Saturday, February 23, 2008

Exchange Received from the Netherlands

After finally braving the trip home from MD after the ice storm Thursday evening, I arrived to find a package waiting for me in my mailbox from the Netherlands. I couldn't wait to get inside and open it up. Here's what Willeke stitched up for me and the goodies she sent as well.

She sent me some lovely squares. I love the hearts, Willeke! They're just the right shade of pink for my taste, a little bit on the darker side :). She also sent me some wonderful soap and some hand dyed threads ... I will have to find some sort of Navy project to use these on. I love the colors you picked out for me. Thank you for the beads as well. I am currently working on my first project that incorporates beads (the stocking) so I hope to do many more.

Speaking of the stockings, I have finally taken a picture of it currently. I finished most of the middle about a month or so ago and so moved on to the bottom. It had gotten pushed aside by other projects and work related stuff but I had some time to work on it this past long weekend. I am really enjoying this project ... can't wait to finish and get started on the second one for me :). I really love Joan Elliot's designs.

I have also made some good progress on the dolphin's for my husband. I was finally able to take a picture of them. Hopefully I'll get a chance to finish them, other than the date, while he's gone. In case you're wondering, which I'm sure many of you are, this is the pin that he will get once he is qualified in submarines ... they are called dolphins (I believe it's a dolphin fish not the mammal). I plan on stitching his name and the date he qualified underneath them once I finish. I added a bit to my stash to accomplish this ... I decided to pick up a book of alphabets. I picked it up at Joann's as well as some more fabric for finishes. I thought about getting some floss while it was on sale, but didn't have a good list with me of what I might need or what I was running out of.

I will leave you with a picture of a sunrise out in the Atlantic from the last time I was underway on my ship. I hope you enjoy it :)


Jennifer said...

Hmmmm.... those squares might be just the thing to finish into a Bride's Tree february ornament!

Sharon said...

Pretty exchange! Nice wip's.

Barbara said...

What lovely squares you've received! And I like the stitching you're busy with, too. :)