Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange - The Big Reveal!

Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose recently hosted her 11th tea cup/mug exchange.

While this is the 11th exchange that Stephanie has organized, it is the first time I have participated.  When I signed up, I indicated whether I was interested in a tea cup or mug (I chose mug.) and I also gave some personal information, such as hobbies, favorite color, stuff like that.

The person that I was assigned to send a mug to was Ida.  I found her a cute bird mug and a few other "goodies" and mailed the items off to Walla Walla, WA.  If you want to see what she received, you can take a look at her "reveal" blog post here.

Kris, who blogs at Lavender Quilts, had my name assigned to her.   Here is a picture of the lovely gifts I received from Kris.........

The mug that she sent was so pretty.  Take a closer look. 
  See the cute bee flying around the lavender flowers?  Well, take a look inside the mug........
  Kris also sent me some "made in Oregon" gifts, such as yummy cranberry jelly beans and cranberry blood orange black tea.

A cat cross-stitch pattern, handmade doily, and a book was also included in my package of goodies.  Kris' sense of humor was evident by this gift that was included in my package.....
  WAX LIPS!  😂😂😂😂

Thanks again to Kris for all the gifts and to the exchange hostess, Stephanie for making this a fun exchange.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November FNwF

Can it be November?? Already??????? Really??????

It is time for FNwF or Friday Night with Friends.  Stitchers from all over the world "get together" on the first Friday of the month for a bit of stitching.  It's been a couple of months since I have been able to attend FNwF so I have a few things to show you.  At the September FNwF, I was just starting to stitch a fall-themed piece by Little House Needleworks as part of a two-month SAL.  I actually finished two fall-themed Little House Needleworks projects during the SAL.  So let me show you those.

Little House Needleworks Autumn Sampler - I have a small wood tray that I am going to use for "framing" this piece. (Side note - I no longer need this pattern so I am selling it for $5. If you are interested, please leave a comment or email me.)

Little House Needleworks October - This finished piece was "framed" with a 7x7 wood box.

With these finishes behind me, I decided to work on some WIPs for November FNwF.  

A friend gave me this cute pattern that has a wood pumpkin "frame" and buttons for finishing.  
There really isn't a whole lot of stitching.  Here is my progress on this piece....

The kit also includes a strip of floral cotton fabric that goes at the bottom of the stitched area.  I'm stitching this on 36 ct linen using 1 strand of DMC and Sampler Threads.

I'm also working on this cute piece by La-D-Da - Big Red House.

I actually won the pattern (it is signed by Lori M.) several years ago from Norden Crafts' Facebook page.  I had put the pattern away, totally forgetting about it......that is until the "memory" popped up in my FB feed.  I had posted a photo of the pattern after I won.  When I saw the photo, I decided it was time to start stitching it!  I had to search through my ever-growing stash to find the pattern!  I'm stitching it on 32 ct Straw linen from Weeks Dye Works using most of the called for sampler threads.  

Hopefully I will have a finish to post at December FNwF.  I am also working on some Christmas things but those will have to wait until January FNwF to "reveal" those so not to spoil any surprises.  

Alrighty........what are you stitching?