Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's Tuesday ...

I had a very happy mail day yesterday. Karen sent me this lovely Friends Stitching Through the Seasons spring exchange. I was very surprised to hear that this was the first pinkeep Karen has made ... it is stitched perfectly and finished like a pro. I'm just delighted to have it in my house for all to see. She also made me the card and included some awesome beads and ribbons ... I know I'll have lots of fun with them. Oh and the design is by Homespun Elegance, called Welcome. I have always loved HE but honestly have never stitched one, I'm soooo glad Karen stitched it for me ...


In the same exchange group, I heard from Joan that she has received my spring exchange. I decided to stitch Carol's Sew Red, but made it Sew Green because Joan loves green. I used Belle Soie's Creme de Menthe and had it made into a flatfold for her. I also made her a green scissor fob and sent along some Belle Soie threads, a new BBD design, some fabric and a package of needles.

Thank you all for your kind words about our sweet Beau ... we miss him lots ... your words really do help. Damm Cat is my husband's favorite saying right now ... kinda says it all.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for a little sunshine and a little rain ...

20 comments:

Shari said...

wonderful exchange pieces.....both of them! I love the creme de menthe you used!! So pretty!!!!
I miss doing exchanges with others.....

Catherine said...

Great exchanges!

FayeRaye said...

I love the Creme de Menthe green in BS!~~ Turned out great...Isnt Karen the best??? Great exchange she sent to you~~~ Faye

Nancy said...

Beautiful exchange gifts Michele!

Michele B. said...

Green is my favorite color - I love that you turned Sew Red into Sew Green. Your headers are always such fun to see as you change them with each holiday/season. Can't wait to see what's next!

Michele B. said...

Green is my favorite color - I love that you turned Sew Red into Sew Green. Your headers are always such fun to see as you change them with each holiday/season. Can't wait to see what's next!

Deb said...

Those are both wonderful exchanges. I like the color you used for Sew Red. It's nice to see when people change things up.

Kim B said...

Beautiful exchanges! You and Karen did great work.

Linda said...

Both exchanges are wonderful.
I love green and Sew Green looks so pretty using the Creme de Menthe...very nice...hugs, Linda

p.s.Your header is precious with all your Eater cuties...hug, Linda

Daffycat said...

Oh my, I love that green flatfold! and the pinkeep from Karen is just gorgeous, enjoy!

mainely stitching said...

What great stitching, both sent and received! :D

Carol R said...

You will be able to stitch Sew Green in red? Love your flatfold Michele!

Rachel S said...

Pretty gifts given and received!

Sally said...

Both exchanges are wonderful Michele. I love Sew Red in green!

Despina said...

that is very pretty!

Andrea said...

Both are wonderful exchanges. I do like your Sew Red in Green.

Siobhan said...

What fantastic exchanges! Beautiful finishing, too.

Michelle said...

What beautiful exchanges.. your choice of thread color is gorgeous!

Your new Easter header is sweet!

婉婷婉婷 said...

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

Chao said...

Exchanging stuffs is really fun I tried it several times with some individuals I met in a sewing community, among all those swaps my personal favorite is the pink haberdashery kit.