Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Back from my Fall break in Vancouver!!!

It was such a wonderful break to get away from work and into some real fall weather. It was breezy crystal clear and blue skies the whole time. There was a ton of colour in the trees - lots of gold and red - and with the light winds the leaves were swirling about all over the place!!! Fall in the NW is such a nice time of year and I totally enjoy going up there.

While I was away I had some things arrive both here and at other destinations -
I had two super packages waiting for me - the first was from Jill and was part of the Ornament exchange - Here is snap -

The sweet piece is from The Cricket Collection's "Mitten Once More" and is called Nordic Reindeer. It is just so cute - and stitched on 32 ct natural linen using DMC Floss.
The second package was from Cathy B - here is a snap -


The lovely is from The Needles Content and is the Christmas design for 2001. I am just loving both these pieces - How cute are they!!!! Thank you both so much they will be such special additions to our tree!!!!!

Now on to a Birthday package that arrived - as you all are aware I moderate the SBBC - since we are all - or are supposed to be - adults .... I presume that once a commitment is made then it will be followed through with - especially if you have had almost a year to get it together AND have received a reminder three weeks prior to the date a package should be arriving in the mail - something should prompt you to have the decency to give a person more than one single day's notice (and that day being the Friday before the Tuesday Birthday) and the excuse is that "you don't feel it or are to swamped or have to PULL out or whatever" are you kidding..... not going to honor your commitment - things happen to all of us - but if you are cranking out new starts and squares of x-stitch - I will find it hard to not be a tinsy winsy bit miffed!!!

All that nastiness aside - I really was super happy that I could angel stitch for such a dear person - I had wanted to do something for her as she has helped me in the past and this was a perfect time to step in and get something together - Here is a snap of the package -


Since I had no time - I madly stitched all weekend and finished an Ornament for her tree - I knew from her Blog that she was born in the year of the horse so what was more perfect than a PS Santa Rides piece with the horse. I included some Belle Soie over dyed silks in colours I think she will enjoy, some charts from her wish list and some Spooky Frango Mints - Happy Birthday sweet Anna!!!! and many, Many more!!!!!!!!

There you go - Glad to be back and now I need to catch up on all the unread blog entries out there !! Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

15 comments:

KarenV said...

The ornaments you received are both lovely!

I like the package that you put together for Anna, you did a great job under pressure - what a shame the original person didn't follow through.

Carol said...

Welcome Home! Those ornaments are gorgeous!!

Carol R said...

Welcome back Edgar! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing some pics really soon!

Lovely ornaments received and yet another SB lets you down - what is it with these people? But great package you did for Anna and such a beautiful ornie at short notice too.

Anna van Schurman said...

I hope you have a fabulous trip!

And here's another opportunity for me to say what a wonderful person Edgar is. And thank him again. THANKS!

Michele said...

Welcome back! Next time call me! lol :) I'm really glad you enjoyed Fall in the NW .. it really is pretty here in October.

What great ornaments! Love the reindeers :)

Nice of you to angel stitch for Anna :)

Cindy F. said...

What beautiful ornaments you've received! And the birthday gift you've made! Edgar, you are a good soul:) It shows in your writings, as well as your stitchings!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Cindy F./TX

Nic said...

What a lovely exchange you put together for Anna.

Jennifer/OH said...

Love the reindeer ornaments. Reindeer are my all-time favorite Chrismtas theme. Super-great selection in that package. What is the chart that looks like it has starfish on it?

Annemarie said...

Glad to see you back, Edgar.
You've received some lovely gifts and the package you put together for Anna is so sweet and gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Ah Edgar, Welcome back. I have missed your blog - it is my first read in the morning!
You are an angel and the package you put together is great. I am sure she will be pleased.

CraftyT said...

I love both ornaments especially the mitten one. Very nice.

Irene said...

Love both the ornaments you received. Haven't seen these designs before and they are so cute. Nice stitching and package you put together for Anna.

DaisyGirl said...

Wahoo, you're back! I've missed you! That sorry person, shameful behavior I say. Glad everything worked out! Can't wait to see pictures!
Donna

Karoline said...

Welcome back, the ornies are all lovely

Margie said...

Lovely ornaments! And so nice of you to stitch for Anna. :-)