Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pictures Galore

I have an update picture of Home of a Needleworker (Too!) seriously this piece should be finished by now! I'm not stitching on my Red Thread Snapper this month because I'm afraid if I put this down I will never pick it back up again. I'm still enjoying stitching on it so *yea* but I am so ready to have this finished and off of my Q-Snaps.

A while ago my partner for the Summer Exchange Round for F&S received my stitched piece. Since I went back to work blogging time is slim so this is my first chance to share with you guys what I stitched for her. Here's The Trilogy's Summer Tree (with my signature square.) Keeping with the theme of birds in the mail this is what my partner (Laura) stitched me... I LOVE IT! It's Halloweeny and she finished it into a basket lid so I was able to display it right away instead of putting it in my pile of things to finish. Thanks Laura!!!

In June and part of July the mailman was *not* good to me. Two of my exchanges went missing and some of my packages were marked certified but weren't so instead of leaving them in my mailbox I had to go pick them up at the post office (I go to a different post office because the one my neighborhood is assigned to is a mad house!)
Well since they weren't certified they weren't in the certified location of the post office and hence "lost" *sigh* well after waiting about an hour they were finally found. My exchanges, sadly, never showed up. I feel horrible about it but both of my partners were nice enough to restitch and resend. I think my mail is back to normal...atleast I'm hoping it is. Yesterday my HoE Freebie Exchange arrived *yea* Edda stitched me a wonderful pinkeep! I love it! One of my "small" basket ideas is having one that's a dog/pet theme and while I haven't stitched any of the charts I bought for the basket I now have the first one to add to it. Right now it's in my other basket but I love it. Thanks so much Edda!!!
Here's a picture of the entire package she sent me :-) I've been playing a lot with my camera...I don't think I'm getting any better but I may have developed a lens fettish. Thankfully the ones I want are expensive so I can't go out and buy them all at once. I just added a Canon 17-40mm F4.0L to my teeny collection. I took a picture of the entire width of my room and realized I live in a box! I took my camera to work to take pictures of the nurses so we can have a board with our pictures on it like other floors have (we have one but I've noticed only the day shift nurses are on it *grrr*) It's been busy at work so I didn't take many pictures and I won't share them with you for obvious reasons but I will share a picture I took this morning of Ana with my new lens...I think it looks sharper but I'm even newbie-er than a novice, if there's such a thing, so what do I know LOL.

12 comments:

staci said...

Wonderful exchanges Mercy, love your Halloweeny "squares", how great that they were all ready for display!

xstitch.nl said...

A feast for the eyes, all those pictures!! I love your Home of a Needleworker and your F&S is so cheerful!

Carol R said...

Great exchanges and your Home of a Needleworker is gorgeous - I love the fabric you chose.

karenv said...

Home of a Needleworker looks wonderful Mercy! The squares (both sent and received) are great too, as is the freebie exchange you received.

I'm sorry you've had mail problems, I've had issues in the past with items not arriving and I know how frustrating it is. Hope it all gets sorted soon!

Lisa said...

HOANW looks great. Too bad about the mail, how aggravating, but worth it, the exchanges are wonderful. :-)

Toni said...

I love your finishes and works in progress. cute puppy too.

Susimac said...

Great pictures of all that lovely stitching - its always a bummer when post goes missing I reckon there is a secret room where it all goes.

Becky K in OK said...

Woof is darling!

Barbara said...

That's a gorgeous picture of Ana. What a beautiful girl!

And all the stitchy projects you showed are great, but Nevermore really stole my heart!

Carla said...

great progress on HoN Too!! The squares and exchanges you sentand received are all lovely!!

Kim B said...

What beautiful exchanges!

tkdchick said...

Great exchanges! Isn't it frustrating when things get lost in the mail???