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!