Thursday, 10 January 2008

Phew, It's Gone!

Phew! This past week has seen frenzied activity with my needle in an effort not to miss the sending date for the SBEBB Winter House Exchange. This is my very first SBEBB exchange, and because Becky is closing the board for health reasons, it'll also be my last! No excuse for missing the date though, so after quite a few late nights on the trot, it's all done and H kindly took it to work to wrap it up in bubble wrap and find a suitable box, and then took it to the post office and sent it off. Now hopefully it will arrive both soon and safely! Photos, of course, when I can :)


Tonight is the Snowbird SAL, and as H was off at a late work meeting, I had an early dinner and then got down to it with my needle - I think I've made splendid progress if I say so myself! I thought this medallion on the right was going to take me weeks and weeks, but now I think it will merely be weeks.


Also, I don't think I have posted a photo of the Fair & Square (round 4) squares that I sent to Annemarie - in the hustle and bustle and holiday over Christmas and New Year, I plain forgot that she let me know that they arrived! I stitched a Quieter Moments design called Flower Sprinkles over 1 as I know that An is making a quilt out of her squares, and so I wanted to stitcher her something 'quilty'.


And, since An had mentioned on her blog that she wasn't going to have time to stitch any ornaments for herself this year, I snuck in a quick ornament for her tree:

Our second anniversary is fast approaching (2 weeks on Monday) and we are meant to be going away on a short holiday - which we still haven't booked! That will be this weekend's job, and a very important one!

Happy stitching!

14 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

Nice ornament you made for An. Your Fair and Square piece is really pretty and PL is just stunning. I love the color of thread you are using on it ;)

xstitch.nl said...

Your square for Annemarie is just stunning!! Love the colours. And the Christmas ornament is so cute. Now go and book that holiday...LOL!!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Wow, your needle has been busy. Your F&S square is amazing...so very beautiful. And so is Paradigm Lost. Hope you enjoy your anniversary.

Leena said...

Hi Stephanie! I hope you'll find a good place for your holiday, good luck!

I saw the ornament and squares already in Annemarie's blog, they are so pretty! The fabric is perfect for the ornament! And your WIP looks great!

Happy stitching and happy weekend!

Barbeeque4 said...

PL is looking great!!! The F&S finish and ornie are super!!!

Have a great weekend.

Nana's Quilts said...

Oh you are so clever - your stitching is just georgous. I made my first really UGLY quilt yesterday. I have it hanging in my family room, just as a reminder that each of us sometimes makes a boo boo! I didn't intend it to be ugly, but it just happened. A lesson in humility, I guess.

Hope your new year is starting out wonderfully. Almost happy anniversary! We are having a peak of sun this morning - hurrah!
Hugs -
Marne

Nicki said...

Stephanie - your exchange has arrived and it's GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so so much :) I can't find your email address to say than you personally but I'll take a photo now and say thank you on my blog :)

Nicki said...

P.S. Did you see the SBEBB isn't closing after all :D

Kathy A. said...

That is a stunning square you made for Annemarie. I really like it. It was so nice of you to do an ornament for her and how lovely it is. Your Paradigm is coming along beautifully. You keep me inspired. Good luck finding a nice spot of your anniversary.

Carol said...

Pssst Steph! The SBEBB is remaining open! Cathy B. and I (and hopefully Vonna too) were able to get it re-opened! Oh, wait - you emailed me already to join Spring Quaker - so I guess you figured it out - LOL!

Andrea said...

PL is looking stunning, as are the squares you made for Annemarie.

Cheryl said...

Your stitched gifts for annemarie are lovely! Love that ornie. PL is coming along great.
Im glad the SBEBB is staying open now :)

Sharon said...

PL is looking wonderful. I love the squares and the ornament you did for Annemarie! Just lovely.

tkdchick said...

The F&S you stitchched is just beautiful! So sweet of you to add in an ornament as well!