Brown/Blue Spotty

26 April 2011

Exchanges

Saturday was reveal day for the Needecraft Haven bookmark exchange.
This is the bookmark from my partner Clare ~ full of butterflies, blooms and a birdhouse!  The colours are just perfect for spring ~ thank you so much Clare, it's already tucked inside my book!  Clare also sent me a lovely card and three DMC threads.

This is my bookmark for Clare - Spring Tulips by Glory Be.  Stitched on 28ct evenweave ~ snapdragon with various silks from Dinky Dyes, Stef Francis and #4050 DMC Variations.  It was backed with a spring green small check gingham fabric.

I really enjoyed participating in this exchange ~ thanks to Clare for organising it.

I have now heard that my partner in the Spring Pin Cushion exchange on The Friendly Stitchers Group has received the package that I sent ~ I was getting quite concerned about this as it was mailed 17 March!  Alls well that ends well and with some assistance from one of the Mods ~ thanks Mouse ~ the package has been collected from the PO in the States.
This is Stitching Buds by My Big Toe Designs.  It was stitched on 28ct evenweave ~ Astor with Sweet Babycakes from SSS, Poblano Pepper from CC and Smokin' Needles from Polstitches.
I added a small scissors charm and a few flower beads.  The background fabric was used to back the pin cushion.
Well, it's the end of my Easter break and LM & I are back to work this morning.  Fortunately this week contains only 3 working days for us before we have another 4 day weekend ~ I'm already looking forward to it!

Tuesday stitching group tonight ~ I will be putting the finishing touches to a scissor fob ~ the last of my current exchange pieces ~ ready to mail out tomorrow.

Enjoy your day.

Kate


11 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful exchanges both sent and recieved.

Sheilasembroidery said...

What lovely bookmarks and your little pin cushion is delightful. have a good three days at work.

Barb said...

Super exchange pieces there Kate, both sent and received.

staci said...

Lovely spring exchanges!!! Enjoy your long weekend!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous exchanges sent and received. Enjoy your long weekend.

Julie said...

Beautiful exchange, the little stitching buds is such a cute design, i dont think i've seen that one before

Sheila said...

Some very pretty exchanges Kate

Sheila

Mouse said...

oooo lovely exchanges :) I've stitched the my big toe one a few times its a lovely design :) love mouse xxxx

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the bookmark you stitched me Kate,thank you so much.

The beautiful one you received is not from me though - I did not arrange the exchange in pairs. I willbe revealing the stitching details at the end of the month when everyone is back from holidays. Sorry for any confusion.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What wonderful and spring-y exchanges!

Sally said...

Lovely exchanges both sent and received.