Saturday, June 18, 2011

One Mystery Solved

Hey, Friends! 
Thanks to everyone for your nice words about the blog update, and about the BoaF Mystery.  Even though I continue stitching, Part I is still not finished!  I did get word that Part II is in waiting for me, but I’m not going to pick it up until Part I is finished.  There are a couple who have finishes the border, or Part I on the BoaF Blog.  Take a look at their progress if you like.
Earlier in the spring the women on the BBD Yahoo group opened an exchange that I participated in.  Yesterday, my darling pin cushion arrived from Judy in Tucson.  It is Apple Blossom House that she chose because she just grew her first apples! She also applied a sweet crochet trim finish. Isn’t it sweet as is the hand made card, with the little tab insert that included her name and address.  Thank you, Judy!  I think it is adorable!  And thanks to Joy, too, for coordinating the event!
Have you all received your pre-Christmas Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch?  There are a few that will be cute but first come the Independence Day ornies that I haven’t started So much I want to stitch too little time!
I'm off now to go finish checking out what you’ve been up to!  Thanks for stopping by, and I love to hear what you have to say!  Stay cool, and stitch to your heart’s content!
and Happy Stitching


  1. Yes, I have picked out several in the new issue of JCS to stitch.
    But, there are others ahead of them for me. to finish.
    happy stitching

  2. Your Mystery sampler is looking good. I just love the border and can't wait to see the rest.

    Need to pick up the JCS... like you I need to work on my 4th of July stitching.

    Happy stitching...

  3. Just one more side and you'll have the border done--it's looking so pretty, Charlene...

    I just looked through the JCS pre-Christmas issue at work at the library today (shhh...don't tell my boss!) and spotted several cute possibilities. I should do some patriotic stitching, too... we'll see if any actually gets done!

  4. Cute exchange piece! Your Mystery Sampler is looking good too! I got my JCS this week, and I too want to do a couple maybe for MB! But, I also have to do some red white and blue!!

  5. BoaF Mystery Sampler looks great Charlene! Its so true that there is never enough time to stitch everything you want. But it doesn't seem to keep me from buying stash....LOL!

  6. You've made quite a bit of progreess on they Mystery Sampler and it's looks very pretty. I love your pin cushion exchange piece also with the bright red crochet trim. Reminds me of the red apples. I too received my magazine. I have eyed a few to do, but will have to wait also.

  7. You have made lovely progress on the mystery sampler. It is looking so pretty.

    Lovely exchange you received.

    I'll get my JCS mag sometime next month over here:) I have it on order with my newsagent.

  8. Lovely progress! Beautiful exchange piece, too!

    I hear you on the patriotic littles that you want to stitch. Me too! I keep thinking of them and then pick up a sampler to stitch. I haven't bought the JCS issue yet--I really need to get with the program. I didn't do ornaments last year and promised to send them to my nieces (I do one for them each year) this year. Yikes. Have I started? Nope.

    Have a great weekend!


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