Nov 10, 2008

Marvelous Monday 11/10/08




Weather

*sigh* Father Winter has come tap-tap-tapping on the windows. Highs over the weekend were in the upper 30's. Brr! SD and ND has blizzards with 4ft of snow and 80mph winds. Yikes...



School
The second test is coming upon me, so I'll be spending the next few days hitting the books hard. Only 4 more weeks left in the semester!


Pink Exchange
This was one of the most comical exchanges I've been involved with. The post office wasn't very diligent in updating their website as to the travels of the package, so over the course of a week emails flew back and forth between the sender and I as to whether "THE BOX" arrived yet. Both of us were online when we got notification the package was at my PO, and both of us sent each other emails at the same time telling each other. LOL!

When I opened "the box", this is the first thing I saw:


Breast Cancer Awareness & Small Sampler by Dragonfly Stitches - fully kitted up! I *so* want to start this, but am putting off gratification until I get another UFO finished.




Froggie said: "Ribbit... Look at all that pink paper!" He was being nosey and wanted to know what else was in the box.



Talk about being spoiled! This was the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Each thing she sent brought a big smile to my face. I liked everything she especially picked out for me.


Lastly, it all came in this pink bucket! Froggie couldn't pass up the chance to get in the pic. He's such a show-off!


I want to say a big "Thank You!" to Mary in my CSF group for the thoughtful gifts she sent for the Pink Exchange.

No stitching done last week, but I did try my hand at making some beaded scissor fobs:



An Award
Carolyn awarded me with the Brilliante Award. This award is given based on creativity, design, interesting material and also for contributing to the blogging community. Since I've already awarded this one previously, I'm going to forego passing it on. Thank you, Carolyn!

29 comments:

Sadie said...

Oh what a fantastic package. I bet you are still smiling now!

kaghos said...

oh wow that is defiantly a jack pot.
you got some really go goodies.

Virpi said...

I love your scissor fobs!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful package. You really cleaned up.

Your beaded fobs are gorgeous.

DO you still need me to chart that thing for you? Just let me know.

Debra said...

What a great package. Love the pink cording and you beaded fobs are really petty.
Debra in Indiana

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Good luck in school.
We too are having a change of weather here in Az.
Wow what a great exchange.
LOL gotta love the froggie...
I think I need to get one...
as much as I get his visits.

I love your scissor fobs.

Mylene said...

wauw, that's a great exchange! Enjoy!!

Danielle said...

I love Froggy! Please make him more of a presence in your posts. I am sure he will love that!

Gabi said...

What a fantastic exchange. I can fully understand froggie that he wanted to join in and have some fun too. Good luck with your exams. My daughters are doing her exams too the last 2 weeks, and it is a stressful and busy time. I'll cross fingers for you :)

Carolyn NC said...

Love the exchange and the fobs! Is there a tutorial for these, too? Rene did some, too, and now you, and I love this type of fob. I'm getting the fever! Sorry for the cold - I guess there's no stopping it, is there?

Nancy said...

Great exchange, I am sure you really enjoyed opening each little bag. I woke up to snowy grass this morning. I love the fobs, good to see you use those lobster clasps you bought!

Petra said...

Tell Froggy that Ducky said "HI"!
;)

Rene la Frog said...

Burrrrr COLD. Great package, love all the pink.
I see Fob fever hit you too. Yours look great. Aren't they fun to do.

Lucy said...

Nice pink exchange. Love your scissor fobs too.

sales said...

I love the idea of a color exchange. Your package was terrific!
Heidi-ILCS

Julie R said...

Neat pink packages! And your fobs look great. I really enjoy reading your blog, Meari.

CJ said...

Wow, cna you say PINK. What a great exchange. You deserved every bit of it. Love your fobs. I plan to try making some after Christmas.

See ya!!
CJ

Rachel S said...

Awesome exchange!

Vicki said...

Yuk on the weather. Cool gifts! Good luck on your next test.

Katie said...

Great Job on the Fobs. The package is amazing. Almost makes me want to join in an exchange.

Laura-Leigh said...

What a wonderful exchange package! I'd have a hard time resisting starting that new pattern, too. Enjoy your goodies!

Debbie Jo said...

Good luck on your next test. Love all the goodies from your Pink Exchange. The beaded fobs are very pretty too.

Barbara said...

WOW - what a fantastic exchange box you received. Bet you felt like a kid in a candy store. ;D Great fobs you've made. Doesn't surprise me to see you do yet another thing very well. Kudos! Oh, good luck on your test.
Barb in TX

Annie said...

What a super package! It must have made a good break from all that revision. Good luck with the test. Love the fobs, I must look into how to make these as they are so expensive in shops.

~~~Melinda said...

Meari,

How did you tie off the scissor fobs? Mine never seem to get taunt. Great work on them!!!!

Sandra said...

Oh my! Looks like the wonderful world of pink goodies! Nice pictures, pretty items!!!

You're very lucky! Enjoy!

stitcherw said...

What wonderful goodies in the pink exchange, no wonder froggy enjoyed helping show them off. Lovely fobs you made as well. Also, very cute kitty picture you found. We are getting snow again here, so the kitten in the hat is very seasonal appropriate at the moment.
Sue

Sharon said...

Meari, what a fantastic pink exchange that is! Lucky you!

glenda said...

That's a lot of pink!

The beaded fobs are cute :)