Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Christmas In July Exchange....

I received my package today from Robyn Y (no blog) for the HOE Christmas Exchange and contained this ornament.....

I have always liked this design but have never stitched it so I am excited to add it to my collection. She also sent some goodies, including some pretty hand dyed fabric and hand-dyed thread. The fabric has green and violet tones and is so pretty....will have to find something special to stitch on it.

Robyn's package arrived from New South Wales and when my hubby told me I had a package from there, all I could think of was the Clancy Brothers singing....

"Here we are in New South Wales....sheering sheep as big as whales"

Hopefully I will get there one day, but am happy to have met a new stitcher from there.


Well....only 4 more days until I am enjoying fruity boat drinks in the Caribbean! Of course....I still need to pack some stitching just in case I get tired of laying by the pool and sipping said drinks. To simplify things, I may just sleep in my bathing suit the entire trip. Would make getting up in the morning a lot easier!!!

Oh well....enough to stitch. Thanks for visiting and happy stitches...


  1. That is a wonderful ornament!!

    Enjoy your cruise! I always take stitching with me too when I go on a trip ;)

  2. Beautiful ornament - have a great time on your cruise!

  3. Beautiful exchange!!
    A Caribbean Cruise!! WOOHOO!! That is so exciting!! I know you're going to have the best time!!! Can't wait to hear about it and see your pics!

  4. What a cute ornament!

    I'm so jealous, a cruise!! Woohoo!
    I like your idea of just sleeping in your swimsuit so you're ready to roll first thing, lol!
    Have fun!

  5. Have a wonderful time on your cruise! Thanks for the kind words on my blog...I have really enjoyed reading yours and plan to visit again! :o)

  6. What a gorgeous ornie and a fabulous package you received!!! Have a blast on your cruise!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!!

  7. Karen,
    I only go to the Needler when I am desperately in need of something. They never have what I want and I have had them order stuff for me and it takes them weeks to get it. I went to get the floss for Berry Time. Guess what? We don't have it but we will order it for you. I told them never mind, I would order it on line and get it faster. I know I was rude but, I have been bitten 2 many times. There is a shop in Rock Hill, I have ordered from them and get it the next day.
    Check them out.

    I like your ornament. Your cruise sounds exciting.


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