Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Exchange Sharing!

First up is the HOE Lizzie Kate exchange. Hannah had my name and this is what she sent me.
With Valentine's day right around the corner, she decided to stitch me something with that theme. Isn't this the cutest little bee you've ever seen? She stitched a little pin pillow. And look
at that scalloped beaded edge-wow!
She even stitched on the back.

The entire exchange! And what pin pillow would be complete without pins. She made me my
own pins with shrinky dinks-can you believe it! How cool is that! Hopefully you can see them better if you click on photo. The chocolates are already gone and my younger two were begging
me to give them the giant cherry pop! Thanks Hannah for a really great exchange!

And last but certainly not least, my winter ornie for Joan for the ASOE. I stitched her a
freebie from bent creek called "swirlygig". It needed to be winter themed so I stitched it
on my own hand dyed blue-28 ct monaco. I used DMC color variations #4215. I thought
it was the perfect design for a wintery ornie. The swirls around the edges make me think
of snow and wind! I finished it off with a sparkly ribbon hanger, 2 snowflake buttons, and
silver glass beads around the edges. They really do sparkle! This was the first time I've ever used beads like this. Even though it was a bit of work-I think I will finish more ornies this way, the beaded edge just gives it that extra zing! Joan has a better photo on her blog.
Freebie found here
Take care everyone! Keep your eyes peeled, I'll be having a blogaversary drawing soon!


Chris said...

Hi Laurie ~ I LOVE the LK bee. Do you know the name of the chart? Thank you!

Chris said...

Hi Laurie ~ I love the LK bee. Do you know the name of the chart? Thanks! Chris

Andrea said...

Both are great exchanges.

Daffycat said...

Hannah sent an incredible exchange. Enjoy!

Wonderful exchange for Joan, beautifully stitched!

staci said...

What an absolutely darling exchange! Enjoy!!!

Sandra said...

You've got some lovely presents. The bee is the cutest!

Conny said...

Hi Laurie,

You have a nice blog. For the books you can try amazon.fr
I don't know if www.Proxis.be can send to USA but you can ask them. You have to know that French mail is not to be trusted. Mostly I have to wait for a month and sometimes the mail get lost.
Please let me know if you need some more help. Best wishes, Conny

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest little bee! Both are darling exchanges!

Craft-i-leigh said...

That is really just adorable! I see you haven't been on for a bit... hope you've just been busy.
I am new to the world of stitching and have been browsing various blogs to try and gain some knowledge and get some tips / ideas. I originally started with a stamped, then counted “kits”. I’m working on my 2nd chart and have noticed some big differences in floss types and quality.
My Cross Stitch Mentor has told me that I’m ready to graduate from Aida, but I really like Aida. Maybe it’s just beginner’s comfort???
If you would answer my question… What type of fabric or fabrics do you prefer and why? Brands and counts?
I would appreciate any advice, thanks!

Ellen said...

Hi Laurie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. The love birds freebie is by Carole D. at http://cargaudlabrico.canalblog.com/

I am not sure whether it is still available, please check it out.


Siobhan said...

Super cute exchanges! Enjoy!