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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More stitching exchanges....

Before I show you the goodies I brought home from the Friday night swap at the PALS Fall Fling, I would like to say to each and every one of you who take the time to comment and email me, "Thank you so VERY VERY much!!"....I love the inspirational words you say to me and the positive feedback you offer on my work! I truly appreciate it and even though I may not reply to each person, I do read each comment and email..... Thanks for making me feel so good about my cross stitching!

Several of you have asked me about the LHN Peppermint ornament and my using the jingle bells..I will be honest with you..I failed to order the candy button when I ordered my chart, so I decided to use what I had on hand and that just happened to be jingle bells....I toyed with the idea of using nothing, but decided the bells with the bow gave it an extra umph.... So, there you have it....And, yes, I DO attached most all my embellishments BEFORE I sew up the sides of the ornament...It is easier for me to do it that way!


On Friday night there is always an exchange where gifts get passed around and "stolen", if you will...Just to make things fun of course~~ So, you know when you get a package, you better not get too excited about keeping it because more than likely, you will not be carrying it home with you...I happened to be one of the lucky folks and got the Hydrangea Box in the end..... It was from Lois P from TN and she had it full of goodies.... there was a beautiful ornament attached to the top of the box.....



And, inside she had filled it with Aida fabric of every color and size imaginable...along with a tin, DMC needles, DMC needle holder and a beading tray.....Wasnt I lucky????


And, here is what I contributed to the exchange.... I had used the "Going Green" theme..I included a Sweetheart Tree kit, a scissor fob, lots of green shades of DMC, a needlebook I had made, Victorian Motto overdyes inside..Kelmscott scissors, Thread Keep and Needleminder... I even put some all natural lip balm inside~~
So there you have it~~~ Tomorrow I will try to post a photo of all the wonderful goodies vendors contributed to Fall Fling..They were all so generous and I know each attendee was thrilled to get their wonderul goodie bag..
Hope you all have had a "Terrific Tuesday"!
Faye



20 comments:

FIONA said...

Oh! I really really really want to come to that gathering next time! It all looks absolutely fantastic! You lucky girl - what a great gift you have received! And I loved your "going green" idea too!

Jennifer said...

PALS sounds like so much fun. My friend Karen went this year (you met her....she's from AZ) and I've heard nothing but fun things from her. A few of my friends are squaking about going, so I'm going to have to start stitching now for all of those exchanges! I sure to hope to go next year and maybe I'll get to see you there!

BrendaS said...

What a wonderful gift you received and a great gift you gave! It looks like everyone that attended had a great time. I may look into coming next year. What could be better than stitching for days with lots of wonderful stitchers:)))))

Thanks for sharing

Margaret said...

Thanks for showing off your exchanges given and received. It's so much fun to live vicariously and see what fun you had!

Hazel said...

Wow another beautiful swap/exchange? Lovely. x

Ellen S said...

Hello, Faye!!
Love the pictures of Myrtle, one of my favorite places!!! this is my first time visiting your blog, it's great!! Also, thanks for showing your ornies, love the finishing!!
Ellen S

Jennifer said...

How nice of stash to add!!!! Love the items that you got and gave. Hope you are resting up and stitching cozy!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Littlebit said...

What a fun time you are having with those exchanges, Faye..thanks for sharing with us, too! Enjoy all of the pics.

Beth said...

It was so nice seeing you this year at MB. The only thing that made me sad was that I didn't get a chance to talk to everyone. There were too many wonderful people to talk to and meet.

Congratulations on your exchanges both given and received!!

Can't wait until next year!

Yvonne..... said...

I'm finally getting a chance to post. Wanted to let you know that I had a great time getting to know you better. You are such a fun person to be around and I can't wait to get together again - SOON!! I've updated my blog tonight too. It's so fun to "blog hop" and see everyone's pictures. Hugs!!

Tricia said...

This was such a fun series of posts to read! So what exactly is PALS? Is it an online group? Your get together sounds marvelous and I'm just thoroughly enjoying seeing what everyone contributed!! Thank you!

Natasha said...

I am for sure going next year, already have it penciled into my calender :) All of your pictures really show what a great time it was. I look forward to attending next year.

I love that hydranga box filled with some lovely goodies :)

Bekca said...

Wow, what a great gift to recieve. And the one you gave is also lovely, fitting the theme perfectly. Can't wait to see more pictures :)

Sherri said...

Thanks for posting all about this year's PALS adventures! It looks like everyone had a great time as usual and the gifts and ornaments are all wonderful.

Carolyn NC said...

Love that hydrangea box and finish and your goodie bag, too!

Sherry said...

It looks like a blast! I am thinking of trying to come next year. I just love reading about it. Thanks for sharing your good time with us.

marylin djandkossian said...

Hi Faye! Magnificent things in exchange!
Have a good day

Nicole said...

I didn't get a chance to see what you gave... what a beautiful package you put together. I'm sure whoever received it was very happy!!

Brigitte said...

Both packages are wonderful. Enjoy the goodies that you received.

Siobhan said...

What wonderful goodies in both packages! It must be a bit like Christmas morning, opening up packages to see what's inside. :)