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Little birdie for Cathy

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When I saw this little birdie on several other Blogs, I knew I had to stitch it! So I ordered the Big Book of Cross Stitch Designs (which is full of nice Designs!), and took this little project with me on vacation. I stitched it for Cathy B, to say "Thank you" for all the wonderful exchanges I received from her last year, in the Seasonal Exchanges. I just heard from Cathy that it arrived on her doorstep.
Design: part of "Shaker Hearts" from the Big Book of Cross Stitch Designs
Fabric: 32 ct. Belfast "Summer Khaki"
Floss: DMC
Finish: pinkeep

ABC exchange from Edgar

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Today I received this wonderful SBEBB ABC- exchange from Edgar. I wasn't expecting anything, so I was a bit surprised :) I think it traveled very fast...But look at all the great things Edgar sent to me:
(my wishlist is shrinking again!)Here is a close-up of the gorgeous "pynkeepe", Edgar made me:
I love the deep, warm colors he used for it!Thank you so much, Edgar!!!I also received note from Isabella, that she received my last exchange for the Seasonal Exchange. I don't have a pic of the whole exchange, but this is the pinkeep I've made for her:
Design: part of "Spring" from the book "Country" by Helen Wind
Fabric: 28 ct. linen Tarnished gold
Floss: DMC
Finish: pinkeepI also received an email from Pascale that she received my Scavenger Hunt for the crazy exchange group. I totally forgot to take pics of that one... So I hope Pascale will publish some in her blog...Hugs,

Chickenrun make-over

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DH has a new job and he got this present from his old colleagues as farewell gift:3 beautifull white chickens and a chicken run! But the chichens were a bit too big for the run. So after a weekend of building and painting, their house is now looking like this:Much better isn't it?We hope they will lay eggs for us as their thanks!

HOE Freebee exchange

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I received another wonderful exchange! It's the HOE Freebee exchange from Cathie from France. She send me this tin:Look what was inside the tin:Cathie used a freebee from Aurelle and made this beautiful "carillon" of it. What a great idea!!! She also added some goodies; fabric, ribbon, buttons and beads and citronella candles. Cathie, thank you so much for this wonderful exchange!This is the floss toss for my newest project:It's "Sampler Ronde" de Anagram. Stitched on 40 ct. Summer Khaki, with DMC 221 and 3865. I have a lot of exchanges to stitch first, but I hope I can start this one real soon!

Scavenger Hunt and Feathered Friends exchange

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I'm telling you; they never come alone! Today I received two exchanges again.First of all, the Scavenger Hunt. Janaina organized this for the Crazy exchange group. Janaina gave us 6 words and we have to use our imagination to find something for those words. The words are: birds, kitchen, old, flowers, happiness and tiny. Pascale was my partner (again) and she sent me this:
Bird: the little pillow
Kitchen: the napkins
Old: the wooden bobbin
Flowers: the notepad
Happiness: the card with a beautiful poem written in it
Tiny: the little scissors
And the Christmas ornament was a little extra I assume.
Here's a close up of the pillow.Pascale, thanks again for yet another wonderful exchange!!!I also reveived the Feathered Friends exchange for the SBEBB group today. Cathy (mk) has sent me this pretty exchange:
I love everything of it! Cathy made me a gorgeous pinkeep and absolutly stunning fob. Both with Prairie Schooler designs. And she also made an excellent choice with all the goodies she se…

More pics of La France

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I love this window in a church somewhere! Look at all the Celtic Knots! It would be great as a cross stitch design ;)
Having lunch
DS and DH playing "pingpong"
DS and me too.
Martin's (business partner of my brother and SIL) birthday partyMy brother and me
Martin in the kitchen
View on the lake "Lac du Causse".

Pics of La France

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DS and my Mom
17th Century buildings on the camping
DS and his new friends
On Martin's deck
DS playing soccer
Finally some stitching!
Hurray! My Birthday!
French cakes
Present from my parents. Pandora beads.
Birthday party
DS and Gizmo (my brother's cat)
My parents.
My brother and SIL
Gizmo is the sweetest cat I've ever hugged!!!

Do bears? is finished!

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Whoohoo! I'm doing the Happy Dance! Long Dog's "Do bears?" is finished!!! Just enjoy the masterpiece:

Design: "Do Bears" from Long Dog Samplers
Fabric: 32 ct. cream Lugana
Floss: Gloriana Silk "Poinsettia" Started: March 2006
Finished: May 2008 DH does like it also, and since I've stitched this as our wedding sampler, it's going to be framed and gets a nice place in our living room.