangular shape and the trim. I'm sorry to hear about your teeth and hope that you don't have to suffer with the temporary crowns for long.

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  30. These are some great items you recieved and wonderful stitching that you have done as well.

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  31. Wonderful exchanges! I hope everything goes well with the new crowns!

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  32. Gorgeous exchanges! I (finally) put your prize from the Monochromatic exchange in the mail - hope you like it!

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  33. Fabulous exchanges! And fabulous gifties! Oh, how thrilled you must be, especially now that you feel a bit iffy, what with your teeth and all. I do hope that today and tomorrow will be filled with heavy-duty stitching. You deserve it, after all that hard work!

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  34. What a beautiful exchange from Sylvia - which reminds me, again, that I msut get started on Myrna's - LOL!!! Glad she chose AMAP charts that were not the one I sent you!!! And, your pinkeep for Nadine is so sweet! {{{HUGS}} - I miss having time at work to chat with you!

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  35. Absolutely love both exchanges! Fall is such a great time of year, isn't it?? :) I especially love Atalie threads :)

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  36. Gorgeous exchanges Vonna! The pinkeep you made is adorable. Sylvie really spoiled you well, and those patterns are on my wish list as well!

    Glad to hear your dental work isn't causing too much pain, and you should be done soon.

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  37. Both are gorgeous exchanges

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  38. I love both exchange gifts!
    I hope you've been able to stitch away today and tomorrow too :)

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  39. I love everything! So pretty!

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  40. Vonna, as usual you recieve and send the most beautiful exchanges!

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  41. Wonderful exchanges Vonna!!!

    Glad that everything went well with the dentist :)

    Hope you get a chance to relax after your busy week!!!

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  42. Love the halloween flatfold. I only recently found out about this kind of finish. I was stitching on my half finished Harvest by Bent Creek last night and wondering where on earth I'd seen that flatfold tutorial and here it is! Thanks. Can't wait to try it out. The backing fabric on this halloween one from your friend is lovely.

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  43. Wow, great exchanges! You really have stitched a wonderful exchange for Nadine and the one you received from Sylvie is beautiful. I just love reading your blog, it always makes me smile, it's great to read what you write :) I'm happy to hear that the dental work went well, happy weekend!

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  44. Hoping that you got of stitching done!!! Everything looks great!

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  45. Sorry to hear about the temperary teeth, I know when I had my dentures done, I had to wear a temp set for a year, I hated the look of them! Glad the final set looked nice! Love your pinkeep! Looks great!
    Donna

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  46. Love your exchanges. I know your pain I too have had crowns it will be great in the end!! HUGS!

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  47. awesome exchanges. Dental work is so annoying. I don't know why, but it just IS : )

    I'm still cleaning my house. After laying around moping with the 'cold' the whole place seems to need a tidy-up

    Enjoy the week : )

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  48. Oh Vonna, they are all just beautiful! Enjoy!

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  49. Vonna,

    Please stop by my blog.. I have a surprise for you.

    Michelle

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  50. You definitely were spoiled! Lovely goodies. xxx

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  52. You have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award. Thank you for making me smile.

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  53. I have a surprise for you on my blog..Have a look when you have a min.

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  54. Temporary crowns is one step closer to the permanent ones. But I am sad about the bleeding. Stitch away, when you can. You deserve it.

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