Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Exchanges

At last I can show you some stitching. I heard yesterday that Christine had received the pin keep that I made for her in the Year Long Prairie Schooler Exchange. As she is a keen gardener I decided to stitch a design from PS's Prairie Garden, now OOP. Fortunately I picked the right one as she tells me that the colours match her lounge where she is going to display it. It is shown here on the fabric that I used for the back. I couldn't find any ribbon to match so picked the darkest colour pink in the design and made some cord using my cording drill. This is the first time I've used cord and was very pleased with the way it turned out. I stitched the design on 32ct antique white jobelan fabric and the recommended DMC threads.


In the same exchange Conny stitched me this delightful pin cushion using designs from Prairie Schooler's April chart.






I also took part in the Just Nan exchange on the HoE blog, and Tracy spoilt me with this lovely box finish. She stitched JN's Porcelain Nosegay for the lid and the box was filled with all the lovely extras shown here on a piece of fabric that was also included.



I'm just waiting for the exchange that I stitched to be received, so photos of that will follow shortly in another post.


Nicola

15 comments:

Sally said...

Beautiful exchanges both sent and received.

Wendy said...

Wow! Those are incredible pinkeeps you made! You did a wonderful job on it.

staci said...

Gorgeous exchanges!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love these exchange pieces, both your stitching and the ones you received. CJ ok;-)

Brigitte said...

You show some very beautiful exchanges here. The PS ones are gorgeous!

Ranae said...

Those are such pretty exchanges

Clare - Aimetu said...

Gorgeous exchanges Nicola - you've received some beautiful gifts.

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous exchanges. Love the Just Nan in the box lid.

Siobhan said...

What gorgeous exchanges!! Lucky you! :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful exchanges.

CindyMae said...

Beautiful exchange items!!

Cindy F. said...

Such beautiful exchanges!!

Stitchingranny said...

Well done on the cording it really suits that little design.

Looking forward to seeing you soon and will send you an email nearer to the weekend when i have sorted out train times.

Lei B. said...

What a gorgeous finish! I love the cording - it turned out great. I have never heard of a cording drill - looks like it worked great. Might have to get me one - eventually. Take care.

Karan said...

Beautiful exchange pieces sent & received. Gorgeous card you made too - I love the look of decoupage but don't do it as I don't like all that cutting out! LOL :0)