Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Goodies in the mail....


First...this cutie came from BeckyK 

Homespun Collectibles

Becky said this was an older design from
her stash and he is just so cute.   I love that
she stitched something for me that I
would never have stitched for myself.  
 I will enjoy this one in my office
for the rest of winter.

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Next....Cindy Mae was quick to
mail her LK Exchange.



Another cute design and I love Cindy Mae's
finishing.  I have it hanging on my pie safe and
it will surely bring a smile as I enter each day.

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I have my first Crazy Challenge finish!

La D Da "In the Sweet"
40ct. Lakeside Linen
w/recommended DMC

I just love this design....
sweet definitely comes to mind. 

Everytime I look at it I think of my
Granny Smith.   She loved gospel music
and loved to sing hymns.  I couldn't help
but hum this tune while stitching.   

I know this will become a  sweet little pillow
to keep with some other mementos
from my Granny.

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Well...I guess I better get busy finishing
my exchange pieces. Time is a ticking......

happy stitching!

38 comments:

  1. You received a couple of great exchange pieces Karen! Becky's snowman is so adorable!
    Beautiful stitching on your first crazy challenge piece!

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  2. Lovely exchange gifts!In The Sweet is beautiful. It is such a wonderful feeling when a stitched project brings memories of our family.

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  3. I love both the goodies that came for you! And your finish is wonderful too! Crazy challenge finish already -- wow!

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  4. Nice finish as usual!!! And those gifts rock~~~ Happy stitching...... Faye

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  5. Very beautiful gifts & challenge finish! Blessings, Shirlee

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  6. You got some great gifties! You are right, that little stitched piece is sweet Can't wait to see the pillow.

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  7. Hi Karen, You have such a lovely blog. What a great ornament from Becky and I just love your Sweet by and by. Have a great day.

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  8. Great exchange pieces! And I love yournLaDDa piece ~ so sweet that it reminds you of your Granny!

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  9. What a darling snowman! I've dedicated the month of January to stitching snowmen designs. The La-D-Da is lovely too - a nice way to honor a favorite realtive.

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  10. Beautiful exchange pieces. The snowman is so cute.
    Well done on finishing one of your challenge pieces. What a lovely design it is.
    Margaret

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  11. I have never seen that La-d-da pattern.
    It turned out beautifully!

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  12. Congrats on your finish and the two exchanges are both beautiful.

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  13. Well done on finishing your challenge piece, it's lovely. Both your exchange gifts are gorgeous too

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  14. ooooo lovely gifties you got there :) and dare I ask what a pie safe is ???? ... and awwww love the la d da by the sweet ... getting right into her designs :) enjoy your stitching :) love mouse xxxx

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  15. Well done on your finish. it looks gorgeous and will be precious with your memories. Lovely gifts you have received
    x catherine

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  16. Beautiful finish, Karen! I love your exchange presents, too--such nice pieces!

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  17. Glad you like your exchange piece and In The Sweet is just simply gorgeous!

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  18. What beautiful gifts, that is a sweet snowman and I love the finishing on the piece from CindyMae.
    Congratulations on your lovely finish.

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  19. nice exchanges...and I love the La D Da piece. I have to stitch it!

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  20. cute exchanges and I agree with Gracie, love the piece by La D Da. very beautiful.

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  21. everything looks great...I love everyone's creativity in finishing....
    love the reminder of your grandma...so special....

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  22. Sweet gifts and I love your little La D Da piece too!!!!

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  23. Lovely exchange pieces.

    A very sweet first crazy challenge finish. It's really pretty.

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  24. What wonderful gifts you received!! And I love your finish...that is one of my favorite hymns too.

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  25. Your La D Da is beautiful! And your gifts are perfectly finished!

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  26. Now you have me singing. Love the "in the sweet". Wonderful exchanges.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  27. There's some nice swappin' going on over there! You'll have to show us your Granny Smith corner. Did we know that we were both Smith maidens?

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  28. What nice gifts and I love your La D Da finish!

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  29. Wonderful exchanges! Your La D Da finish is sweet, love it!

    Hugs,

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  30. Congratulations on your first Crazy finish! It looks wonderful and now I am singing too. :o) Lovely exchange pieces too.

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  31. Congrats on your sweet finish! I've been singing too but my tune is 'Tis The Gift. My hubby's choir started rehearsing this one and I've been hunting through my stash ever since looking for that particular chart.
    Great exchange pieces! That snowman is tooo cute!

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  32. I love your La D Da finish! Great exchange pieces :)

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  33. You receieved some great exchange pieces, Karen! I love your first crazy challenge finish. What a sweet design!

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  34. Oooo, such cute exchange pieces!! I love the finish you did too. :)

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  35. Oh I just love your In the Sweet! That's adorable and perfect. I bow to your 40-count accomplishment!

    Congrats on the lovley exchanges too.

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  36. Beautiful gifts and stitching.

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  37. Those are beautiful exchange gifts!

    Congratulations on your first 2012 finish Karen! It looks fantastic on 40 count :o)

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