Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Wait is Over!

I hadn’t planned on going to the post office today but since I had to run a few errands anyway, I decided to stop in to check our mail box.  One bill and a card.  The card means that there is something inside the office that is being held for pick up because it won’t fit into the box. 

Could it be the parcel with my stitching supplies that I’ve been waiting two long weeks for?

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It was indeed but to my surprise, there were two other parcels waiting for me as well…both from Australia.  Those I’ll tell you about in another post.

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I am so excited about starting this next project.  I decided that after spending so much time on my Raggedy & Friends quilt, I needed a change of pace.  Although I’m really a newbie when it comes to x-stitching, when I first laid eyes on this project, I just knew that I had to make one.

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It’s a needle case called “Flowers for Sarah” from the book Thank You, Sarah Tobias by Blackbird Designs.

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Tonight I’ll be prepping the linen by basting the center and fold guidelines as I watch the Olympics in order to be ready to dive in tomorrow.  Woo hoo!

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This is how the order was wrapped…

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And here’s what was inside…

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Can you guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow morning?

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

33 comments:

Diane said...

so glad your package finally arrived. I x-stitched before I learned to quilt but rarely do it now-quilting took over completely! It's a great needlecraft.
Love your new header!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love to cross stitch, but I haven't worked on one in several months. Your beautiful new project makes me want to get one of them out to complete

Robyn said...

Have fun!!!!!
I bet you will :c)

Linda said...

Wow I love your header.
Looks like it has been worth the wait.
Happy Stitching!!

Julie said...

yum yum yum! i just love the thread colours in this. you're going to have heaps of fun!
xox

Elyte said...

It was well worth the wait and with 2 extra parcels! Very lucky lady. Looking forward to seeing what else you received. I zoomed in on the stitchery. It does look quite gorgeous and an enjoyable project to stitch.

Bunny said...

It is so much fun to start a new project. I just know you will love it.

Pat said...

I bet it will not be ...sleeping in!!! Have fun. I can't wait to see your progress.

stitchinfiend said...

Isn't it great to get something beautiful in the mail instead of bills. Can't wait to see your stitching.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

First I love your new header! second, I love the colors of floss. The seem so soft and pretty. Glad it arrived, have fun!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

What a nice surprise. I haven't cross stitched in years.
Teresa

Darlene said...

Oh, are you going to have lots of fun - wonderful treasures. I love your x-stitch project. YUMMY!

Allie said...

What a lovely package - you're going to have fun!

Judy C said...

First let me say every time I open up to read your blog I am pleasantly surprised. You absolutely have the best headers. (I realy need to revamp mine)
Secondly, love the x stitch I used to do a ton of it however I was never brave enough to try linen. oh well maybe someday.
have fun stitching tomorrow.

Annette said...

Yea! So glad your package arrived safe and sound. Now the fun begins.

Donna said...

You will enjoy the cross stitch, and that's a beautiful project.

Janet said...

What a neat parcel, enjoy because I know how fun the cross stitch is for you. It's a lovely patten.

Brenda said...

I love,love,love Blackbird Designs embroidery projects. They have a vintage look about them that make me wish I knew how to make such treasures.
I can't wait to see your new project. I bet it will be wonderful!

Siobhan said...

Yeay Kaaren! I'm so glad that package arrived, even if it did go via the steam boat to China. ;) Sometimes I wonder how the postal service decides where to send these packages! I also noticed how the bills never seem to go astray. :P Enjoy--that's one of my favorite books by Blackbird Designs.

I love love love your new header!

Pieced Pastimes said...

I am a sucker for anything 'Blackbird Designs' - they have such wonderful designs. Your new cross stitch project looks like a beauty. Looking forward to seeing it completed. Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Love you new blog look. That is a gorgeous needlecase. I heart pretty packages wrapped up with string...

Screen Door said...

Great thread colors---- have fun!

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful project. I did lots of x stitching, but the quilting bug overtook. I need to get back at it and finish up a big project. Once I start back I'll keep at it, it's just starting it again!

Deb said...

Such a great package to receive! I hope that you have a great time stitching it today. The piece is a great one - the pattern is great and those floss colors are yummy!

Sherri said...

Have fun stitching...love the new blog header!

Stina said...

Cross stitch heaven..:o)
Where did you find the Emery... cant find something like this in Sweden and have looked for it?? Please share..:o)
Have fun stitching..

Karen said...

Ooh, another needle case! That will be a good addition to your collection. I like most anything that has a sampler.

Carrie P. said...

So glad your package came. I can almost hear you squealing down in NC. Can't wait to see what else you got.

WoolenSails said...

Love that pattern book, really nice surprise and all the goodies. I am doing some needlework now too. I used to do it years ago, and thought it would be fun to do some to go with mini quilts on the walls.

Debbie

Cathi said...

Beautiful design!! I can't wait to see your progress on this.

Kim D. said...

Looks like a beautiful pattern Kaaren. Happy Stitching!!

Jantine said...

I hope you will have a lot of fun x-stitching. Bet you started already ;-)

jean said...

I'm just like you, once I have placed an order I want it NOW.I too love to cross stitch, in fact I think we should be octopuses so we can cross stitch and quilt.
I enjoy your blog