Friday, February 11, 2011

Goodies ...

Faye and I did a personal exchange and both have been received. I stitched for Faye a Blackbird Design that was a teaching piece from the retreat I took last July at the Silver Needle. I finished it into a pincushion.
Here's a side view ... I really had fun stitching and finishing this for Faye ... so glad she likes it :)Faye has a Red basket so I wanted to stitch a little something for her basket ... this little pillow is over one and it is tiny ...
I think it turned out really sweet ...

Faye stitched this sweet bird for me. The design is a freebie from Gazette 94. I'm going to start my own Red basket ... this will be my first piece ... I just love him.
Christina was my partner for the Seasonal Exchange. She stitched for me Holly House by Elizabeth's Designs taken from the 2008 JCS Christmas Ornament issue. I just love this ornament ... stitched and finished so nice. Can't wait to have this hanging on my tree ...
I love the backing fabric she used ...
I just love exchanges! I think it's time to put together a couple of personal Spring exchanges. Would you like to exchange with me? Leave me a comment and if you would be interested in a Spring exchange or even Summer or Fall.

I've been stitching a bit of Valentine's Day. I can't remember where I found this freebie heart, but when I found it I knew I had to stitch it and love how it turned out. Don't know if I'll frame it or finish it into a pillow ...

Letter Heart
stitched on pink molted 32 ct fabric
using Belle Soie's Fresh Raspberries

I started this design early last week. The design is by iStitch ... called Sew Be My Valentine. It's stitch up really fast and I have the perfect black and red heart fabric for it.
It's a very blustery day here in Seattle. Dinner's in the crock pot and my chores are done for the day. I think it's time for some stitching and watching the first Nascar race of the season. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

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

I'm grateful for Valentine's Day stitching ...

19 comments:

Nan said...

Beautiful stitching for the "Day of Love".

What a great exchange between you and Faye. You are both great stitchers :0).

natalyK said...

Exchanges are so much fun! Count me in for any season!

Karen said...

Such pretty exchange pieces! Love the little Valentine heart you stitched....just too cute with that thread color!

Hope you have a warm, happy stitching day!

TeresaB said...

Love the little alphabet heart! I wish you could remember where you found that lovely freebie. Would work great for the alphabet kick I'm on.

Brigitte said...

You and Faye were doing a great exchange. I love the pieces you stitched and finished for each other.
Oh my, what a great heart you stitched.

Catherine said...

Wonderful exchange goodies!

Nancy said...

Beautiful exchange goodies, beautiful ornament, and I love your Valentine's stitching! Don't you love to cook in the crockpot?

Fiona said...

Your exchange pieces look great. I love the heart that you stitched it is really pretty and the fabric and thread used is just perfect. I would love to take part in an exchange with you.

Beth said...

I love all the exchange pieces you have given and received - bery nice. The alphabet Valentine heart is also darling. Someday when I grow up and feel like my stitching is worthy, I would like to do an exchange......

Carolyn NC said...

Great exchange - nice stitching, too!

Melanie said...

What a great exchange!!! :)

Karen said...

great exchanges, sent and received!

Kathy A. said...

Pretty, pretty stitches all.
I love the things you stitched and finished for Faye. Lovely!
Sending hugs

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful exchange pieces, lovely stitching.

Sally said...

Beautiful exchange pieces Michele :)

Love your Valentine Heart and Sew Be My Valentine is stitching up beautifully.

Shelleen said...

Very nice exchange pieces and I love the Valentine freebie.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful WIPs and finish! I love the exchanges that you've done, too.

Sonda in OR said...

Love the Valentine's stuff!

Kathy A. said...

Those are some fabulous stitches and wonderful finishes.
Great going girl!