Brown/Blue Spotty

25 January 2013

Autumn & Winter Exchanges 2012

Last year Clare at Needlecraft Haven ran a Four Seasons Exchange ~ due to a number of things I didn't post any pictures from either Autumn or Winter.

There was a bit of a trial with my Autumn piece ~ it went into the black hole of the postal system, whether that was on this side of the pond or stateside Dusty didn't receive her gift.  So a new one had to be finished and shipped out, fortunately this one did eventually turn up.

This is Autumn Sampler by Lizzie Kate stitched with the recommended threads on 40ct linen.  I made this into a small bourse ~ just the right size to carry threads for a project.  Pictures of the outside and the completed bourse follow.

Here's the gorgeous needle roll that I received from Julie ~ my very first one.  I love it, the colours, the design, the trim & buttons ~ just all of it.  Thanks again Julie.  The text on the picture should read - FROM Julie
Julie was my partner to stitch for in the Winter exchange and I stitched part of the design of Snow White by LHN.  The fabric is 32ct Rue Green linen and I used Finca Perle #16.
I finished it as a needle book/thread organiser.
Christine stitched this little beauty for me ~ I must apologise for the quality of some of the pictures today ~ this one certainly does not capture the colour of the gorgeous fabric.  Thanks so much Christine.
I hope I can do this type of seasonal exchange again as I really enjoyed participating in this one ~ thanks to Clare for organising it all.

Hope to update you with Christmas exchanges next time.



Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous exchanges both sent and received.

Christine said...

What a shame Dusty's original exchange piece went missing but that bourse is gorgeous.
Glad you liked the pillow I stitched for you

cucki said...

both sent and received are very pretty exchange x

Barb said...

Oh verrry nice Kate,love the bourse
I too enjoyed this seasonal exchange. Hope you are well and keeping busy and got your photos sorted.

Julie said...

Fancy my autumn piece being the first needle roll you have had, so pleased you liked it.
It was a fun exchange.

Caitlin Jordan said...

so many gorgeous exchanges :D