Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Better Than Christmas!

My mail has been a little sparse lately, but boy did that ever change today!

First, I received my SBEBB Think Pink Exchange from Alison. This turned out to be a "true" exchange as I had Alison and she had me! LOL!

Anyway, Alison stitched a very cute fob, "Keep A Happy Heart" by Shepherd's Bush. It is stuff with fiberfill (I think), but there is some kind of a weight in there too. She attached a very cute pink scissors to it.

Alison also sent me some purple post-it notes, some tea, a pack of my favorite #28 Piecemaker needles, a breast cancer emery board, some delicious dark chocolate (I know it is delicious because I already ate it!), and a Brightneedle pattern, "Something Blue".

This was a fun exchange, thank you Alison!

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I also received my HoE Prairie School Exchange today from Margie. Margie stitched a design from "A Farmers Almanac" and finished it as a pin/needle cushion. It is filled with 100% emery. It is just so very cool and I love it!

Margie also sent lots of goodies! Some DMC Variations (my favorite colors), purple tassels (can't wait to use these), a variety of shell buttons, silver metallic pins, a purple notebook, a Stone & Thread pattern "Snowflake Mitten" and some 32ct. Silkweaver Linen in a very luscious purple.

Thank you Margie. I love everything!

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I also received my Halloween Fair Squares from Missy Ann. She stitched a Brightneedle design called "Hatz Bootique". They are very cute! I really enjoyed received something other than the traditional "pumpkin".

I just love these squares and can't wait to have a "finishing day". Thank you Missy!

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Missy and I also did like a private exchange and I received that today as well. She sent me 2 patterns from The Yankee Stitcher, "A Prickle of Porcupines" and "An Ostentation of Peacocks". They are both very cool. She also sent me a pincushion (which she made herself) (zoom in on the pic-it is an eyeball), several different ribbons on a floss ring, some wax lips (boy, I haven't seen these in years!), a iron-on wearable designer spider and 3 fat quarters of cotton (which came from her LQS) from a line called "Fairy Frost". All of this came in a cute little container.

I absolutely love all of it. Thank you Missy!

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I still have a couple of exchanges that are somewhere out there waiting to be received. I'm afraid one of them has gone AWOL. The USPS is currently investigating it. However, I'm afraid I might have to re-create something. :( This hasn't happened to me before and I am wondering how I trust the USPS from now on.

I have decided to "Stitch Pink" during the month of October. I joined Becky's "When Pink Matters" blog. I am going to be honoring my friend, Shari, who is bravely battling breast cancer again. I have cut back on exchanges to free up some time and this just seems right for me to do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)


Mama Joan said...


You hit the mother load. Great and fun exchanges.

staci said...

Congrats on all the fabulous exchanges Jill!!! Enjoy, you deserve them!

Margit said...

I absolutely love those squares!

Cathy B said...

Great exchanges Jill! It is like Christmas!

karen said...

What great exchanges! you are one very lucky girl!

love your music selection as well on your blog here.

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, I love the PS exchange you recieved. I can understand your better than Christmas statement. Isn't it fun to give and receive the exchanges.

Alison said...

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that my DH has kept all the packaging from your exchange so I can check when I get home re the thread counter. DH has no idea what I'm talking about!! LOL

Alison said...

Me again...I forgot to mention...the weight inside the fob is an Australia 10c piece. :) So you have a tiny bit of Australia with you over there.