Saturday, 1 December 2007

Gifts from friends

Ive got Friday and Monday off work which is great! Not much planned....was at my Gran's birthday dinner last night and am going out with friends for dinner tonight. It is rainy outside and starting to get dark as i write this at 3.30pm. Im not a fan of winter.

Anyway here's some WIPS from this week. The first, my JBW French Country Stocking
The second is this weeks progress on Cirque for the Snowbirds SAL. If it wasn't for this SAL i don't think i would be working on this one so thanks to those that started it! Not much progress, just the top right circle.
I have also been gifted by the secret santa from Belgium! I got this gorgeous floss this morning called Yuletide Green. I love greens. Has secret santa made known her identity yet?! I think i know who it's from as ive had a gift from someone before with very similar writing but im not totally sure. Anyway, a BIG thanks to whoever you are! It was so kind of you to think of me and it made my morning!Today really was a GREAT mail day because as well as this floss, look what i got in the post from Mercy - 3 LHN charts!! They are A Stitchers Prayer, Willow Tree Inn and A Rose in the Morning. Mercy was clearing out some stash and asked me if i would like them. Isn't that just so generous?! Thank-you so much Mercy. I can't get over the kindness and generosity of all these folks ive never met but definitely consider them to be friends!! Thanks so much :)

25 comments:

Teejay said...

I love how your jbw stocking is coming along, so vibrant! cdc looks great too.

Barbara said...

We've had a number of days this week where it's also been dark by 3:30 or so. Ugh! Today was better, thank heavens!

Great projects, and I love the floss you received!

Selina said...

love your stitching. Lovely gifts, too :)

Ranae said...

rain, sleet and snow here, want to trade?
The WIp's are looking good.
You had a great mail day, I see.
Love the charts

Suzanne said...

All your stitching is looking so very good. Thank you very much for the beautiful design, I look forward to stitching it.

Dawn said...

Your WIPS look wonderful! The gifts are great, too.

Sharon said...

Very sweet of Mercy. Nice charts. Your wip's are looking good.

Karen said...

your WIP's are coming along well , great gift stash

staci said...

Love all your goodies from the mail! Your WIP's are looking great :)

Paula said...

WOW great charts, I love them. You were so lucky....
The weather here is awful too pouring rain and gale force winds and yes dark so early. Roll on Spring....lol
Happy stitching....

Karin said...

CDC is coming along well - it's definitely one of my favorite designs! Your secret santa gifts are lovely.

Ruth said...

Oooo, I love how your stocking is shaping up! Congrats on all the goodies by mail. :) Nothing like a surprise to lift the day!

Danielle said...

Your JBW stocking looks great! I love their designs.

Mindi said...

I love the stocking, the color you're using is gorgeous. CDC is coming along nicely, I've been working on mine a bit too.

Jaimie said...

Wowyou did have a great mail day! Secret Santa is getting around!

tkdchick said...

Lovely progress on both projects! I'm glad the SAL is keeping you motivated!

Stephanie said...

The stocking is looking good! I love red...it's going to be lovely.

Isn't the Snowbird great?!? Your CDC is looking really good - it's so much nicer having a support group for these big projects!

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Cheryl,
FCS and CdC are looking super!!! The mailing address is my work address and the card address is my home address. I do not trust the mail sitting in the lobby of my apartment building as things go missing quite frequently. It seems that I spend more and more time here at work that it is the safer address when something important is coming.

Take care,
edgar

Lynn said...

How nice of Mercy to pass those charts on to you. Especially with you being such a big fan of LHN!
I absolutely love that stocking!! This one is on my wish list.
Lots and lots of snow here, we received about a foot today!
How nice to have a Secret Santa!

Annemarie said...

Lovely WIPs, nice thread and VERY nice LHN charts. Your postman is a lot nicer than mine :o))

Beatrice said...

All your Wip's are looking so good the stocking is so interesting!!
Nice gifts you folks are getting.
I love the charts.

Carla said...

Both wips are coming along beautifully!

Kathy A. said...

Nice work Cheryl on CdC. Glad the SAL is keeping you motivated. We love having you with us. I have ordered JBW stocking and like your color scheme - it is ?

Janet said...

I love seing progress pics of CdC, I have it in my stash and am really looking forward to it. I read your comment about winter just as I was sitting here in the heat thinking about how much I hate summer!!

Lauren said...

Oh, how lovely!