Saturday, June 22, 2013

Beautiful Exchanges Received Today

 The first exchange I received all the way from the UK from Jayne Nelson.  She noticed I liked peacocks so she made me THe Holiday Peacock from Just Cross-Stitching magazine 2010.  It is even finished with peacock feathers.....I absolutely love it!!  It was from the HOE Stitcher's Choice Christmas Exchange.
The second exchange was the summer exchange from HOE by Edgar.  It is a pinkeep and from One Bird Free by One Goode Huswife.  It is stitched on 36 vintage linen with DMC.  It is just fabulous!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer HOE Exchange Sent

Just finished up and am mailing out today my Summer HOE exchange.  It is called Sheep Freebee by Shepherd's Bush.  It is stitched on 18 ct. Lambswool linen using Weeks Dye Works Overdyed Floss with the Shepherd's Bush "Meadow Daisy" button.
I hope my partner loves it as much as I do!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Gifts Made for My Dad and Another Exchange

 I made this rustic hanging for my Dad for Father's Day.  He really loved it and is going to hang it up in his cottage upnorth.  It is from The Prairie Home Schooler and is Book No. 46 --In The Woods.  I stitched it using DMC and made it on aida that was it has a antique kind of look to it.  I finished the back with North Woods material and added a stick from a tree in the yard to hang it on with twine.  I am really pleased that he liked it so much.
I made this lovely ornament pillow for the HOE pick your own Christmas design round.  This is "Christmas Crow, Sheep, and Star by Deanna Carter Designs from Country Crow Series.  I stitched in on an overdyed evenweave using DMC.  I added 2 buttons to the top corners, calico material to the back, and twine tied to the buttons so it can be hung.  I hope my partner likes it!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blackbird Exchange Sent

I can post a picture now of my latest creation, a sewing box, made from a pattern by Blackbird.  I sent it to Conny in the Netherlands and I know she will love it.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lovely exchange received from the Netherlands

Yesterday, I received this lovely pincushion from Conny all the way from the Netherlands.  It was done on 32 count Zweigart linen using the recommended threads.  The design is from BBD LF 2012 and is called "Peacock's Tail Pincushion".
As you know, I am obsessed with peacocks and cross stitch and this little pincushion fits right into my beautiful collection.  Thanks so much , Conny.