Saturday, January 31, 2009

I got mail!

When hubby brought in the mail today I had a very unexpected suprise. I received a puffy envelope from Canada. It was for the August biscornu exchange in the bbinteractive Yahoo group. My partner sent a beautiful blue dragon pattern biscornu that she adapted to cross stitch from a late 1800's filet crochet pattern. Also in the package was a cute scissor fob with flowers and my initial on one side and a blackwork design on the other. A sheep that you pull his tail and it is a measuring tape. Really cute. And finally 3 rolls of Kreinik metallic threads. So without any more here are the pictures.

This was good timing and a real pick me up today as I am getting ready for Surgery on Tuesday. I have a degenerated disc in my neck that they are going to work on to see if they can reverse some of the nerve damage it has done to the nerves of my left hand. So wish me luck. Got to go everyone have a great day. Going to watch the Super bowl tomorrow and root for the Cardinals as this is their 1st Super bowl game. And of course I have to watch all the comercials especially the Budweiser ones.

Monday, January 26, 2009

My January finishes.

I have had a few small finishes since the last time I was on here.

This first is an angel that I started earlier this year while waiting on hubby at one of his many Dr appointments. I didn't continue on it because the lighting in most Dr's ofices was not good enough for the dark material. I do like it once I got it done.
Then this was for the January bookmark exchange in the BBInteractive group on Yahoo. The pattern was from a blackwork band sampler in The Gift of Stitching Magazine. (See link in sidebar.)I don't remember what issue but I do like how it turned out.

Next I have to get busy on a biscornu for a swap on Swap-bot. It won't take long once I get started. Still have not found a pattern that I like for this swap.

Better close for now as it is getting late. Have a great day!

PIF winner

I had 5 entries in my drawing so I went to the random number generator and told it to pick 2 numbers between 1 and 5. And the numbers chosen were 1 and 5. Which means that the winners are Pike and Anitra. Congratulations ladies and I will be sending you something in the next 365 days. Please send me your addresses so that I will know where to send your packages. And now you have to host your own PIF's. Either on your own blogs or if you don't have one any way that you want just so that you pay it forward.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I won a PIF so my turn to post.

Last week I entered a PIF posted by Debra for notions and/or thread instead of a stitched item. So now it is my turn to post a PIF.

Here are the rules:

1. Send no less than 5 items per person.

2. Items can be DMC, other threads, stitching needles, straight pins, buttons, scissors, ribbons, ect, just use your imagination. You can send a combination of items such as 3 threads, 1 pack of straight pins and 1 pack of stitching needles or just 5 threads.

3. All I ask is that items be in new condition and not used.

If you are interested, leave a comment on this post until January 25 and I will draw 2 names that evening then post the winning names on my January 26th blog. Please be sure to leave your email address or a link to your blog so I can get in touch with you if you are a winner!

If you win, you must be willing to post this PIF on your blog and do the same for at least 2 people.

So let the fun begin. Have a great day! Barbara

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First finish 2009 and bookmark exchange received.

Finally my first finish for 2009. It was a WIP that I have been working on off and on for the last year. It was a small counted cross stitch kit from Dimensions that I have had for awhile. The copywrite notice said 2000. It is called Teddy Bear Greetings by Vicky Howard. This was done on 14ct plastic canvas and the wire greetings sign came in the kit.

Next picture is a bookmark that I received from the January bookmark exchange in the yahoo group bbinteractive (Brooke's Books Interactive). I am still hunting for a pattern for her bookmark.

I have also received some postcards from some Swap-bot postcard swaps. Have not scanned them yet but when I do they will be posted on my webshots album and maybe here.

Got to go as the ferrets want out to play and we want to watch the playoff games today.