Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Hi!

It's been a while, hasn't it!?  lol   I am finally back to stitching in the past couple of weeks and finding there isn't enough time in the day to work on all my stitching.  :)   I am stitching on a couple of exchanges and also beginning on a stitch for a November exchange which includes a little shopping for stitchy stuff!  Yay!   In July I received the most beautiful, sweet items from Noni in Australia for the Blogaversary Exchange with http://msherrylovers.blogspot.ca/   Here's a pic!
Noni especially made the stitched Margaret Sherry sheep and then painted the box for me.  It is extra wonderful and I am using it for threads and needles and things that I am working with on one project.  Aren't those scissors just adorable!? And I have so many scissors that the scissor fobs have come in handy!

Well, I am putting some of my cross stitch away at this time, since we are lucky in our building to be getting new windows and new balcony doors, so things have to be away from the windows .  I'm just about done, but with so much stash, it's difficult to figure out where to put it all.  lol  :)

But of course, I am keeping my current stitching in a box ready to move, since we all know its pretty hard to pack it away and leave it for months!  I did also pack my camera somewhere and so when I find it I will update you all with pics of everything I'm stitching on.   Get ready sometime to spend a while looking at pics!  lol

Take care all, and I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer. (We now have some warm days in Calgary).  Happy Stitching!  :)  



16 comments:

  1. the gift Noni sent you is sooooooo beautiful !
    I love this box and all the goodies she put inside
    so great
    each time Noni makes incredible things =)
    so sweet and lovely
    a great exchange
    good luck with your new windows & balcony doors =)
    and if you don't find the camera..no problem...even without pictures it's great to read you =)
    big big hugs
    xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Valma for the nice comment, I do like to chat!! lol Noni's gift box has inspired me to try painting one as well. :)

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  2. Lovely goodies.
    Good luck with the new windows,hope they don't make to much mess.

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    1. Thanks Julie, but have to say, its quite a mess as they do each suite, but they do clean up their mess afterwards, which is a bonus! Happy Stitching! :)

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  3. Whata lovely exchange from Noni - that box is so sweet!
    Happy stitching (:

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    1. I agree Meggie! Noni does wonderful exchanges and this box is just adorable and so useful! Happy stitching to you as welL! And love your little Lily and Molly!!! :)

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  4. I remember when we got all new windows & doors in my condo. I used it as an excuse to throw away a lot of needless junk just so I had some room to move things temporarily. Worked out very well, but now I've re-accumulated more junk!

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    1. I totally agree Annie, as I have done the same thing, got rid of papers and some trinkets that people gave me many years ago, They were packed away in the buffet never used. I bet it was nice once the new windows and doors went in . I am patiently waiting for mine but not getting much sleep with the bang, bang, bang, all day as they remove the stucco. But I suppose I can imagine that our building will look very updated for its 31 years once its all done! Besides the less I sleep, the more I stitch! lol Happy Stitching! :)

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  5. Just seeing the darling sheep make me smile. The box was painted beautifully. Lovely gifts you received from Noni. I hope all goes well with all the repair work in your home. So sorry you had to go thru any of this. But glad the workers are there and are working. Hugs! love Annette

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  6. Thanks so much Annette! I am happy to get all the updating done as well, since it will look great! I really love the box Noni sent, and have been using it every day. The sheep are just adorable! Hugs right back to you!!! :)

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  7. beautifull Anne... Noni spoiled you so.. the box, the stitching.. really wodnerfull.
    And all the goodies that are in it..
    Enjoy it..

    Good luck with your home!!

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    1. Thanks so much Annette! Noni did spoil me! She is wonderful!! They start next week on my balcony removing the stucco but not replacing as yet so that will be a while. I heard the windows will be started on main floor around 3 weeks from now, so that will be a while before they get to 10th floor! :) Silly me washed the floors today, forgetting that there will be tons of dust starting Monday. lol Oh well, I can enjoy it til then!! Happy Belated Birthday to you by the way! Sorry I missed it, but hope you had a great day!! :)

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  8. Super cute little stitchy from Noni! Lovessssss the sheep.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I think they are just adorable too!! I cant find the pattern but will keep looking! I must ask Noni where it can be found. Hope its not OOP. Happy Stitching! :)

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  9. Hi Anne! Thank you for the lovely comments on the exchange I sent you. I really enjoyed doing this one and I am so pleased that you love it :)
    Sounds like you're having fun with the renovating ;) Hope it all goes well
    Hugs xx
    PS: the pattern came from the UK Cross Stitcher magazine, issue 234 January 2011. It was back in the good old days of when they had monthly Margaret Sherry designs. :)

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  10. Hi Noni! Thanks so much for the info on the pattern, will see if I have it too. I know someone else who would love it as much as I do! Thank you again for the great exchange, it makes me smile all the time! Happy Stitching to you! Oh, and I'm working on Christmas exchange too for MSLblog. :)

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