Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just want to take a quick minute and wish everyone a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday for whatever holiday you celebrate.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Continuation of Swaps

My first Swap-bot swap was a private one set up by Doreen for members of Joan's Yahoo group. It was for a biscornu using a pattern that Joan had made for a group challenge.

I received from Doreen in Canada. This biscornu and a selection of buttons.

Here is the one I sent to Pirjo in Finland.

I have enjoyed doing this swap and will be joining more swaps of this type after the new year.

The other swap I joined was a postcard swap and I received 4 really nice postcards, from Colorado, North Carolina, Michigan and Australia. And I sent to North Carolina (different person that I received from), Alabama, Kentucky and The Netherlands. I enjoyed this and have already joined another postcard swap. I will scan these later and post the pictures.

Got to go as have to let the ferrets out to play for a while.
Have a great day.


Been busy but I guess I had better post some pictures of some swaps and things that I have seent and received in the last month or so. I joined a site called Swap-Bot because one of the yahoo groups I am in is going to do her swaps thru this site. I have completed 2 swaps and joined 2 more. Also I have joined in on the group forum (Sapphirestitching - Swap-bot group) a couple of Winner take all postings. And I won the drawing for the WTA- Christmas Floss. So here are some pictures of what I received.

From Angel a skein of NeedleNecessities overdyed #151. My first overdyed floss. And you can see the pretty decoration of the note card she had with the floss.
Then next from Doreen in Canada 3 Christmas colors of DMC and an assortment of Christmas colored buttons.
Then from Sadie in Scotland these pretty DMC threads Antique Effects (silver), Precious metal Effects (gold) and another shade of green.
Next from Joan a skein of Six Strand Sweets Hand-dyed color spice drop. a skein of Weeks Dye Works called Santa Claus from the Holiday Collection, and 3 skeins of DMC varigated colors.
Last from Roz a skein of Anchor (another shade of green), skein of Kreinik Japan thread #7 (gold), roll of Kreinik Very Fine #4 braid - green, and a roll of Kreinik blending filament - red. And a really cute Christmas note card.
Better post this as it is getting rather long. Next post will be about the swaps that I have done in Swap-Bot

Monday, December 01, 2008

I was tagged.

Boy am I behind. I got tagged almost a month ago to tell you 6 things about me and then tag 6 more to do the same. Anyway I have been thinking about what to post.

First the rules.

1. Link to the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write six random things about yourself.4. Tag six people at the end of your post.5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.6. Let the tagger know your entry is up

Joan was so nice to tag me. (You have to scroll down as there are some newer posts above the one where she tagged me.)

Now 6 Random the things about me:

1. I have been retired for 3 years now and seem to be as busy as when I was working. Do have more time for stitching and playing on the computer.

2. I have done many crafts over the years. Crochet, embroidery, fabric painting, sewing, plastic canvas, and cross stitch. The only thing I have had trouble trying to learn is knitting. Although I am trying.

3. Been married for 42 years. Hope to make 50 but don't know if Hubbies health will hold up that much longer.

4. Have 2 kids. Daughter is 40, divorced, with 3 sons - 18 - 19 - 21. She works for a clipping company here so she gets to read newspapers for a living. Son is 37, married with a 16 year old step daughter, and a 15 year old daughter who is in Texas with her mom. He drives for a large trucking company out of Des Moines although he lives here in Topeka.

5. I am very shy until I get to know someone. That is why in the groups I mostly lurk. I am trying to get over this and maybe someday I will. You never know.

6. Love to read. I can remember getting in trouble in grade school because I would get engrossed in a book and not want to do anything else. If I really like a book and will read it ove and over.

As for tagging anyone I have been thinking about that and most of the blogs that I read have already been tagged. So I am going to take an idea from some of them and just say that if you have not been tagged to consider yourself tagged. If you do post this let me know and I will come check it out.

Well thats all for now. Might be back later as I have some pictures to post from exchanges and some things I been working on.