Friday, September 2, 2016

How about an update....

So, the new thread colors arrived and this is what I have...and I am pleased. I took the liberty to add a few clouds to the sky. All that is left is the outside border.  Probably will not make the total size as large as the design....not sure...a work in progress. I will be able to take a better picture when it is out of the hoop. The day is starting out very cloudy and cooler than it has been but it is still hot by the afternoon. Mr H and I took a ride to Scottsdale yesterday and the temps were around 106...needless to say we did not stay any longer than for why we were there. To buy a small gift for our niece Natalia. While we were strolling about

we found this fella. I believe it is a Flamme Skimmer...such a bright orange and very accommodating to let me take this picture. I plan to try to properly identify him. It is not often that I find dragonflies out here so when I do, I enjoy watching them and of course taking their picture. My plans for today are to relax and of course have a needle in hand. Maybe a few finishes will get done, who knows. Recently I participated in a swap. My package to Australia arrive in the country but not to the gal it was intended for! As a result, I do not think I will do any out of the USA swaps, sad, because I have never had one of my sent packages go missing. One coming to me did before. Now, do I send a replacement and hope she gets it, or what?! The time put into it, the handmade portion and bought gifts and the postage expense....what to do. Well, time to get some laundry in the washer and a bit of quiet housework (Mr H is still asleep) and of course I am sure I will find a needle in hand at some point....glad you could visit today. Thank you ever so much for your wonderful friendship and kind words. Have a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Vickie said...

Hooray! The needlepunch looks so pretty Gracie. :D
I am so sorry about your package. That is a lot of money. sigh.

Shelly said...

So far anything I have sent overseas had been received. You just never know. How about a gift certificate from an ONS there or here, worth what you sent plus a little more to cover shipping? Or give it more time? I ordered fabric in December from an Italian designer but never received it. Got lost, I guess. Then I ordered some things that were coming from Hungary and they made it here in record time! What a pretty dragonfly and your punch needle looks great. Have a nice weekend, Gracie!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The sky colour looks perfect now!
What a shame about the package. I have had a couple of things go missing including a round robin which was most upsetting. But the worst problems I have had was with a UK based floss company who did a monthly floss club. So many of their parcels didn't arrive it was getting embarassing to keep reporting it so I left the club.

Chookyblue...... said...

I would resend........

Bea said...

The new colours in the punch look great - well done. How disappointing about the parcel! I would give it a little more time before deciding what to do.

diamondc said...

Hi Gracie: Love the needlepoint project you are working on, so sweet, the clouds look good.
I love dragon fly's they alight on my knee when I am stitching outdoors, they are fascinating to watch, the different colors are amazing.
I had one package go missing once it hurt my feelings so bad the person who it was going to blamed me, the package finally showed up about a month later, no apology from that person, so I do not do any exchanges anymore.

Blessings
Catherine

Brigitte said...

The ounchneedle piece looks so much better now with the new colours.

Julie said...

The punchneedle looks delightful.
Such a shame about your missing parcel, the postal service is not what is used to be, I think a lot of ladies are not participating due to missing items and the hike of postal charges.
xx

Cassandra FairyWool said...

Hi Grace is a pleasure to read your blog, I love your embroidery ♥
Hugs
Sandy