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Saturday, 7 March 2009
A photo shoot, an exchange and a giveaway winner!

A short while ago Kirby went to London for a photo shoot and they made her up, did her hair and took some amazing pictures. I am going to get one professionally printed and framed. The photo on the left is a full-length shot but Mosaic Maker wouldn't let me upload the whole picture.

Yesterday I had to go into town to run a few errands and lo and behold the postman tried to deliver a package! How typical is that? And I had only left 5 minutes earlier. Anyway, he left a card so I collected the package early this morning. Amy and I had a personal exchange and this is the lovely Friend heart ornament that she made for me. Isn't it beautiful? Perfectly stitched and finished with a pretty beaded hanger.

Amy also enclosed some fabulous goodies: four cuts of finishing fabric, a set of bubble bath, body lotion and shower gel, tissues, magnetic notepad and a smaller notepad, Sweetheart candy and heart shaped dark chocolate (delicious - well I had to try one so I could report on it!) and a great project bag. Thank you Amy for a wonderful exchange. 

As you all probably know this is my last exchange for a while. I now have a date for my hand surgery - March 24. This has come rather quickly and although I know that I will be pain-free once it's done, I am still a bit apprehensive in having it done. I am stocking up on books and dvds and, hopefully, the weather will be a bit warmer so I can relax in the garden and recover in the sunshine!

Almost forgot, the winner of the Rainforest Romance pattern was Sue. Please email me Sue with your snail mail address and I will get this into the post as soon as I can. 

Thanks for visiting
Take care and have a great weekend

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  • On 7 March 2009 at 14:25, Blogger Sue

    Is that your daughter Carol, she is very pretty, beautiful photos. I've sent you my snail mail address, I still can't believe I've won.

    Sue x

  • On 7 March 2009 at 18:13, Blogger VALIE

    Pretty Kirby ! You are proud, aren't you ?!
    I would be apprehensive too, for the surgery AND for not being able to stitch. But everything will go well, I am sure, and you'll be back to your needles in no time !

  • On 7 March 2009 at 18:14, Blogger Stitcher

    What fab photo's and a beautiful exchange.

  • On 7 March 2009 at 19:44, Blogger Rowyn

    Wow, such stunning photos of your beautiful grandaughter.

    I love your exchange from Amy too, the little heart is super.

    I think it's only natural to feel apprehensive about operations. I hope yours goes well and that you make a speedy recovery.

  • On 7 March 2009 at 20:59, Blogger Patti

    What stunning photos of Kirby and your exchange with Amy was just lovely as were the goodies she included as well. I really hope you hand gets better soon and the op is sooner rather than later. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  • On 7 March 2009 at 21:24, Blogger Theresa

    Beautiful photos of Kirby!!!
    And the exchange is just wonderful!!!

  • On 8 March 2009 at 01:11, Blogger angelasweby

    Wow Carol, what amazing photos of Kirby - she must surely take after her gran :>) She does look gorgeous.

    What a pretty exchange you received.
    Hugs Angela

  • On 8 March 2009 at 02:15, Blogger Yuko

    Oh wow! Kirby is amazingly gorgeous!!!
    Is she going to do modeling, too?
    You must be so proud of her!!

    Your exchange from Amy is so adorble! And what a wonderful goodies, too!


    Yuko xx

  • On 8 March 2009 at 15:40, Blogger Dovilė

    beautiful photos:) great exchange.

  • On 8 March 2009 at 17:33, Blogger Solstitches

    What a beautiful set of pictures and that is a lovely exchange package. The heart ornament is very pretty.

  • On 8 March 2009 at 19:33, OpenID stitcherydoo

    What a lovely set of photos and sweet exchange to boot! Very nice!

    I've got my fingers crossed that your operation goes well and you get back to feeling better quickly!

  • On 8 March 2009 at 19:47, Blogger Margaret

    Carol, I do hope your surgery goes well and that the rehab is speedy. An enforced rest from stitching is not really a good prescription for a stitchaholic is it? But do what the doctor says!!!

  • On 9 March 2009 at 14:06, Blogger Karan

    Lovely pics of Kirby. Great exchange piece & gifts too. Congratulations to Sue. :0)
    Best wishes for the surgery. :0)

  • On 9 March 2009 at 14:13, Blogger WendyJo

    That is a wonderful photo of Kirby, what a beautifual granddaughter you have. Amy sent a fabulous exchange..love that fob.
    Glad you have a date for your surgery, it'll be wonderful feeling to be pain free.

  • On 9 March 2009 at 18:49, Blogger Brigitte

    You received a very nice exchnae from Amy. Enjoy all your goodies!
    Pretty pictures of Kirby.

  • On 9 March 2009 at 20:03, Blogger Cindy F.

    Great pics of your dd!! and such a wonderful exchange from Amy:)

    Best of luck and fast healing wishes to you on your approaching surgery:)

  • On 10 March 2009 at 12:35, Blogger Wendy

    Kirby is a gorgeous girl and those are wonderful pictures! I love the wee friendship piece you have received.

    Good luck with your upcoming hand surgery, Carol! I'll be sending good thoughts to you for a speedy recovery.

  • On 10 March 2009 at 16:52, Blogger Carla

    Great photos!! Your daughter looks great on all of them!!
    The exchange you received is lovely!

  • On 10 March 2009 at 19:59, Blogger Carolyn

    What beautiful pictures of Kirby!!! I LOVE your exchange from Amy. The heart she stitched is just adorable! Best wishes on your surgery and quick healing. :)

  • On 10 March 2009 at 20:35, Blogger Redwitch

    Good luck with your hand surgery, hope all goes well and you're back stitching very soon!

    Lovely photos :)