Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Stitching Storm

Yes, I have a handful of Blackbird Designs Stocking patterns but no, I have never stitched one. I have never received one either...that is until yesterday.  A package arrived from Karen K. who stitched for me in the HOE BBD Ornament exchange and here is what I received:

HOE BBD Ornament Exchange
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Design: Crowning the Tree
Stitched by: Karen K.

Wow, I could hardly believe my eyes.  I love this stocking and am so happy to be able to hang it from my tree.  This is absolutely gorgeous, so beautifully stitched and finished.  Had my DSs not been here for the holiday weekend I would probably have grabbed a BBD stocking pattern from my stash and started feverishly stitching.  Just the sight of this beauty had me truly motivated!!!  I know for certain that on Tuesday I will be putting needle to fabric in my quest to finally stitch/finish one myself.

Many thanks Karen for surprising me with this fabulous exchange!

The past few months have been a stitching storm around here.  I have been able to complete a number of projects... 

This is what I stitch for HOE BBD exchange? 

2012 HOE BBD Ornament Exchange
Design: Naughty or Nice
From BBD: Christmas Garden 
Stitched for: Deanne

I learned that my Fair and Square Halloween Exchange blocks arrived so I can share those as well:

F&S Halloween Exchange
Designer: Birds of a Feather
Design: Halloween Icons
Stitched For: Linda

Birds of a Feather happens to be a favorite of mine.  This witch, in all her craziness, makes me smile.   I liked her so much I stitched it again and created this candle holder...

Like everyone I give much of what I stitch away but this one is a keeper.  I love Halloween, I love Birds of a Feather, and I love candles so I can't part with it.

My very special, long time friend celebrated her birthday in July.  I always try to whip something up for her and this year I managed to complete this:

Designer: Carriage House Samplings
Design From: Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
Stitched For: Mary K. 

The finished design fit perfectly on the top of this purchased box.  If only I knew where I bought the box I would rush back and pick up a few more.

I have a number of other completed projects to share but I will save them for another post.

Vermont days are starting to get cooler, fall is just around the corner and I could not be happier.  Vermont appeals to me for so many reasons and here is just one:

Little Country Post Office

That's about it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Catherine said...

What great exchange pieces!! And I love your witch candle finish, I can see why you would keep that one.

Cathy B said...

Lots of beautiful stitching Marie! Hope you had a great summer. I'm looking forward to fall and fall stitching!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Marie, gorgeous stitching all around and Vermont is certainly gorgeous, too.

Laurie in Iowa said...

All your stitching is beautiful.

Gabi said...

Gorgeous stitching. Your exchange pieces are both great. And like you, I do love BOAF a lot. So quirky and beautiful.
That box is just stunning. Love it too.

Katrina said...

All the pieces are just gorgeous!!!!!!

Teresa S. said...

Really nice-congrats on the beautiful pieces!

valerie said...

Beautiful exchange pieces! They both look wonderful as do the F&S Squares. The box finish for your friend came out amazingly. Love that CHS square!