Monday, 9 June 2008

Freebie Exchange Arrived from Shay - WOW

OMG, wow. I am completely and utterly charmed by what Shay (no blog) made for me for the HOE Freebie Exchange.

She clearly put a lot of thought, time, patience and effort, not to mention considerable skill and talent, into this exchange for me - I feel honoured! She stitched me this really lovely scissors keeper, and personalised it with my name and the exchange and the date - I've posted quite a few photos, but I wanted in some way to do this exchange justice (although that is debatable given my lack of photography skills!)

Front of scissors keeper: see my name?! It closes with the pink ribbon and the dainty crystal heart
Back of scissors keeper
Inside of scissors keeper - see where Shay has stitched 'HOE and May 2008' (next photo shows the date better!) The beautiful scissors came in the keeper!
I tried to show the detail in this photograph, so you can see the sumptuous silk lining, and the skill with which Shay put this all together

Wow. Seriously wow. Thank you so much Shay, I just adore this scissors keeper, and it's already sitting beside my stitching chair waiting for me to sit down and stitch tonight.

Shay also kindly included some lovely extras: 2 FQ of fabric, 3 skeins of Needle Necessities floss, a journal and matching notecards, and a very handy calendar.

Happy stitching!


Barbara said...

WOW! That's a super exchange! ENJOY.

Daffycat said...

Oh my, your new scissor keeper is beautiful! Shay did a fantastic job. Enjoy!

Kathy A. said...

That is just beautiful. You sure can tell that a lot of time, effort and thought went into it.

Anonymous said...

O wow, indeed!! The scissors keeper is gorgeous!

Carol said...

Shay did such a gorgeous job!

Itching To Stitch said...

Great exchange that you received ;)

Jennifer/OH said...

What beautiful work by Shay. Too bad she doesn't have a blog...I'd love to see some more of her stitching.

Sharon said...

That is an amazing exchange! Enjoy!