Wednesday, August 23, 2006

House Exchange for Ana

I'm always relieved when I know my package has arrived - particularly when it is going outside of the U.S. This time, I stitched a gift for Ana in France! I wanted to try a different finish and it just kind of evolved as I stitched. This little scissors case is done on banding and is lined with coordinating red fabric. As you probably guessed, I used elements of a LHN design to complete the front and back.

Front:


Back (sorry, picture is a little bit dark):


Here are a couple of additional pinkeeps I finished recently too! First, LHN and CC Watermelon:



This is one of the recent Essy's Friends kits (design from MDesigns). I stitched it over two on 36 count fabric and turned it into a pinkeep:


I had two unexpected packages in the mail today. One is from Chris - a scissors fob - from an exchange on the US Exchange Board (I may have to wait until tomorrow to get a decent picture in good light.) The fob is amazing - stitched over one. Wait until you see it!

The other box was from Sudberry House. The Shaker clock that goes with LHN's Quilt Time Sampler was on clearance!

Thank you for stopping by.

19 comments:

BeckySC said...

You did an awesome job on the House Exchange for Ana! VERY nice my friend!!

Ooooh, I love your pinkeeps! WTG...I am especially fond of the watermelon pinkeep! I need to get that chart-it's adorable and made a perfect pinkeep!

I can't wait to see the fob from Chris :)

Thanks you so much for your e-mail. You're such a sweet friend!

hugs

Cindy said...

Some awesome finishes to be proud of :) I especially love the little pinkeeps!

Nicki said...

LOVE your finishes! All of them! They look wonderful :) Such a nice exchange piece and the pinkeeps are great.

Have you got the pinkeep bug now? I have! :)

Jenna said...

What wonderful finishes you've done! I especially like the Essy's Friends pinkeep from M Designs. Very pretty and appropriate. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchange! You did a fantastic job! The pinkeeps are gorgeous!

Ana said...

thanks a bunch Cathy, it was a wonderful gift for me :)

KarenV said...

What a lovely exchange you did for Ana! The finishing is just gorgeous!

Love your pinkeeps too - they've turned out beautifully :)

Rava said...

Gorgeous finishing on all :)

bunnyhead said...

What a beautiful scissor case and I love your new pinkeeps. The colors are so cute!

Leah said...

Wow, the scissor case you made for Ana is beautiful!! Your pinkeeps are pretty awesome too. You are a talented finisher!

zoeandcooper said...

Wow, all your pieces look fantastic! You did a great job on your piece for Ana. I am sure she loved it!

catandturtle said...

Your finishes are so beautiful and very impressive. I will have to try one of the pin keeps, I haven't done one yet and they are so sweet. I love your house exchange piece, very lovely. Ann.

Michelle said...

You've got some beautiful pieces there! I love the scissor case - who can resist those LHN houses!

Karoline said...

Some gorgeous finishes, congratulations

Myrna said...

Wow, those are great!

Hugs...

The Queen's Stitch said...

Yor pinkeeps are just too cute! I have really enjoyed seeing all of the house exchanges - terrific!

Sandy

Isabelle said...

Dear Cathy, you've done a great job all around! You're so inspiring :)

Von said...

The scissor case stitched on banding is brilliant, Cathy! It makes a lovely, quick finish. :D

Love your pinkeeps too!

Chelle said...

Wow, you are on a roll! The project for Ana is fantastic! And I love the pinkeeps. You do such beautiful work!