Friday, June 19, 2009

So Many Beautiful Exchanges

As promised, I will share with you the many beautiful exchanges that have been rolling in...

The first Exchange arrived all the way from New Zealand. It was beautifully stitched and finished into a Bourse by Margaret S. My very first Bourse and it is a beauty!

  • BBD Exchange
  • Design: My Pink House
  • Stitched by: Margaret S.
  • Finish: Bourse

Margaret also stitched a very cute Scissor Fob using the strawberry design pictured and she even included those great scissors! She made the matching pincushion and included needles, sticky notes, quilter's wheel, and scented bath bag.
Thank you again Margaret for this fantastic exchange.

Here is what I stitched for Ronel in the BBD Exchange:

FTT: BBD Exchange
Threads: VMST (love this thread)
Stitched for: Ronel W.
Finish: Floss Tag

Friends Through Threads
Seasonal Exchange ~ Spring

My second FTT Exchange traveled all the way from Germany and was stitched by Gaby M. She selected a design from one on my favorite designers, Prairie Schooler, and finished it into a two-flanged pillow ~ how cute is this...

FTT: Seasonal Exchange ~ Spring
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Stitched by: Gaby M.
Finish: Pillow

As you can imagine the box that arrived was quite large and packed with so many extras: A magazine, book (it is always exciting to receive these from other countries), fabric x 2, silk thread, honey soap, delicious candy, a cute little ladybug for my key chain, and last but not least a very special bookmark made by Simon!
Thank you so much Gaby for the extra special exchange!

Here is what I stitched for the FTT Seasonal Exchange:

FTT: Seasonal Exchange ~ Spring
Designer: Blackbird Design
Threads: VMST
Stitched for: Gaby M.
Finish: Floss Tag

Look familiar? I just love this design and love stitching it, I really do! I love it so much that I am offering a "give-a-way" just so that I can stitch it again. :D Post a comment and leave your first/last initial and I will include you in the July 4th drawing for the Blackbird Design Floss Tag.

The third exchange arrived from Canada and was stitched by Wendy B. She stitched for me in the Prairie Schooler All Year Long Exchange and I could not be happier, just take a look:

PS All Year Long
Round #2

PS All Year Long #2
Stitched by: Wendy B.
Finish: Needle Book

I love the Needle Book finish, it is perfect for this design. I really like Wendy's technique and recently used it to complete a needle book for a patriotic exchange. The PS All Year Long is one of my favorite exchanges. I love that we always stitch a PS design and am happy that we do not include extras. A special thank you to Becky SC for organizing this exchange group.
Thank you again Wendy for the beautiful, and much needed, needle book!

Here is what I stitched for the PS All Year Long Round #2 exchange:

PS All Year Long #2
Design: Prairie Fairie
Stitched for: Janet H.
Finish: Pinkeep

Fair & Square Exchange
Here is what I sent to Jen R. ~

And what I sent to Jenn F. ~

And the beautiful squares that Jenn F. sent my way...

Fair & Square round #13
Stitched by: Jenn F.

I am anxious to try Jenn's hand dyed threads, they look beautiful! I love that Jenn stitched the Texas heart, thanks again Jenn!

This was a long post but I had so many exchange pictures to share...thanks for hanging in till the end!

I am off to work on a Penny Rug project.

Until next time...


Lisa said...

I would love a chance to win your giveaway. My initials are LV, and my contact details are in my blog profile.
Thank you

Kathy said...

Very nice exchanges received and sent. You keep busy with the exchanges.

Seems strange to see Texas on your exchanges.

Not too long. When you have things like that to show, they are never too long.

Gabi said...

Wow, that was quite an update. Left me drooling too. So many beautiful things. Love them all.

Anne S said...

Wow, that post is a massive visual treat - I can't decide which one I like the most, they're all gorgeous! :D

jane said...

Beautiful exchange gifts Marie, I would love to be included in your draw. Jane F .

mainely stitching said...

Amazing exchanges. Just stunning!!!

wendy said...

I love your work and would love to be included in your giveaway. My initials are WF.

Heather said...

Wow, look at all the pretty exchanges, I love them all. The needlebook is so cute. Sign me up for that exchange how fun! How have you been? I hope that you are doing great in Texas, are you liking it there?

Vonna said...

You're BAAAA---ack in full exchange mode again :) I'm happy to see that you are settled and back on the wagon! LOL!
Everything is gorgeous, utterly lovely as always!
I can't wait to see your penny rug...I bet it will be stupendous and trounce mine! :)

Michele said...

I'm drooling! Lovely exchanges you received and sent! Enjoy all the lovely goodies :)

DonnaTN said...

Wow, you have gotten some wonderful exchanges! I would love to be included in the drawing for your floss tag. Thanks for sharing your bounty.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your stitching is absolutely stunning.
I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Myra said...

Wow! I just love seeing all the beautiful things you have stitched and the beautiful things your received. I hope to one day be able to finish my stitchy things as nicely. Please enter me in your drawing, my initial are MS .

Becky K in OK said...

Ilove this floss tag. Please include me in your drawing. My initials are BK

All the exchanges are out of this world.

Congrats on all of them and have a cuppa.

Kathy said...

In my previous comments, I forgot to leave my initials. They are KM. Thanks fof doing a giveaway.

Brigitte said...

What a lovely post - with so much eye candy to look at.

Marilyn said...

Would love to enter the drawing!
Thanks for the chance, it's gorgeous.
My initials are MF.

Lisa said...

Hi Marie, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. My initials are LS, thank you, Lisa :-)

Maggee said...

I would LOVE to enter your drawing! My initials are MS.



Julie said...

You've been busy! I love the F&S blocks you stitched and the PS fairie and the BD pieces! You have me wondering whether I have that fairie in my stash, I think I need to stitch her soon!

Michele B. said...

Hello- I just found your blog through reading about the delightful birthday package you sent to Vonna. I'm having fun looking at your wonderful work and it would be such fun to have a piece of it. Thanks! Michele (MB)

Michele said...

lol can't believe I missed signing up for this wonderful floss tag! I would love to have something stitched by you .. sign me up :)

DonnaTN said...

You have stitched and received so many lovely things. I would love to be included in the floss tag give away. My initials are DM. Thanks so much.

Michelle said...


What beautiful exchanges! I would love to be entered in your drawing :)

My initials are MH :)


Xangles said...

Marie, you lucky girl! Such lovely exchanges. Would love to be the winner of your BBD giveaway.
Fond regards,
Pokua :-)