Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Exchange from Blyn

WOW, I have just received the most amazing Halloween package from Blyn for the HOE Halloween exchange.
It was all placed inside a black tote bag, 2 cuts of Halloweeny fabric, a cute primitive pumpkin on a cinnamon stick, 4 charts, wooden coaster, a roll of edged linen & specialty threads. Now for the stitched finishes... I was lucky to receive two stitched items from Blyn, one is a rather cute spooky pattern finished into the shape of a coffin and the second finish is a floss tag (my first one). I absolutely love them both Blyn, they are beautifully finished and I will definately put the extras you included to good use. Thank you, thank you.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my Harvest finish on the previous post, its great to receive such positive feedback from my wonderful friends.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Harvest Time

Dont you just love it when the recipient of one of your exchange pieces sends you a lovely email about the piece they have just received from you? Well I just received a lovely email from Wendy Jo letting me know the Harvest piece I stitched for her had arrived and she loves it. Wendy Jo had been having a down day and my parcel had brightened it up for her. I hope you are feeling much better today Wendy Jo!

Here is what I sent:-

Bent Creek - Giving Thanks
32ct Sand Minster linen - DMC threads

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Tin

For the HOE Halloween exchange I had to send to Jayne. Going back a few months I was lucky to receive from Jayne in the HOE Summer House exchange and she made me a beautiful needle book, so I came up with something extra special for her as a big thank you too. I stitched Lizzie Kate's Halloween Flip It and made a tin finish, inside I had some pumpkin fabric and orange ribbon for the scissor holder and the back of the lid I fixed on a magnet with some orange spider charms I had. The extras included some orange ribbon, a small pumpkin chart and a cute little spider I found at my craft store, I bought about 3 of them.

What a fun exchange! Cant wait to receive from my partner.

I have been working on some up coming Christmas exchanges, and also finished up my LK exchange piece aswell, another fun one! I have another 2 exchanges to finish up before christmas and then I will have a break till the new year as I also have to stitch up family and friends ornies, I think I have 4 of them to do this year.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One for me, One for Jody...

One for me, is the lovely piece I received from my angel stitcher Angela for the first round at the Lizzie Kate Exchange, my partner never sent, so Angela stepped in and made sure I received something, and it sure is great.
Round 2 is coming along really well, we are quite proud of our little group. Signups for Round 3 will start around Nov 1.

Next up is one for Jody. Jody and I did a personal Halloween exchange and this is what I stitched up for her. Its The Trilogy's "Tricky Treats" and I made it into a long pillow. Gee it was fun to do, although I did forget to take a photo of the whole exchange. I included a Cat's Whiskers Halloween Kitty chart, Bent Creek chart, beaded witch kit, large brooch charms of a moon and star, a cute little spider decoration and I think thats it. Unfortunately Jody doesnt have a blog so I cant steal a photo for you all to see.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumn Exchange for Lindsay

I received a lovely email from Lindsay letting me know my Autumn piece for her in the Exchange Heaven exchange had arrived. I loved stitching and finishing this design, the colours were lovely. Its "Acorns & Owls" by Blue Ribbon Designs, stitched on 32ct linen using DMC and finished as a pinkeep. I also included a small chart by JBW and some floss tags.
I'm soo pleased that you loved it Lindsay, its been a favourite of mine.

Until next time, happy stitching

Monday, October 5, 2009

An Autumn Blackbird!

Here is the lovely piece I received from Nancy in Round 2 at Blackbird Exchanges. She chose Bluebird's Needles & Pins from With Needle and Thread but changed the colours to a more Autumn palette. She used Tentakulum "Halloween" floss and finished it into a lovely pincushion complete with walnut shell stuffing. Thank you Nancy I really love it, and its my first pincushion with the walnut shells inside and it definately makes for a nicer weight and feel. Now if only I could find some of that stuff around here!
Until next time, happy stitching

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Angela!

My dear friend Angela turned 40 yesterday and my parcel for her arrived just in time. YAY!! Happy Birthday Dear Friend.

I noticed that she had the Brittercup Designs "Stitching Friends" design on her wishlist for a while, so I managed to grab the pattern and stitch her the main design as a special birthday surprise. As we both enjoy flatfold finishes that was my finish choice for this one. I loved how it came together and I know Angela will give it a good home. My second stitchy gift was a bourse, I knew Angela didn't have one and this was my first attempt. I also decided to try my hand at designing a pattern for her and so this little design is my own doing, I just got help for the wording with an alphabet book I had, but the rest was all free handed. I was quite pleased with the outcome of this one too.

Through the year I gathered some extras together and included them in her parcel, a magnet, key ring, sticky note pads, The Cats Whiskers chart "Ned Kelly Kitty" with the required Dinky Dye threads, another kitty chart I found at my LNS and a wooden bookmark with tin bird emblem, you can see the photo of the extras on Angela's blog, because I forgot to take a picture myself. Duh!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Angela, all the best and happy stitching.