Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Thank You and a Block Finish

Last week, I received a wonderful package in the mail from Becky. If you've never visited her blog, please do so. She is an amazing stitcher who finishes all her own projects. She has finished 500 smalls! Not only is she very talented with the needle but she's also very generous. Recently she decided to stitch and gift some of her favorite projects. I was fortunate to receive The Gathering Basket in the mail this past week. It's bigger than I thought it would be but I love that about it. I generally use my pincushions for pins and needles so the larger size really works. It makes me smile every time I look at it. Thank you Becky!
From Becky SC
Yesterday, I finished up Block 5 of AotH - with the exception of the personalization which is why the roof isn't completely stitched. When I started this block, I didn't think I'd like the colors together. Was I wrong! The coloring isn't quite right here but I really like the Avocado color that looked so garish on it's own. I'm really enjoying this project!
AotH Block 6
The next block is on hold because I'm missing the thread for the borders. I don't think that much any stitching, knitting or quilting will be completed in the next week as I still have holiday prep to do. Wrapping, cooking, and maybe even a wee bit of shopping yet to do. Let's not forget work and possibly a business dinner next week. Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season!

29 comments:

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Becky's stitching is amazing. I think the colours in your block are gorgeous. Wishing you a Merry Chrismas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Stephanie said...

What a very sweet and generous gift. Your house is so soft and pretty and your work is beautiful as well. Happy Holidays to you!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Becky's gift is lovely. Your AofH block looks wonderful. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Margaret said...

Love Becky's gift to you! I also love your AotH block. I so need to stitch this series. Sigh...

Faye said...

What a lovely gift from Becky!! She's quite the prolific stitcher...no?? And, I am surely enjoying your progress on AoTH...Gorgeous!!

Enjoy your fun filled and exciting week...Ho-ho-ho~~ Faye

Littlebit said...

OH, you are so lucky to get that beautiful pillow!
Your AotH is so pretty, Jackie! I've done hardly any stitching since Thanksgiving, due to the preparations that go into the holiday..but that will make it all the more special when I do get to stitch again. Merry Christmas, Jackie!

Tammy said...

What a fantastic giveaway - congrats on your win. Love your stitching too and always enjoy pics you share. Don't work to hard and may your holiday preps go smooth and easy on ya!!

valerie said...

Gorgeous gift from Becky and great job on your AoTH! It looks terrific. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Gabi said...

Beautiful gift from Becky. Your AotH block is just gorgeous. Adoring yours makes me want to start mine.

Lois said...

What a beautiful gift from Becky! Love your AoTH block!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

absolument merveilleux ! bravo bisous bisous

Siobhan said...

Lucky you to have a Becky original! She is such an inspiration. Fantastic job on your AotH--it is such a pretty sampler.

Annie said...

Becky is such a talented, generous soul. The pincushion is gorgeous and I'm sure perfectly stitched and finished as is all of Becky's work. Enjoy!

That is really a pretty BBD block. You're making great progress on these.

Happy Holidays!

Michele said...

What a lovely gift! Your stitching is beautiful too! Have a fun week of holiday preparations :-) I still have some baking and wrapping......okay all of the wrapping......to do.

Giovanna said...

Lovely gift and lovely block - well done to you both. Merry Christmas!

Theresa said...

Isn't Becky's work amazing?! Congratulations on this wonderful win!!!!!

Your AotH block is gorgeous!!!! I actually really like this color combination~~~

Happy holidays to you and your family~~

Heidi said...

Hi Jackie! I have been away from blogging. It is high time to stop in and visit old friends. You have been busy with many beauties...patchwork, knitting and stitching. Are you having a gathering for the holidays?

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Marie said...

Jackie, Merry Christmas to you and your family. I have really enjoyed your blog and friendship and love your notes. Wishing for more blogging time in 2012 for us all . Thanks for your special friendship. Hugs,Marie

Teresa said...

Hope you are feeling lots better. this cross stitch is very pretty and I enjoyed reading past posts and seeing all your pretty project. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Vicki said...

The stitching is gorgeous. I hope to get my languishing Santa wall hanging out and work on it next week. It is counted cross stitch and I am not very patient with this anymore, :).
Merry Christmas!!

TeresaB said...

Congrats on the finish, I love that block! What a pretty gift from Becky, aren't you the lucky one!

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Sally said...

I love visiting Becky's blog as she does the most amazing stitching and finishing. The Gathering Basket is beautiful.

Love your block 5. I must get back to mine in the New Year.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful gift you received from Becky. She does some beautiful stitching and I have to agree, she is very generous.

Your AoTH looks great. BBD use some unusual colours sometimes, but they always look perfect once stitched.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

Catherine said...

Oh my, you are so lucky to have received one of Becky's lovely finishes. She is so generous!
Your BBD looks wonderful too!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on getting that block finished!

What a lovely gift!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

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Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Hi Jackie I think the chest holds about 465 threads. That is the amount you get if you buy it with threads.