Sunday, July 09, 2006

Exchange Heaven

Wow! Did I ever have a great mail day on Saturday!

This summer I participated in a For the Birds exchange on the U.S. Exchange board. The only requirement was that the piece needed to include at least one bird in it.

Cari had my name and look at the cute P.S. BlueJay that she sent to me! It's stitched over one and it is perfect. The little pillow is filled with lavender and it smells great. She also sent along some lavender soap and fabric for stitching. Thanks Cari!






My exchange recipient was Angela and I just couldn't resist stitching this design from Brightneedle (it's in their Small Samplings book). It's made into a hanging pillow - I think the fabrics coordinated nicely.




On Saturday, I also received my exchange gift from the Welcome exchange on the U.S. Exchange board. I was stunned - this pillow is truly beautiful. It's a Brightneedle design and it came from CJ. CJ has been really busy lately starting up a new needlework shop in Oklahoma City - Heartland Needleworks - I'm excited for her and wish her much success!




Stay tuned - tomorrow night I'll post a progress report on DT Game Board Sampler and Blackbird Quaker Sampler...

15 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, Cathy, these are amazing! I love birds, as you may know, and I've just added a couple of new items to my mental wish list! Ha ha! Great stitching and finshing all around!!

Karoline said...

Beautiful exchanges, congratulations Cathy

Theresa said...

Wow...those are very nice exchanges!!! Happy stitching!

Myrna said...

Aren't these exchanges fun! You got some great giftees!

I'm still wavering on the fob... I know I'll break down and sign up by the end of the week. :-)

I'm so behind on the Game Board. I'll have to take a week straight to catch up!

It's so great to be back to being able to blog....

Hugs and Stitches...

Leah said...

Wow, you received some truly beautiful gifts! The pillow you stitched for the exchange is wonderful too!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cathy, so glad you received your exchange piece and that you like it. Thanks for the links to both my blog and the shops website. I am stealing a day today for myself to catch up with all my online friends. Happy Stitching, CJ

Michelle said...

What cute exchange gifts! Your Season of Hope pillow is so cute too! Congrats on the finish!

Jenna said...

Yay! Great exchange packages. I'm so glad you've been well-spoiled, as you deserve to be. And you did a lovely job on your bird piece, as well. You always have such nice finishes to show off. :) I can't wait to see the stitching results from this weekend's lake excursion!

Lelia said...

Wow!! Cari & CJ made some awesome exchange projects. The added gifts lovely a well. Your brightneedle project looks great! Job well done. Perfect for this exchange.

I didn't get to the game board -- will pull it out on 7/16. That is the day the Porter County Fair exhibits are turned in. I'm looking forward to putting some more houses on that board.

Katrina said...

what lovely gifts you received Cathy, enjoy your new goodies:) You also made a fabulous job with the Brightneedle design, enjoy your week.

Nicki said...

Gosh what wonderful exchanges! Lovely things you received and the pillow you stitched is just beautiful too :)

Susan said...

Beautiful Gifts!! Now thats a great mail day!!

Susimac said...

Really lovely exchanges. Congrats

KarenV said...

Those exchanges are just gorgeous! I love the Mama Bird piece - very cute! Congratulations Cathy :)

Rose said...

Wow, you did hit the jackpot. Exchanges are so much fun, but it's difficult to find exchange boards.

Congratulations.