Friday, March 19, 2010

Exchange from Melissa!

My day started in a hole...a big one...made of laundry. Add to that an almost-4-year-old who is constantly testing his limits with me and a miserable teething 13-month-old whose entire rhythm was thrown out of whack by daylight savings time (whose idea was that anyway??). Oh and we can't forget the muscles in my entire body that are aching and exhausted from 5 straight days of riding an exercise bike perpetually stuck on the highest resistance. Have you ever tried carrying a 20+ lb toddler up the stairs for diaper changes with legs that feel like lead? I don't recommend it.

Anyway...so my day started in a deep dark pit of exhaustion. Then the mail man arrived and everything turned around! Why you ask? Well feast your eyes on this....





I got this from Melissa for our Friends Stitching Through the Seasons spring exchange. Are you drooling on your computer?! I don't blame you...it's even more amazing in real life! The fabric she stitched the fob on is iridescent and absolutely stunning! And would you believe she included that gorgeous pair of gun-metal ginghers?! Would you also believe I only had one pair of embroidery scissors before this pair arrived today? These are a much needed addition to my stitching goods. Also, I highly recommend clicking on the pictures to get a closer look at her stitching on the fob. Her stitches are so perfectly even and straight.

And the goodies! Oh I don't even know where to begin! 2 springy notepads, a darling hand-stamped card, a sweet HiH chart, and no, your eyes are not deceiving you...Melissa included six skeins of Vikki Clayton silks!

Who can have a bad day when mail like that arrives?? Not me! DH was home for lunch when I got the mail and he was particularly amused by my excitement! LadyBug's reaction was my very favorite though. She gave this delivery a round of applause!! Gotta love a giggly, clapping 1 year old.

Thank you Melissa! I may not come down off this stitchers high for quite a while!!

26 comments:

Irene said...

Lovely biscornu and goodies !

Sally said...

What a wonderful way to have your day made brighter! Beautiful exchange!

Sharlotte said...

What a preciouse little thing!! I love it! Such a great why for your spirits to be lifted! I understand the laundry, testing the limits, and a teething babe. All we mothers can. I feel for ya!

FayeRaye said...

What an awesome exchange!~ Let me know how you like those Vicki Clayton silks...Have never tried them but have thought about it... CUTE biscornu too!

valerie said...

OMG, those bunnies are so cute!! What a wonderful exchange from Melissa!

Karyn said...

Oh sweetie, what amazing treats! You are so very blessed to have such a wonderful friend, it is all gorgeous!

Hugs
Ma

Karen said...

How cute! Love the design and such great goodies! Happy stitching....remember....no pain no gain!!!!

mainely stitching said...

What an utterly fabulous picker-upper of an exchange that was! Kudos to Melissa on doing it up grand, and best wishes to you with the teething/limit testing/achy legs. (You have my sympathy!!)

Catherine said...

Fabulous exchange!

Melissa (TheDailyMel) said...

I'm so glad the package arrived on a day when you could use a boost, Kim! I had so much fun stitching that bunny biscornu for you that I've already decided to stitch another one for myself at some point soon. LOL

Have a great weekend & happy stitching!

Cheryl said...

Love that biscornu!
Our clocks change next weekend and whilst i love the lighter nights, im not looking forward to Caleb being thrown out by it!

Kathy A. said...

Stitchy friends are just the best aren't they! What a lovely exchange and what a great way to lift your spirits.

Karyn said...

You didn't really have a Spinach smoothie for breakfast, did you? OMW I gotta get those recipes to you, I can see you are desperate! ROFL, just kidding, but I do promise to have them in your "inbox" by tomorrow evening..."Girl Scouts honor!"

Hugs
Ma

Renee said...

How beautiful!!! That's definitely a good mail day! :)

Michele B. said...

You got the perfect package at the perfect time. Congratulations on the addition to your scissors stash - I'll bet you'll have happy memories of this exchange every time you use them. Hang in there with the teething and the challenges - they will pass (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What a fantastic and fun exchange to receive. It was certainly a generous parcel and very spring-like!

mbroider said...

Congratulations on your goodies!! The biscornu is lovely, and so the scissors:) Enjoy them.

The goodies you sent to Karen are great too!! Cuddlebug sure has chosen the floss well:)

Suzanne said...

There is nothing worse than a pile of laundry and demanding children first thing in the morning, but this exchange would brighten anyone's day. What a wonderful exchange Melissa put together.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Hi Kim,
my name is Belinda and I have been enjoying looking at your blog, what a gorgeous exchange! I was hoping you might want to add me to your blog list since I have just started my own blog and would love some visitors?
Thanks for sharing all your cross stitch.

Siobhan said...

Wow, what a fabulous exchange! Lucky you. A perfect pick me up for a trying day. ;)

mbroider said...

You have got an(other) award dear! Do visit my blog!!

Kathy said...

What a nice exchange you received. And Vikki Clayton silk that is really special.

Girl, you need to slow down with that bike. Just makes me hurt thinking about it.

Carol said...

What a lovely exchange, Kim! Melissa did an amazing job on the bunny fob, didn't she? And all the other goodies--you are one lucky girl!

Oh, how I remember the havoc that those daylight saving time changes brought to my boys' sleep schedules! I used to dread that time of year...

Good for you for sticking with an exercise routine--you'll need all the strength you can muster when those two little ones are both deciding to gang up on mommy :) Hang in there...

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is a wonderful pick-me-up. Love what you made for Karen.

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchange!

Kim said...

Wow, what lovely gifts.....amazing work!
Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a little message. I am having so much fun with my wool crazy...wish I made more time for it!

Happy sewing