Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Monday Update!!

Can you believe that it is already the middle of September. Time is flying by. These last few weeks have been so busy, PTA, SHAC, kids, school, doctor visits and then a trip to see Granny. Whew!!!

It is official I am now a member of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern". The pattern, Waxing Moon Designs #119, arrived from Jennifer on 5 September. I have been too busy to do anything with it other than choose a fabric color, I am going to stitch her on 14ct light blue fiddlers. Now I just need to pick the floss colors, I will probably stick close to the pattern, but you never know. More to come on this subject.

Not only did I complete my very this weekend, I also received the most fabulous floss tag with scissors from Staci. It was part of a PIF and I am sooooo lucky to get this from her. She is an extremely talented stitcher. I have decided that her floss tag will go on display, never to be used it is just to beautiful.

My Floss Tag

Floss Tag and Scissors from Staci

I received two fantastic exchanges on my Cross Stitch Friends group. From Nora, my BFF since teenage hood, a great Christmas package. She sent three skeins of WDW floss, one that I will definitely use on my little one's name flake. A great Mill Hill kit, my very first one, scissors, needles, thread heaven (thanks, I needed some more) and some mints that I will have to hide from my DS, he is addicted to mints. JoAnn, aka Kaghos, sent me a great Dog Days of Summer package. Plenty of treats to keep me energized as I stitch, lovely herbal teas, a Lavender and Lace pattern, a sweet little froggie to ward off the RIPIT demon, as well as blending filament and some seaside embellishments. I have truly been spoiled. Thank-you both.

Christmas in August from BFF Nora

Dogs Days of Summer from JoAnn

Do you remember this basket from post on a few weeks ago, well it has a new look. I bought some flowers from Michael's and voila, it is now a nice Fall centerpiece for my table. I think I should be able to use that for years to come.

I am still working on my PIFs, I intend to send them in November. I have a CSF Halloween Pinkeep, PS Fans Ornament to stitch and I must get cracking on the Sisterhood project.

I wish all of you a great week and I send you all a big THANK-YOU for stopping by. I really am grateful for all your comments.

See ya!!



staci said...

It looks like you've received oodles of goodies :) Love how your floss tag turned out, very cute. And you should definately use the one I sent you ;)

Have a good week!!!

Meari said...

What a great post, CJ. Everything is so beautiful. Lucky girl you are! Lovely basket, too. :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh I want to see what you do with the Sisterhood pattern! I love your floss tag. No wonder you don't want to use it. Lovely gifts and nice fall basket

Jennifer said...

I love the centerpiece! Try as I might, I am only so-so at arranging flowers. Yours is absolutely lovely!

Milly~ said...

What awesome goodies! Enjoy them all.

ow bin ya said...

You certainly got some lovely goodies there :) I love those floss tags to they are so cute, and your flower arrangement is great, when i arrange flowers they always look as though i just dumped them in the vase, lol

Maggie x

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I love this idea of the Traveling Pattern, and that is the perfect pattern to share. The Floss tags and gifts are wonderful and your arrangement in the basket is just lovely. Happy Stitching, CJ(ok;-)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Great exchanges! You should definitely use your floss tag and enjoy it!

Tessa said...

Welcome to the Sisterhood - hope she brings you joy
Tessa :)

Lili said...

Welcome into the Sisterhood! I hope you enjoy stitching her as much as I did.
You have a brilliant blog.

Angela said...

Lucky you, you got some lovely goodies :0) I really love your floss ring tag, you did a great job. I really must try one of these sometime soon.