Tuesday, 8 April 2008

MORE Exchanges!

Well, my plan to do some gardening at the weekend was foiled by the weather in grand style – this is what we woke up to on Sunday morning!

Luckily it has all melted and gone, but the temperatures are set to remain chillingly low, so the seeds are staying in their packets for the moment.

I had a lovely surprise on Monday – Karen K was revealed as my partner for the SBEBB Spring Quaker exchange. She stitched me this gorgeous pinkeep by Milady’s Needle. The weather may not be particularly Spring-like, but this pinkeep surely is!

Front of pinkeep:

Back of pinkeep:

She also included lots of wonderful extras for me, which I can’t wait to use. Oh, and did I mention that she handmade that lovely little card?!

As well, I heard from Becky that she had received the parcel I posted over to her for our personal Spring-themed exchange. It was a real challenge stitching something for Becky – I was quite anxious about my finishing – but she has reassured me that she loves the stitched pieces, and will get use out of the extras I sent too. There are more (and better!) photos over on her blog.

Drawn Thread 'Spot of Spring'
36ct Stitches 'n' Spice 'Celtic'
DMC floss
Finished as: pinkeep, needleminder and scissor fob

Oh, and I have to report that my horse was pulled up with just a few fences to go in the Grand National on Saturday (not that he was in contention) so no contribution to my retirement fund from my winnings LOL!

Happy stitching!


Barbara said...

What utterly beautiful stitching!!

BeckySC said...

I just love my exchange, Stephanie :) You are a sweetheart :)

Carol said...

What gorgeous exchanges - lucky, lucky you! That SQ pinkeep is stunning!!!! Karen did an awesome job. Oh that snow, yuck!!!!!!! It is finally spring-like here. Mike took the Corvette out of storage, so he must think it is officially spring here now.

Kristen said...

I have to say, I'd be intimidated, too, sitching for Becky SC - her stitching and finishing are so beautiful. But so is yours, Stephanie - the pieces are gorgeous! As is the pinkeep you received from Karen. Lovely colors!

staci said...

That is a gorgeous pinkeep, the colors are wonderful!

And the items that you made Becky~~WOW! Stunning stitching and finishing!

Kathy A. said...

Snow there girl. How awful!! Hoping that we don't see any as we travel home next week.
Your stitching is just stunning what a beautiful job. What a lovely pinkeep you received too.

Carol R said...

Great exchanges! Love the 'Spot of Spring' pinkeep.
We had snow at the weekend too - still snow in the garden means stitches in the house!

Beatrice said...

What a lovely exchange.The pieces are all so nice.
Good luck with the gardening. Soon we all hope!

Carolyn said...

I saw your exchange on Becky's blog, but wanted to come over to your blog and tell you how AWESOME I think it is! Your stitching and finishing are stunning. I will be bookmarking your blog to see all your other finishes. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs from Texas,
Carolyn :)

Nicki said...

We had the snow too! And this weekend it's going to be raining. *sigh* I really don't know when to plant my seeds - it's too cold in the ground!

I saw your exchange for Becky on her blog - absolutely gorgeous! :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful exchanges Steph and yes we got that horrid snow too. Where do you buy your Sttiches and spice fabric from as it's lovely. Do you order from abroad?

Carol said...

Hi Steph - I just emailed your Freebie Design Exchange partner's details to you - did you get them? If not, do you have an alternate email address I can use to get it to you?

Itching To Stitch said...

Great pin keep you received and made ;)

tkdchick said...

Lovely exchanges!!!