Sunday, April 19, 2009

Great Mail and Lightening!

I have had a great mail week. I have received more ATC's from the birthday exchange that I am in on the WOCS boards! Here is the first set. These are from Lorraine and Nicola. They are both just to precious! I love them both! Thank you ladies!

This next one kind of blew me away! I did not expect all of this. This one is from my dear friend Paulie! She not only sent me the cutest ATC but she also stitched me a birthday card with a Britty Kitty, which I love and her granddaughter stitched a little Fairy for me as well!!! She also included some patterns that she had told me she would send me along with my ATC. Paulie, thank you so very much!!!

Just to mention my new blog again! This is the ATC birthday exchange for stitching bloggers! Now I know some of you may be thinking that you don't have time for another exchange or something but keep in mind these are very small and can be stitched, put together and ready to mail in just a couple hours time. Just to mention it again. The sign up ends May 1st and then we will start exchanging in June and will go through May of next year. I have not had many people sign up yet so come on and join us!!!!!!

Now back on to the mail stuff if you are still with me:
I also received a card from another friend, Sheila just because she felt like sending it! Thank you Sheila!!

I also already received my ebay auction that my dad and his wife bought me for my birthday. I did not take a pic of it but I got a great lot of all 18 ct fabric and one piece of 28 ct linen for when I get the nerve up to try it again. I got that piece just because I could not resist the color! LOL I would like to try stitching something on a piece of clothing of some sort so I also got some wast canvas.

I have made a little progress on Wedding Spots even with all the birthday going ons this week. I like the way this is turning out so far. I think it will be a really pretty piece when it is done and framed. This picture does not do it justice, I need to start taking my pics outside in the sun light, they turn out so much better.
And then just a few more pics to share. These are from video that we took of a lightening storm we had here this past week. I just paused the video and took a screen shot so they are not the best quality but they are sure awesome!



Well I think that is about all for now!! Thank you to everyone who visits me and leaves me comments!!!!

Happy Stitching,
Cindy Mae

22 comments:

Patti said...

WOW what a great birthday you had. And that lightening storm is just awesome to look at. Bet it was even more so in real life. Thanks for sharing though. Love & Happy Birthday Patti xxx

Michelle said...

What a fun birthday! Love how your Wedding Spots is looking!

Terry said...

Great birthday!

Love the pics you took of the lightening storm. Beautiful.

Kim said...

Looks like you're getting quite the haul! :) I'd love to join in your exchange but I really don't have the time right now. I'd hate to be the one that has to bow out. I might do it next year or the next time you have sign ups.

Your progress looks great!

Now...those shots of the lightening are just amazing!

To answer your question that you left on my blog about the photo contest I entered. I am pretty sure that you can vote once a day. I so appreciate your vote and any other votes that are coming my way.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - lightning is unbelievable! Progress looks good on WS. Hope your BD was fantastic!

Shari said...

Happy Birthday to you! Your goodies that you received are great!! Aren't stitching friends the best?!?!!??!
Love the lightening pictures too!

StitchCat said...

Happy birthday CindyMae. The ATC idea is cute...and your gifts are wonderful. Love your stitching. And the lightening storm photos are spectacular. I belong to a photo club so I am always on the lookout for great photo opportunities to enter competitions. We sure dont get lightening like that often.

Chars said...

Happy Birthday :) I hope that you have had a wonderful day filled with love and laughter.

My card is still sitting here waiting to be posted - I am so sorry - life has been CRAZY :( Will be in the mail this week.. but that just means your birthday fun will be extended by an extra couple of weeks as you will have that anticipation - haha

The lightening pictures are BRILLIANT - my hubby is an avid weather nerd... any more? Please email them to me privately would love to see...

hugs x

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday! What great presents. Beautiful WIP, too! I loved the lightening photos. We don't get much lightening here at all & as strange as it sounds, miss it! Hope you have a great year. :)

Michelle said...

How cute are those ATCs! And the lightning shot looks beautiful but you would not want me around during lightning storms. I am dead scared of them and I seriously try not to scream so I don't scare my kids.

Felicity said...

Hi Cindy!
It's our birthday tomorrow. Dunno about you, but I cannot wait. Unlike you, I'm not allowed open gifts before the event, so down beside his side of the bed, The MOTH has a pile of wonderful postal packages. Woo hoo. It's lunch with friends and dinner with family for me.

Have a great day on the 23rd.

Yoyo said...

Awesome lightening shots, I never have been able to get any that good, but I'm going to keep trying!

Dawn B. said...

Happy Birthday to ya. I'm gonna think about joining your club as I love to do ATC cards. The ones you got are really nice.

Natasha said...

Wow those are some great little cards. Wedding spot is coming along nicley. Can't wait to see more pictures :)

I just love a lightning storm,here in Northern California though we rarely ever had thinder storms, that is one thing I miss about living in the south. Thanks for those pictures they were great.
Natasha

mainely stitching said...

Sounds like you've been enjoying a great birthday - Hooray! :D And those lightening pictures are amazing!

Maureen said...

Love the lighting pictures - we very rarely get a good storm here lol! Looking forward to seeing progress on Wedding Spots - it's a very cute design

Kathy said...

Wow, those are incredible photos of the lightening. I am not a fan of lightening so I'll let you keep those displays. :)
Thank you for your comment on my blog.
I hope you ahd a wonderful birthday.

Tracy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, your goodies are lovely and I love the beautiful colours in Wedding Spot xx

Lisa said...

It was nice to have your visit my blog, so I wanted to meet you by visiting yours. Looks like you received many fun things for your bday (happy belated!). The ATC group is very interesting, I am tempted to join, but need to make sure that I can commit before signing up. I love the lightening photos. I miss good ol' thunderstorms, for we don't get any in Northern California where we live. Take care and happy belated birthday!
Lisa in Ca
www.cadurst.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Your gifts are adorable! Happy belated Birthday! That lightening is incredible!

Theresa said...

hi Cindy
those storm photos are just gorgeous. I love watching storms

Ranae said...

Happy belated Birthday! Lots of goodies there.
I am trying to play catch up with commenting, it's gets away from me faster then lightening, lol. Those are fabulous photo's
Thanks for sharing!!