Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bad Blogger

I have not been a very good blogger as of late. But here are some of the things I have been up to.

First I need to post the rest of the exchange I received from Brigitte. It was part of a private exchange and she had ordered this scissors and thread winder from Needlecraft corner. These two items were shipped separate from the package Brigitte sent. So they arrived about a week later than the original package. Both the scissor and thread winder are from Kelscott. I just love them both. The scissors was added to the fob Brigitte had stitched as part of the exchange. The rest of the exchange is posted in a previous entry. Thank you again Brigitte.

This is what I sent to Brigitte as my exchange to her. I stitched Spring Line Up by Trilogy. I also made a vinyl project bag and chicken pin cushion and sent a Black Bird designs pattern, with fabric and fibers, some note cards, and finishing items. I really enjoyed this exchange.

I had posted earlier about this group stitching project that Jill and I had finished. Well one of the other gals in the group had her basket done and we took a pic of all three. It was quite a relief to get these baskets finished!!!!!

I finally got this sampler framed. It is called Americana by The Workbasket. I stitched this about two years ago. My DH made the frame for me. I also have Landscape, which is kind of a companion piece, stitched I just need to have my DH get the frame made and I will get it finished and hung up with this picture.
My last picture is some fabric that Jill and I dyed this morning. Jill's fabric is the top row and mine are on the bottom. I will have to say we had a very productive morning of dying. Can't wait to stitch something on these fabrics.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend.


Daffycat said...

Wonderful exchanges. I still love those baskets you guys made as a group, very clever!

Great fabrics you've made! I adore the reds...I'm trying for some of those next time I dye.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

So many great items, thanks for sharing the pics. The fabrics came out beautiful. CJ ok;-)

Julianne said...

Hi Joan,

Great post. I love your framed Workbasket piece and your exchange given and received are spetacular.

Wow, what nice fabric you dyed.

Margit said...

Joan, I am speechless!!! Everything you show in this post is just amazing! Congratulations!!!

Karen said...

great exchage sent & rec'd!

LOVE the fabrics!!! what did you use to dye them? i love those colors and will have to try my hand at some.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What fantastic exchanges and those baskets are amazing!!!

Beautiful fabbies!!!!

Einschies stitching blog said...

Wow the baskets are worth the work and all, they are simply beautiful;-))
And your fabric is great too...I love the greens and pinks...I still have some colors in my stash so perhaps I´ll give it a try too later;-))

Have a nice week,

Andrea said...

So many beautiful things. Love the fabric colours.

Suzanne said...

These are great exchanges. I love those dyed fabrics. Very yummy colours!

Cindy F. said...

Really great exchanges! So many goodies!
and those baskets and all the dyed linens are GORGEOUS!! Good job girls!

Brigitte said...

Joan, I'm glad that you liked what I stitched and ordered for you. For me it was a real fun exchange as well.
Those baskets are just wonderful. Stitching and particularly finishing such items together with others must be a lot of fun.
Oh, what great colours you used for your fabrics. I'm very curious to see what you will be stitching on them.

Anonymous said...

wow so much to say lovely gifts and exchanges the framed work is stunning the baskets i would love to learn how to do something like that and fabric you dyed what a neat idea is this for stitching on as well?