Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A Gift And An Exchange

My good friend Colly had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, but yesterday was the first time that I could get over to see her to give her her birthday presents. Amongst other things I gave her this Prairie Schooler pin keep that I stitched from the Prairie Birds book no. 24. It's shown here with my favourite sunflower backing fabric.


Prairie Schooler - Prairie Birds book no.24

32ct Antique White Jobelan Fabric

DMC threads as given



I recently took part in the Year Long Prairie Schooler Exchange round 3. As I couldn't decided between an Autumn or Santa design, and as they are only small I stitched and sent Rosalie (no blog) both. The pumpkin comes from book no. 132 Autumn Leaves, and the Santa from book no. 88 Old World Santas ll. I stitched both on 32ct antique white Jobelan using DMC threads. I did, however, change the colour of the Santas coat from 420 to 3820 as I prefered the lighter gold.



I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of Edgars stitching yet again. This time in round 3 of the YLPS exchange. He sent me this delightful pyn keepe (I'm using Edgar's spelling here) which he tells me is the Fox and Grapes design. He decided to change the colour of the house, and I must say that in my opinion it's for the better, being one of my favourite colours. Thank you so much Edgar, it's a wonderful exchange.



Today I am about to start stitching a very special gift, the secret stitching I mentioned in my last post. I can't share it here with you, but if anyone is at all interested please e-mail me ( address in my profile).

Many thanks for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments that you leave.

Nicola

13 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Lovely lovely stitching on the PS pieces. I too like the yellow coat on the Santa and Edgar's new house color.
Good luck with the new project.

Daffycat said...

Oooo, the sunflowers and Goldfinches look perfect together!

I adore the little pumpkin ornament ~ very sweet!

Lana said...

Beautiful stitching!!!

Siobhan said...

I'm on PS overload here. Must. Stitch. PS. Wow. What fabulous stitching, gifts & exchanges, Nicola!

Andrea said...

All are wonderful gifts.

Wendy said...

You sure made some real wonderful things!! I love the pumpkin ornaments!!

Colette said...

I love my pin keep Nicola it was a lovely gift especially as you know how much I love birds.
Hugs Colly

Karan said...

More lovely pieces, sent & received. Love the little birds - so cheerful. :0)

Wendy said...

Hi Nicola,

I have a surprise for you, take a look at my blog for it please.

CindyMae said...

Everything is lovely! Gorgeous gift for your friend!! Love the exchange pieces both sent and received!

Sharlotte said...

Lovely blog. Love, love, love the header piece.I also like that sunflower fabric!

Brigitte said...

Nicla, what a wonderful exchnage you were participating in. All the three pieces are so beautiful, and also beautifully finished. I think I'd take them all without a second thought, lol.

Lei B. said...

Nicola,

I love the your PS pieces, especially the autumn one. Your stitched projects are always so lovely. I was wondering where you learned your finishing techniques for the Autumn and Santa projects. I would love to be able to do the same thing, but don't know where to find the instructions. Thanks.