I participated in the HoE beCAUSE It's Pink Exchange and today I received my exchange. Chris H. had my name and she did a super job.
Chris made me a hanging pinkeep with a breast cancer design on it. Chris was concerned that I had already stitched this design--no worries, I haven't stitched this one. This is one of those that you really need to see done to appreciate it. The pattern doesn't do it justice. It is very nicely done and I just love it! Great addition to my pink basket.
Chris also sent me some wonderful goodies. She must have done her homework because this exchange is sooooo me. There is a mechanical pencil, a pink cosmetic bag, a new fob for my cell phone, pink ribbon, pink (rose) soap, pink flowered post-it notes, pink beads and pink silicone cup cakes--I'm really excited about these. The juices are already flowing as to what I can stitch in these for my pink basket. I absolutely love all of it.
Thank you so much, Chris. This really made my day.
Ran into something interesting over on Edgar's blog. A posting about "What's In Your Stitching Bag?". This is good fun so I thought I would share.
I carry a large stitching bag everyday to work. I get about 45 minutes to 1 hour in a day at work. It doesn't seem like much but in a week, that is a good chunk. Anyway, here is my bag.
Now, yes this is more like a pouch but I love them. My good friend, MamaJoan, makes these bags and does a wonderful job. This one is the large one. I have at least 1 large one for every season. Inside this I have a project and a small stitching pouch.
Currently I am working on some fair squares, which is a rather small project. It is in a small clear pouch--this on is store bought.
Here is the 2 smaller pouches.
Now, this smaller pouch--the orange one, is Halloween for October. I have one of these for every month and they are themed for that month. You can see them all here on an older post of mine.
I have quite a bit of stuff in this smaller pouch. However, I think I have everything I use always or very often when stitching.
See, there is alot of stuff in there, isn't there?
Now, I will try to list what all is in here. I have a scissors (of course), needlecase with cross stitch needles, needle tube with beading needles, tape measure, pin cushion, small foldable ruler, pen, pencil, marker, papers and post-it notes, crystal beads, thread heaven, an ort container, a small light with clip, a calendar, hand lotion, hand wipes, an emery board, thread winders, pin cushion with colored needles that I use for marking threads and a small container that has various embellishments and some coins. Whew!
If I only stitched at home, I wouldn't carry so much, but I stitch at work, with friends, and once a week I go to my mom's and stitch and she knits.
There you have it!
Oh yes, don't forget about Missy's 13 days of giveaways for Halloween.
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