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Monday, December 19, 2005

Sparkly Stuff

Look at what Isabelle sent me!

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She is just the sweetest! The package came with a beautiful stitched card (on right) and stitched red twinkly snowflake ornament and a wonderful French Christmas cross stitch project that I can do up for next year. She also included a little canister of tea, which I promptly opened and spilt all over the kitchen. LOL Not all of it, but still...did I feel silly. ;D Thanks again, Isabelle! :D

I decided to start on my next Valentines project. I found the cutest fabric this weekend and will make this into a wall hanging when finished. It's Heart in Hand's Valentine Medley. So easy and so adorable! I had this purple fabric and it seemed a perfect fit.

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I almost used a lilac Jobelan that Lili sent me. But decided that since I haven't stitched on evenweave before this might not be the one to start on...too many spaces between candies. ;)

Greg has been inspired by a package we received from Lili this weekend. She sent some more fabric for Greg and a wonderful pattern w/ small holiday projects. One of them she said looked like a "drunken" santa because of his big red nose. We had a good laugh over that one! And Greg was so inspired by that comment that he HAD to stitch that Santa...NOW. LOL So that's what he's working on. He says he'll post pics on his blog when he gets a bit more done on it.

But the funniest part of the story, is that when I was buying fabric for my Valentine projects, guess what I found? Fabric that had that SAME SANTA on it! No, I'm not kidding. It's nearly identical! So of course I had to buy it so I could stitch his project into a pillow. It's just a small world. :D

Only a few days till Christmas, hope everyone is having a good time and not stressing out too much!

9 comment(s):

The Santa coincidence is too funny! Your new project is looking nice and the goodies from Isabelle are TERRIFIC!!

By Blogger Barbara, at 12/19/2005 4:14 PM  

Greg sounds like a funny guy! I'm really glad he overcame his aversion for santas with this one! And so glad you already found the fabric for it! A small bottle charm would perfectly fit the whole... So keep stitching Greg, it might be finished in time for Xmas. Can't remember if he's got hands by the way...
Isabelle's a real sweetie: it's all adorable!
I also love your new Valentine (!!! you two make a wonderful pair: he's stiching santas, you're preparing Valentine, what is it with you?!) project and loooove this fabric.
I think you're right for the jobelan: it's easy to miscount when you stitch things that are too far away from each other. In time, you'll find a project for this one...
Take care!

By Blogger Lili, at 12/19/2005 4:27 PM  

How cool to find the same Santa fabric! Can't wait to see the piccies when it's done :) Your prezzie from Isabelle is beautiful too :))

By Blogger AnneS, at 12/19/2005 10:27 PM  

Lovely gifts - you are so right - Isabelle is so sweet!

By Blogger Carol, at 12/19/2005 10:54 PM  

I'm so glad you got it in time, Kim! Hope you really like it... :)

Hugs my friend :)

By Blogger Isabelle, at 12/20/2005 12:19 PM  

Love your latest project :)
And that Isabelle is a doll :)
Enjoy :)

By Blogger BeckySC, at 12/20/2005 9:45 PM  

Isabelle is such a sweetie. She's done spoiled you. ;)

By Blogger Bastet, at 12/20/2005 11:56 PM  

Isabelle is such a sweetie. She's done spoiled you. ;)

By Blogger Bastet, at 12/20/2005 11:57 PM  

Kim,
I just love your site. i don't crossstitch but I sew and embrodiery. I would love to put your link on my blog if you could tell me how. I would love to have you visit my blog and see what I am doing. www.turtlelane.blogspot.com
blessings,
Elizabeth

By Blogger Mrs. Q and Miss Candi, at 12/21/2005 2:04 PM  

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