Friday, March 05, 2010

M.I.A. Stitcher

Missing in Action....yes, that would be me. Sorry that I have been gone so long. Work has consumed an exceptional amount of time since January and unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to let up anytime soon. Then about two weeks ago my computer contracted a virus. It was really sick; but I found one of the best computer technicians around -- Mama Joan's favorite son. Not the one with the tattoos (if you visit her blog, you know who I mean) - it's the other son! He killed that virus and made some other adjustments and the ol' PC is working like new!

So, I suppose you want to see some pictures, right? How about if we start with the exchange that Darby and I had in February? Darby is rather new to blogging and never had participated in an exchange before. We decided last November or December to stitch something for each other and exchange in February. Well, we were both kind of thinking on the same wavelength as we both sent pinkeeps!

Here's the pinkeep Darby stitched and finished for me. You will recognize this Blue Ribbon Designs freebie I'm sure:


And here's the pinkeep I stitched for Darby. This is a Goode Huswife pattern called the Valentine Sampler. It seemed appropriate since our exchange "date' was February 13.

I enjoyed getting to know Darby better. It was fun doing this little exchange together!

Now it's March and a small group of us decided to have a pinkeep exchange. I was lucky to receive this beautiful pinkeep from Becky K! It's finished as a double-sided pinkeep. The design is from Blackbird Designs Joyeux Noel book. The colors she selected are so pretty. My photos are a little dark, sorry. Thank you Becky!


Finally, I had the opportuniy to stitch for Joan this time around. I don't think I've ever stitched an "exchange" piece for Joan. This design is from Carol R (iStitch blog) and is called Sew Patchwork.


So there you go; you're all caught up now! I recently started working on a OOP Mary Garry sampler; I'll save that one and try to post again tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

The pinkeeps you and Darby exchanged are really pretty. So is the one you did for Joan.

Laurie in Iowa said...

The exchange pinkeeps are lovely.

Danielle said...

I love pinkeeps and those are all gorgeous! I wonder if I have that GH design--must check!

Kim B said...

Beautiful exchanges!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchanges all! Sorry about your computer getting sick. Good that you had a good doctor available. :D :D

Carol R said...

I wonder if there's a word for lots of pinkeeps? A 'pride' of pinkeeps maybe? You certainly have made and received such a pride.

Love what you did with Sew Patchwork - do you mind if I put this picture on my blog too? If it's ok can I have fabric and thread details too please?

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

The pinkeeps are all wonderful! My favorite is the one you made - I love all things TGH!
Glad your computer is up and running again - not fun to be without it!

Melissa said...

Beautiful exchanges!

corinna said...

lovely each and all.

Andrea said...

A beautiful array of pinkeeps.

Karoline said...

The pinkeeps are all gorgeous, congratulations to everyone

Cindy's Stitching said...

all of them the are just beautiful. Sorry takes up a lot of all of our time.

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear that you are so busy, I hope that everything settles down for you and you have a little more free time soon. All the pinkeeps are gorgeous! I love the GH design.