Saturday, April 15, 2006

On my way down the bunny trail

I got this finishing idea from a friend. It's a small photo album.

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SB Exchange

 
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Even though I have over-committed myself yet once again, I am glad did it. How could I regret it? You saw the awesome sampler and stash I got below.
Now here's another. This one is from the Shepherd's Bush Ezboard. We had our choice to stitch either a tape measure cover or a fob. I am still working on mine.
Here is the beautiful one I received from Rani. She also included some lovely stationary items with pink floral hearts and a mouth-watering recipe book called Chocolate Treats... simple, sumptuous recipes for every chocolate lover. YUM

Friday, April 07, 2006

My Spring Samplar from Rachel

 
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Look what I received for my Easter exchange! It's been here a couple of days but I have been running ragged and forgot to open it last night. I could hardly wait to get home from work today so I could tear it open. I never expected such a generous gift. My goodness. Rachel stitched me the most wonderful sampler and even framed it. It's personalized with my initials on the top and she dated and initialed it also. I love every bit of it, I love the cute birds on the top, the strawberry border and the fuzzy squirrel and fluffy bunny. It is stitched on a fine count linen, perhaps 40ct. That's not all though! I also received a lovely Easter scarf. (Did you knit it Rachel?) And look! Something for a recent obsession of mine - a Lamb retractable tape measure. When you pull it's tale the tape measure is exposed. It is so cute. AND I got the chart for Attic Collection and the Finishing Instruction Pack signed by the designer Judy Odell, with a personal message to moi! She hopes I get a chance to stitch it :) I am really into trying to learn more about finishing techniques so this is just perfect for me. Rachel was the coordinator for the JAT Ornament exchange I was in. We have met again on another group and she is so smart, she knew what I would like. She accompanied it with a clever handstamped card. I am one spoiled bunny lover. My DH and I already shared the chocolate bunny.
I plan to wear the scarf to work on Monday.
Rachel, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you!!
(Please click on the sampler pic to display it more clearly.)

Another great chance!