Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Snap of Hetty and a Hallowe'en Package

GR&DF thank you for the kind comments about my ongoing scrounging for a deal. I am not too sure about what the people running the sale knew or not about things as the pricing was all over the place. The kitchen things at this sale seemed to be on the very reasonable if not down right inexpensive side. As a buyer you have to know just a bit more than the seller to get a bargain or deal!! That yellow pot is now sitting on the range top so I can see it every time I go near our kitchen - and it warms my heart each time!! Now I need to make some sort of braised beefy thing with veggies this weekend......

I wanted to post a shot of where I am with Hetty - but as usual the snaps are less than great as yesterday when I was trying to take one it was getting dark and overcast - oh well here you go -


Now it looks blue instead of pink - but it really is whitish. You can see I have gotten the border finished - I love doing borders for some reason - and have started on the alphabets. I am really liking the two green colours I chose to use - the darker one is not Attic Tea as first reported but Tortoise Shell and the lighter shade is Herb Garden. It is coming along very nicely and I have already lined up the next sampler - there are way too many to choose from from the stash heap!!

Yesterday I received my HOE Hallowe'en Package - although it may have gotten here on Friday and just to my desk yesterday.... but never mind - it was a wonderful surprise from Marie.
Here is a snap -


In that package was a wonderfully stitched Treats Bag that Marie stitched using a freebie from The Primitive Needle - called "By the Light of the Moon." Also included is a tea towel that she designed and stitched up and a great wooden tong for the kitchen - and - a box of some super sour yummy candy!!! Thank you so much Marie once again your stitching is just beautiful. You may remember that Marie also stitched up this piece of gorgeous mailart for me back in February.

That's about it for today sports fans!!
Thank you for stopping by and do come again.

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Hetty is looking great! I think I spelled it with an 'ie' last time. I didn't mean to! The exchange is great too! I love that treat bag! Have s great day!

Margaret said...

Hetty is so pretty! I hope I get to her someday as well. I love the exchange you received as well. Wonderful!

Berit said...

When I read the read the words "Braised Beef" my eyes rolled back in my head and I think I started drooling! I don't think I have a cut of meat worth such treatment in my own freezer, but I could definitely muster up a chili--and I think I will! What rainy, chill weather we've got today! I'm working the vine border of BtSS right now, and am really anxious about counting right--and It doesn't even have to traverse the perimeter! In other words, your border fondness escapes me. But, then again, that is a fab border on Hetty!

As for the Halloween exchange, there are really no words to detail how much I LOVE Halloween!! And, thanks for linking that mail art in--STUNNING!

Myriam said...

Lovely embroidery ( I also like to do border )Bravo! And great exchange

Jan said...

Great progress, Edgar. Love, love, love your Halloween exchange, everything is super.

Hetty is looking good, bet the photo of that border that you took a post or two back, is much more accurate on the color, huh? I just love this sampler and can't wait to see more. Can't wait to see what else you are going to stitch too! lol

Kathy said...

Great exchange!
Hetty is looking fabulous. You really have made great progress on this one. I have never done a border first on mine. I always like to leave that for last. Invariably the borders always give me headaches. It never fails that I get two thirds done only to find I am off by two or more stitches. Just enough to be noticable. So I leave the border for last.

J Rae said...

Hetty is sure coming along nicely.

What a great Halloween exchange you received!

Nicola said...

Hetty looks gorgeous so far, can't wait to see it finished. Love the colours you're using. Lovely exchange too.

JOLENE said...

Hi Edgar,

Love your Hetty, it is coming along nicely. Those Halloween goodies are awesome. Love it all!!

Eva Hernández Tarín said...

Muy bonito. Besos desde ESPAÑA

Laurie in Iowa said...

Hetty is so pretty. The Halloween exchange you received is wonderful. That treat bag will be a wonderful addition to your Halloween collection.

Meadows08 said...

I thought I'd leave a suggestion for your pot. Go to Food Network, search Beer Braised Short Ribs (by Dave Leiberman). They are so incredibly delicious! They're a family favourite at our house!

Tracey said...

Wow, you're moving right along on Hetty!! And what awesome gifties!

Kielrain said...

Loving your Hetty.

And what a nice exchange. It is great!

Mel said...

Hetty is looking great. And what a lovely package!

Colleen said...

I LOVE the border on Hetty!! I think, for me, stitching a border is my favorite part of a sampler. What I dislike stitching most is the alphabet. That doesn't make much sense, does it?? Well, there you go :)

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Wow what progrees you've made on Hetty. Looking great. You made out like a bandit with your exchange!!
The treat bag is too cute and that hand stitch dish towel is a pretty addition to your collection. Lucky you.

Carol R said...

Isn't it strange how white fabric has a life of it's own when it's photographed! There must be a knack of taking a picture showing white fabric as white!
Hetty is looking lovely

Vonna said...

Hetty is beautiful :)
And that package is wonderful!

Nancy said...

Hetty is looking just beautiful Edgar! What a fun Halloween package you received. I love that smiling pumpkin!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hetty is looking gorgeous! Great exchange from Marie, too.

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Love your Hetty. Marie did a fantastic job as usual. :)

Melissa said...

Hetty is definitely pretty, but where is she from? I probably missed something as to who the designer is but would love to know.

The exchange from Marie is wonderful. Love Lisa's little witch!

dixiesamplar said...

Love the pot from the last post!! And how lucky are you to get such wonderful Halloween goodies!!

I love the Hetty border, your stitching is always so beautiful! Still enjoying the blog and all your sweet little treasures that you share with us.

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

CindyMae said...

Your Hetty is looking marvelous! I hate doing borders!! LOL Love your package it is fantastic!!