Thursday, November 15, 2007

Eye of the Needle Exchange for Nancy

I heard tonight that Nancy has received the Eye of the Needle Exchange that I sent her last weekend. I had to take some guesses, as I could not get a good reading on Nancy's tastes. But according to her note, I did OK. Like many of us, she is also a Mary Garry fan. I figured I was safe with using a Mary Garry design :-) I am glad you are pleased Nancy!
Sew With Kindness Pinkeep

Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin

30 ct Natural Linen, GAST Floss


This time I also remembered to take a photo of the entire exchange before I packed it up. I sent bits of this and that, in hopes that some items would appeal to Nancy - she says I did very well with that - phew! I sent her hand dyed fabric by Sugar Maple Fabrics, a pair of Gingher stork scissors (classic design, seemed to suit the love of needlework theme for this exchange), a small kit by Victoria Sampler that will make a pretty pinkeep/pincushion/sachet(?), some pretty cotton fabric for finishing, an autumnal candle tart, and a copy of the chart (it is an old freebie, and I figured she would enjoy it). I am glad this exchange worked out well for Nancy :-)

Dawn was back out again tonight. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments about her. She truly is a beauty, and I am so happy that several of you are saying you feel inspired to stitch her! Tonight I finished the bottom half of her wing on the right side (except for some backstitching...), added a bit to other parts of her wings, and gave her the outline of her face/facial features and her arms. She is coming to life now! There is still quite a ways to go with her, though.

Oh.... and wait until you see! I received an amazing package from a wonderful stitcher today! It was already dark out (and rainy) when I got home today, so I will take a nice daylight photo of it tomorrow and share it with you then - this is something special, and I cannot wait to show you!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, stitched on a gift, and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace

18 comments:

Rowyn said...

Dawn is looking beautiful! And what a great exchange you sent Nancy.

lena-lou said...

Love the design you used for the exchange to Nancy, I expect she is delighted with your choice :)
Have a nice weekend!

Georgie said...

I just love the exchange you sent Nancy! What a very lucky girl...

Sally said...

I love the Sew With Kindess pin keep you stitched for Nancy. It's beautiful, as is Dawn:)

Barbara said...

I just LOVE the Mary Garry exchange you sent, Carol!! What fun!!!

Vonna said...

It's a beautiful exchange Carol. I'm sure that Nancy loved it!
And Dawn is gorgeous as well! You're going gangbusters on her!!

Tannia said...

Dawn is looking beautiful Carol and you always do such a perfect job of choosing for exchanges!

Sherry said...

Love, love, love the Mary Garry design! She will enjoy this exchange so much! Dawn is coming along beautifully!

Little Cat said...

Dawn is looking sooo good. Great exchange! Lucky Nancy!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing all the stitching you get done in a week. And all your gifts! I received your package yesterday evening! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I am speecheless and running over with joy. I wrote you an e-mail. You are so sweet! Thank you again! Ann.

Susan said...

Dawn is looking lovely. What a cute exchange piece!

Susan said...

Dawn is looking lovely. What a cute exchange piece!

Nicole said...

Dawn looks just amazing, I'm happy to see her come to life!

Just wanted to let you know the RR arrived safe and sound yesterday, I have not opened it as I'm fighting some cold or something and don't want to contaminate it but I will open it soon!

Dawn said...

Wonderful exchange you put together for Nancy! Dawn looks wonderful:)

Katrina said...

What a sweet gift, I love the Mary Garry patterns. As always your finishing is wonderful.

Carla said...

Great exchange!! The pinkeep it's so pretty!!!
Dawn is looking gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

That pinkeep is fabulous! I am loving Dawn!

nkuelbs said...

Carol:

Most definitely a wonderful exchange, and I love every piece of it! I'm wishing I had discovered Mary Garry before her designs went OOP!

Take care, Nancy