Followers

03 December 2008

The Pumpkin Patch Exchange

Hi everyone, it's been quite a while and I must apologize for my long absence. As I mentioned before, I went on vacation. I spent a wonderful week in Thailand with my partner and he stayed in Malaysia for another week before heading back to Japan. You can check out our vacation pictures here, here and here. Then right after he left, I was horribly sick with food poisoning for about a week. I could only thank the fact that it didn't happen while he was here. At least he had fun on his trip here rather than having to take care of me.
Not long afer, my dad was admitted into the hospital for heart bypass surgery. However, the doctors decided to do another check up on him before determining whether to go ahead with it. He was released today and scheduled to go back on Friday for it. As a result, it has been a stressful (and unproductive) time for me.
However, here's something that I stitched before I left for vacation which I haven't had the chance to show you yet...

Design: Pumpkin Patch
Designer: The Sweetheart Tree
Fabric: 32 count Cream Italian Linen
Fibers: DMC
Embelishments: Mill Hill Beads & Charm

and also this...

Design: Proud Lil' Pumpkins
Designer: The Sweetheart Tree
Fabric: 32 count Cream Italian Linen
Fibers: DMC
Embelishments: Mill Hill Beads & Charm

which I made into my very first needlebook. Here's the front...

and here's the back...

finished off with some cute pumpkins fabric on the inside and some pretty orange shell pinkeep pins from Vikki......

for Andrea's SBEBB Pumpkin Patch Exchange.

For the same exchange, I received a lovely package from Gaby.

She had made me a long pillow from Heart in Hand's Little Pumpkin in the Patch (how fitting). She also sent me a lot of stitching and Halloween goodies. Special note that the wooden pumpkin is handmade by her son. How cute is that? Here's her perfect stitching up close:

I had also won Katica's blogoversary prize that she was offering. Not only did she made me the cutest pillow I had ever seen! (Gotta love the bear's fringe)

Here's what it came with. Thank you, Kati, once again, for your generosity.

I am now way behind on the couple of Round Robin I'm in and also the mailart exchange which sent date has already passed. Am trying to catch up so I apologize in advance :( I won't be around much until after new year as my partner is coming to visit again in another two weeks so I'll be rather occupied. I can't believe I'll be able to see him again in such a short time. I'm so thrilled. I'll post again as soon as I can. I know it's a little early but since Christmas is just around the corner, to those of you who are celebrating it, Merry Christmas! To those who aren't, Happy Holidays! And to ALL of you, Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Shebafudge said...

Your pumpkin finish is gorgeous! Congratulations.

I'm glad you had a lovely time but sorry to hear about the bad tummy!

Cindy F. said...

Such a beautifully finished pinkeep! and the exchange you received is so fun! Love the Grin and Share It!
Hate to hear you got food poisoning! I know that was a rough week. Glad you're over it and happy to hear your partner gets to spend more time with you:) Happy Holidays:)

Lisa said...

Lovely finish on the needlebook!

Shelleen said...

your needlebook is gorgeous!

Lara said...

все очень красивое!!!

Dovilė said...

your pumpkin needlebook very beautiful!

Loreta said...

I love your works! They are so beautiful!

Sally said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill but happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation with your husband.

Lovely stitching and I love the way you've finished it off. So pretty.

Nina said...

It is gorgeous, Veronica! I like it ;)

Carol R said...

Wonderful pumpkin finishes!

I hope you are now better and that your father is doing well too.

Carla said...

Beautiful pumpkin needlebook!!! You did a wonderful job on it!

katica said...

beautiful needlebook and great exchanges! I'm so glad you liked the prize I sent!

Sorry about the food poisoning, being ill is never fun.

Also wishing your father all the best! My dad just went through the same thing - he had double bypass surgery on Nov. 10th, but all is well now and I'm sure the same will be for your father. It is stressful for us, but you are a strong person and that will help you through it.

Paul Lionel said...

WOW to your Pumpkin Patch!

Stitchingranny said...

Two of my favourit places. I love Thailand and Malaysia. Did you go up the twin towers in KL. There is a wonderful view from up there.

Aw said...

such a lovely pumpkin finishes....love all your stash too :-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What beautiful pieces!

Chiara said...

Hi Veronica, wonderful finishes!!
cheers
Chiara

RuthB said...

So, how's dad doing? I'm worried because you've been missing for a while now. :(