Thursday, February 05, 2009

Exchange Catch Up!

Sorry -- the past few days have been kind of busy. I've had pictures to share but just haven't had time to post them.

First up -- my HoE Lizzie Kate exchange from Maria. The pictures really don't do this piece justice. It's a bag for transporting stitching projects or anything really. The stitching is nicely done and the bag is beautifully finished (the inside is lined - I can't quite figure out how to photograph that for you!) Anyway, the bag, along with the goodies that Maria sent, brightened my day! Thank you Maria!

Two exchanges that I recently sent have also been received. Nic emailed me on Monday to say that the HoE Valentine exchange that I had sent to her arrived. Now, those of you who have followed my blog for a long time have seen this before, but somehow when it's for Valentine's Day I can't quite help myself. Yes, I stitched the Hardanger Heart suncatcher and made a matching fob for Nic. Aren't they sweet?

Finally, Kerstin emailed me to say that she received the Winter exchange that I sent to her. As you can see, I stitched this design from The Drawn Thread and finished it into a pillow. I thought it turned out pretty good! Hope you enjoy it Kerstin.

One more item of business -- about three weeks ago I sent two of my Gingher scissors (the one's I use for Hardanger) off to Gingher to have them reconditioned and sharpened. One of these scissors had been sharpened before through a local sharpener; it wasn't quite the same afterwards. This week I received my two scissors back and they are functioning as good as new! This service is only offered on Gingher scissors, but I highly recommend it. You can find more information about it on the Gingher website here: Gingher Repair and Maintenance

Thanks for stopping by!


Theresa said...

The Hardanger hearts are so cute!!!! And love your finish on the pillow~

Mary said...

Nice job on your stitching!!
Who is the designer of the hardanger heart sun catcher?

Von said...

Your hardanger is tops, Cathy! Wonderful exchanges, all of them. :)

Thanks for the Gingher tip too!

Nic said...

Thank you again for the lovely hearts - I'm using the scissors while I make the Valentine pressie for my dear partner :o)

Ronel said...

Cathy, your hardanger hearts are beautiful!!

Brigitte said...

The exchanges you sent are wonderful and must have been highly appreciated by the recipients. Great pieces of Hardanger, and another one of your terrific flanged pillows. I love this way of finishing but have never tried one myself. But at least I found out how to make them, lol.
A very nice bag that you received from Marie. Great exchange.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful hardanger work and your pillow is adorable! Pretty bag from Marie too!

Katrina said...

All the pieces are gorgeous, love the little pillow. Thanks for the Gingher advice, I have a couple pairs that might do well with some maintenance :-).

Karoline said...

They're all gorgeous, congratulations

mainely stitching said...

Oh gosh, Cathy, they're all so lovely! Your hearts are just the BEST!

Lelia said...

Wow. Excellent stitching!!! Stunning hardanger & pillow by you. Awesome LK bag!! What a great idea.

I didn't know about the scissor sharpening service. Thx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like your works!!
Cross stitch