Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blogging Friends and Christmas Treats

GR&DF again I must say how wonderful it is to open up the Blog and find such nice comments - thank you so very much!!! This morning starts off a week of wet weather here in the Bay area and the warm thoughts and kind words are such a tonic it warms me through and through!!

Today's post is a total reflection of how wonderful the Bloggers I have met are and what a joy I find in all the super folks I have met through my scribblings. In no particular order let me begin.

Setting the stage for this buddy..... I carry on with many readers of this Blog through emails, comments and snail mail. A few months back one of my email buddies asked to borrow some Blackbird Design charts I had that where OOP and pretty hard to find. I am all for sharing and helping others. I have had lots of kind help from stitchers and friends and I personally want to PIF in any way I can - so of course it was not problem to make a loan of the charts. In our emails we discussed my crazy stalker like obsession with BBD. I also found out she was attending a workshop that Barb and Alma where giving. I was totally green with envy - and green ain't my colour!! Well, yesterday the charts came back perfectly - as I knew they would, but along with the charts came....

all these lovelies... a box of cheese straws - now I am a drooling nut for a cheese straw!! Also included was a wonderful ornament made from a project at the workshop AND a super bird card - now its not just any bird card but a card with a personal note from both Alma and Barb to little old me!!!! This was so unexpected - and so wonderful!!! Thank you Yvonne!!!!

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I am also a member of the HOE - and I took part in the Christmas Ornament Exchange. My ornament came yesterday from Gaby in Germany. Here is snap of the darling piece she sent me...

It is hard to see but there is a tiny tree charm in the middle. I just love the carol "O Christmas Tree" - this is so special and such wonderful reminder of that great old song, thank you very much!! It looks super de duper on the tree!!

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I also received a package from a Blog-Buddy - she does so much for everyone and is such a kind person!! I am a nut for a few designers, BBD, Sheepish and Prairie Schooler - dear Becky knows this and she sent me....

.... a gorgeous PS Ornament - I love PS and I love my a PS Santa!! Thank you so much Becky!!

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Another Blog Buddy knows I am collecting Sheepish Designs and found one for me. Dear Karen sent me this wonderful chart...

Like a squirrel gathering nuts - I am a chart gathering maniacal squirrel - Thank you Karen for adding to my ever growing "hoard" of SD!!

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I wanted to wrap up this Christmas themed post with a little progress snap of "Christmas Rules" by Lizzie Kate....

It is still a great Christmas stitch - Rico made a comment about it last night.... loosely quoting.... "that's pretty cute, but a bit on the bright side for you, its not gray or black!!" I beg to differ, but I do stitch other colours than grey and black... there have been quite a few dark greens and deep reds lately - even a medium blue!!! :)

I'll try and get a some more weekend stuff up tomorrow. Thanks again for stopping by dear friends!! Do come again!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Addie said...

Edgar, You are truly blessed to have such wonder blogging friends! I love the ornament you received from Becky and would like to try making some myself. Could you tell me how the ornament is made: is it filled with cardboard or styrofoam cut into a square? Merry Christmas, Addie

Danielle said...

Wow, that's a lot of love from stitching friends. Great stuff! And Christmas Rules looks great. I stitched this myself and it turned out fab.

riona said...

Lovely ... and I am guessing that you wouldn't receive so much from so many if you weren't the very giving sort yourself ...like finds like, when it comes to this sort of thing. So "rejoice and be glad" as the carols say and enjoy your Christmas tokens.

Natasha said...

You are such a kind person yourself it is no wonder you have so many wonderful blog friends.

I love the ornamnet that Gaby sent you, it is beautiful. And the PS design that Becy stitched for you, her stitching is always so pretty.

There is a used bookstore in my neighborhood that usually has a decent selection of used XS charts and books I found 2 Sheepish design last summer, I was quit excited about it and plan on stitching one of them this year.

Take Care

Margaret said...

What wonderful gifts you've received from your friends! I love your Christmas Rules too. lol about Rico's comment about the colors on it. I think you're perfectly right -- you do stitch in other colors than grey and black. lol!

Rachel S said...

You have wonderful blogging buddies! Congrats!

Laura said...

Such great progress on Christmas Rules. I have been in a bit of a Christmas stitching slump of late but I think you just pulled me out of it. Happy Holidays!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What wonderful blogging buddies you have...your goodies are perfect for you!

Loving "Christmas Rules", makes me want ot stitch it too!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

diamondc said...

Edgar: Im too had taken a class with Barb and Alma, I had asked if they planned on printing up the patterns they do for retreats they are considering this thought.
I am so happy your patterns came back in lovely condition, I have borrowed patterns but did not get them back.
Joanie borrowed from me and she is the only one to return my pattern to me she is great.
Merry Christmas my friend
Catherine

Bertie said...

Such gorgeous presents from your friends and blog-buddy, just love your story of BBD, the little house ornament is to die for as is the PS deer ornament, so cute:))
Happy Christmas to the both of you.

Peggy Lee said...

I count my stitchy friends among my closest and I see that you are very blessed in that same regard.
I know many bloggers think you are the bee's knees too!!

Catherine said...

What fantabulous things you have received in the mail!!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Sharon said...

What a post full of "fabulosity"! I hope that your holidays will be blessed and may the New Year bring you many more hours of happy stitching!! Thanks for sharing all the goodness of blog-dom with us! :)

Berit said...

What awesome goodies! You've got some great stitchity friends. :D

Christmas Rules is looking great; I love the "quotes".

Roberta said...

Hi Edgar, what wonderful pressies you have received, but then again you are such a wonderful person, you deserve all these wonderful things. Also, love all the pictures from the previous post of the Holiday decorations.

Enjoy the Season

Natalia said...

Edgar, it is so nice to have such generous friends. I am sure you are one of them also.
I love your Lizzie Kate. Mine is in my project basket !! Maybe I'll finish it for next Christmas.

Alice said...

Such a lot of eye candy in this post! Christmas rules is very cute. You got so many beautiful things from your friends....How does that Savage Garden song go? "I believe in Karma, what you give is what you get returned...." I am sure there is a reason you have such fabulous friends.