Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winter Exchange!

Today I received another fantastic exchange from sweet Sylvie. If you've been following what Sylvie has made for me...it goes as follows: Summer = backpack, Fall = flatfold and this time for Winter she made a Hanging Key Holder to hang our car keys on:

Country Cottage Needleworks Winter Cottage Key Hanger
Stitched by Sylvie 1 over 1 (!)
I also received these lovely extras: two chart, two skeins of Vicki Clayton hand-dyed fiber, a huge orange/chocolate Lindt bar (yum!) and some sweet wintery stickers!

Thank you Sylvie, your package brightened my day! It's around 40-45 degrees outside, which is the warmest it's been in 2 weeks...but supposedly we're supposed to hit 17 tonight and the temps are supposed to keep dropping. I really don't mind it though because I think that we need to get cold and stay cold to kill some of the bugs and germs out there!
Well back to some more secret stitching :) I enjoyed reading everyone's "take" on the Shores of HRH! I'll be interested in seeing how many start this project up come next month! :)

41 comments:

  1. Oh wow, it's so gorgeous. Glad it made your day brighter. I am tired of cold weather myself. Not getting out of the 20's here today.

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  2. It was my great pleasure, Vonna. I'm glad it made your day brighter :)

    (((hugs)))

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  3. What a gorgeous gift. Sylvie always makes the prettiest things:)

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  4. Oh, that's such a lovely exchange!!!

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  5. What a pretty exchange! I'm seein' that big chocolate bar :) don't get chocolate on your stitching!

    Michelle

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  6. What a beautiful exchange item Sylvie has stitched. I hope the weather doesn't get too cold for you. Please send some of the cold weather my way, lol!

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  7. What a lovely exchange, and finishing the chart as a key holder is a wonderful idea! I guess I know what the next woodworking project I assign my dad is going to be.

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  8. Sylvie out did herself. What a great exchange. The candy looks so yummy.

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  9. Hi Vonna,
    I am guessing you are the same Vonna from Cyberstitchers. Barbara, Harmien and Annemarie have finally gotten me into this blog thing. I'm really liking it (once I get over my massive computer-illiteracy). I simply love "Shores of Hawk Run Hollow" Those are all my favorite themes...ocean, sealife, seaside villages, etc. Look forward to reading more of your blog. Check me out my blog when you get the chance.

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  10. wow...what a stunning exchange!

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  11. What a great exchange Vonna. I love how Sylvie finished this one. TFS

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  12. What a great exchange! And wow 1 over 1!

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  13. Oh wow what a fantastic exchange!

    We need some seriously cold weather over here. It's been really mild but today it feels very wintery so keeping my finger's crossed for some good frosts and maybe some snow.

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  14. Sylvie did a beuatiful job and I love the way she finished it ;)

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  15. wow what a great exchange

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  16. Pretty gifts! I love how Sylvie used beads on Winter Cottage. They look like snow glistening in the sun! Nice touch.

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  17. What a lovely exchange and what a fantastic idea! So different to the usual stuff. And lovely goodies too :)

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  18. Awesome exchange!!! Sylvie spoiled you but good : )

    Ah, the weather, bleak. I continue to look towards Spring.

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  19. Those gifts are amazing. Sylvie did a lovely Key Hanger for you.
    Keep warm, you are right cold is better for us. It does kill off some of the germs.

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  20. What a unique finish :-) Lovely extras too!

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  21. That sure is a nice exchange. I am not sure about the Shore of HRH. I am more of a north woods girl, lol. I will probably like it better when I see someone stitch it up,lol. It is bitter cold here, at least the winds died down here.
    Take care!

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  22. What a wonderful exchange and the lovely goodies.

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  23. What a marvelous exchange. The key holder is such a fantastic idea.

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  24. What a wonderful idea, making a key holder. It looks fabulous!
    Please send some of that cold our way, we've got too many bugs and germs... sigh... sniffle...

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  25. That is a really cute idea!

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  26. Neat exhange and very pretty! Great goodies too.

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  27. What a lovely gift no wonder you were thrilled.

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  28. Hi Vonna,
    You just won an award!

    Jaimie from Lavender and Lace

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  29. Wow, a lovely PILE of ggodies! And you deserve every bit :)

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  30. Now that is quite lovely and very clever! I am certain that you are enjoying this fabulous exchange...I have yet to start mine for my partner!
    RE: Shore of HRH~Does not really float my boat, but I am a Vermont mountain girl :)
    Mailed that thing out to you today...
    Stay warm :)

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  31. Just catching up with my blogging. What a lovely exchange from Sylvie. One question. Who got the chocolates? I don't know who would be worse in my house DH or the boys. - Sandra.

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  32. Wow she is just so creative!

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  33. wow! what a fantastic key hanger!! Sylvie did a wonderful job!!

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  34. We will make a point of seeking out the Spanish Bakery Vonna. Sounds great!

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  35. What a clever finishing idea! Lucky you!

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  36. That's a great package that Sylvie sent. I'm eyeing that chocolate bar too! I haven't seen Orange Lindt bars around here. Mmmm!
    I never would have thought of finishing a piece in this way. Clever!

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  37. Very nice finishing !! And I just love those winter themes.

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  38. Well, what a darling key holder! And yummy chocolate, Vonna!! :) Hugs, Deb

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  39. What a beautiful exchange. Sylvie is so creative with her finishing!

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  40. That's such a clever finishing idea!

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