Tuesday, February 2, 2010



Hi folks,


It's been a while since my last post--it's been a rough couple of weeks, and I've just learned that a friend of mine is gravely ill. I won't bring you down with the details, but I will say that my philosphy from this point on is to live each day as though it's the last, because you never know what life is going to hit you with down the road...




Anyhow, this is my LHN exchange which I can finally show has it has been received by my partner. It is "Miniature Winter Gameboard", a freebie, which I altered to make more of a springtime piece. I included game pieces, some little wooden spools which I wrapped with DMC floss to match the board (seemed like a good idea at the time but I was covered in glue by the time I was done with all of them).


Yesterday I received this awesome package (same exhange) from my partner Conny.



Conny stitched Gourmet Garden on 32 ct. linen using the recommended threads and finished it as a pincushion which she stuffed with lavender. She also included the fabric you see here, lace and lots of little ribbon roses. Needless to say, I am pleased!


I am also happy to report that my Spot the Horse (Carriage House Samplings), a UFO from way back when, is finally done. I am really pleased with the way he turned out and I found a perfect chippy-paint antique-looking frame for him, so he may even be "finsh-finished" soon.
Other than that I have been working on LHN's Pointsettia House, my birthday present from my parents last fall, but no pics yet.
I have been good so far this year...working on WIPs only, haven't started any new projects. I don't know how long this will last, some of the things coming out at Nashville are extremely tempting!
Until next time, happy stitching! Thank you everyone for your comments!




17 comments:

Emily said...

Your exchange is lovely and Spot the horse is fun.

Conny said...

Hi Marjorie,

So glad that you like the pincushion. Love your stitchinghorse.

Meari said...

Congrats on your UFO finish. Nice exchange :)

Sorry to hear about your friend.

Lois said...

Love your Spot the horse finish! What a lovely exchange package to receive. Love the LHN gameboard you stitched.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry that you received some bad news about your friend.

Spot the Horse looks great. You know the pictures on the charts just never do justice to what the finished piece will look like. Spot looks great!! Love the LHN gameboard. I think I've had that freebie in stash for ages, but have never seen it stitched up. It looks great!

MaryT said...

Really nice love all the stitching. Spot is especially cute.

Vicki in CO said...

The exchange sent and received are both great! Love Spot the Horse.

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the Finish...lovely.

I too have Pointsettia House to do, just got the called for threads so will be starting it in the next couple of months.

Nancy M said...

Your gameboard is very cute! Great idea. Congrats on finishing the ufo. Sorry to hear about your friend. I recently lost a fried unexpectedly. Give you a different outlook on life that's for sure!

Gabi said...

Both exchange pieces are looking great. Lovely exchange. Spot the Horse looks fantastic. Congrats on that finish.
Sorry to hear about your friend. :(

Vonna said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's illness. That is tough no matter when the day or season, but when the beginning of a new year, where you have bright hopes, that is hard. I will be thinking and praying for her needs.
Your beautiful LHN gameboard for the exchange is wonderful as is the exchange you received.
I LOVE that Spotted Horse. A Lot!

Lyn said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I will pray for her and you and the entire situation. Congratulations are in order for your finished horse! He looks great!

Kathy said...

Lovely finish. It turned out fabulous.

I am sorry to hear about your friend. :( Sometimes life just bites doesn't it?

Hugs to you.

Linda said...

What sweet gifties you received and your stitching finishes are great. I especially like "Spot".

Sorry to read about your friend and I know what you mean about living and enjoying each day...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish and the exchanges are very pretty.

Marl

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend, Marjorie. I will send up a prayer for her.

Your LHN exchange is wonderful. I have the gameboard patterns but have yet to stitch one. I will, one of these days.

Your Spot the Horse looks great. Can't wait to see him framed.

Pumpkin said...

Marjorie, I'm very sorry to hear about your friend :o( My thoughts are with you and him/her.

You did a lovely exchange gift! I love the blue fabric that you used. Spot is just adorable and can't wait to see him framed up :o)