16 June 2013

Exchanges & Finishes

I participated in the Home Sweet Home exchange  on the Stitched With Love exchange blog. June was my partner and she stitched me a beautiful pin pilloe.  It is gorgeous.  She included the pattern Dew Drop Fairy. It is a pretty pattern and is part of a series.  Plus there are notecards, olive green thread spool, flower printed tissues, fabric, ribbon saying Home Sweet Home, and a postcard close to her home. Thank you June!
I send to Melanie in the U.K.  I stitched LHN Saltbox Village, and included needles, Heart in Hand Family Medley pattern, hand dyed material I did myself, fat quarters fabric, threads, notecards and beads. I forgot the postcard. Melaine said she liked everything!
LHN Saltbox Village
14 count antique white aida
DMC threads

In my Stitching Sisters group, Cindy send me this gorgeous sttiched framed piece for the spring exchange.  It came in this huge box and was light as a feather.  I have to add a backing to the stitched piece and lined it better before I hang it up. I love it! Thank you Cindy!

I finished up the Christmas ornament exchange In The Stitcherhood group. I won't say who got which one because they haven't let me know if they received yet, but I can show them off.  They were very quick and I added beads to add some bling to them.

 The three ornaments came from Leisure Arts Mini Christmas  Ornaments leaflet. I got the leaflet on clearance at Joanns for $2.97.
 Chilly  Penguin 
25 ct, pewter even weave
DMC threads
 gold beads added to the tree
 Puppy on Package
28 ct Antique White
DMC threads
green beads on package
Danish Angel
25 ct pewter even weave
DMC threads
beads to wreath, dress and cuffs

a motif Laughing in Flowers pattern
in Cross Stitch & Needlework May 2013
28 ct Raspberry Lugana
Threads: JAR Designs Butterfly Blue, GA Butternut Squash,
CC Aunt Marie's Violet, Carrie's Creations Green Grass and Purple 

In my ILCSing group, I participated in the Blooming May exchange.  I stitched an ornament for Tiina. It was shipped to Finland and she got it in less than a week. I added some ribbon and fower printed nail filers.

Judith from Germany send me this lovely exchange, a pin pillow, purple ribbon, and some floral patterns. Thank you Judith!

Butterfly and Seahorse fobs
I bought these 2 fobs from Mary Louise on Facebook. The picture is not doing justice to the fobs.  They sparkle alot. Seahorse is my favorite aquatic fish. I would love to learn how to make my own fobs. I tried to find instructions on the internet but no luck.  

Hope Building Block
by My Big Toe Designs
28 ct opalescent even weave
Threads: Crescent Colors Sugar & Spice, Plum Paisley and DMC 209.
I finished Hope for my aunt. I need to finish it but I am debating to frame it or make it into  a pillow. I have Faith and Love to do and I am thinking to do Hope again for myself.

I join a Halloween SAL in my new group on FB, Every Stitch Counts. On Mondays to Wednesdays, I will be stitching Stoney Creek Fright Night Friends.  I dyed the material a light purple. When I took the material out of the dye bath, it was a bright magenta color. I was so happy it lighten up a lot and it became the color I pictured in my head. That rarely happens.  It usually becomes a color hue I don't expect.  As you see, I am all set to go.

Thank you for reading my blog.  I am now exchange free so all my stitching is for me right now. I might be able do more frequent updates instead monthly.  In July, I am celebrating my 5th year blogiversary, and just notice I had 297 followers. I am gathering items for a gift away and there might be 2 if I get over 300 followers by July.

Have a beautiful week!



Linda said...

Such lovely exchanges Vicky. You did a great job on the stitching and finishing. Have fun with your new SAL. Are you going to work on Halloween House soon.


EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely exchanges and beautiful finishes. Well done!

htimcj said...

Great exchanges and I love the Hope piece. I have this in my stash to do along with the others in the series.

Mii Stitch said...

OMG! Someone has been so busy!
So many pretty things made & received!! Great post x

Debbie Jo said...

Love all your exchanges. The fabric you died is beautiful!

Patty said...

Lovely work Vicky! If you know how to make a bracelet you can make a Fob - instead of a toggle clasp on the ends you would put your wire through the charm then crimp and on the other end whatever they use to clip. Really simple. The hardest part is deciding colors etc.


Meari said...

Wow, beautiful exchanges!!

Anonymous said...

Love all your finishes and great exchanges.


Denise SA said...

Lovely exchanges and finishes

Parsley said...

Great exchanges and finishes! I think everything is so pretty!

glenda said...

Your work is lovely. The exchanges are fabulous!

Shelley said...

Your finishes are fabulous!!
Love your exchanges too.
Happy Stitching :)

Fay and Charlette said...

wonderful stitching and great exchanges too. Must be nice!!! = )

Marexstitch said...

Your hope piece is just lovely. I am sure your aunt will love it. Lots of nice exchanged items both sent and received.