Friday, August 13, 2010

Exchanges

I do enjoy exchanges so much. I've met some wonderful stitchers through exchanges and I have some lovely stitched/finished pieces to display in my house. Let me show of a couple of things I've received recently.

First from Lisa on the Lizzie*Kate Exchange Blog. She stitched Plant Love and finished it into a pinkeep. I love these design but have never stitched it ... what fun to have it all stitched and finished for me now. Lisa's finishing is perfect ... and I love the heart pin at the top ... just adorable ....
My exchange piece is heading to England and I hope it arrives soon so I can show you a picture ... I was very pleased with how it turned out :)

Next is an ornament that Brenda stitched and finished for me from the Seasonal Exchange Blog. This is a very sweet design ... I've never seen it before and I'm not sure who the designer is, but it is cute! I have it hanging in my family room to enjoy for the rest of the summer ...
and I had Brenda's name for the Season exchange too ... I stitched for her Lizzie*Kate's Summer Scissor Fob ... it was a very fun stitch ...

Thanks for all your comments recently about the Silver Needle retreat that I attended ... I really enjoy reading all of them!

Hope you all have a great weekend and get lots of stitching time.

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

I'm grateful for summer coming back ...

17 comments:

Brigitte said...

All these exchnage pieces look gorgeous. I once stitched Plant Love myself for an exchange and it was pure fun. You're a lucky girl.
I also love exchanges very much but had to take a time out this year in order to finish some of my big projects. But next year I'll be in again.

Sherry said...

Really nice exchange pieces!

Kathy A. said...

What lovely exchange pieces both sent and received. I certainly enjoyed our exchange Michele and would not hesitate to do it again!
Your retreat photos and stories were wonderful. I so wish I had been there.

Vonna said...

How darling all these exchange pieces are!!!
I think the watermelon ABC is a Glory*Bee :)

Jan said...

Each one is adorable, and I can tell you are thrilled with them all, Michelle!! Enjoy...

Nancy said...

Beautiful exchange pieces! Sounds like you have a lot of fun with these Michele!

I love your sea/beach glass in your header picture!

Deborah said...

All the exchanges are beautiful.

staci said...

Wonderful exchange pieces Michele!!! Have a great weekend!

Natasha said...

All those pieces look fantastic. I especially like the design Brenda stitchined for you, I will have to do some investigating as to see who the designer is ;)

Hope your summer is treating you well, I cant believe that August is almost over...Have a wonderful weekend abd Stitch On!!

Sharon said...

What lovely exchanges!! I've always longed to participate in exchanges, but I have a HUGE fear of finishing. You do lovely work and what a fun way to make new friends! :)

Lisa V said...

I'm soo glad that you enjoyed the piece I stitched for you Michele.
LISA V

Beth said...

Great exchanges!! I really would never be comfortable in an exchange like that, but all the ones you have pictured for so long have been fantastic. What a great way to enjoy our hobby!!

Melanie said...

These are great exchange pieces! I just love how happy Lizzie pieces are.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Beautiful exchanges, stitched so perfectly. I love the scissor fob you made. Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

All the exchange pieces are lovely Michele.

Suzanne said...

Really lovely exchange pieces.

Siobhan said...

Michele, wow!! I am playing blog catch up and just read about your retreat. It sounds like it was FABULOUS! Love all the stuff you got, both there and with the exchanges you've done. Lovely stitching!