Wednesday, April 7, 2010

april 7 - a few free moments

This does not happen very often lately, so I am taking advantage! I got home a bit early from a meeting and decided to use those extra found minutes to catch up a bit here. The sun looks like it is trying to peek through but it is having a hard time!

I am finally starting to feel better. I was sick in bed all last week with strep throat. Ick! I haven't felt that bad in a long long time. Somewhere along the way I dropped my glasses on the floor and stepped on them and broke on Saturday morning I finally had to get out of bed to go get new glasses. Probably a good thing since I hadn't been to the eye doctor since 2007! Anyway, on Sunday we had a lovely dinner out for Easter and on Monday I went back to work. Still not feeling 100% but definitely getting there. And next week we are on vacation...yeah!

So I haven't done any stitching for nearly 2 weeks but I do have a few things to share. I stitched two exchanges which have been received, and appreciated, which makes me very happy!
The first was stitched for a pin pillow exchange that Becky hosted on her blog. I stitched the March Quaker freebie from The Workbasket, on a bone evenweave using Crescent Colours floss in "Spinach".

The second piece is also a pillow. I mentioned in a previous post that I had totally forgotten to send a PIF out on time and I was very embarrassed by that. So this is what I it a pattern from The Sampler Girl, It's a Wonderful Life, stitched on a neutral linen using the called for DMC threads.

These were my first two pillow type finishes and I was really pleased with the way they turned out. I'd like to get my sewing machine working...I think that would make the finishing go much faster!

I also was the recipient of some wonderful stitchy mail treats. About a year or so ago, one of my stitching friends, Tami, stitched Tea and Stitches from Victoria Sampler. I love this design so much and asked her if I could have the pattern when she was finished with it. Well, not only did she send me the pattern, but she also sent me the beautiful piece that she stitched! as well as another lovely piece. Tami and her family have so much going on right now and it just touches my heart that she thought of me at this time. Thanks again know how much this means to me.

And lastly, today when I got home from work this beautiful surprise was waiting in my mailbox! I was the lucky giveaway winner on Barbara's blog. She made this adorable easel finish with stitching and a needle magnet on one side, and a beautiful lace scissor pocket on the other. It is already propped up on my stitching table! Thanks so much Barbara!

So I guess my found time is up and I must take the doggies out for a walk!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Hi Lynda! So sorry you've been sick, but enjoyed your finishes so much. Your pillows are as pretty as any I've seen. When I can, I have a couple I want to finish very similar to yours...hope I can do a smidgen as good as you. I remember when Tami told me she was going to do that for you. She waited a long time to send it, but maybe it was just the right time :)

  2. Sorry to hear that you've been ill...but I'm glad that you're on the road to recovery!

    Your pillows are sooo beautiful! I love the designs and I love how you finished them.

    You received two wonderful gifts! Stitchy friends are the best :)

  3. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick but glad to hear you're doing better. Hopefully you'll bounce back quickly. You need to be fully recovered to enjoy your vacation! :)

    Great projects featured in your post!

  4. Love your two pillows...the green is so pretty with that fabric. Great surprises in the mail too!

  5. Glad you're feeling better! The pin pillows, exchanges, and surprise are all wonderful!

  6. Oh Lynda, strep throat is not very funny. It leaves you feeling so sick that you want to spend the whole day in bed. I'm glad that you are feeling a lot better by now.
    Both little pillows are darling. I love the motifs and the way you finished them.

  7. I am sorry to hear you have been so sick! I hope you are feeling a lot better!

    Your cushions look marvelous! You did a great job.

    I love the surprises you received in the mail also. The Tea and Stitches piece is gorgeous, as is the forget me not below it. What a wonderful, heartwarming surprise!

    The easel is great! It is very pretty and useful also. Gotta love getting stitchy treats in the mail, it always brings a smile and makes the day a better one.

  8. Lovely finishes and what a pretty clever gift to receive.

  9. Lynda... I am the worst friend when it comes to mailing things promptly, and you are always the best. Our little post office in Hartselle is always crowded and the line moves very slowly. The clerks do a thourough job and ask all required 39 questions regardless of what I am mailing, lol. Hope you liked your little projects from me though :) I started a new VS this week. Love, Tami

  10. Be proud of what you got! They're awesome.


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