Thursday, June 16, 2011

I still can't tell you!

"While earning your daily bread be sure
to share a slice with those less fortunate."
Jackson Brown, Jr.

    I still can't tell you what I have been mostly working on. I just finished my exchange piece for Lainey's Summertime Exchange. It is my first exchange and I am so excited. I am trying really hard to obey all the rules and not show anything about my piece or who it is going to. We have to have it posted on June 20th so to be sure I will post mine in the mail tomorrow.
   On our vacation we were able to see some old friends. I am still in the process of making something special to go in a thank you card to each couple. The first couple we saw loved wine and had the most wonderful wine collection. I could not appreciate it because I am more of a Arbor Mist girl. To put in their card I have made this Mill Hill beaded magnet.

The other couple lives on one of the San Juan Islands. She does lots of crafting and we talked about our love of scissors. She also has a lot of mermaids. I am still in the process of her gift, but it will be a scissor fob. Here is the start of this project.

    I know it might not seem like an exciting new toy but about 3 months ago my oven went out. Since we had the trip coming up we were not in any big hurry to replace it. It was getting hard coming up with menu's that didn't involve baking. Last week I told my DH lets go out looking I can't stand it any longer. About a week before the oven went out so did out dishwasher. So off we went to look for new "toys" for me. My dishwasher is on back order (surprise, surprise). I don't have a built in so I only had a couple of models to choose from. Well on Tuesday I got my new stove.

    Nothing special just a plain white stove, but it is sooooooo clean. Now I don't want to use it and get it dirty. I am excited that this one has black burner grates. I hope they stay cleaner.

    Looks like I will be having a celebration give away soon. I have 99 followers. I will have to try and think what would be nice to celebrate 100. I thank all of you who follow and leave comments. They are all special to me. I love my quiet mornings when I get up and read all the blogging going on. I have learned so much from all of you and enjoy being a small part of your lives. THANK YOU!

Always keep love in your stitches,


Catherine said...

I love your wine magnet and the mermaid is so cute!!

Yay for your new stove!! I'm sure you'll be cooking up goodies in no time!

gracie said...

nice thank you gifts

Deborah said...

Wonderful thank you gifts. I am an Arbor Mist sort of girl, as well. We call it cheap and fruity. LOL

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gifts for your friends. Great new stove.

Mouse said...

oooo the Cup cakes are on you then heheheh ... nice stove I need a new one too ho hum love your wine magnet and little mermaid .. glad you had a lovely time and can't wait to see your bits b bobs for your exchanges :) love mouse xxxx

Kate said...

Great gifts for your friends. New kitchen toys are always good!

Nancy said...

Nice gifts for your friends, know they will love them! Isn't it nice to get new appliances? They look so nice and clean and work so much better than the old ones! Hope your dishwasher arrives soon!

Blu Stitcher said...

I love the magnet, It looks fun to do.

lily said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet little mermaid and I love your Neddlework Shop in the previous post.
lily x

Tolentreasures said...

Isn't it amazing how we can get more excited over new appliances than jewelry! I would love to be getting excited over a new washer and dryer! Love the cross-stitches!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I just cleaned my boring white stove last night too! What a hoot! Love all your artwork. Have a wonderful weekend!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are lovely thank you gifts!

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your cute little beaded reminds me of a Christmas pretty and sweet!

Adorable little mermaid too!

Your new stove looks wonderful, and I love gas stoves!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Teresa!
Isn't it fun to get new appliances! Once they are in and installed that is!
I know what you mean about keeping it clean :-) I got a new printer and still have the plastic peel off sheets on the top of the scanner and front panel HA!
Love all your cross stich projects too!
Happy Stitching,