Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ILCS Sock- It To Me Santa Exchange et al.


Here I am on my birthday, in very cold Colorado...last I heard our current wind chill was -13.  Expected actual low tonight is to be -17.  Brrrrr!  You can bet I have the fireplace going!  DH called me at work today to ask where I wanted to go for dinner for my birthday.  I told him home to have leftover chili and cinnamon rolls!  Guess I'm getting old.

I received a great birthday gift from one of my staff, Darya.  It's a wonderful glass cutting board with the exact same kitty design as one of the notepads I received yesterday from Nancy.  Guess they know what I like. 

It's about 9" x 10".  I'm actually considering displaying it at work in one of my bookshelves on an easel.  Don't you think it is way too pretty to slice tomatoes or potatoes on? 

ILCS Sock It To Me Santa Exchange

Today's mail brought me a wonderful exchange from Rene la Frog.  Look at all the great goodies she sent!

I've had one pair of toe-socks before and loved them.  Can't wait to wear these---you can bet they will be on my feet tomorrow.  They will be perfect with my blue Christmas sweater with white stitched snowflakes!  

She also sent a tiny 'Doodles' kit that is complete with a snowman button, my favorite John James tapestry petites, a skein of Threadworx (I've never had any of this brand before), and a cute Stitch A Card kit.  She totally spoiled me!

However, the most exciting item in this exchange was the absolutely awesome snowman scissor fob Rene made for me.  I've actually never owned a fob before.  This genius fob deserves it's own photo.  If you look carefully, you can see that the beads and black in between each make little snowmen!  Is that cute or what?!  I put this on my very best pair of embroidery scissors...my  cloisonné Gingher's.

'Ring Around The Rosie' (one more time!)

I posted the framed 'Ring Around The Rosie' Hummel I'll be giving Nancy at her retirement luncheon tomorrow, but I think the post got lost in all of the updates I did.  So, here it is once again for your viewing pleasure....

This is 18" x 18" framed.  I'm extremely proud of it; it's one my largest completed cross stitches so far. 

Our next door neighbor works for a framd shop and I gave her the cross stitch and told her to 'do what she felt was right' to mat and frame it.  I think she did a wonderful job! Here's a close-up of the frame.

That's it for now.  Happy Stitching!

Vicki in Cold and Snowy Colorado


Nancy M said...

I just commented on your Hummel piece, so it's not lost.... Cute exchange and you'll love your fob,I have one on each of my 2 scissors (I know, only 2 scissors!!! LOL) But they are great for not losing them, or when they do go in the cushions, you can find them easier!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Ring Around the Rosie is well worth a second look, it's gorgeous!

Kathy said...

The Hummel piece is just gorgeous! I am sure it will be treasured.

Cute exchange. Love the fob. It is adorable.

And last but not least. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sandy In Montana said...

Happy Birthday, Vicki. Hope your day is filled with love and stitches.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love your Ring Around the Rosie. I don't think that I saw your first post with it, so I'm glad you reposted. And that fob is wonderful. I'm a real scissor collector, but never have enough fobs!

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday. Love the exchange and what a fantastic scissor fob! Can't wait to hear how she acts when she receives the Hummel piece!

Rene la Frog said...

So happy your package arrived on a special day. I really had fun putting it together for you and will be making myself a fob just like the one I did for you. It was really hard to send it off.

Rene la Frog said...

OOOOPS....forgot to mention you Hummel. I think I remember when you first finihed it a while back. That frame is just perfect with the mat, great job by the framer.

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday, a couple of days late...love the ILCS Package from Rene. That exchange was so much fun. Aren't they all? The fob is adorable.

JaneyBobs said...

HI - I'm part way through Ring Around The Rosie but left if part way through, want to pick it up again but have mislaid the thread colour key - can you help??