Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A lovely gift from a dear friend and 2 exchanges

My dear friend, Carol R. sent me a little package "just because". I love the little pinkeep, stitched over one! Plus she made me a matching floss tag and sent me some of her thread drops, which have my name on them and on the reverse side are birds...very very beautiful. I tried to get a decent pic of the birds but not sure my camera is cooperating with me this morning!

Thanks so much Carol. I love my "just because" package. It made my day very bright!

I also received 2 exchanges from the Fair & Square blog. The first is from the Autumn Round. Heidi and I exchanged and here are pics. I stitched her Autumn Spots by The Trilogy.

The other exchange was the Thanksgiving Round and Darla and I exchanged. I stitched her Thanksgiving Spots by The Trilogy and she stitched me "I Am So Thankful" By Trail Creek Farms.

Thanks Heidi and Darla...I love my squares and can't wait to make them into pinkeeps.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hooked on Exchange-Halloween Exchange

I participated in the halloween exchange on the HoE blog and I had Valerie in CA to stitch for. I decided to stitch Valerie a design by Homespun Elegance that was featured in the Just Cross Stitch October, 2006 issue in which they dedicated the entire issue to halloween.

I also included some patterns on Valerie's wishlist and some other goodies as well.

Here are some pics of what I all sent Valerie.

I received my halloween exchange yesterday from Sonda in Oregon and Sonda sent me a lovely Quaker pinkeep. The design is from Sampler Girl called "Quaker Boo". Sonda stitched it using Carrie's Creation's Halloween and DMC and stitched it on "bone" lugana! Sonda also stiched an adorable scissor fob as well! Then Sonda included some Peep's, Halloween socks, a cute Halloween message holder, package of tissues, and 2 pieces of fabric.

Thanks so much Sonda...I really love the entire package!

Here are some pics of my package:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Exchanges from The Netherlands and Malaysia

In the Crazy Exchange group we had an autumn exchange and Jacqueline from The Netherlands and I exchanged. I stitched her Heart in Hand's Pumpkins and finished it into a pinkeep. I also sent her a scissor sack. Here is a pic:

Jacqueline made me a lovely wall hanging and sent some lovely ribbon as well. Here are some pics:

In the Hooked on Exchanging group we had a Prairie Schooler exchange and I sent to Carolyn in Texas. I choose a design from Autumn Leaves and made it into a fob. I also sent Carolyn a pattern off her wishlist and some other goodies as well. Here are some pics:

Lillie from Malaysia had me and sent me a beautiful needlebook and some lovely goodies as well. Here are some pics: