Saturday, May 09, 2009

Spring Exchange

A small group of eight of us decided to exchange each season of this year. We're sending Spring gifts now, and mine arrived yesterday from Monika in Germany. (You saw the biscornu that I sent to her in my previous post.)

As you can see, Moni stitched up one of the Workbasket monthly designs (I think this might be May?) It's stitched with soft colors and is finished into a beautiful little pillow.

In addition, Moni sent this little pocket which was filled with thread and buttons and things. The edging is hand crocheted -- did you crochet the edging Moni? The button used to close the pocket is really pretty.

Here's the entire exchange - some lovely linens, a pattern, spring stickers, etc. - many wonderful things. Thank you Monika for this great exchange!

Here's another WIP that I finished last week. I started this project earlier in the year and then got busy with other things. I'm slowly working through my WIPs and UFOs.

Goode Huswife - Three Crows
32 count Sand linen
DMC fibers


And this UFO was started about two or three years ago. I didn't finish it because I'm not particularly fond of stitching over one! But this was a small project and I knew I could do it! I still have to add the beads and then of course, do the finishing!



Cure Tree from M Designs

Essy's Friends (retired kit)



Well, that's it for me today. Stitching on an ornament for an exchange tonight! To all the mother's out there -- Happy Mother's Day!

21 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Such a pretty exchange you received from Moni!
Congrats on your finish!! It's a beautiful sampler:)
Love the floss choice on your tree stitch too!

Colleen said...

You lucky dog...what a great exchange! Loved the lace! I've tried crocheting lace but just can't seem to get my eyes and fingers to work on something that small...LOL

I was at my local cross stitch store today and Three Crows was on my list but she didn't have it. I did get a couple of La D Da's though. :)

Have a great Mother's Day!

Kim B said...

Beautiful exchange! And such a lovely little tree for a great cause. Happy Mother's Day!

Melissa said...

Lots of lovely stitching! I especially like the Three Crows after recently 'rediscovered' The Goode Huswife. I have an obsession going on with that but it seems she is reprinting lots of old charts so I am quite happy.

Happy Mother's Day Cathy!

Suzanne said...

That's a beautiful exchange you received from Moni. Great finishes, I especially love the Goode Huswife design.

Margaret said...

Nice exchange and great finishes! Good for you for working on your WIPs and UFOs! Happy Mother's Day!

staci said...

Beautiful exchange! Really pretty finishes too...love that M designs that you stitched over 1, gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

Your Three Crows finish is GREAT!!! Congratulations. Love the exchange, too. :D I hope you've been enjoying a fabulouse Mother's Day!!

Dianne said...

Beautiful stitching...and I love those scissors! Very cute!!!

Goldie said...

I love the exchange you recieved! Congratulations on the finishes! I love the "Cure" with the scissors! Very nice!

Marie-P said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Cathy!
You received a very nice Spring exchange and what a little linen bag.

Congrats on both finishes. The sampler is awesome.

Have a great week!

TattingChic said...

What cute goodies Moni sent you! She does beautiful stitching, like you!

Okay...WHERE did you get those DARLING PINK SCISSORS!?! They are so cute...must...have...pink...scissors!

Are they Gingher?

Karoline said...

Gorgeous exchange and two lovely finishes

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching.

Von said...

Of course, I love the little pillow Monika stitched, but that surprise pocket is so charming! What a treat. :D

You're making great progress on your wips - congrats! I should put all mine together, but am afraid to see the size of the pile, lol!

Deb said...

Very nice exchange you received. And I love your GH finish. Such a sweet sampler.

Kit said...

What a wonderful gift! I love Three crows, good for you getting to some UFO's, I need to follow your example.

CindyMae said...

What a gorgeous exchange! Your WIP and UFO look great as well!

Ronel said...

Ooooh what pretty exchange! And I absolutely love your stitching!

Lelia said...

Hey Cathy: Awesome exchange -- Monika outdid herself! The biscornu you sent was terrific, too.

Love your Three Crows - it turned out great. Good idea to rummage in the UFO & WIP pile ...

Enjoy the week-end

Michelle said...

Beautiful exchange! I love your two GH finishes as well. Beauties!!