Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hooked on Exchanging Stitchers Choice exchange

I stitched this little Quaker Star ornament and finished it into a biscornu for Lynn W:


and back:

Fair and Squares Exchange 27

I exchanged with Marcy M for this exchange, and I love the BBD Pink House design she stitched for me:

Just A Thought Christmas Exchange

I have taken part in a Christmas exchange with Judy Odell for a number of years, and this is the wonderful package I received from Mayte:

It was a collection of beautiful red threads, ecru chenille trim, a JBW Christmas tree chart, and many cross stitch finishing items.

25 Days of Christmas from Dane

I took part in a wonderful exchange with a small group of stitchers, and this is my exchange from Dane:

Each day, starting with the first of December, the stitcher would open one of the wrapped packages. Here are all the wonderful surprises held inside:

an amazing zippered sewing box:
a peek inside:
and a zippered bag for knitting:
beautiful embroidered ribbons:four laser cut wooden ornaments, this is just one of the designs:
and chocolate (sorry the chocolate is all gone, just the wrappers remain)
there were also wooden spools, chalk pencils for sewing, wooden gift tags and gift box decorations, a fabric panel to make a round pincushion, and a cross stitch chart for a wonderful banner. So much fun!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Stitchers Choice ornament from Hooked on Exchanging

I received this wonderful ornament from Carol S. in the Stitcher's Choice ornament exchange. I love the delicate stitching and the sparkle!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A new start

I have decided to come back to Blogger and launch a new beginning. I started with Blogger, moved to Wordpress, and once starting back to work fulltime blogging was the first thing to fall. My Wordpress blog is here:

My hope with my blog is to document my stitching, and maybe including my return to college for my BA - currently English and Visual Arts majors.

I will begin my blog with a few pictures of recent exchanges: My first exchange with Hooked on Exchanging, from Becky K. for the Words of Christmas, it is so beautiful:
My birthday gifts from my Yahoo group of stitchers:

From Cheryl:

From Kathy:

From Dane:

I joined in exchange #26 with Fair and Square blog, and I love the squares Pam K. stitched for me:

It feels good to post again. Nancy