Thursday, 1 July 2010

Some Exchanges

Not much to say at the moment. The girls and myself are all sick with the flu and feeling miserable and sorry for ourselves. My stitching has not been touched and that makes me sad.

I received a beautiful exchange from Nicole this week for the Hooked On Exchanging ABC exchange. Nicole writes that it Four Winter Wishes "Friendship" ornament by Blue Ribbon Designs from the Gift Of Stitching Magazine, December 2007. It has been stitched using DMC threads on 32ct Mushroom Lugana.


Now I love Blue Ribbon Designs ornaments and this one has been stitched and finished perfectly. Thank you very much Nicole for this beautiful ornament.


Last week Carol received the piece I stitched for her for the ABC exchange. It's my first attempt at a mattress pincushion and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Design: Five Birds
Designer: Barrick Samplers
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan - Mushroom
Thread: DMC
Finish: Mattress Pincushion

29 comments:

KarenV said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Suzanne. Both exchanges are lovely!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

The exchange you got from Nicole and the one you sent Carol are both beautiful! You both did a great job on the finishing! I hope you and the girls are feeling better, soon!!!

Jackie said...

I hope you and the family are feeling much better soon. It's horrible enough to be sick but when it's the whole family it's so much worse.

I'd never know that was your first mattress pincushion. It looks fantastic!

Vonna said...

Get better wishes to all...I know how it is, last fall we had all 6 of us running to the loo...ugh!

A lovely ornie to receive! Gorgeous!
And a fabulous mattress pincushion to send! LOVELY!

Kathy A. said...

Oh I am so sorry that you are feeling so ill. Hopefully this flu is short lived and you will all be up and around quickly.
The exchange you received is lovely. I really admire your mattress pincushion. I have seen these on the blog and they look so wonderful but so complicated. Nice work.

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchanges! I hope you and the kids feel better soon. I hate the flu!

Lynn said...

Oh how miserable! I'm sending lots of get well wishes for you and the girls.
Your exchange ornament is really lovely! I love the finishing.
And you did a fantastic job on your mattress finish!! It looks great.

valerie said...

Beautiful exchanges! I hope you all start feeling better soon!

Cole said...

I hope you all feel better soon!

Your mattress pincushion is lovely, you'd never know it was your first one!

I'm glad you like your ornament :)

Farm Girl said...

I hope you and the children are feeling better soon. Your exchanges sent and received are beautiful. Lovely finishing.

Felicity said...

I hope you are better soon!

Brigitte said...

Both exchange pieces are so carefully chosen and beautifully stitched and finished. A great exchange for both of you.
I'm sorry to read that you and the girls aren't feeling well. I hope that you will soon be on the mend.

Carol R said...

Lovely exchange pieces! Love the Five Birds mattress pincushion!

Sally said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Mylene said...

Lovely exchanges!

I hope you are all feeling better by now!

Daffycat said...

Oh no! Feel better soon Suzanne!

Lucky you. I think Cole's ornament is sooo gorgeous!

Your mattress turned out perfect! The green & brown stitching is just lovely ~ well done!

Susan said...

I adore that mattress pincushion finish - it's perfect!

I'm sorry that you and your girls are sick - I hope you feel better soon. {{{hugs}}}

Katrina in NZ said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon! Lovely stitching and best wishes

Margaret said...

Now that's no fun - having the flu. Hope you feel better very soon.

Lovely stitching Suzanne - both sent and received. You did an amazing job on the mattress pincushion.

Clare said...

Get well soon. Loved both exchanges - was the matress finish hard to do?

Siobhan said...

What beautiful exchanges! I am sorry to hear that you and the girls are under the weather. :P I hope you are all feeling better soon!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear that everyone is feeling poorly and that your stitching lies untouched!

What beautiful exchanges you've sent and received!!!

Marie-P said...

WOW, your pincushion finish is fantastic...I can't believe that is your first attempt at a mattress pincushion.

Very pretty exchange from Nicole!

Berit said...

Ooh; I really like the backing on your mattress finish--the border is super, too! :D

Lois said...

What a lovely exchange you received. I love the BRD Christmas ornaments. Love the mattress pincushion. What a great job! Feel better soon - being sick is no fun!

FIONA said...

Beautiful exchanges received - lucky girl! What lovely stitching!

Beatrice said...

Lovely exchanges...that is an interesting finish, the mattress cushion..nice job!
Get well soon ,all of you ..having the flu is not nice at all.
Take care.

Ranae said...

Both exchange pieces are fantastic
I sure hope you ladies are feeling better by now. I am so far behind

Ranae said...

Both exchange pieces are fantastic
I sure hope you ladies are feeling better by now. I am so far behind