Saturday, 24 November 2007

First SBEBB exchange

I received word from Edgar that he had received my SBEBB Specific Designer Exchange piece. I stitched a LHN freebie called Miniature Garden Gameboard and finished it as a pinkeep/hanging ornament.I sent him some other goodies too and i was pleased to hear he liked them! This was my first exchange on the SBEBB and im glad i got Edgar's name!
I worked on CdC this week again for the Snowbirds SAL. We work on this one day a week but obviously as i work full-time, i normally only get a couple of hours in but im pleased with my progress. For those that have asked, im using Vikki Clayton silks called "marque des cercles."
I also have a new start to show. I started my JBW French Country Stocking. Im not sure if it'll be done in time for this Christmas though. Im using DMC115.

Ive enjoyed reading your blogs this week and finding out how you all celebrated Thanksgiving. Obviously we dont have thanksgiving over here. How on earth you all cope with all the preparation for Thanksgiving and then Christmas i dont know....the 2 holidays are so close to each other. The Christmas build up seems crazy over here, months and months of build up. I love Christmas but dont enjoy the 4 month build up in the shops and on TV!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

36 comments:

Nic said...

Your finish and WIPs are lovely. Isn't DMC 115 a great colour for Christmas stitching? :o)

Anita said...

The pinkeep is darling. Your other WIP are looking great.

Vonna said...

I saw your pinkeep on Edgar's blog! Love it Cheryl...you did a super job!
Your CdC is looking fabulous too and you've gotten quite a lot done since last time :)

Teejay said...

What a lovely assortment of eye candy you have here. The game board is just too cute, too cute! and your cdc is looking lovely, I especially like your jbw piece, those red french letterings are the best!

Tanya said...

Wow! Cheryl, that pinkeep is stunning!! Great job.

Tanya

Christine said...

Lovely job on your pinkeep!! You've made good progress on CdC and I like the colour you chose for your stocking!!

Cindy said...

The pinkeep is awesome! I love how you finished it. Your CDC is looking great, too :)

DaisyGirl said...

Well, over here, the excitement builds after Thanksgiving. The final countdown you could say. I know I will be crazy and go out shopping today! edgar's pinkeep looks wonderful!
Donna

Lori said...

Hey Cheryl, I don't know about others, but we spend a lot more time preparing the food for Thanksgiving than we do for Christmas. I'm so happy I got to have a real Thanksgiving this year. We'll invite you two over next year for our annual Scottish Thanksgiving celebration!

And yes, I've picked up some beautiful fabrics while here. And I've still got one more week of shopping left!

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Cheryl! Great job!

Love how your Circ is looking - very pretty.

jane said...

I know what you mean about the build-up to Christmas. One radio station here actually started playing Christmas songs the day after Halloween. CRAZY!

Chiasmata said...

What a beautiful present! Edgar will love it, I'm sure. I love the finishing you did on the gameboard.

Lovely progress on CdC too!

Ranae said...

The gameboard is just fabulous.
CDC is looking great as well.
Love the DMC 115 for the French stocking. Thanksgiving is for the food and Xmas is for giving, lol.
Super nice post, Cherly

Jessie said...

Cheryl, u did a wonderful finish to your gameboard pinkeep. The pins colour are so matching to the cross-stitch design.
Lovely CDC there!

Andrea said...

A great exchange piece. CdC is looking great. Looking forward to seeing more progress on your JBW piece.Ah the joys of DMC115!

tintocktap said...

A lovely exchange for Edgar, Cheryl. Well done on the pinkeep. And Cirque is coming along beautifully - much better than my Paradigm Lost LOL!

Annemarie said...

Ooh, lovely gameboard you stitched for Edgar. He must be rubbing his hands with mirth every time he looks at it!

monique said...

Nice gameboard and your CdC is looking really nice!

I was tempted by that stocking, too... I think I'll watch you stitch yours first :)

tkdchick said...

Cheryl your game board turned out just lovely!

Your CDC looks fantastic! Yeah I only get a few hours as well on PL. Once the Castle is done I might up myself to 2 nights a week.

quiltorstitch said...

Great finish! I love the gameboard charts, yours turned out so cute :D

selina said...

lovely finish :) Wish I had been mine ;) heheh

Lovely CdC, too :) Love the colours you picked.

Sorry I did not comment, had some server issues and had to move my entire website - still working on it.

stitcherw said...

Your gameboard piece turned out lovely, what a fun exchange packet you put together. Also, Cdc is looking great, and what a fun new start, the stocking seems to be very popular this year.
Sue

Suzanne said...

I love the LHN design, where can you get a copy of this freebie, you have done a great finish on this one. Your CdC is coming along really beautifully.

Dawn said...

Your pinkeep is awesome! Cdc looks great, too!

Jenny said...

I love the pinkeep - great job! :)

Hazel said...

Great exchange Cheryl and the red one is great too. Loving your patchwork. You look like you have been doing it for years!!! CdC..... hmmmmm.... I really should be getting mine out again. Yous is darling. xx

Michele said...

What a lovely pinkeep! I saw it on Edgar's blog :) CdC is looking great!

Concetta said...

Oh my goodness, your Miniature Garden Gameboard ornament is stunning, Cheryl! I *wish* I could finish like that!

Jaimie said...

Nice finish on the gameboard! I can see why Edgar liked it! The CDC is coming along nicely and your new start looks terrific too.

Heidi said...

Nice exchange and your WIP's are coming out great. I love DMC 115 too. :)

Stephanie said...

Really wonderful game board for Edgar - I'm so looking forward to my first SBEBB exchange - just got my name for the Winter House Exchange, hurrah! Glad to see you're well and progressing nicely on your WIPs - and loving your quilt, you're doing such a wonderful job on it, despite the other women having more time to devote to theirs - nothing like trying to work full time, keep the house clean and the husband fed and in clean clothes AND have a few hobbies on the side :) Roll on Christmas holidays...!!

Carol said...

Beautiful exchange Cheryl! Congratulations!!

Lynn said...

You've done a fantastic job on that pinkeep! Lucky Edgar!
I love the colour you chose to do the stocking in. It's so rich looking.

Sharon said...

Cheryl, I love what you stitched for your first exchange. It's so pretty. Great job.

Carla said...

Tha pinkeep you made for the SBEBB exchange is lovely and all teh extra goodies you sent are super nice too!
CdC is looking great!

Leena said...

Lovely exchange, congratulations on your first exchange at SBEBB :)