Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Yeah - I ben stitching!

I hope you all had a good week.
I have been putting needle to thread every chance I could. Not much housework got done but that's ok.

My first stitch I can't show you as it is a square on Dani's Neighborhood RR. Beatrice and I finished her last two squares and she has not seen it yet. We will be giving it to her next weekend and I will show photos then.

I stitched a needlebook for the Make A Wish Exchange and have received notice that it had arrived. I have only made one other needlebook for myself and this one I am much happier with.
I understand my recipient liked it.

My Mirabilia RR is finished and ready to go in the mail. Well, except for the $%^%##$ thread that I lost and cannot find anywhere.

I received a package in the mail yesterday from the Netherlands. Annemarie has started a new Sisterhood pattern and I am the second person to receive it.

Heidi (from Holland) was first and she included a lovely piece of hand dyed fabric and a skein of Carrie's Threads - Hot Pink for me.

I also received a lovely RAK from Erin. She has been following our Mirabilia RR exploits and when I said I was low on fairies sent me this pattern as a gift. Thank you Erin. I appreciate it very much and will try to see that it gets used during this RR.

Other than that, I pulled threads for a couple of new starts. Well, I finished Dani's RR so that counts as a finish. I have pulled the fabric and threads for Melissa's blogaversary prize and the fabric and threads for the Sisterhood II.

On the swan front - the first couple who had little ones have no more. Predators have gotten them. The second couple have been sitting on the nest for two weeks now with no luck. So, no new little swans this year.

Thank you to everyone who tossed their name in the cereal bowl for my blogaversary. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, read my little posts and comment when you can.
Take care one and all.

Oh, and the frogs! I'm hoping by putting them on my blog they will stay away from my stitching.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, Kathy! Your RR is so stunning!

I would love to be on the list for this traveling pattern.

Daffycat said...

Holy cow you've got a lot of frogs here! Love it, Kathy!

Your RR is going to be spectacular...you'll find that missing thread as soon as you don't need it anymore!

Missy Ann said...

Beautiful needlebook Kathy. Nice batik on the inside too.

I'll take a close look at your RR when I get ahold of it and see if I can match up that mystery black. That is if someone else doesn't beat me to it.

staci said...

Gorgeous needlebook! Love the blocks you've laid out for your MRR :)

Give those darn frogs the boot!!!

Kim B said...

Your RR and needlebook are both lovely! You can do no wrong with needle and thread!

valerie said...

Your RR is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see the progress on it...and the traveling pattern too. I can't wait til it's my turn with that one!

I am so sad to hear about the swan chicks! =(

Wanda said...

Hi! Great week of stitching! I love the RR....am looking forward to seeing it progress. The needlebook looks great. Nice gifts you received! It's always nice to know that the person actually thinks of YOU when selecting what to send. I do love the frogs!

Brigitte said...

This needlebook is a real beauty, it looks so delicate stitched with the light blue thread.
I love your RR. And enjoy all hte goodies you received.

sandra said...

Your needlebook is beautiful!
Nice goodies in the mail!

Heidi said...

Hi Kathy! I have been trying to find your blog so I could leave you a comment and let you know that you should have received the NLM chart. LOL! Boy was I surprised to find your blog AND find you just received it in the post. I am glad it arrived safe and sound. I am also glad you like you little something I sent along. Now I read someone said I thought of the person I sent to but I just guessed and thought since it is summer, that would be a good color to send. I am glad it was also the 'right' color too. Enjoy them and have fun stitching.

I have to pull the fabric and threads for my NLM so I can get started this weekend. I will start posting regular updates then on my blog. I might get it done in three summers of eating worms...lol!

Hugs ~

Jenny said...

Love the little needlebook - I bet the recipiant loved it. :) Your Mira RR looks great too - cannot wait to stitch on it.

Vonna said...

Oh the sisterhood II is yours, how exciting!I shall look forward to your working and completing it!
Your Mirabilia RR is beautiful! That'll be a lot of work. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of the swan babies...darn predators. And then golfballs in the other nest. Totally disheartening, I don't have swans around here, but we eagerly await the production of Canadian Geese babies....they are so sweet and grow so quickly. We have 11 babies on our small pond in the subdivision!

mainely stitching said...

Oh wow, what a full post! You have been busy. :D

We have so many swans here - too many, really. Wish I could share some with you!

Wendy said...

Your RR is really lovely!!

Love the needlebook too. And you sure did get a lovely pattern from Mirabilia. I love to stitch those too.

Carolyn NC said...

You have been stitching! RR is stunning! Love all the stash. Your needlebook is lovely. Sorry about the swans - sad....hopefully next year.

Nicola said...

Gorgeous needlebook Kathy, and a great start on the RR.

Always smiling said...

Hi Kathy,

What a delicate stitched piece I loved it. Beautifully stitched, you have been busy.
Please include me in the draw for the chart, it was totally my sentiments!

Chris x

Cindy F. said...

Ha! Love the froggies! Too cute:)
Kathy your needlebook is beautiful!! LOVE the fabric and floss colors AND the printed fabric! Congrats on your gorgeous finish! and Your RR!!! She is beautiful with her beads:) I sure hope that floss turns up!
Fun Sisterhood pattern! How sweet that Heidi included fabric and floss! and what a sweety Erin is!!

Suzanne said...

That's a lovely needlebook. I love the new travelling pattern.

Annemarie said...

I laughed my head off as soon as I saw your new background, Kathy! You're a hoot and I hope your ploy works :o)

That's a fantabulous needlecase you stitched. Beautiful colour, too!

And yay! You are now, officially, my Lovelorn Sister!

Michele said...

I love the needlebook .. great work there!

and what fun stuff you received .. Sisterhood II is so much fun!

Daniela said...

Kathy, the needle book looks amazing. love the color, love the design, love the finish.

Great job!

Einschies stitching blog said...

How gorgeoua...this is a really great idea;-))) And I am curious how the RR comes along...

Happy stitching,

Linen Stitcher said...

My, oh my, have you ever been busy!! Enjoyed seeing all of the pics and reading your update!

Hope those frogs move on soon, though they're awfully cute as a background.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Kathy! You have been busy! I can't wait to see you this weekend ... and my RR! Wow its done!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous needlebook and RR!

Michelle said...

Wow - lots of pretty things! I love your Mirabilia RR...it's going to be gorgeous when finished!

Cheryl said...

That needlebook is gorgeous Kathy! Such a pretty design and colour choice. Bet the recipient loved it