Thursday, June 4, 2009

Received my first exchange

Yesterday I sent Robert (old son) to get the mail as we were in a rush to get out of the house and on our way to the hockey rink for the clinics. He came running in, yelling "mom, mom, you got a little package from France." Since it is not the "norm" to get anything from over the great big pond, I immediately assumed that it was from my PS exchange partner. I opened it up (for this - I didn't care if we were a little late to the rink...wink, wink). It was a small pinkeep from Elisabeth. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I haven't taken time to look and see from which Prairie Schooler design it is from...but it is very cute and finished perfectally to sit on my nightstand in my room, which has a country feel. I don't know if this happens in most exchanges, but I was also her partner (she hasn't received my piece yet, so I hope that I didn't break any rules by writing this). So, now according to the rules, I wait until my gets received before I can sign up for the next round. In the meantime, I need to start working on my 2 Lizzie Kate Exchanges and getting my RR restarted - so my stitching platter is comfortably & enjoyably full :)

Other notes of Life: The boys have 6 days left of school - and now with all major projects done the light at the end of the tunnel is getting stronger - YAHOO! However because of this hockey clinic they are participating in, we don't get back home until 9pm and by the time the hockey bags get unpacked, boys shower and any last minute-before bed activity takes play it is 10:30 or 11pm before I get to bed. I am not quite a late night person, especially when I try to make a 4:30am wake up call to get my exercise & "me" time. Today I slept in...oh, well, guess I needed to do that. Yesterday my "new" boss was in the office...she was my "old" boss's boss until she was laid off last week. My "new" boss works and lives in the UK, so she flew in yesterday so that we could discuss my job description and how we will communicate due to the time differences. Basically, the job discription pretty well matches what I have been doing just has been enhanced with opportunities to work directly with other employees and outside vendors - all within my part-time/flexible hours. So, I am excited about the possible growth in my job and with the company, while maintaining my family life as a major priority.

Well, time to get the day started - get the boys up and going for school and me for work. Tonight DH gets home from his business trip in Atlanta. It will be nice to start the weekend tomorrow with everyone home again! Have a great day everyone and thank you for reading my blog!

Remember...live, love, laugh and stitch often! Lisa

5 comments:

Mel said...

What a cute exchange!
And isn't it nice to get things in the mail that are not just bills? ;)

valerie said...

Congrats on your first exchange. What a cute little pinkeep! Sounds like you've been busy but that work and school stuff is going well. I'm sure it will be great yo have DH back home...

Gaynor said...

What a lovely exchange...it is so nice when people put effort in for you isnt it.

Ela said...

:-)
Really, you are my partner in this exchange ??? Hmm, I'm waiting, I'm waiting, I'm waiting...

Vonna said...

Hi Lisa, just answering your question from my blog - I didn't see you post an e-mail anywhere...so I'm doing it here in the comments, sorry!

First the ribbon deal on Love Birds is an eyelet, I have a CROP-O-DILE that I purchased at Michael's with a coupon and it is a real champ when making the holes and then chomping the eyelets. They are cute :)

My pie safe is conservatively 100 years old, we are thinking it probably more around 150 years old. It was painted blue...did you see that post on my blog? Anyway - Memorial Day weekend I refinished it - big job, but a beautiful return on my work and time ;)
Have a great weekend!