Monday, May 28, 2012

Friendship Exchanges

We had a friendship exchange on the Friends through Threads blog and here is what I sent and received recently.

I stitched for Melissa and decided on a design by Heartstring Samplery called Friendship Pin Pillow. I changed the colors a bit and matched up some fabric I had as well as some ric rac. I think it turned out pretty good and Melissa was delighted to receive it so that made me feel fabulous! It was fun to stitch it for her.

I received from Suzanne. Suzanne stitched me a design by Anne Les Petites Croix called Carre Fleuri and made it into a mattress pincushion. She added a loop so I could add a pair of scissors and use it as a scissor fob! It is absolutely lovely and its on display now. Thanks so much Suzanne.

This a super short post. I have stitch group here tomorrow and have quite a bit I want to get done before then.

I hope everyone is finding some time to put needle and thread to fabric and enjoying the Memorial Day.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching
Wendy Jo

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Exchange with a Friend in Finland

Irmeli and I did a personal spring exchange and I received her gift right before Rex and I went out of town for a few days. I am so thrilled with the package! She stitched a lovely design called "Patchwork Spring" by Jardin Prive. Its so so pretty and I just love it. Irmeli included a easel to display as well. She put a cross stitch magazine, key fob, and of course we thought our packages needed to include some sweets! They sure were delicious and didn't last long! Irmeli included a couple of pieces of gorgeous fabrics! I even love the wrapping paper she wrapped things in...its cross stitched wrapping paper! How cool is that?!

Thanks so very much Irmeli...I love everything! For my exchange I stitched Irmeli Heart in Hand's Celebrate Spring, finished into a pillow. I changed the colors to coordinate with the fabric I chose. I also made Irmeli a pincushion, sent some scissors, needles, note pads and chocolate!
It was a fun exchange and I am sure Irmeli and I will be doing another again:) Thanks for stopping by and hope you are able to put needle and thread to fabric. Happy Stitching, Wendy Jo