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...