Sunday, June 21, 2009

Patriotic Exchange

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my last post. I think I may have found the link to the Quaker freebie -- try clicking here. (I hope it works!)

Yesterday, I received a delightful exchange from Goldie. A small group of us decided to have a Patriotic themed exchange since we're approaching the July 4th holiday here in the U.S. Goldie stitched and finished a beautiful tin for me -- she did a great job; it is beautifully done! The design is a Victoria Sampler freebie entitled "Together We Shall Overcome" and it includes a little bit of hardanger along with the cross stitch!
Inside, there is a magnet for needles. Goldie included some buttons and a charm.
Here's a picture of the entire exchange. Thanks Goldie!



I didn't have much time for stitching last night, so no updated pictures for the BOAF Friendship Sampler.

I discovered a wonderful blog this morning as I was surfing the net. The blog is called The Painted Quilt. I need to go back and read Kaaren's older posts, but two of her recent posts caught my eye. First of all, she has a needlecase tutorial posted. I might just give this a try. Even cuter is the sewing box she put together - go to the June 8 post to see this one. Kaaren is offering a couple of giveaways for the 4th of July, so if you would like to play, do stop by. Even if you are not interested in her giveaway, do check out her blog - it's delightful!

Have you seen the new sampler from La D Da? This is going to be a must stitch for me! I think it will nicely complement La D Da's Quaker Alphabet that I stitched earlier this year.

And what about the new designs from Midsummer Night Designs? I better get stitching!

18 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Thanks for finding the pattern for us. Your gift from Goldie is beautiful and all the goodies too. I agree the new LDD design is really great. Happy Stitching CJ ok;-)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the Quaker freebie! I love that gift you got. And yes, I love the new LaDDa chart and the new Midsummer Night Designs pieces too.

Teri said...

What a great exchange piece from Goldie. The stitched piece and finishing on the tin are fabulous!

Cindy F. said...

Thanks for the freebie link and showing the new La D Da design. I haven't seen that one yet!

LOVE the exchange you received from Goldie! Such a beautiful tin!!

Melissa said...

What a lovely exchange! Lucky you!

I saw the new LDD and MND designs too. Gorgeous pieces! Can we resist? Hmmm...

Colleen said...

Yup...got the freebie printed and have plans for this!! Thanks :)

I LOVE the new La D Da sampler!! The next time at my LNS I need to add it to my ever growing charts...LOL I'm a big fan of LDD and just finished "A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned" and I wasn't disappointed..it's great!

What a wonderful tin from Goldie!

Theresa said...

Your gift is so lovely!!!! What a great finish from Goldie~~~

So many wonderful new designs, so little time to stitch!!! That's how I feel~~

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely design and finish from Goldie. How lucky you are

TattingChic said...

That gift is lovely!

mainely stitching said...

That's a lovely exchange. I'd hoped to join in a 4th of July exchange this year, but the time got away from me (again).

The new La D Da design, and also Deborah's, are indeed gorgeous!

Myra said...

What a pretty tin. I think you may have enabled me with those links. :o) Off to take a look

Kim B said...

Gorgeous gift! And I am obsessed with the new LaDda!

CindyMae said...

Gorgeous exchange!!!!

Ronel said...

This is a lovely exchange and what a pretty tin! {hugs} Ronel

Sharon said...

Great exchanges!

Suzanne said...

That's a lovely exchange you received.

I saw this new design last week and I just waiting now for my LNS to get it in.

Maren said...

Woot! That La D Da chart is wonderful! I think it's going to be a must stitch for me, too. sigh. I also think, when it comes to stitching, my eyes must be too big for my stash pile. lol

Lovely piece from Goldie!

Milly~ said...

What a beautiful patriotic gift from Goldie.