Exchanges are so much fun

I love stitching for other stitchers, and I love getting packages in the mail – therefore exchanges have wonderful appeal to me.

Here is what I received for a Bird themed exchange from Marie P:

PS Prairie Fairie fob stitched over one on 40 ct!

I lead a summer house exchange, and received this wonderful fob from Katrina D:

Blackbird Designs Pink House stitched over one

Another exchange I participated in had a finishing theme for a mattress pincushion, and this is the marvelous piece I received from Tuula from Finland:

Mattress, side one

And here is side two:

Side two

Time for a walk – the day is already heating up!


More stitchings

Okay, it seems I might just have a handle on posting pictures – it seems my camera has a special feature to make a smaller picture of what I’ve taken built in. This allows me to start with a picture that takes up less space, which seems to be what has prevented me in the past.

That being the case, I want to share the biscornu I stitched for the pin exchange mentioned in the last post:


I’ll share more later. It’s hot here – the dog days have arrived in the company of monsoonal moisture up from Mexico. The air isn’t moving, the windows are open wide, and we’ve no air. We only get a few days that are unbearable, and I know I would be a wimp if we did have air, using it more that I want to pay for. This is set to last through Labor Day, and we should be returning to our wonderful So Cal weather after that.

Pin exchange

The mailman brought me the most wonderful exchange today – what an imaginative finish! I love samplers and alphabets, and the blue/purple color is one of my favorites.

From the side:
Sampler Chicken

And from the rear:
Sampler Chicken, read