Friday, August 29, 2008


I have been very, very busy here. But I can't show you anything yet. I have been stitching for friends for Christmas. After Christmas I will have a BIG show and tell for you. I also did the cupcake swap that I had to keep under wraps until yesterday. Now I am finishing up my bag for the bag swap. Here is a little peek. Don't tell........ I hope she likes the colors I chose.

The fabric is In The Pink 2 designed by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass& Co. I am off now to sew, sew and sew some more. Fun, fun, fun!!

I will be back soon to chat.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cupcake Love

I love cupcakes. When I heard that Sharon was having a cupcake swap, I joined up. I had fun looking and shopping for cupcake "things". I found out that my partner was Erna. She is a young mother of two little boys from The Netherlands. We exchanged e-mails and introduced ourselves. She is a lovely person. Now that we have both sent and received our swap packages I can show you our goodies. We tried to send them on the same day so that we would receive them at the same time but that didn't work out. Oh well, it was a nice idea! This is what I sent to Erna.

I made a small wall hanging with a cupcake in the center, a cupcake tote bag and a cupcake pincushion. I also gathered some other cupcake items.

This is what I received from Erna.

Erna made some cute little cupcake tags, a cupcake needle holder and a cute little bag that I will use to hold my threads and scissors. She also sent two fat quarters with cupcakes on them and a few other little cup cakey items. Again, thanks so much Erna. I love everything and it was so nice meeting you. I would also like to thank Sharon for hosting the swap. It was fun.

Blogger is not playing nice again! It downloaded the same picture twice and will not allow me to remove one of them. So Please enjoy looking at the pictures.

I will chat soon,


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I Have Been A VBG!!!

At the end of May I received a Thank You gift from Stina in Sweden. I sent her a thank you right away but I never posted about it. Soooooooo I am going to fix that right now! She sent a beautifully wrapped gift along with the best chocolate that I have ever tasted. I Have tasted a LOT of chocolate in my day. Along with that there was a beautiful card and a note written by Stina.

When I opened the package there was a beautiful Couch Cushion with my name on it. Stitched in pinks and greens. I love it! The pattern is by Leanne Beasley. The stitchery pattern was taken from another book. I am sorry but I have forgotten who it is by. Remember I was a VBG!!

Here it is all packed and ready to go. Stina I am so sorry that I have not posted your beautiful handwork before now. It gets a lot of use and I love it. Again thanks so much.

On July 7 th I mailed Stina a thank you package. To date it has not arrived in Sweden. I spoke with the USPS again this morning and they seem to think that the package MAY be in Israel. Now how do you suppose that happened??? You also have to wait seventeen working days from the time that the package was reported missing to get any information on it. Other than it left the US on the 9th of July. That will be sometime in the middle of August. Next time I may try UPS. (I will keep checking on it Stina).

Today I went to see Momma Mia. If you haven't seen it, you have to go. I loved it. I have been singing and dancing since I left the theater. On the way to the car my sister and Debbie would not even walk with me. It probably wasn't very pretty! I will chat soon.