Sunday, October 21, 2007

Finally....back.....and pictures!!!

Anyone out there still remember me after all this time?(LOL) I never thought I would go so long before blogging again but sometimes these things just can't be helped I guess. After my last post things did not improve with my UTI which left me little energy for much else. Today is the last day of my third set of antibiotics and hopefully my next visit to the doctor will reveal that it is gone. Please keep you fingers crossed for me.

Problem two was that for the past two weeks I haven't been able to upload any images. I haven't a clue what the problem was but today DH got it working for me again. So here are a few pictures I can finally share with you.

First up is the square Annemarie stitched for me in the second Fair and Square round. Annemarie and I mailed our squares on the same day hoping they would also arrive on the same day, but I guess the US mail thought these were just too pretty and considered keeping them. Finally after more than a month on the road someone decided to be kind and Annemarie's package was in our mailbox. The squares are absolutely perfect from one Dutch person to another. The front is a Delft Blue tile of a tulip - what could be more Dutch? On the back Annemarie stitched not only her name, city and the year but decorated the corners with a pretty design of her own. Along with the squares she sent me one of her now famous floss rings with Wildflowers 'Firecracker' floss (red/white/blue - the colors of the Dutch flag) and the cutest card with a hilarious poem by Hans Kuyper. DH got quite a chuckle out of that too. Thank you so much Annemarie. I thoroughly enjoyed stiching this exchange with you and know I have made a new friend. Someday we will meet in person and I am looking forward to that day. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Jula will feel better soon.

Fair and Square Round 2 from Annemarie

And here are the squares I stitched for Annemarie. As most of you know she is a translator and I remembered her mentioning that she enjoys translating romance novels. Now I ask you, what can be more romantic than a novel entitled 'Ladye of the Castle'.

Fair and Square Round 2 for Annemarie
from Just Cross Stitch June 2006

Next is the Fair Square which I stitched for Hannah for round 3 of our exchange. Hannah loves fall designs and colors so a pumpkin stitched with WDW Terra Cotta seemed perfect for her. It has been such fun stitching this square for you Hannah and I'm glad you like it.

Fair and Square Round 3 for Hannah
'French Country Pumpkin" by JBW Designs

And finally a birthday bookmark for my friend B.

Birthday Bookmark for Brenda
Freebie from 'Tante's Zolder'

Before I sign off - our DD will be arriving from The Netherlands this coming Saturday to spend a week with us. Yeah!!!!!!!!
Wishing you all a wonderful week.