Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Monochromatic Exchange

The mailman was wonderful again today - he delivered this most beautiful Monochromatic Exchange package from Leena !! She stitched this wonderful fob for me that is showcased in the most recent issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly! I have wanted to stitch this fob ever since the magazine arrived a couple of weeks ago - now I am blessed to have one already stitched so beautifully and perfectly by Leena!!
The rest of the exchange package contained the gorgeous scissors attached to the fob... a fantastic chart that Leena pulled from my wish list, and a bar of chocolate from Finland... which Mike has already started to eat!! (Mike likes that I do exchanges - he loves all of the candy that often comes in the packages!! You see, I don't eat sugar, but he adores it! Leena, he says this is a good one!!). Thank you so much Leena - this was a fun exchange!!

Oh, and here is this week's update of Bordeaux Sampler. I started Part 6 (of 7) tonight... as I did manage to print out the part earlier in the week (our printer part came in). As you may be able to see, I am up to where the date gets added on... I bet Anne already flew through and finished this band already - LOL!!


Stitched on today: Stitched on an exchange project, and Bordeaux Sampler

32 comments:

BeckySC said...

What a gorgeous exchange. Leena does beautiful work!! Enjoy it, Carol.
BS is looking great!

Isabelle said...

What a great exchange! The fob is exquisite!

Heidi said...

What a nice exchange and your sampler is coming out just beautifully. :o)

Annemarie said...

That fob is just stunning! Leena is one gifted lady, I see. And so are you, so you're a great match.
Only two bands left on BS. Can't wait to see the rest! And boy, would i like to come over and see all these beauties IRL!

Barbara said...

Wow, Carol, it seems like you are absolutely flying through the BS!!

And that is a wonderful exchange from Leena. The kids also enjoy the candy that comes with the occassional exchange. ;)

KarenV said...

What a lovely exchange!

lena-lou said...

Beautiful exchange from Leena and I LOVE the scissors she sent you. Leena is very talented!
You are making such good progress with this sampler.
Have a nice day Carol :)

tintocktap said...

What a beautifil little fob! Thanks for sorting out the freebie gallery for me.

Leena said...

Oh I'm SO happy to hear that you like the fob I stitched for you!

Your sampler looks great. I so much enjoyed reading your blog while I was planning what to stitch. You have a beautiful blog and I will continue visiting :)

Jenn said...

What a great exchange. I love the band your working on on your BS.

cathymk said...

Oooh lovely! Enjoy Carol!

Munners said...

What a gorgeous fob! BS is looking wonderful!

Vonna said...

Wow...you've been having a stellar week! :)
That's lovely scissors you've gotten there too and the fob is gorgeous :) My kids like exchanges too! LOL!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful fob! Your sampler looks great

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous exchange, the fob is lovely. Bordeaux Sampler is looking stunning

Anne S said...

Wow, that fob is beautiful - and the scissors are divine! :D As for Bordeaux, I forgot to take my piccie today, but I'll do it tomorrow ... I haven't actually done much more - just finished the gold part, and a tiny bit of the green - I'm thinking of changing the date sections, and having A-S on one part, and 20-07 on the other instead ... either that or just have all over-one grapes ... decisions decisions ;)

Kathy said...

Wow that's a lovely exchange hun. Your stitching is gorgeous as always.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Hugs xxxxx

Carla said...

Gorgeous scissor fob you've received Carol!! And Bordeaux is coming alon beautifully :)

Barbeeque4 said...

Your BS is just beautiful!!! I got my copy a of the mag a week or so ago, and am now just itching to make that fob.

edgar

Susimac said...

What a lovely exchange to receive Carol - its so pretty.

Robin said...

Beautiful exchange Carol! Your work is gorgeous as usual.

Jenna said...

Gorgeous exchange from Leena. I like the colors that she used. Great work on Bordeaux!

Rachael said...

Lovely exchange, and scissord too. very nice! It is so amazing to watch your sampler grow. Can't wait to see it finished.

Von said...

Leena made a wonderful choice for your little fob, Carol! Simply exquisite workmanship. :)

Hazel said...

what a lovely exchange! xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous exchange! Your Bordeaux looks amazing, great progress!

Lauren said...

Lovely fob! I love the new band so far!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your wips are looking great Carol. Love the photo of Angus.

Joanne

Dawn said...

That is a lovely fob!

Susan said...

Your Bordeaux Sampler is gorgeous, and the fob is a little darling!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous fob and scissors Carol.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

beautiful exchange, Carol, and your bordeaux sampler is getting close to being finished! It looks fantastic.