Thursday, May 01, 2008

Long time since I blogged!

Firstly a big Thank You to everyone who made a lovely comment about the death of my cat. It did take me some time to get over her. We still have her sibling who seems quite content and happy at the moment and is all over us in the evenings when we settle down.

Okay, so here's some pics of some lovely things I have received recently:
This is a needleroll made by Rachael for the Jayne's Attic Needleroll exchange. I think it is adorable and the fabric is a gorgeous colour. I love it. Thank you Rachael. Rachael also sent me some lovely threads too. Lucky lucky me!! They will get used on my Patchwork no doubt.
Rachael's Needleroll.

And here is a lovely surprise from Tracy!! As if you hadn't given enough already!! This arrived for me a couple of days ago and it is gorgeous and the same colours as Elijah's nursery too.
Tracy's gift to Elijah!
I love it Tracy - thank you so much. xx

And here's something I made for my very good friend Amanda who I introduced to stitching not so long ago. I think I have her hooked haha. I made this for her birthday. I used Caron waterlilies silk for it and I love it!! It is from the book Repertoire des Frises from Amazon France.
Amanda's Needlebook back of needlebook

And Yasmin let me know that she received the spring quaker exchange I sent her so here is a pic of what I stitched. It is taken from the Gift of Stitching magazine and uses Polstitches threads. I sent her a few extras too, threads and a chart from her wishlist but forgot to take a pic of the whole bundle. I stuffed it with lavender.
Spring Quaker exchange to Yasmin

I also got some gorgeous fabric from Stephanie as a rak. Can't wait to stitch something on it. Will show you when I have made something from it. Got an order from A mon ami pierre today as well - very quick delivery. I only ordered it on Monday or was it Tuesday?? She know takes paypal so ordering is easy yay!! However the Euro is very strong against the Pound at the moment and it cost me a load of wedge but hey - A mon ami pierre!!! You can't argue with that. So I got Quaker Amap and Alphabet Amap 8 click for links to the pics. In fact Cari made me the letter H for the redwork exchange and I loved it so much that I bought the chart for the whole alphabet!

So that's me. Sorry it's been a while. I have been really busy with ds who is being very demanding at the moment and sometimes it is just too much for me. I am loving all the new people on the blogs and trying to browse as many blogs as I can. Even if I don't leave a comment be assured that I do visit. Till next time, happy stitching in May! xx

23 comments:

'Berta said...

Thanks Hazel for stopping by my blog. I love the needleroll, the stitching looks so delicate! Perfect.

Brenda said...

What wonderful things you have received! So many beautiful colors and the stitching is lovely.

Mylene said...

Lovely exchanges both sent and received.

Rowyn said...

Ooh, lots of lovely stitched gifts for you and by you.

Hope everything is OK with you :-)

Enjoy your new stash!

Lennu said...

Oh beautiful photos Hazel! You've both sent and received lovely gifts. The pillow you made is so springlike!

Sally said...

Beautiful pieces Hazel:) The needleroll is absolutely gorgeous. I hope my partner won't be disappointed in hers.

Karan said...

Beautiful pieces, both sent & received.
Love the AMAP alphabet - stunning! Can't wait until you start that & post pics. :0)

Vonna said...

Everything is just lovely and you did such a gorgeous job on the needleroll. Tracy made a lovely surprise!!! How sweet is that?!

cathymk said...

Can see you've been keeping busy! Some beautiful exchanges given and received.

Dawn B. said...

Wounderful gifts you have recived.

Barbara said...

It's good to hear from you, Hazel. Lovely stitching, both your own and that which you've received.

Take care!

stitcherw said...

What lovely mail gifts you've received, and your Spring piece turned out wonderful as well. Also, what a beautiful gift you made for your friend, and what fun that you've gotten Amanda interested in stitching, it is always so much more enjoyable to have someone to stitch with.

I'm so sorry to hear about Poppy. I'm behind in my reading so just now read that you'd had to have her put to sleep. It is so hard to lose one of our pets, they really are a family member and have such unique personalities and love us so unconditionally. {{hugs}}
Sue

Kathy said...

Very nice gifts you have received.

We all get busy from time to time, don't worry about not blogging very often. We enjoy them when you can.

Sharon said...

Hazel your needleroll, needlebook and spring exchange are so pretty! Tracy's gift is beautiful too. Take care!

staci said...

Really gorgeous gifts, both to and from :)

Carol said...

Thank you for all of the lovely eye candy! You have been busy stitching and receiving! I love the exchange you did for Yasmin - I will check with Becky and see if we can set up the Summer Quaker Exchange now too!

Stephanie said...

Lovely things, aren't you lucky with the needleroll and the thoughtful gift from Tracy! The two pieces you made are beautiful as well - you are so cunning to hook Amanda into stitching :) Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday!

Jenn said...

I'm just starting to catch up on my blog reading and I just read about Poppy. I know how hard this can be. {{{HUGS}}}

Mad Dixie said...

Lovely needleroll and what lovely pieces I like the colours in your little cushion

Lisa said...

Lovely stitching, and what lovely exchanges you have recived and sent
Beautiful pictures on your blog, your DD and DS are both gorgeous, Sorry to read about your loss sending((hugs))
I've enjoyed reading your blog,I will visit again

Cheryl said...

Lovely gifts you have received! I love the spirng quaker, i stitched the winter one for an exchange but want to do the other at some point too. Goodness know when mind you LOL Great idea to fill it with lavendar!
Hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend

Itching To Stitch said...

Those are some beautiful gifts you received and beautiful exchanges you made also ;)

Nicole and Phil said...

isn't it lovely to recieve things in the mail, especially hand made things that only stitchers can truely appreciate the beauty and time and care involved!