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 Saturday, May 19, 2007

Exchange sent and I've been tagged!


Egads, has it really been over a week since I've posted? Things have been somewhat crazy in my neck of the woods this week. I've been busy with my book club, school stuff (pizza money counting & ice cream day), stitching (naturally) and gardening......

I was part of the Dragon Dreams exchange over at the Rotation Stitchers BB and I sent out my package to my recipient this week. She got it yesterday and sounds quite happy about it. I'm relieved! Being my first exchange I was quite unsure of just what I had gotten myself into and I was hoping my finishing would be up to par. Here's some pictures:

Moon Dragon

Copyright © Dragon Dreams Inc.

Stitched over one on 20ct. mystery fabric using recommended fibres

I mounted the finished piece inside of what started out life as a jewelry box. I tripped over this box at a second-hand shop and just knew it would make a fabulous home for a stitched piece. I took the box apart, sanded and painted it black, lined the inside with some pretty fabric and then mounted my stitched piece.

I finished my piece relatively early, so I got ambitious and also stitched this for my exchange partner:



Letter 'R' from Dragon Alphabet

Copyright © Dragon Dreams Inc.

Stitched over two on 32-count mystery fabric with recommended fibres

I thought it turned out kind of cute and was another first for me - I've never actually finished a scissor fob. Hopefully my exchange recipient will overlook all the deficiencies in the piece. :-) I had some lavendar that I had dried last year from my garden and I stuffed a little bit of it in the fob to give it a nice smell. Hopefully it'll help remind Ruth that stitching is supposed to be a relaxing experience!

Then it was time to fill the newly lined box with a few goodies......


I included some Dinky-Dyes and another hand-dyed fibre by a Canadian company, some pretty little notecards I found whilst shopping and a container of beads in a variety of blues.

I hope Ruth enjoys what I sent her and isn't too disappointed in what I completed. This was a huge undertaking for me but I'm glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and tried something new.

Now for the tag. Meari tagged me for the current meme making the rounds, 7 random things. I'm not sure I can come up with 7, but here goes nothing!

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged and to read your blog!

  1. I'm adopted. I was adopted when I was 6 weeks old. I have met up with some of my birth family, but sadly both of my birth parents passed away before I could meet them. It's been interesting meeting this whole other family.
  2. I speak a shocking quantity of languages. I can speak French, Russian, German and Danish with some fluency (although my Russian, German and Danish are decidedly rusty) and small smatterings of both Italian and Greek.
  3. I really hate any vegetable that has a smell when cooked - broccoli is a great example of this. So is cabbage. Yuk.
  4. I'm allergic to turnip. My mother tried for years to 'sneak' it into things like soups and stews, only to find me bowing to the porcelain god in the wee hours of the morning. I avoid it at all costs (and my mother has finally stopped trying to feed it to me!).
  5. I'm a techno-dweeb. I love toys, technology and cool stuff to play with. I had the most fun when I worked for Wireless at Nortel - we got to play with all kinds of new wireless gadgets.
  6. I met my husband when I was 14. We started dating when I was 16, got engaged when I was 18 and got married two weeks before I turned 23. Two kids and thirteen years later and we're still happy and in love. He's such a great guy!
  7. I'm an obsessive-compulsive dead-header of flowers. If I see a flower that needs dead-heading, I have to dead-head it. I've been known to do it at restaurants that have hanging baskets near the table where I'm sitting. I do it to my neighbours and friends gardens. When helping my son deliver papers, I'll do it at those houses too. I do it anywhere I see a dead flower head. Someone stop me before I get arrested!

And that's all folks! I'm not going to tag anyone else as this meme has been floating around for a while now and I can't think of anyone who hasn't already done it. If you haven't done it and would like to, feel free. Consider it free tagging!

Off to shower and garden a bit!

4 comments:

tkdchick 8:14 PM  

Erica,

thank you so much for your support though my cancer scare! YOur were a great support.

Wow your DD box is just awesome I'd be overwhelmed to receive something like that!

Redwitch 1:22 PM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog, your exchange box and everything stitched is just amazing, your exchangee is really lucky to receive this package :)

Anonymous,  4:53 PM  

Erica-

You did a wonderful job on my box and fob, and I love it all!! :) Thank you so much!!

~Ruth

Meari 12:45 AM  

What a great box. I think you did wonderfully for your first exchange. So you're a dead-header, huh? :) I do it, too. I'm just not as compulsive about it as you are. :D

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