Finishes, Exchanges and More

(Whoops!!!  I apparently deleted my last post by accident while deleting some draft posts that I wasn't going to use!!!!   Oh, well!!!!)

We finally made it out to the trailer this past weekend. The weather was perfect. I spent over an hour cutting the grass around my in-laws' cottage (my DH did the grass around during the trailer and the parking area)and then settled down to some serious stitching.

I managed to finished up three Christmas ornaments:

Pattern:  Britty Christmas Kitty
Designer: Brittercup Designs (2005 JCS Special Christmas Issue)
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave
Thread: DMC

Pattern:   Season of Love
Designer:  Country Cottage Needleworks (2010 JCS Christmas Preview Issuer)
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave
Thread: DMC

Pattern: Quaker Birds
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 30ct Cocoa Linen
Thread: WDW

As I mention earlier I participated in the My Favourite Things exchange at Stitched With Love Exchanges.  On Friday Elaine  emailed that everyone has received their packages so now we can post pictures on our blogs.   The following is what I received from Cherise.   She pick up from my questionnaire that I loved Christmas and sent along this lovely assortment of goodies.

And isn't this pillow absolutely gorgeous.   I love it so much and can't until December so I can display it.

The following is what I sent to Greta.   I made a needlebook using a Jeannette Douglas design called  Sweet Tulip.


Yesterday I sent off my package for the Patriotic Stitches and I currently thinking of joining the next one Tea-Party in the Garden.

I am almost finished the stitching on the Cappuccino Milk Chocolate Truffle by Gingerbread Girl.  I hope to get beading done this weekend.

On Tuesday my DH and I went out to see a movie - Prometheus (good visually but the plot needed some work) - and before it started I popped into Chapters next store and picked up the JCS Christmas preview issue.   I have picked out at least 4 ornaments that I want to stitch.   I need an ornament with a bird  in July for the  Christmas All Year Round  blog and I am thinking of doing the one from Blue Ribbon Designs.  I will decide over the weekend.

On a final note I want to mention that Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks is offering a chart called Love Another-Famine Relief on her site.   In an effort to raise money for the immediate need of food in Africa she is asking that you consider making  a donation to a charity of your own choosing or to the ones she suggested before downloading the chart.  It is a lovely chart.

Well that is it for now.  Take care and happy stitching!!!!!


  1. Great post Loretta!
    Your finished ornaments look wonderful.
    The Stitched with Love Exchanges are the best aren't they?
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Lovely finishes. And thank you for letting me know about the LHN charity design. I'm going to look into it.

  3. I just love these exchanges, it really gets the brain working, deciding what to sew and what else to send.

  4. Loretta~What a wonderful, interesting and fun post to see and read. Love your finished pieces. Great job. I'm LindaLee over at,
    My Stitching Blog

  5. Cute finishes and wonderful exchanges!