Friday, August 24, 2007

Summer Exchange for Myrna

I spent the day today finishing up my project for the What's the Buzz exchange. Since I cannot show it to you yet, I am happy to have learned that Myrna received my Summer Exchange today :-) This is the project I had been working so busily on... it's my second effort piece, after I cut the fabric for my other project too close for finishing... sigh....

Birdhouses and Sunflowers

Shepherd's Bush, in All Through the Year leaflet, 1996

Clay Cashel, Needle Necessities and DMC Floss

Finished as a Mattress Pincushion


...and the back with personalization...


And finally.... the whole exchange. I nicked this photo from the exchange group- it was taken by Myrna, hope she doesn't mind but it was a good photo, much better than mine. This is everything I sent her. Myrna does not eat candy, so I sent her sweet scented body lotion and a Yankee Candle Car Jar ... and treated her cats to some new mice too :-)

Stitched on today: Finished What's the Buzz Exchange project

35 comments:

Barbara said...

That's a lovely pincushion. I must try the mattress finish one day.

Kathy said...

Great finish. Wow, stitched twoice that is good.

Annemarie said...

Ooh Carol, that's a lovely package you sent!

sugardoll said...

Wow, Myrna is so lucky!

I thought "didn't they notice there'r mice there?" LOL Very cute.

Love your mattress finish.

Leena said...

It's really a lovely pincushion, a beautiful design and a great finish!

Judith said...

It is beautifull

Susimac said...

Its lovely Carol, no wonder Myrna is delighted.

Heidi said...

Wow what a nice package you sent! Love the pincushion! :)

Nicki said...

That's a gorgeous exchange Carol :)

Isabelle said...

What a lovely exchange Carol!! You did a great job with that pincushion. I'm sorry though that you had such a hard time with the first project - what a bummer!

Little Grey Cat said...

Oh that is so pretty! Well done and what a lovely exchange you put together there.

Cheryl said...

I love the mattress pincushion. Have never made one before. Great gifts you sent with it too

Hazel said...

That is lovely. Lovely gifts to go with it too. Feel free to join in my giveaway. xx

xstitch.nl said...

What a wonderful exchange, Carol!! Lovely goodies and a beautiful pincushion!!!

ollie1976 said...

Great exchange gift.
-Jen

cathymk said...

Oooo Nice one Carol! Beautiful finishing. I bet Myrna was thrilled!

Vonna said...

VERY gorgeous Carol :)
And all the goodies are SWEET!

Arthemise said...

So pretty! I just love the mattress.

Jenn said...

Very Pretty Carol!

Carla said...

Wonderful job Carol...that matress is so pretty!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous pincushion Carol and a lovely exchange!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the other piece obviously, but I can tell that you did a great job with this one. Well done Carol. Ann.

lena-lou said...

Such a lovely exchange piece, NOW you MUST feel very proud of this one huh??
Have a great weekend :))

Tannia said...

You are always so very generous Carol :) A gorgeous piece of stiching as always.

Blessings
Tannia

BeckySC said...

I just love this one, Carol!! VERY nice exchange! Congratulations!

stitcherw said...

What a great exchange package you came up with, and how fun to put in some little mice for the kitties, I'll bet they loved them. Your pincushion looks wonderful, what a cute design, so summery.

I enjoyed looking at your posts from the last couple of days too, espcially the Chowder House. That does sound perfect for your area. I'm not familiar with the design, but it looks like it will be quite cute when done.
Sue

Lynn said...

Your mattress pincushion is really lovely. I just love this design. Where can I find how to do this type of finish? I'm new to all these finishing techniques.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love that design, and it looks wonderful as a mattress.

Joanne

sylvie said...

Wonderful exchange!

Sally said...

What a beautiful piece Carol! I must look out for this leaflet. Do you know if it's still available?

Lauren said...

That's so pretty!

tkdchick said...

Lovely job Carol!

Anne S said...

Your latest mattress pincushion is great. Don't worry, I'm not chatting to anyone by email these days - it's too hard via webmail, and some weeks I don't have internet access at all. Don't leave many comments these days anywhere either ... more of a lurker everywhere when I can get online :(

Myrna said...

This is just awesome!! I had to keep my eye on my sister, as she wanted it! LOL I just adore all the goodies and everything!

Thank you soooo much!

Lelia said...

Very nice exchange -- and I love your addition of the cat toys. I'm sure her fur babies will enjoy them : )