Thursday, December 17, 2009


*Disclaimer: poorly lit photos that don't do a bit of justice to their subjects. My apologies*

My life has been hectic lately to say the very least. But I do believe that by the end of Friday, I will be able to finally slow down. Last week I was up to my ears in finals preparations. My first semester back at school, and I'm proud to report I got 3 very high As! My highest course grade was 107.4% , my lowest was (as of right may yet be curved a little) 98.5%! A pat on the back for me! To celebrate, we took the bugs to Chuck E. Cheese's. Cuddle Bug has been begging for months to go since he saw a sponsor "ad" on PBS Kids. It was a huge hit! He had a blast and LadyBug was entranced by the lights and sounds.

This week I've been working hard on Christmas details. Last night I was up until 1am making cookies for Cuddle Bug's preschool Christmas program. Welcome to motherhood, my dear :)

In all the mayhem, I didn't get to mention that I got the most amazing exchange package from sweet Vonna! Vonna kindly agreed to exchange a Christmas ornament with me despite the fact that her stitching and finishing are perfection and that hardly seems like a fair trade! All I can say is that the ornament she sent me is absolutely stunning. I gasped when I opened it! I don't call this beauty "it," I call her "she" as she is much too lovely and special to be an "it." She's a beautiful PS angel and she is front and center on my Christmas tree. Just today she was complimented by a friend who stopped by for a brief visit.

Vonna also included 2 precious stuffed dogs for the bugs! That made their day Vonna! And for me...oh heaven as if the incredible ornament wasn't enough, Vonna included the chart for LHN's Poinsettia House and the specialty fibers, fabric, and piecemaker needles to complete it! I have big plans for this chart next week when DH is home on vacation. And Vonna says the piecemakers are absolutely divine to stitch with so I am very much looking forward to giving them a try!

Thank you Vonna! I feel so unworthy to have something so special in my possession. I will cherish this beautiful angel always!

Here's a peak at what I sent Vonna (and some candy thrown in for her bugs):

I also got a wonderful little Christmas surprise from Staci! I am now the proud owner of Staci-dyed fabric! I literally jumped for joy upon opening this! Staci, you are too sweet for words! Thank you for thinking of me :)

I am always so overwhelmed by the friendship and generosity among stitchers. I know it is said often, but stitchers truly are some of the most generous and wonderful people in the world!


Cari said...

Kim, what lovely gifts you received! That ornament is beautiful and how sweet she included something for your children. Love the fabric too!

Merry Christmas

Michele B. said...

Congratulations on your excellent grades and the lovely indeed gifts from Vonna and Staci. You are truly blessed, as you should be. Have a wonderful holiday!

Vonna said...

Hurray for the grades! You should give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for those :)
A special angel ornament for a very special lady, I knew that I was going to stitch that one for you as soon as we made the deal. Your candy ornament was super cute and it is front and center on my tree too ;o)
Staci is such a sweet lady and I'm glad that she spoiled you!
HUGS and Merry Christmas!

Cindy said...

Congrats on the grades! Well done,Kim :)
Vonna gifts are so wonderful! I love to use piecemakers needles and I am sure you will love them too.
The dyed fabrics from Staci looks great too.
Enjoy all the goodies...

Brigitte said...

Enjoy your lovely gifts.

Ranae said...

What loveies you received from Vonna and Staci, they are awesome.
Congrats! on the grades

Suzanne said...

First of all, congratulations on your awesome exam results!

The gifts you received are beautiful. Vonna put a great package together for you and the children. I love the ornament you stitched for Vonna, I saw it on her blog. How lucky of you to receive Staci's hand-dyed linen!

Sharon said...

Awesome gifts Kim! Congratulations on your grades! I know you are thrilled.

Teri said...

Congratulations on the successful semester! The exchanges are lovely. Happy holidays!