Friday, January 20, 2006

Garden Exchange

I participated in the Garden Exchange on the Stitching Bloggers Exchange BB. This was my third exchange. Every one of them has been an absolute delight!

Katrina stitched for me - it is a beautiful Sweetheart Tree design with butterflies, finished as a little pillow. It is stitched on gorgeous blue fabric. The pillow fabric is a paisley print with a soft silver metallic sheen. The shell buttons and hanging ribbon are just perfect! Katrina also spoiled me with a pile of goodies - a neat New Zealand postcard, a bar of lavender soap, a package of really cute buttons and two beautiful Silkweaver Solos fabrics. Can you say WOW? The pictures don't do this project justice - it is just delicious! Thanks Katrina! I love everything!




























My "victim" for this exchange was Elisabeth. I used banding to make a little envelope style pocket. The design on the front is "Garden Gate" by Elizabeth's Designs. On the back I stitched Elisabeth's inital using the Victorian Ivy alphabet from the book 2001 Cross Stitch Designs. I found an interesting dragonfly bead at the local bead shop. It is made of bone and I though it made a good addition to a garden themed exchange. Here are a few pictures.




























Right now I'm not signed up for any more exchanges, but that will have to change! The three I have participated in were so much fun. My finishing skills are improving and that is an added bonus. There is a mail art exchange forming and I think I will join. I love the look and the concept of mail art. I can't wait to try it!

In the next day or two I will show you a beautiful project stitched by my friend Tammy. It is absolutely amazing! I also need to answer some questions from the comment section and catch up with the SBQ. Miss Mary Mack is screaming at me. How in the world did I get so far behind? Thanks for your comments and support!

9 comments:

Kim said...

What a beautiful gift from Katrina! Lovely pillow! :D

Your exchange gift is wonderful as well! Nicely done and that dragonfly button is fantastic! Would love to find one of those. :D

Jenna said...

"Victim" ... whatever! I'll volunteer to be your next victim. ;) You did a beautiful job with your gift!

Barbara said...

oooohhhhh

I love them both! And that dragonfly bead is so gorgeous, and unique!

zoeandcooper said...

They are both so beautiful. Both you and Katrina did such great jobs on your exchanges.

Susimac said...

What a lovely exchange - Beautiful gifts either way. Can I be your next exchange partner pleeeease!!!

Cathy said...

Katrina's pillow was lovely. Your pcket for Elisabeth was also very nice. I can see why you are having so much fun!

Sylvie said...

They are both lovely, Chelle. You did a beautiful work!

Heather said...

What a beautiful exchange piece you received. The piece you stitched looks lovely too.

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