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Monday, July 18, 2011

An Exchange, RAK and Some Finishes!

Recently, I was part of the tea/picnic exchange that Lainey ran. It was secret and we didn't know who had had our names. Well this is what I received. A beautiful cube with a stitched cupcake on it. The fabric has cupcakes on it, so cute.


This is the rest of what was in the box. A very nice cup and little tray for cupcakes, napkins, 2 cupcakes-one made out of fabric and a DMC cupcake, buttons, recipes and so much more! I was overwhelmed by their generosity. Come to find out that Lainey had my name. She made this exchange wonderful for me. Lainey, I can't thank you enough for all the beautiful things that you made for me.


This design was sent to me by Carol of polka dot chicken. I had commented on her blog that I loved this design and she sent it to me. Aren't stitchers the greatest!? Thanks Carol.


It's been a week since my last post. I don't know where the time has gone. It's been very busy here doing what we all do in the summer. Sorry for the pics. I went outside to take them and found out that it was raining. Why didn't I know it was raining, you ask. It was in the 90's today and the shades were down. I did August by Drawn Thread. The material is a 32 ct mystery fabric (I think it's woodsmoke by LSL). It's a brown color but the the brown it shows in the pic. The fibers are NPI and SNC. It will go into the frame I use for all of the months. The leaves were fun to do but the lazy daisies were challenging at times. You can click on the pictures for a larger better view.


I finished Winifred Gardner. I messed up the stairs and will be redoing them this evening. That's all for today. Will be back with an update on the SAL my Wednesday stitching group is doing. I am almost finished with Spring. Thanks for all the great comments on the last post. They are appreciated. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah










23 comments:

BrendaS said...

Great exchange. You sure received a lot of wonderful goodies.

Very nice finishes. Your stitching is always so inspiring and I just want to stitch, stitch, stitch after visiting your blog:)))

Annie said...

Lainey really made up a nice cupcake package for you! And how sweet of Carol to send you the chart.

Your stitching looks lovely, rain or shine.

Deb said...

What a great exchange from Laney. I love the cupcake cube and all the other wonderful things that she sent you. I love your other two pieces too - both are really nice. I especially love Winifred Gardner!

wendy111 said...

What a lovely exchange package! You are very lucky. I love the stitching you have done this week too.

Jennifer said...

I agree with Deb! Lovely exchange!

Jennifer

Catherine said...

Great exchange! Love the pattern that Carol sent to you - looks like a fun one to do. Great stitches too!!

Margaret said...

What a great exchange! Love your stitching too. So pretty! Isn't there more to Winifred Gardiner? Or are you not doing the rest? She's so pretty!

Pumpkin said...

What an adorable exchange!

Another lovely DT finish :o) Congrats!

carol fun said...

Oh what lovely goodies for the exchange! And your stitching is just wonderful - such pretty pieces. Enjoy the chart-

Lynn said...

That looks like it was such a fun exchange! Love your RAK too and you're right, stitchers are some of the greatest people.
Your recent finishes are fabulous.

Gabi said...

Great exchange and lovely stitching. Winifred Gardner looks just lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Great exchange received. Stitchers are the best so nice to send you the chart. Two lovely finishes.

Mouse said...

ooo wonderful exchange gifts you got :) and nice chart given too .. and love your finished piece even with the wonky stairs ..lol love mouse xxx

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the finishes Deborah. And great exchange and gift. Stitchers (overall) are the most wonderful people!!

Christine said...

Such a beautiful exchange gift!
Great finishes too

Siobhan said...

What a great exchange gift! I love your finishes, too. Winifred Gardner looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

What a lovely exchange and wonderful stitching too x

marly said...

Geez you hit the jackpot. What a well coordinated and special gift. I need to check out that Hearth & Home chart and also Winifred Gardner. Amazing how many charts you miss without a local shop. Thank goodness for you bloggers!!

Lois said...

What nice exchange goodies! Great finishes too!

Bekca said...

What lovely exchange pieces to get. I love the stitched cupcake. Congrats on finishing Winifred Gardner, I love the little crows sitting on top of the trees. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

DonnaTN said...

Oh, what a great exchange. It must be so fun to get a mystery package. Everything I see you stitch, I want to do. It's like seeing models in a shop that call your name without leaving the sofa!

Sally said...

What a fantastic exchange! It's like Christmas come early:)

Lovely stitching too. I really like Winifred Gardner. Who is the designer please?

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Deborah, been on holiday's and I missed your finish of Winifred Gardner, looks great as do all your finishes. Winifred went to a great home :D
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