Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Late Mail Day

See? Yesterday I forgot the mail until 8pm and look what appeared! I am positive if I'd ran to pick it up at 4, right after it arrived, there would have been nothing but the credit card statement. I was positively giddy as I went back to the house with two puffy envelopes!

These are the last two of the Ornament Swaps I was waiting for. First up is a beautiful sewing tree from Lisa. Isn't this awesome? It's stitched on light lavender fabric and it's so sparkly! The neat shape is really cool too. Thank you Lisa, I love it!


The next package contained the sweetest kitty-cat pinkeep from Conny. The front side, with the hand-made card:



Then the back side. I just love the cute little touches, like the jinglebell and the star shaped pins. And look! My initials! I am not sure you can tell but it is stitched on a very pale green linen. So pretty! Conny, it is wonderful, thank you!

This has been a really fun exchange. Now, I must stitch an ornament for each of these sweet ladies in return. It is a lot of fun picking out that perfect design for each person. Hummm, maybe I'll go look through my Christmas patterns again...
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


51 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Great exchanges. Love the kitty. I know you'll stitch equally fun designs.

valerie said...

Great exchanges! I love the tree ornie from Lisa...neat shape!

Nancy said...

Both of these are such beautiful gifts to receive! I bet you start checking your mail late in the day from now on!

Lotta said...

Those ornaments are lovely. I wish I hade the inspiration to stitch again. But until it comes back I love reading your blog and other cross stitch blogs.

Lisa said...

Such lovely ornies Sharon, what a great selection you received.

Myra said...

Wonderful, beautiful exchanges. I would love to know the designer of the kitty one. Now, before we know it you will be refusing to go to the mailbox! LOL

Missy Ann said...

I love your mailbox. :)

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful stitching street and such a pretty kitty. Lovely parcels.

Theresa said...

Great exchanges!!!! Awesome pinkeeps you received there!!!!

Karen said...

Cute exchanges!

Meadows08 said...

Lucky you! The scissor ornament is really neat and I love the kitties.

Parsley said...

Super cute!

Cole said...

Great exchanges! Wanna trade mailboxes?? Mine's been kind of boring lately! hehehe

Jackie said...

Both ornaments are adorable. I love the shape of the first one and the star charm at the top is really cute!

Nita said...

Gorgeous ornaments!
But I have this mental picture of you in robe and slippers, carrying a flashlight and invoking the mail fairies to bring you fabulous mail - lol!

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful wonderful exchanges. I tried your trick of going to the mail box late and all I got was a bank statement (pout)

Michelle said...

Lovely exchanges to have received! Continue to forget checking your mailbox :)

Christine said...

Lovely ornaments, I adore the cat one.
You might be onto something with the mail, I shall have to try forgetting to pick mine up...

Annette said...

What a lovely gifts you got, you lucky girl....

Lainey said...

Great exchanges, those are two beautiful gifts.

Maureen said...

How lucky you were to receive such lovely ornaments.. i love the cat design, reminds me of a cat we had growing up.

Annie said...

Great mail day. Those gifts are so nice. What fun to open them!

Carol said...

I'm going to start checking my mailbox late at night--who knows what goodies I'll find?! Both are just lovely :)

Wendy said...

Wow! That is a lovely exchange!! Nice work.

staci said...

Hooray for late mail!!! You received some fab goodies :)

Berit said...

These are great; I like the idea of red on purple linen.

Julie said...

Fabulous work by your stitchy friends

Pumpkin said...

They're both lovely Sharon!

tkdquintmom said...

Now I really know what I'm looking forward too! LOL...let's see, let me get you that list I started...*snort*...I'm so glad you enjoyed them all.

Lizy said...

Hi,
I bet you were so exicited to received your mail and all the ornaments are pretty.

Micki said...

Beautiful gifts!
Enjoy them!
Micki

Lois said...

Great exchanges to receive. I thinkyou're definitely on to something leaving it so late in the day to check your mail!

Shelleen said...

love the exchange pieces

Julie M said...

Well, I check the mailbox late every day and your trick doesn't work for me!:( But I'm glad it works for you and that you share it with us. Love the scissor tree! Do you know where I can find that chart?

Jenna said...

Wow, I think you have this late mail retrieval down to a science! Those are two wonderful ornies. Isn't soft, happy mail the best?

Lindsay said...

Great exchanges and my kind of mail day

Cari said...

What wonderful exchanges - love the little cat!

Angela said...

Both are wonderful! I know you will have as much fun stitching for us in return as we all did stitching for you :)

Annemarie said...

Woo-hoo! NICE gifts.

Lillie said...

Great exchanges in the mail. Both are very pretty.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous, such lovelies would be so much more welcome than bills. Congratulations on finishing Crabby,it looks wonderful and though the buttons might be expensive they certainly look wonderful.

Siobhan said...

Awww, what nice gifts! Lucky you!

Melanie said...

What sweet exchange ornaments! I *love* the kitty one! Do you know, is the front-side kitty a Prairie Schooler? Very nice!

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Suzanne said...

These are both such beautiful ornaments. Lucky you!

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Meari said...

Cute swaps!

Karan said...

Very pretty card & another fab ornie. :0)

Linda said...

What pretties you received, puffy envelopes are the best....hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

They are all beautiful!

Sophos said...

Bonjour !
Je décuvre votre blog !
J'adore ces petits chats !
Vous fait de bien belles choses ;-)
Et très belles photos de neige ! Ici, on a rien eu par rapport à vous ;-)

Bonne journée !
Sophos