Monday, April 9, 2012

A Suprise, A Finish and An Award

This past week was Spring Break for our school district.  The DH, DD and I traveled to Boston for a few days’ R&R.  While there, we also visited several college campuses.  Although the DD is still a high school freshman, the preparation for college is getting so complicated that we have decided to start the process now.

The Surprise

I previously wrote about the Winter Smalls Exchange that I took part in through the I Love Cross Stitch Yahoo group. Since my package took so long to arrive we thought it had gotten lost in the mail. So Denise sent me a second package, which I opened when I returned home this weekend. Once again the “small” is spectacular – a wonderful needlebook – as well as very cute magnets. I will think of Denise every time I use it.

Winter Smalls Exchange


Needlebook Inside

The Finish

Yesterday I completed Anasazi Spirit, a cyberclass through Shining Needle Society taught by Carole Lake and Michael Boren.  This was a fun class and a great design to stitch.  I already finished Anasazi Dream and will now have to work on Anasazi Song to complete the trilogy.

Anasazi Spirit
Finished 04/08/12

The Award

Last week I received emails from two blog readers who advised me that they were each passing along the Liebster Blog Award.  Thank you to Jane of Stitching in My Garden and Nancy of A Lil Bit of Stitching.  I really appreciate you both reading my blog.

The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, "Liebster" meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.
Here are the guidelines:
Thank the person who gave me the award and link back to her blog.
Once again, thank you to Jane of Stitching in My Garden and Nancy of A Lil Bit ofStitching.

Post the award on my blog.
Proudly posted above.

Pass the blog award to five other bloggers.
I have sent emails to five other bloggers advising that I am passing along the Liebster Award to them.

List the bloggers to whom I have passed the Liebster award and let them know by commenting on their blogs.

Denise at Stitching at Grandma’s House
Shaunterria at Ca110pe’s Reviews and Stitching News
Lisa at The Social Cross Stitcher
Mab at Mab’s Stitches and Crafts

All of these bloggers are, like myself, new bloggers and have great stories to share.

Share five random facts about myself that people do not know about me.
Okay here goes:
  1. I am a Civil Engineer by degree.
  2. My husband, Steve, and I will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary this year.  We have a 15-year-old daughter, Nora.
  3. My mother and paternal aunts taught me embroidery, crocheting and knitting when I was about 10 years old in the days before 24/7 television, computer games, and iPods.
  4. I love reading mysteries, historical fiction, and biographies.
  5. My goal for retirement is to be able to attend needlework classes and seminars.
Thank you all for reading my blog.  I appreciate your interest and comments.

Until next time, happy stitching!


  1. I absolutely love your Anasazi Spirit. Your second package from Denise is very nice. My grandmother tried to teach me embroidery in the days of black and white television. But it just didn't suit me then. I was too much of a tomboy for that. Didn't start until I was in my early 20's.

  2. Nice present from Denise and congrats on the needlepoint finish!

  3. Dear Lynda I am just so glad you like everything. By the way my middle daughter is called Nora

  4. That was really nice of Denise to send another package when she thought the first one was lost. Enjoy your new needlebook. It's gorgeous.

    Congrats on your finish. It turned out great.

  5. You've done some very beautiful stitching, Linda. Love the Seasons piece a few posts down.

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'... Sandy

  6. I agree with Meari and your stitching is lovely!

  7. Denise is such a sweet lady. Congratulations on the finish!
    Wow, Thank you very much for honoring me with the Liebster Award. Hugs!

  8. Even though your first exchange took the slow boat to get to you both are beautiful cherished pieces.

    Your newest completion is very pretty. I love the colors.


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