Brown/Blue Spotty

21 July 2011

Exchanges and SAL Updates

Michelle hosted a BBD exchange a wee while ago ~ my piece travelled all the way from Perth, Australia and can be seen at the bottom of the post here.  I have heard that my partner Melanie has received the piece I stitched for her now so I can show a photograph.
This is a design from Honeysuckle Manor and was finished as a pin box in the book.  I finished this as a mattress pincushion and was very pleased with the result ~ my first finish of this type ~ I'm delighted that Melanie loves it.  The fabric is linen but was unmarked in my stash so that's all I can tell you about it.  The thread was a silk from a Silk Mill starter pack that I bought at the Harrowgate show some years ago ~ a little unruly to work with but does finish nicely.  A couple of vintage buttons were added to complete the pincushion.  Thanks again to Michelle for organising the exchange.
There are two more exchanges I am taking part in ~ a summer biscornu exchange over on The Friendly Stitchers Yahoo Group ~ I've heard from my partner that mine is already on it's way to me!  I better get a move on to stitch mine, although the deadline is not until 12 August.  Also, I received a lovely exchange parcel from my partner on the Needlecraft Haven Yuku Group - this is a secret exchange where we had to kit up and send out a freebie pattern with a summer theme ready for our partners to start stitching 22 July.  The SAL runs the course of the school holidays and we will be posting photographs on the group of our progress and also of us stitching ~ in the garden, while on holiday etc.  A little bit of summer fun ~ partners will be revealed in September when we should all have our projects finished.
I'm progressing with my top secret project too, I joined the SAL late so I am lagging behind however Nataliejo has assured me that I will be able to catch up as there is not so much stitching in part II which is already on it's way!
Thanks for visiting today ~ I appreciate you stopping by and love to read all the comments that are made.
Next time I will have some painting to show you ~ till then.



Mouse said...

ooooo lovely pin mattress :)beautiful colours too .. and love the secret project tease .. been over to the link :) hope you like your biscornu :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely pinmattress - can't wait to see the secret project.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous mattress pincushion Kate. Love the colour thread you used.

Barb said...

Like your pincushion finish Kate, gosh you are busy with your stitching.
I left you a message over at NH . Painting too a woman of many talents.
Look forward to the next post take care and thanks for making a day special this week.