Monday, March 17, 2008

Memories is Finished (+ Exchanges and a Gift)


Memories

Just Nan

28 ct Silvery Moon Cashel Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched 2/25/08 - 3/17/08


Along with my finish of Memories, today was a BIG mail day...

I received this wonderful Winter Exchange from Sharon for the Seasonal Exchangers group. And, as usual, she spoiled me! She stitched the cutest flat fold using a chart by by JABC.... she calls this "Winter with Attitude," and I just love it - plus, look at all the treats!!! Thank you Sharon!!
Then, I also received this pretty SBEBB Tea Time Exchange from Cheryl - she stitched me this cute pincushion and also sent some wonderful goodies too - thank you Cheryl :-)

At the other end, one of my gifts that I sent out back on February 11th has arrived safe and sound with Anne in Australia - what a relief! Here is the stitched portion of what I sent her for her birthday. Unfortunately, I did not notice that I had not pinched the beads in the border into alignment before I took the photo! And, I see that the biscornu got a bit squished on its journey to her post office box too (I see that in the photo in her blog) - I hope she can squish it back together...

Italian Ice Biscornu

Just Nan

32 ct Natural Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, Mill Hill Beads on border


OK, then... now I will work for a bit on A Quaker Christmas - there are enough photos in this post, so I won't likely photograph that one tonight...

Stitched on today: Finished Memories, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas **Mailed out HoE Biscornu Exchange today

28 comments:

Carla said...

Congratulations on finishing Memories...it's gorgeous!!
All exchanges sent and received look wonderful!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful finish on Memories. It is a lovely piece. All your exchanges are lovely. Your biscornu is lovely even if a little worse for the travels.

tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish!

BeckySC said...

Congratulations, Carol!! Stunning!

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, I love the Italian Ice as a biscornu. You gave me a great stitch idea. Your exchanges are wonderful. Congrats on the finish.

Kim B said...

What wonderful exchanges! And the biscornu is beautiful! Nice work!!

Brenda said...

Nice packages for your exchanges! Memories looks great. Lovely stitching.

cathymk said...

Lovely finish Carol! It's beautiful!
What fabulous exchanges!

Barbara said...

You made quick work of Memories! It looks wonderful. :D

Your exchange from Sharon is really fantastic!

Paula said...

Memories looks fantastic and the exchanges look great too.

Vonna said...

A lovely set of exchanges for you! Hurray...I really like the color of Cheryl's pincushion that she chose for you! Cute! And Sharon's flatfold...isn't that darling?! Sure you love them all! And Anne's biscornu is stunning.
AND WOW...memories is beautiful! Congrats on that glorious finish :)

Cheryl said...

Im glad it arrived and that you like it!
Congrats on your finish

Wanda said...

Your Memories is just lovely and congrats on the lovely exchanges!

Katrina said...

Congrats on the finish, gorgeous. Love the exchanges too :-).

Sharon said...

Memories is beautiful! Love the colors in it. I am very glad you like the exchange and I must say that I love Cheryl's pincushion-very pretty!

Isabelle said...

Memories is beautiful Carol, congrats :)
I love the biscornu as well, and the tea exchange is just fab!

Carol R said...

Memories is beautiful - have you decided on a frame yet? Love the Italian Ice biscornu you did for Anne.

staci said...

Congrats on Memories Carol, it really is lovely and you finished it so quickly! Wonderful exchanges, what a relief that the one you sent finally arrived!!!

quiltorstitch said...

That is so pretty, the colors are very bright on it, it looks great!

I love the two exchanges you received and the biscornu you made. I love your biscornus, you stitch such pretty ones.

katrien said...

Your memories is very beautifull.And waaaaawwwwwww you recieved a lot of nice things.some people are so creative.

Karoline said...

Memories is gorgeous Carol, congratulations

Heidi said...

Memories looks great! Congrats on the finish. And what wonderful exchanges too. :)

Lynn said...

Congrats on your Memories finish. It's beautiful! Some really lovely exchanges as well.
I also love the box you finished for Becky. We can all use a little Spring about now!

Judith said...

Memories is beautifull as are the rest of the exhanges you received and send.

Jenna said...

And there's the finish! Italian Ice is beautiful as a biscornu and I'm sure Anne will get it back into it's intended shape. :)

Lelia said...

Memories turned out beautifully!! WOW. I enjoyed watching all the progress photos. Plus, noticed you had the Hawk Run out again [block with the cow] - very kewl. I pulled out my gameboard and put in a couple more squares this week. I doubt I have stitched on it for a YEAR!

Enjoy the day ... L.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your finish - Memories is gorgeous. I just love the colors in it - it reminds me a little of Mermaid Heart with those colors. Beautiful exchanges too!

stitcherw said...

What wonderful exchanges all, and congratulations on finishing Memories, it's gorgeous.
Sue