Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Drawn Thread Exchange

Recently, a small group of us decided to do an exchange with the theme of "The Drawn Thread." Today, a wonderful package from Suzanne was waiting for me when I arrived home from work. In it was this beautiful fob created especially for me! Suzanne used motifs from Tocatta Number II to create this beauty! Her stitches are so delicate; there are some beads added to embellish her stitching. It's really a stunning piece!

Here's the front:


Here's the back (my initials!):


Suzanne included a chart from Thistle Threads "How Doth the Busy Bee" - it's a design to be stitched on a band for a basket - as well as some other goodies, needlework themed fabric, ribbon, beads, and some metallic thread. I'm quite delighted with her thoughtful package. Thank you Suzanne!

Hazel also sent me a note today indicating that my package to her had arrived. I decided to stitch the Little Spot Sampler and finished it into a small pillow for her. I thought it turned out nicely! Hazel has some nice photos here of the entire package.

I feel like I've been running in circles lately and going nowhere! Red Reindeer is waiting to be finished (haven't touched it since my last post!) I did stitch and finish a biscornu and it's ready to be mailed. Tonight I started working on an ornament for Jill as it's her turn to receive in March (and there are only 7 days left! Yikes!)

Until next time...

24 comments:

Kim B said...

What gorgeous exchanges! Your pillow turned out lovely!

Suzanne said...

Cathy, I am so glad that you like the exchange I sent. I really had fun stitching it up. I love the piece you stitched for Hazel, it's a gorgeous exchange.

Theresa said...

Two beautiful exchanges!!!! I love how your pillow turned out~~ So cute~~

Vonna said...

Both what you received and what you stitched are just pretty as a picture! Lovely both!

Siobhan said...

What wonderful exchanges! Lucky you--and Hazel! :)

mainely stitching said...

How lovely!! :D

Einschies stitching blog said...

Both exchanges are wonderful:-)))

Gaby

Hazel said...

Lovely piece from Suzanne and I love what you sent me. Stunning finishing. xx

Katrina said...

Gorgeous exchanges, I love DT designs :-).

Deb said...

What wonderful exchanges. I love how you used the Drawn Thread motifs. Very, very pretty!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchanges! I love how you made that pillow!

staci said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous! I adore the pillow you made...it's so perfectly finished!

Giovanna said...

Wow, what lovely exchange pieces! Well done, ladies!

Lelia said...

Excellent exchanges!!!

Andrea said...

Two wonderful exchanges.

CindyMae said...

Wow, what great exchanges. I just love the pillow you made!! The finishing is so cute!

BeckySC said...

Beautiful exchanges, Cathy :)

Melissa said...

Wow, the piece you received is wonderful. I also love the piece that you sent to Hazel. Just beautiful!

Jeanie said...

Two beautiful exchanges :)

Kathy A. said...

Your Drawn Thread ornament is gorgeous - so pretty and delicate.
THe pillow you stitched and sewed is gorgeous. I love your fabric choices.

Karoline said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous, congratulations to you both

WendyJo said...

Lovely exchange from Suzanne and the pillow for Hazel is wonderful!

Brigitte said...

Both exchanges are so beautifully chosen, stitched and finished. Ihave already admired your pillow on Hazel's blog. I just love these flanged pillows.

Patti said...

I must be going totally do-lally because I really thought I had left you a comment on this entry. I loved everything but especially the pillow. Lots of Love Patti xxx