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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Christmas In July Exchange and SBQ

I joined an exchange on the San Man Originals board called Christmas in July. It is a surprise gift exchange, so long as the gift is stitchy in nature. It can be any kind of stitchy item, not necessarily a stitched and finished piece. I received my package on Saturday and had a lot of fun unwrapping the presents. I had that same feeling of anticipation and surprise that I get on Christmas morning. My partner is Donna and she sent me some beautiful things!




This is a picture of all the lovely presents Donna sent me! My first ever pinkeep and it is gorgeous! On the back is says "Christmas in July" and has a ribbon with "handmade by Donna" embroidered on it, which is such a nice touch. In the little blue bag are beads that look like Christmas lights and heart charms that say "hand made with love" on them. I think those will be wonderful additions to future pieces that I do. She also sent 6 strands sweets floss in black currant, it is a gorgeous color! There is a package of sticky gems, a mini snow globe key chain that lets you insert your own item into the center and 3 charts . 2 of them are teddy bears: One is a tattered teddy design and the other is a Gloria and Pat design, a bear dressed in clothing that looks like it belongs in 17 or 1800's. The third pattern is a baby announcement and it is gorgeous! (Now to find a baby to stitch it for lol)

Thank you so much Donna, I love everything! I have been positively spoiled in this exchange and am grateful for all of it.

I hope you enjoy the package I send you. It will go into the mail on Tuesday the 15Th at the latest.


As usual I am behind on SBQ so here are the ones I have missed:
May 14, 2008

Define a stitching term or acronym for new stitchers.

For newbies: What stitching term or acronym would you like defined?


WIP: Works in progress Frogging: ripping stitches out



May 29, 2008

Do you ever get to a point working on a project that you've had for so long, you start to wonder what possessed you to start it in the first place?


I am usually pretty good at remembering why I started a project though that doesn't stop me from losing interest for periods of time with the larger or complicated designs (such as TW Design Works) so that I have to take a break from them for a while.

June 18, 2008
Do you currently subscribe to any stitching publications or have you in the past? (Either in print or online) If so, which ones?

Yes. I receive Just Cross Stitch, The Cross Stitcher, Cross Stitch and Needlework and The Gift Of Stitching (e-zine).

July 9, 2008

How do you balance your stitching time with your other obligations such as work, household chores, etc.?


I try to make sure I get at least 1 to 2 hours of stitching time a day, usually after dinner because by then most of the chores are done so there are fewer interruptions. Since I have to rest every 15 minutes (due to my low back and pelvis issues) or so while I am cleaning I sometimes use those 15 minutes as a stitching break. As much as I enjoy stitching however, if an emergency arises ( or even a non-emergency but some other family issue) then the stitching is set aside. My family is my #1 priority so if they need me for anything, they get all ofmy attention.


Well that catches me up so I'm going to put my back pain in bed. Have a great day everyone!



1 comment:

  1. what a lovely package you had :-) im kinda sorry i didnt join in the exchnge myself
    hugs kay

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