Back from the great beyond, here I am. Not really the great beyond but Windsor, Ontario, Guthrie Center, Iowa, Paxton, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Flagstaff, Arizona and home to Yuma, Arizona. It was a wonderful trip. The weather was gorgeous - sunny and warm the entire trip of 10 days.
And then, the dust!!!!! It took 4 days to unpack and clean out six months worth of dust! We must have had lots of wind in the 6 months we were gone.
All my stash is organized and tucked in corners. You would roll over laughing if you saw how much stash I brought with me for the next 6 months. You would think that I stitched day and night - wait a minute - I do ROFL.
I am still plagued with tendonitis in my elbow and so I have to restrict my stitching time.
I have managed to stitch a couple of exchanges and a set of Fair Squares. None of these have been received yet so photos will have to wait.
I do have a few things to show you. I won Day 13th of the 31 Days of Halloween put on by Missy Ann and Annette. Maybe because it was Day 13 my package made an extended trip - to Canada - after I had left there, back to Annette and then on to me in Arizona. It was a fun package to receive. I think of Annette every time I use her Halloween pencil. The lovely Kylie made me a wonderful book mark. The book - devoured in a matter of hours and now I have to find more of the series.
I received this wonderful little kit as a thank you some time back and stitched it up in the car during my journey. The buttons make this one just so very special. It is a Stitch' Em kit from Hob Nobb Designs.- SP9 - Sunflowers.
I received my Fair Squares from Joan in Friday's mail. Isn't this a gorgeous piece! I love it!
It is Little House Needleworks - Winter Sampler - from the 2009 JCS Ornament magazine. The card that she included is hand done. Beautiful! Thank you Mama Joan!
If you are ever looking for a fun group and a great bunch of people join a round of the Fair and Square Exchange blog. It has been such a treat for me. I have a series of the most beautiful squares and I am in the process of making a wallhanging with them. Each square that I sew together reminds me of the wonderful people that I have met and the friends I have made through this exchange.
I do apologize for being offline for so long. I just seem to have hit a slump. I know my sore elbow is making me cranky. I am stitching on a birthday gift for a friend and I am worried that I will not get it done in time. Okay, enough whining. I am off to read over 650 posts in my Google Reader. Please understand if I do not comment but I am reading one and all!!!
Till next time stitch fans, stitch your heart out!!!!!