Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Turtle lands in San Francisco -

I was the recipient of a most wonderful exchange yesterday!!! As many of you know I do enjoy the Quaker stuff - :) ....I was a part of an exchange that took place over at Quaker Inspired - and yesterday I received from my partner Mercy in NY a Super Duper Box O' wonderfulness!!! Lets start off with a snap of the box as I unloaded it -

Everything tumbled out from this cornucopia, some wrapped and some not - Mercy included some (From R to L) Delicious spiced tea - (Opening up the canister I got a beautiful whiff of Christmas - just glorious), a "to do" pad of paper that I always can use and the chart for "Peaceful Paradise" - which is a chart that I have wanted for a long time but have never mentioned to anyone that I wanted it - Now how did Mercy know I wanted that one????

Now - after unwrapping everything - the stitched piece is the Turtle wonderfully finished as a flat fold and done in the prettiest of "Cool Blues." Mercy also included (from R to L) a really pretty piece of linen, a needle magnet, a snip-it jar (that now sits next to my stitching chair.... and I won't have to listen to Rico's bitching about all the bits of floss that seem to be scattered about the house) a really cute needle book and a floss organizer.
I have been truly "Gifted", thank you so very much!!!!!

Last night I worked on an exchange and my Halloween RR
- here is a snap of one of the lower right corner -

I will work a house into the other corner and I am thinking of putting some sort of saying in the space in the middle - any suggestions..... or thoughts - I pulled out/ frogged some of things I put in as I am sort of winging it in this the lower register.

Last night the movie was "An American in Paris" - 1951 - almost a perfect musical - with Gene Kelley and Leslie Caron - it is a really beautiful movie to watch with great music and superior dancing!!

I did have a question from Joanie about the BPC Sampler and the linen that I am using. I got the piece over a year ago with a win off of eBay. It is some hand dyed job in 32 ct - I really don't have any other info. The auction I was going after a chart and the linen and a ton of DMC came along with the win. I held on to it as it was such a great piece until I had something special to stitch onto it like the BPC.

Thanks for stopping by and all the really nice comments!!!!!!

Take care,


  1. The Quaker turtle is so cute. Great exchange!

    It's fun to see all the Halloween RRs.

  2. Oh look at that bounty that Mercy gave you! WOW! Love it ;)
    AND I absolutely ADORE that RR! There is a saying about pumpkin faces that I was going to put on mine, but it didn't work out...its in the BBD book that I have...e-mail me and I'll send you the verse - if your interested ;)

  3. Great exchange Edgar. I have one of those Snip-it jars too - aren't they just a brilliant idea?

    Your Halloween is looking good - love the little tree!

  4. I *LOVE* "An American in Paris". The dancing is wonderful, especially the ballet finale. Gene Kelly is a choreographic genius, with all the different dance styles that change with the rhythm and pace of the music.

    I love it that Oscar Levant stars in this Gerswhin movie...other than George himself and of course his brother Ira, no one else at that time knew Gerswhin's music better than Oscar Levant.

  5. wow! great exchange from Mercy :) Love the needlebook! Did she make it?? or??

    I goggled Halloween quotes .. there are some great ones! lol

    'Tis now the very witching time of night,
    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
    Contagion to this world.
    ~William Shakespeare

    When witches go riding,
    and black cats are seen,
    the moon laughs and whispers,
    ‘tis near Halloween.
    ~Author Unknown

    From ghoulies and ghosties
    And long-leggedy beasties
    And things that go bump in the night,
    Good Lord, deliver us!
    ~Scottish Saying

    There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin

    Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
    Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
    ~Dexter Kozen

    and my personal favorite ..
    Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo
    lmao :)

  6. What a completely fabulous exchange package you got! Wow!

    Your Halloween RR is scary-looking :o)

  7. your stitching is absolutely beautiful as usual and what a lovely exchange ilove the little snipit jar

  8. I love how your Halloween RR is coming along. I cant wait to see the next update on this piece.

  9. Edgar love this Halloween RR you're in. Where did you find such an awesome halloween tree? BTW, love the Scooby Doo quote! LOL