Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Valentine exchange & stitchy up-date!

I may be a bit late but I would really like to do a Valentines exchange this year. It would be the usual stitched piece and a little package of stitchy and valentine themed goodies. If anyone is interested in joining me can you please contact me at elaine.main@virgin.net

Having had this nasty flu virus for more than 3 weeks now I have been feeling a bit down. At the week-end I received the most wonderful pick-me-up package from my friend Maggie. She sent me the most gorgeous purply goodies, ribbon, fancy trim, scissors, cute Snowman chart and off course what brought the biggest smile to my face was this darling Snowman. Isn;t he just the cutest!!!

Three babies that I want to stitch for this year so I started this cute Lizzie Kate design last week. As you can see I am hoping at least one has a boy..lol.

I very rarely stitch over one as I just find it too stressful and being old off course my eyesight isn;t what it used to be. This design is Bluebird by Blackbird Designs. I couldn;t find any suitable blue thread in my stash so my bird will be Cranberry.

This is my Willow House (Blackbird Designs) wip that I started last year. I;ve been doing some work on the roof and windows in the past few weeks. I really love this piece and I am determined I will finish it this year.

Well I imagine my DH Ian will be muttering words like these tomorrow as he celebrates his 50th Birthday. It just seems like yesterday many of us were turning 40 and in a blink of an eye oh my it;s now 50. He is having the day off work and we are planning on going out to lunch with my parents. Family and friends will be coming over in the evening for a little celebration.
DH hates getting his photo taken but I will try and sneak some pictures of his day.

Oh and before I leave I have to mention that my stitching Sis Elaine has started posting on her blog again. Please, please go visit and leave a comment nagging oh no did I say that..lol asking her nicely to keep up-dating her blog. She does such wonderful interesting posts about her family, stitching and other stuff. http://shutterbuglady.blogspot.com/
Happy Tuesday. Hugs!


Annie said...

Hope you are starting to feel better now. That snowman looks like a good elixir.

Cute start on the baby sampler. Nice to stockpile them if you have several to do.

Definitely time for work on the BBD piece. It's so pretty.

And congrats to DH on the milestone birthday!

Giovanna said...

Your BBD is gorgeous, and so is that snowman!

Catherine said...

What great goodies from Maggie!

Love your stitches!

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. Lovely photos by the way. I would have loved to have done a Valentine Exchange with you but I only have a couple of weeks before we go away so I don't think I will have the time. We are away for 3 weeks as well so Valentine Day will have passed (my wedding anniversary is Valentines Day!). I would love to do a private exchange with you though. Michelle x

Shari said...

oh my!! That snowman would make ANYONE feel better....too adorable!!!!
I love your stitching pieces so far......you have some great pieces going!!!!

Erna said...

Hello darling, what a gorgeous gift you got from Maggie, I can see your smile when unpacking the snowman. Love the starts of your new stitching.
Have a wonderful day with Ian and your parents tomorrow.Are you going to eat where I think you will be going to eat...at the one with the most delicious deserts????
Hugs and enjoy, hope you will feel better soon

Lois said...

What a lovely gift from Maggie! Lovely WIP's. Happy Birthday to your DH!!!

Christina said...

I love the new addition to your snowman family!
How brave are you stitching over one? I've been doing several Christmas ornies on 40ct linen and I've got to admit - I HATE IT!!!
The Lizzie Kate baby design is lovely. I actually have it in my stash, but DD decided to stick Peppa Pig stickers over the colour key and when I tried to pull them off, it ripped the card to shreds...aaahhh!!!

Danielle said...

Lovely gifts. I especially like the scissors and the snowman. Great progress on all of your pieces.

Edit said...

Lovely snowman gifts you received! :) And your starts are great, too. I will also do some stitching for babies this year, also from Lizzie Kate, but another design. The Bluebird is a lovely pattern, I have also stitched it. You picked a nice color for it, even if it is not blue :)

Happy birthday for your husband and I hope you will have a great day!

Carol said...

50? Ah--he's still a baby :) Hope his day was special...

Your Willow House is so pretty--nice to have a bit of springtime colors in the middle of winter!

Littlebit said...

What a most darling snowman! Love your BBD pieces. I hope your husband has a wonderful birthday! Thanks, Elaine, for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment.

Pumpkin said...

Boy, I hope you start to feel better soon :o( A lot of people have been sick this winter.

Okay, I just LOVE that snowman!!!! I would snap him up in a second if I had the chance so you had better hide him ;o)

Lovely WIPs. Can't wait to see more :o)

Tell your DH that 50 isn't the end of the world. He could be turning 60 ;o) LOL!

TinaTx said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!
Happy 5-0 to your hubby!!!

♥ Nia said...

Oh my! You have the most amazing snowmen collection!! :D That one is so cute!!!
Great gifts! :D

Good work with your wips, hope to see more soon :)
Feel better sweetie, hugs

Annette said...

I'm glad your better! You got some lovely gift.
Your WIp's are so beautifull, love the baby piece

Friendship Crossing said...

So glad you are feeling better ~ it's no fun to be sicky!
Love that darling snowman!! He is too cute and so are your WIP's. Nice job!


Cheryl said...

I have stitched that LK baby sampler a few times now, its lovely isnt it?
Happy Birthday to your hubby x

Sally said...

I do hope you start to feel better soon Elaine. {{{hugs}}}

What a lovely package you received. Very cute snowman!

Your WIPs are looking lovely. I love the BBD one.

Happt birthday to your DH. Mine is already moaning about being 50 next year!!!

Pointed Stitcher said...

What an adorable snowman to receive. Your stitching looks great and I'll swing over to see your friend's blog.

Siobhan said...

What a lovely gift to receive from Maggie! How nice. Your stitching progress is lovely! Happy birthday to your DH. My DH is 48 this year and says he's 39, LOL.