Friday, August 29, 2008

A Chook from New Zealand

I knew I had something coming from Margaret in New Zealand since I recently sent a crazy exchange to her, so when a box arrived from New Zealand last night I was rather anxious to tear into it and see what was in it.

About all I could get out was "oh my God" I was speechless. The stitching is absolutely you can see...I took alot of pics because I wanted to show off Margaret's beautiful stitching, the beading and her impeccable finishing as well. I just really love it very much.

The chook will proudly be perched permanently on my cedar chest in the entry way to our home.

Thanks again Margaret for the wonderful exchange!

Wendy Jo

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fair & Square Round #8

Lesley in the UK and I were matched up as partners for Round #8 on the Fair & Square Blog.

I stitched Lesley Cottage Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks from the Just Cross Stitch August 2006 issue. Lesley likes greens and purples and CCN so this pattern worked very well.

Lesley stitched me a quaker freebie from Gencat in my favorite I love it and I think I will make it into a floss tag! (Those of you that read my blog pretty regularly probably are shocked that I didn't say pinkeep....that's okay..I am shocked myself! LOL)

Here are the pics:

Monday, August 18, 2008

My first biscournu!

I haven't added much to my blog lately as I have been very busy working on exchanges. I have 5 exchanges in the works on the Fair & Square board and 2 on the HoE board. I am really enjoying them alot and it really keeps me busy and its my passion.

I did, however, manage to make something for me a few weeks ago and thought I would share. Its a freebie from Barbara Ana's June newsletter called Good Luck.

I must say I am rather happy with the way it turned out. I see many more of these in my future!

Here's a pic:

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Quaker Exchange is here!!

Over the weekend my Quaker exchange from the HoE exchange blog arrived and boy oh boy is it ever gorgeous! Sandra M. who lives in Barbados had my name.

Here is a pic of the whole package and a pic of the pillow she made. The design is called A Quaker Seasonal - Summer, done in my favorite I absolutely love it.

Thanks again Sandra!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A gift and exchange have found their homes.

My friend Carol S. had a birthday last week so I stitched her a LK freebie called Bloom and made into a floss ring tag.

I recently learned how to make these thanks to the great tutorial that Staci has and I am hooked! Granted making pinkeeps remain my all time favorite why to finish...but these come in as a close 2nd favorite plus they are super easy to make! If you haven't tried it...please will love it too!

Here's a pic of Carol's birthday gift:

We have some new members in our Crazy Exchange group and I wanted to stitch something up for one of our new members, Margaret in New Zealand. She is fond of quakers and likes the color blue. So I decide to stitch Quaker Time by Gencat using wavy navy by Crescent Colors and finish it as a floss key tag.

Here is a pic of Margaret's package she received:

Monday, August 4, 2008

I have been awarded!!

My friend Carol R. has nominated me for the award shown above! Thanks much Carol!!

Here are the rules:

1 The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2 Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3 Nominate 5 blogs.
4 Put links to the blogs.
5 Leave a message for your nominees.

I did find 5 people to choose so here we go!




Carol S.

Carol R.