I'm back! I was gone for a couple of days. Was fortunate to spend time in historic Red Wing, MN at the beautiful St. James Hotel located on the Mississippi River. Had a relaxing two days even though it was for work-related business.
While I was away, I received the Patriotic Exchange from Vonna! Vonna really spoiled me. Here's a picture of the whole exchange:
This basket will come in handy for displaying smalls. See the two fabric firecrackers that she made? Ribbon for finishing and a flag for decoration (Vonna antiqued it). Vonna included two lovely stitched pieces - the pillow is a design from Brightneedle (I've always wanted to stitch this, now I won't have to!) and the pinkeep is a freebie from Prairie Grove Peddler (cute, don't you think?) Both pieces were stitched on some of Vonna's hand-dyed fabric (the picture doesn't do it justice - the fabric color is really pretty!) Thanks much Vonna - I will enjoy displaying these pieces!
There were nine of us that participated in the Patriotic Exchange - here are pics of all of the designs that were sent out:
Cathy for Becky(page down to June 18 post)
Laurie for Vonna
Carol for Jill
Marie for Joan
Becky for Marie
Joan for Laurie
Jill for Nancy
One more exchange is enroute and should arrive in Carol's mailbox tomorrow! Thanks friends for participating; patriotic designs are some of my favorites!
Okay, on to our next exchange - two of my exchange packages were received while I was away:
Fair and Square #7 for Vonna. I'm sure many of you will recognize this Lizze Kate design!
Finally, Alison C posted that she received the SBEBB ABC exchange that I sent to her. The design is from Carriage House Samplings, it was in a 2005 issue of Just Cross Stitch.
Whew! I think that's everything for now! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great evening!