Friday, July 06, 2007

Summer Quaker Exchange

I received this very pretty and very sunny Summer Quaker Exchange from Chris today. This exchange is from the SBEBB. Chris sent me this pretty scissor fob using a portion of Quaker Flower by The Workbasket, and it is so beautifully stitched. She also sent me a piece of Sunburst Yellow belfast (I will have fun using that!), a wee diary and a skein of Carrie's Creation floss (which is not in the photo - I accidentally dropped it on my sundeck and discovered it after the photo was taken). Thanks so much Chris - you made my week!! Very nice exchange!!
I decided to put some work in on Mermaid Heaven tonight. I had planned to use Fridays to work on round robins, but I am letting myself use the excuse that I do not have the GAST Chamomile yet - not that that matters, but it is my excuse, and I am sticking with it! Anyhow, I started Part 4 tonight. I know some have left comments that this will be done soon now, but that is an illusion. I counted what is left to do. The bottom two sections that are left are 60 stitches high by 190 stitches wide, and they are full stitching with no gaps. This will surely still take a while!

OK...I have decided to give a gift to the stitcher who posts the 1,000th post in the
Freebie Gallery blog. I am sure Becky won't mind that I am borrowing her idea - she is doing the same thing in her
The World's Largest Collection of Smalls blog. The freebie gallery has gone rather quiet, but I know there are a lot of you out there with stitched up freebies to show us. Please share :-) To sign up, email me at carolsutcliffe@comcast.net. Thanks!!

Stitched on today: Started Freebie Exchange project, and Mermaid Heaven

20 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow - that mermaid is coming along so nice! I love the colors and I'm not usually one for these figure projects but this is a beauty!

Barbara said...

That's a lovely exchange - and the sunshine in the photo makes me even MORE homesick! LOL!

Your mermaid is beautiful. It's nice to see her again! :D

lena-lou said...

Great exchange from Chris very summery looking :)
Your Mermaid looks great!
Enjoy your weekend Carol

ollie1976 said...

MH is looking great.
-Jen

Sharon said...

What a wonderful exchange! I like the brightness and the sunny color.

Jenn said...

What a nice exchange you got from Chris. MH is looking great.

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Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

It is wonderful to see your mermaids again. It is such a lovely piece and you have done a fantastic job with them.

Gorgeous exchange...just perfect for summer.

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous fob, it's a lovely exchange. Your Mermaid is looking gorgeous

Kathy said...

Wow the mermaid is looking fantastic, you'll be Happy dancing again soon lol.

Dawn is looking great too. Will be sttiching Spring ride tonight and tomorrow so that I can catch up with you both lol.

Hugs

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh Carol your mermaid is just absolutly gorgeous!! She looks to be done but I can imagine that what is left to do will really be pretty!! I am amazed at how much you get done!! It is just awesome! Debby :)

The Silver Thistle said...

The mermaid is coming along so well Carole! The end is in sight! It's so pretty.

I'll email about posting access to the freebie gallery (didn't know about it or I'd have said sooner, lol. Gotta love a freebie!) I seem to have a problem with the smalls blog though because all the posts are on the one page. My laptop freezes as it tries to load all the pics at once. Fingers crossed the freebie blog doesn't go that way as I GOTTA get my mitts on the freebie ideas! lol.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful exchange! Mermaid Heave is gorgeous:)

Lynn said...

Nice to see MH again. It's looking great. What a pretty fob! Perfect for summer!

Carla said...

Beautiful exchange :)
I'm glad you are working on these mermaids again...they are adorable

Claire said...

Mermaid Heaven looks wonderful! What a beautiful piece - Can't wait to see the finished product:)

Cheers

tkdchick said...

Lovely exchange to receive!

You know Carol that Mermaid will be done before you know it

sugardoll said...

Rarara For Carol!!! You can finish MH soon!!! LOL. I cheering for ya! =)

What a lovely exchange! I'll make sure to finish this freebie soon for lovequilts, and keep my fingers, toes and eyes crossed to win your 1000th poster. Yay!!

Little Grey Cat said...

Aww look at her - she's gorgeous! When I stitch this one I'm going to have a go at changing the little baby girl to a boy. I can't believe there is still so much to do on her. She really does look so near to being finished.

I might just have to stitch a freebie now so I can post on your Freebie blog :o)

Lauren said...

Lovely exchange! That fabric is just gorgeous! And Mermaid Heaven looks lovely as ever!