Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you all so much for all the kind comments and emails!!! I love reading them - and as I have said before - they are like little pats on the back and hugz from distant friends!!
I had a couple of questions I'll try to answer, and hope I am not repeating myself, The orange and black plaid Quaker kitty in the back is from a chart by The Workbasket and called "Quaker cat and Mouse" it is stitched 1 over 1 and finished as a floss holder. The Needle roll is, I think a JBW Design - but I am not sure. The Owl ornament and Black "frightened" kitty pin pillow in front are both Prairie Schooler charts. There was also a question I was asked in a few emails about all the stitched smalls.... these are all from Exchanges I have been in, I stitched nary a stitch. It makes them that much more special as I can look at the basket and know it is a basket of friendship and kindness...... a little sappy but true!
More kindness arrived through the mail yesterday..... a little back story... a while back I was contacted by another stitcher asking if I had an OOP chart. I said I would check, and I did still have the chart and whisked it into the mail.
Well, yesterday the chart arrived back, but in a box and not an envelope... Jane had included a treat she made...
... a scrumptious jar of her homemade raspberry jam!! Along with the jam was a great set of really cute recipe cards. How sweet was that!!!!! I know first hand how hard some charts are to find and if I can, I try to help out others - as I have been helped...... just passing along a kindness. Thanks you so much Jane for your thoughtfulness!!!!
That's about it for the week, still stitching on an exchange, hopefully I'll get it finished up this weekend - and then I'll have a finishing up evening. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again.... have a great weekend!