Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fastest Mail in the West

Poor Angela has had a terrible time with mailing packages. Some of the packages she sends take weeks to arrive. It was with great trepidation she sent off my Ornament Swap last Monday. I must admit I was a little nervous myself ~ but it arrived yesterday ~ one week, on the dot! Congratulations, Angela...perhaps the "curse" is broken?

Isn't her ornament gorgeous? You will have to visit Angela's blog for the details, I'm sure she will post them soon. The finishing is just lovely. I wish you could see it in person! Thank you so much, Angela!!!

Oh.
My.
Freakin'.
Stars.

Have you seen the new Bent Creek charts out? Here are a couple of lovelies...photos courtesy of The Silver Needle.

Gnomes in a Garden Row. I 'bout fell over when I saw this one. It went straight into my cart and I couldn't type in those credit card numbers fast enough! My daughter, Jessie, loves gnomes (and so do I) so this one I couldn't live without.


Quaker Noel Row. This one is rather a change from Bent Creek's usual stuff. Very pretty! I resisted buying this one. For now. There are also a few "little" designs out new too. These are called Flair, top of page here. There is a snowman, a sail boat and some cute chicks under an umbrella. These were not resisted *grinz* not even for a second!

I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments on my last few posts. Sheba has a swelled head and has been carrying on with the latest of her hedgehog stuffies. I have emailed the recipe for the toffee cream scones to those that had emails in their profile and asked about it. Thanks too, for the offers of the silk ribbon I need want. I believe there is some on the way to me! Little Mr. Bunny is nearly finished and I'm looking forward to putting him together!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

48 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm so glad the mail worked this time! What a beautiful ornament you received! I do love those new Bent Creeks too!

Nan said...

Angela's work is always beautiful. I love the ornament design she chose for you.
As for the Bent Creek designs....I have had a little trouble resisting them also :0)

valerie said...

Gorgeous ornie from Angela! The new BC patterns are really cute!

Patty C. said...

Angela did a fabulous job with your ornament !!!!!!!!Congrats :)

Mouse said...

ooo nice bit of stash haul there :) and did I miss a recipe for toffee scones oooo noooooo .. any chance ??? love mouse xxxx

Denise said...

Very pretty! Glad the mailman did his job this time.

Mary said...

What a wonderful ornament!

I was just at the SN earlier today...wish I'd seen your blog first!! :) The gnomes are adorable!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous ornament received from Angela. Love your new stash I can see why you couldn't resist.

Karen said...

OMG that is a record.... I sometimes think I could drive my exchanges faster than the Canadian Mail Service can deliver.

I too love the new BC and really like the Quaker Noel... can't wait to see your Gnome finish! Just too cute.....

Happy stitching....

Karen said...

Ooops.... hit the button too soon!

Angela's ornament is beautiful as usual!!!! Congrats on such a great exchange.

Meari said...

That gnome row is sooo cute! Nice ornie you received, too.

I've got a story to tell about your reindeer chart, but can't yet! lol

Catherine said...

Beautiful ornament!! Angela always has wonderful finishes. And those gnomes are so cute!

Myra said...

Gorgeous ornament! I am loving the new Bent Creek designs too.

Robin said...

The ornament is fabulous but oh Gno! I shouldn't have seen the Gnomes! I gknow it will be in my hot little hands soon.

Vicky said...

Stop enabling, I love the gnomes LOL

Sandra said...

Lovely ornament!

Joanna said...

The ornament is beautiful. I visited Angela's site and it is lovely.

staci said...

Awesome ornament swap! Will wonders never cease where Canadian mail is concerned, lol ;)

Lynn said...

Angela's ornament is gorgeous! I love all that red. One week is pretty darn good. I shudder to see how long it will take for the giveaway goodies to arrive once I post them.

Christine said...

Your exchange ornament is just gorgeous!
As for the Bent Creek, you are a bad bad girl, enabling like that, I'm not sure how long I can hold out against that little sail boat

Annette said...

What a beauty you got..
Love the new designs!!!

Lostinblue said...

Glad the mail got it right this time! :)

Those designs are really cute!

:)

Carol said...

Angela always does such beautiful work no matter how she finishes her pieces, doesn't she?

Thanks for tempting me with the new Flair pieces, Sharon--that one of the chicks huddled under their umbrella is irresistible :)

Ma Teakettle said...

Golly girl, I go outta town for a couple weeks and miss tons! I am glad that things have "quieted" down for you :) I love your ornament finish, it is gorgeous, and the new designs have me thinking...maybe I need to pay a visit to a certain little stitches store, and add a few things to my basket :)
Hugs and kisses
Ma

Bekca said...

What a beautiful ornament, I do love redwork. The new Bent Creek designs are so lovely, I really like the new Flair series, a few of those might just fall into my cart :) Happy stitching to you!

Kate said...

That's a beauty of an exchange ornament.
Lovely new stash - I really like the quaker noel and I'm not sure I will be able to resist!
Toffee Cream Scones - yes please - pipkate6663 at yahoo.co.uk

Kate+IceCream said...

I am in LOVE with Gnomes in a Garden! Gotta buy this one up ASAP :)

Rachel S said...

Cute ornament. Angela did a great job on it. I love that gnome row, hadn't seen the quaker row, but I like it. And those flairs are cute!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely ornament. That card is hilarious!
Hmm - nice new stitches!

Rhona said...

What a lovely ornament!
Love your new stash too, the gnomes are adorable.

Pumpkin said...

Wowzers! Anything that Angela makes is awesome ;o)

Yes, BC has put out some really nice patterns lately.

Lizy said...

Hi,
That is a beatiful ornament!!!! I especially like the gnomes chart I hope to get one day!!!

Beth said...

That is a beautiful ornament, and you did get it quick! As for your enabling - gee thanks. LOL I have been trying to be good, but people keep showing me their goodies, and it becomes very hard to resist. Will see how long I stay strong before I cave.

Melanie said...

YAY for quick mail!!! :)

Julie M said...

Beautiful ornament! So happy to hear the curse has been lifted! Those gnomes are cute!

Babs in Alabama said...

So glad the ornament made it to you in record time...worth waiting for cause its so pretty.
I have both the Bent Creeks, gnomes for dd and noel for me. Love them!
happy thursday,
babs

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

What a lovely ornament from Angela! So happy it arrived well and didn't take too long. :)
Love those new charts. I am sure when you get the Gnome one you will be very happy.

Hugs

Natalia said...

Beautiful ornament !! I love those Bent Creek patterns too!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful exchange - so very pretty!!
Darn you, Daffycat - just when my Visa card stops smoking, I visit you and it starts on fire again! My "couldn't resist was the "Quaker Noel".

(PS - can I tell my hubby that it's YOUR fault???) LOLOLOL :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous ornament from Angela, yeah the Canadian Postal System is know to use sled dogs sometimes so it can be a tad slow. But now that the snow is almost gone, it'll be back to normal! ;-)

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful ornament! Great new designs from Bent Creek. Although I wish they would update their website.

Suzie said...

You are truly cruel, you know that? rofl I haven't been around here in quite some time. .numerous things have kept me from stitching, and it just hurt too much to be tempted, so I kept my distance. .but I thought oh heck. .that is silly, I'll stop by to see what you are doing. .and what do I get?

Tempted with gnomes, which are adorable, and reference to a toffee cream scone recipe that sounds totally delicious!! The Fates were lying in wait for me! Cruel I tell you!!!

So now you KNOW I'm going to have to buy another pattern for my stash, and maybe it will inspire me to pick up my needle again and give it a try, and perhaps whenever you have the time, to share your recipe with me, I totally, gratefully appreciate it.. and I'll try not to go into hiding again. .:-)

Robin said...

What a lovely swap gift, so glad that it didn't get lost on it's way to you.

BTW, loved Sheba's video debut!

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful ornament and stitching! Cool new charts, too!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Very pretty charts and that ornament is awesome!

Siobhan said...

What a beautiful ornament! I'm glad to hear it arrived safely!

Berit said...

Okay, that's a gorgeous red ornament you received!

New stash is always a good thing, and looking forward to your silk finishing experiment. :)

StitchCat said...

I have to stay away from online shopping. I have this nervous finger twitch and the things just fall so quickly into my cart when I am not in control :)