Sunday, October 2, 2011

LK Exchange and other goodies...

First.....I got this goodie in the mail Saturday.

Laura picked the perfect design, fabric and
finishing for me.   I have always loved this
saying and so happy to have this cute
pillow to display.   This was Laura's first
exchange with the LK Exchange and her first
pillow finish.   This certainly won't be her last!

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Second.....I got these goodies a few weeks ago!

You can never have enough Lizzie Kate!

I was lucky to win a giveaway from the
The Stitcher's Market.  I've seen some talk
about the Sullivan's floss and can't wait to
try these two variegated aptly named
Arizona Desert and Aquamarine.

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goodies from Victorian Motto.

Guess I need to get busy finishing!

I just love all of Nancy's stuff and this
was certainly a generous giveaway.
Nancy just added these little grab bags on
her site and they are full of chenille, ric rac,
seam tape and buttons.   I was amazed how
much was included and think I may need
to pick up a few more of these! 

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I have decided to stop the insanity! 
 My stitching time has been seriously impeded
the last 6 weeks due to work and I plan on
changing that this week.    To kick it off, I have
started BBD's Casting a Spell.  Stitching the little
motifs is actually pretty rewarding since I can
celebrate each as a little finish.  Hopefully
I can get them all done before halloween!

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If you made it this far...thanks for giving
me a little nugget of your time. 

Wishing you a happy, stitchy week....


  1. Good luck with stopping the insanity! A lovely collection of goodies has come your way. I especially love the ric rac!

  2. Wow lovely goodies and great exchange.

  3. Boy, you must have loved going to your mailbox recently! Enjoy all your "pretties"!

  4. You received some wondeful goodies. Love the pillow and the saying. Can't wait to see what you are working on next.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. Lots of fun and lovely things in your mailbox!

  6. You lucky Girl! What goodies you got!

  7. You've been gifted with lots of pretties! I'm drooling over those trims. I was also one of the winners but my package hasn't arrived yet. I can hardly wait!!
    I imagine the BBD is a fun stitch. I look forward to seeing your progress.

  8. What a beautiful saying and adorable finishing. I love trimmings, lucky you.

  9. Wonderful goodies! Love the Lizzie Kate goodies!! By the way, if you have not already, make sure and stop by my blog of a giveaway going on now until the 5th!!

  10. So much loveliness arriving for you! Love the exchange you received and the Lizzie Kate stash. Also the Victorian Motto stuff -- I've been wanting to buy some of her things for finishing. Not that I ever finish these days. lol! Hope you manage to stop the insanity and get back to stitching.

  11. everything looks wonderful, but I Really like the pillow you got...that is an LK I don't recall seeing...oh my!!!! Why oh why does this problem keep coming up!?!?!?!?

  12. Wow Karen - give your mailman a hug! LOVE love those trims - guess you better get busy finishing!

    Good luck with more stitching time!

  13. wow!! what a haul :D!! and i really like the little pillow....the saying is so cute! enjoy all your new goodies :D

  14. Great exchange pillow. Wonderful job of finishing. Love all the beautiful trims from Victorian Motto.

  15. A gorgeous exchange received. Love all the new goodies. I agree, you can't have too many L*K.

  16. oooo what a pretty pillow you received and way to go on the new goodies *passing a tissue to mop up the drool and can't wait to see your new starts :) love mouse xxxxx

  17. Wow, all your latest goodies look great Karen, I hope you enjoy them all. Can't wait to see what you're stitching up. Best wishes.

  18. You've got some great goodies there, the pillow is adorable

  19. What wonderful goodies! I love that pillow--I was just saying that to myself today, when DH called to tell me that the lock on his van is broken. Oy. I can't wait to see your BBD!

  20. Love all the goodies and especially the trims from Victorian Motto. Please share your finishes when you use them and share with us your method to stop the insanity. Work, the necessary evil. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Great exchange and I love the goodies you got from Nancy. Can't wait to see how you put them to good use!

  22. I love all the goodies!! You weren't kidding when you said VM sent a lot of trims in your package! Now you have no excuse not to get finishing! LOL!! :)

  23. What a fantastic exchange piece Karen! Love the colors!

    Look at all those fun goodies :o)

  24. Great exchanges and wonderful giveaways! Lucky you:))

    Hope you get lots of stitching time in this week! Can't wait to see your progress on Cast A Spell!

  25. The pillow is beautiful, a lovely saying and so true.

    Nice threads!

  26. Please send your Postie my way ~ he comes armed with such lovely goodies, mine only brings bills!!
    Lovely goodies Karen, I know you'll put they all to good use xxx

  27. Great little goodies!!! Look at all that ric rac and trim too. What a great start to get some finishing done.

    Have fun stitching up Casting a Spell! It's such a great booklet. :)

  28. Great exchange, wins, and stashing there, Girl. You've got a lot of finishing to do to use up those goodies! Sounds like you've taken the right track and decided to stitch. Go for it, and have yourself some fun!!

  29. Congrats on wining such lovely things-
    I hope you enjoy your increased stitching time - Don't you just love starting new projects ;)

  30. The pillow is a lovely gift and just the right colors. I've always liked that saying too. L*K always a winner, and Nancy's giveaway was so amazing (I got one too :) and I am trying hard to get some real stitch time this month too. Hope it works for you and rubs off on me, babs

  31. Lovely exchange gifts and Nancy's trims etc look fantastic, I love all her stash and she is such a lovely person to deal with too.

  32. Lovely exchange gift and giveaway prizes. Nancy has some gorgeous stuff doesn't she?

    Looking forward to seeing Casting a Spell:)

  33. There's no stopping those cute Lizzie Kate designs - I'm proof. She has the cutest patterns! Love your exchange pillow and boy I need to go do me some shopping at Victorian Motto!

  34. What pretties! I love the finish of the pillow - so sweet! I hope you find some extra stitching time - I can't wait to see your halloween progress. :)


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