Friday, June 22, 2007

My Round Robin returns!



We had our final Guild meeting for the year on Wednesday night and it was the return of the Round Robins! We started exchanging these in September so in all there were 10 exchanges, once per month. The lay-out was Christmas trees, but always being one to be different, I didn't go with a traditional theme and chose Celtic knots, to follow in my Irish/Scottish heritage. And because I love the meaning of what Celtic knotwork represents, that of neverending life.

I sent along a variety of gold and green threads and fibres along with my fabric and stitched the top element of the tree. And look at the gorgeous tree that I got in return. Its breathtaking!!! Several of the ladies stitched over-1 for their sections and there was a lot of Petite Treasure braid used, I only wished all the sparkly showed up better in the picture. What a wonderful keepsake I have!

Today is official moving day for Kristy! This afternoon we have borrowed a friend's truck to move her boxes, bed and dresser. And our first official day as a foster home now that we have our official approval, signed, sealed and delivered. Tomorrow is a family get-together with my clan, poor girl, we throwing her right into the frying pan!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

22 comments:

staci said...

What a lovely tree!!! Can't wait to see how you finish it :)

monique said...

Congratulations and Happy "First Day" to you! Have a wonderful weekend with your family :)

monique said...

Ooops! Meant to add that your tree RR is very beautiful!

Vonna said...

Congratulations and best wishes!!! I so admire you for taking this on!!

Nancy said...

Your Round Robin piece is beautiful, and what a clever idea!

Congratulations to you and your foster child. Best wishes for a happy life together!

Barbara said...

It's so unique and beautiful!

Hazel said...

Congratulations and your tree is lovely.

Michele said...

what a lovely tree! can't wait to see it finished :)

congratulations to you and your family .. it's a wonderful thing you are doing :)

KarenV said...

What a gorgeous RR! Such a clever idea :)

Good luck with the fostering - hope it all works out for everyone :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on a lovely piece. I really like the idea of a tree layout for an RR.

Lynn said...

I love your idea for your RR piece.
I'm of Scottish heritage myself and love the Celtic knotwork.
Best wishes to you and Kristy!

Carla said...

Beautiful RR!!
Have a wonderful weekend with your new foster kid :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Love your Christmas Tree ;)

Barbara said...

The tree is so lovely and the use of celtic knot motifs is so unique!

tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy, what an awesome RR!!!!

How brave and kind you are to become foster parents!

Cathy said...

That's a very unique looking tree! I like it!

Christine said...

What a great idea, Wendy! Ver nicwe

Cheryl said...

That sure is a wonderful keepsake! I hope kristy settles in well, i work in social work and know how much you foster carers make a HUGE difference to kids lives

stitcherw said...

It is gorgeous, what a creative idea.

Congratulations on everything working out with you and Kristy, hope the family gathering went smoothly and everyone had a good time and felt comfortable.
Sue

Carol said...

Wow Wendy - congratulations! Your RR is so beautiful!!

Christine said...

That is a really unique piece and it's very beautiful!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

This is gorgeous, Wendy! I love the green colors and celtic elements.