Thursday, April 21, 2011

An Exchange Arrives and 2 More Lovlies

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - was I the only one yesterday that couldn't make Google work????  I tried off and on for most of the morning and then just gave up the goat!  By the afternoon I was so busy that I just couldn't get back to make a post.  I don't think that has ever happened, sometimes it is slow as a slug but never - not coming up.  Oh, well - it is up today.
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The day before yesterday I heard that my HOE Quaker Ornament had arrived at its new home.  My Exchange Partner was Lisa - and here is a snap...


The design is from Milady's Needle called "Quaker Smalls."  I stitched it using the recommended Belle Soie silks on a piece of mystery 36ct mystery linen.    This was the second round in the perpetual Ornament Exchange - round three is "Snowmen" - what fun....  I have already narrowed down what I want to stitch!!
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In the last post I showed a great new sampler release - well, Terri brought to my attention another lovely new sampler, from Brenda Gervais over at "With thy Needle & Thread" - she has just released "Ann Sandlers - 1846".....


Just a lovely A&E Sampler - I usually do not go for the A&E's but I love how this is different - the border, building and saying - are all just super!! 
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The third - must have - new sampler is from Beth Twist over at "Heartstring Samplery" - It is called "Thirsty Hart," here is a snap from her blog.....


I love deer in samplers and that is the focus of this gorgeous piece.  Along with the hart is a lovely border and a few butterfly's - just beautiful.  I am sorry to be such an enabler but I wanted those that might not have seen some of the new releases to be aware of the great things out there to be gotten!!
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I think that is a wrap for today.  We have tomorrow off so I might not post.  The plan for our Friday off is a trip to Alameda - and we all know what that means.....  cross stitch fun at Needle in a Haystack!!  They moved a few months ago and I haven't gotten the chance to see the new digs - I can't wait!!  Rico wants to stop off at Ikea which is also over in the East Bay - so we will have a busy day.  I do hope everyone has a super de duper Easter!!!


Thanks again to you all for your kind comments!!  I do appreciate the time and trouble you take to leave them.  Do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Enjoy your trip to Needle In a Haystack, lucky you!

Margaret said...

Have fun at NiaH! I'd love to go to that LNS someday! I so agree on the new designs -- I couldn't resist either of the two you're showing today. Trouble. lol! Lovely exchange piece! I didn't try posting in my blog yesterday, so I don't know what was going on for you. Sorry! I do know there was one day I had trouble posting pics, but it eventually started working again. On the other hand, Gmail has been crashing in the middle of my typing emails three days in a row. Grrrrr! Happy Easter!

Jan said...

A special request... can you please take a few snaps inside NiaH. I love ordering from them on-line but I"ll never get a chance to see the place in person. thanks for be here to get me going in the morning with my coffee and breakfest before I head to work.

Patty C. said...

The "Ann Sandlers - 1846" is beautiful - great colors

I have never heard of Needle in a Haystack - Sounds like fun - Enjoy ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Have fun at Needles. I can't wait to get my pattern from Brenda!

Alice said...

Pretty new samplers! Have a wonderful Easter yourself.

CalamityJr said...

Love your exchange piece - your partner will be thrilled! Have a fun journey and a blessed Easter.

Nancy said...

You stitched a beautiful ornament Edgar! I have to agree with you the samplers are beautiful. Enjoy your trip to Needle In a Haystack, and I hope you have a Happy Easter too!

Nancy said...

Lovely exchange piece!

Thanks for posting the new samplers. I had not seen the one by Beth Twist. That one is a must have! I love deer and love that Bible verse!

Enjoy your time at Needle in a Haystack!

valerie said...

Have fun at NiaH! Love the exchange piece you did!

Karen said...

Love the exchange piece your finished.

Happy Easter and stitching...

Yvonne..... said...

Happy Easter Edgar!

Natalia said...

Great little ornament !!! I had also noticed Ann Sandlers as well as the deer sampler... Oh my gosh, something more to add to the collection. LOL ! Sounds like you have a fund day planned tomorrow. Enjoy and Happy Easter !!

Faye said...

Dang it Edgar!!! You enabler you~~hahaha...I LOVE the Ann Sandlers-1846!! Isn't it just beautiful? The border is what makes it...Just a little different. So, how many lifetimes will it take to stitch all these beautiful samplers? Don't know, but I'm going for it! Thanks for featuring in on your post today. Have fun at NiaH... Would love to see the inside of the shop! Take care, Faye

Luned said...

Happy Easter!

DonnaTN said...

Your Quaker small is great and I love those new samplers. Hope you have/had a lovely Easter weekend. I can't wait to see what sort of "trouble" you got into at NIAH!

Maggie O said...

That is what you are! An enabler...I knew it was something familiar. Love the pieces and your plans for the weekend. Can't wait to see what you buy...feel like I should be waiting at the door for you to help you in with your stash then go through it all ooohng and ahhing...we will when you post. Plans for Ikea this week too for storage boxes...yes we all need those.

Beth Twist said...

It still tickles my little heart to no end when I see someone post about one of my designs. Its hard to believe I get to be so lucky... making up sampler designs that others want to stitch too! Thank you for featuring my Thirsty Hart. :)