Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas exchange received!

I received my exchange package from Leah yesterday! The exchange is from the Needle and Thread Bulletin Board. She said the piece is from the Cross Stitch Christmas 2002 magazine. It's stitched all in metallic braid and is really bright. I hate stitching in metallics, so I know the work that went into it! It's very cute, and I love it.

The candies are made of maple sugar. Matt is from Ohio, so he loved these. They were nice and crunchy on the outside and soft and smooth on the inside. I say "were" because the box is mostly empty now. I'm saving the rest for Matt. He'd better eat them soon!

I also received my package of 30 blocks of Sculpey clay. I'm almost afraid to open them because they're so neatly packaged.

Strange dream: I had a very disturbing dream last night. I dreamed that I was working on a few round robins, and I made a mistake or two. Then someone showed me that I had stitched "county" as "couty." She was very angry, and I said I would withdraw from the round robins. Now I've never made a mistake on an actual round robin that I know of, so this was very disturbing! I felt so bad! I guess it could have something to do with work issues (something where I didn't do what they were looking for). I was feeling very inadequate yesterday, so this all got jumbled up in my brain apparently.


Outi said...

Love the ornie! :)

And I can feel for you on the dream issue... I've had odd dreams of knitting Teresa Wentzler's designs and making dreadful mistakes... *rolls her eyes*

Then they say that this is a relaxing hobby. *grin*

Anonymous said...

Your ornament exchange is so pretty. The secret for using metallic is to use the "thread heaven". It is like wax and you
run the metallic threads through
it first before stitching and
it works great.

bunnyhead said...

What a great ornie!

Barbara said...

Whew, I also dislike working with metallics - it's obvious that your partner had a lot of patience and skill! :)

I love maple sugar yummies - hope you get a chance to also enjoy a few!!

AnneS said...

Great ornie you received (can you tell I'm catching up on blog reading?) - I love all the metallics in it, very festive and sparkly - the maple lollies sound scrummy too :D