fiercebunny: (happy Chuck & Olive)
I received an amazing exchange from Lynn, whom I'd met through the Hooked on Exchanging blog. Earlier this year, we had decided to do a tea themed exchange with one another. OMG, I was so excited when I received a package in the mail from the UK this weekend!

Tea Exchange from Lynn

Open the box to see all the pretties!(Lots of pics) )

Thank you so much for a wonderful exchange, Lynn! I truly am touched by all the work and generosity you put into this. *hugs*
fiercebunny: (domo-kun halloween)
HoE Halloween Exchange

The last exchange I signed up for was Halloween themed and yesterday, I received a package from Marie in W. Virginia. She made a cute little bag. I'm so impressed by her sewing, it's so well made. Plus, she sent a bunch of extra goodies, like fabric, ribbons, floss, buttons, and stickers. There was also a JBW chart, one of my favorite designers. I was amazed by her generosity and I love all of it very much! :D

Here's the front of it.
HoE Halloween exchange


There's even a cross stitch on the back of it. (Sorry for the blurriness, darn shaky hands.)
HoE Halloween Exchange

Thank you for such a wonderful exchange, Marie.
fiercebunny: (Mucha girl)
So, I was out of town a few days last week and when I got back home I was excited to see that my Little House Needleworks exchange had arrived from Karen in Australia.

LHN blossoms & blackbirds
Karen sent me a pinkeep made from the "Blossoms & Blackbirds" pattern. Isn't it cute?

LHN swap
She also generously included some extra goodies: a notepad with peacocks (my favorite birds!), some embroidery floss, and some very elegant fabric (I love the color and design.)

Thank you, Karen! ^_^

In other cross-stitchy news, I've a few small finishes of my own that I will post soon when I get around to editing the pictures. Also, I found the UK magazine at the bookstore that had a Dalek pattern in it. I've seen a few people who stitched it on the [livejournal.com profile] cross_stitch comm and I've been hoping to get ahold of it. The rest of the patterns in the magazine are kinda crap, but at least I can finally combine all my girl geek hobbies into one glorious mess of nerdiness. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
fiercebunny: (opaline)
The last cross stitch exchange I joined had a Little House Needleworks theme, one of my favorite designers. I was given Yuko's name and since she has let me know that she received her package, I can go ahead and post pictures of what I made for her. I'm amazed it only took about a week to arrive in Japan.

LHN Roses pinkeep

The back of the pinkeep has a little pocket for scissors and some shell rings to hang thread onto. It was kind of hard to get a good picture of the fabric color; the linen is 28ct Antique Green and it's a very light, mottled green.

I really enjoyed stitching for Yuko. We both have a love of all things pink! :) I'm very happy that she seems pleased with it.
fiercebunny: (tophat)
Yesterday I received a cross stitch exchange from Nela in Venezuela. The Hooked on Exchanging board was doing an exchange based on free patterns and Nela sent me this wonderful embroidered box and matching scissor fob. They are sooooo pretty. And they're in my favorite colors of pink and green :D

freebie exchange

freebie exchange
Inside there are some thread/ribbon winders and a needle minder. Plus, she sent candy. You know you can't go wrong with candy.

Thank you, Nela!
fiercebunny: (sweeney todd)
So my exchange partner on HoE was Marion, the same blogger who sent me the lovely pinkeep a couple of weeks ago. Since I've heard from her that my cross stitch made it safely to the Netherlands, I can go ahead and post a picture of what I made here.

Needlework pinkeep

I'm very happy that Marion likes it and it was a lot of fun to stitch. I had seen someone stitch the same saying on a piece on Flickr, but I used a motif and border from the 2001 Cross Stitch Designs book. And for the floss, I used Crescent Colors Belle Soie silk in Sweet Lavender. (I love stitching with silk thread. I've read people debating over whether it really makes a difference as to whether you use cotton or silk in the end result and I'm kind of torn myself. I think it's not really noticeable, but the various colors of dyed silk are really striking and vibrant. I would use it all the time if I could afford it.)

This was my first time participating in an HoE exchange and it was really fun. I already signed up for another one in May ^_^
fiercebunny: (vogue marie)
I joined a new cross stitch exchange blog called Hooked on Exchanging. They were doing a pinkeep exchange and since that is my favorite type of finishing (I don't know that many, admittedly), I decided to join.

I received this yesterday from a blogger named Marion. It came from the Netherlands, which is the farthest away I've received any exchange so far. Very exciting. Isn't it pretty?
Hooked on Exchanging pinkeep

Hooked on exchanging pinkeep
Marion also sent some extra goodies, like different kinds of floss and a piece of shiny, iridescent fabric (my camera can't capture how shiny it is.) Thank you, Marion!

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