Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Quaker Exchange for Becky K.

The postal system within the United States is still pretty quick. Becky has let me know that she has already received the SBEBB Spring Quaker Exchange that I sent off to her only a couple of days ago. I chose to make her a wooden box, and when I first saw the design, it felt very spring-like to me. As I was stitching it, it felt more summer-like. However, we do get our perennial strawberries (see strawberry in bottom left of the design) in early June here, which is late spring, so I have decided to roll with this design being a "Late Spring Quaker" exchange! The camera seems to have picked up a crease in the linen that was not so obvious in real life - dratted camera :-)

My Pink House Box

Blackbird Designs

Silkweaver 32 ct Solo Belfast Linen, Weeks Dye Works Floss


Above is the entire exchange that I put together for Becky. I was hoping she was a gardener. Nothing makes me think of spring more than gardening and flowers. But, alas, she is not a gardener. She sweetly said she could plant the glads amongst her bed of irises, though. They are easy enough - just make sure to put the bulbs with the points facing up :-) I hope you enjoy your exchange!!

Well now, I am off to work on the biscornu for the HoE Biscornu Exchange... still! I chose one that is two-sided and on black jobelan... a bit tedious, but worth it! I would love to finish it this weekend and send it on its way on Monday!

PS - I was wondering if anyone has Victorian Floral Needle Roll by The Sweetheart Tree? I would love to borrow the chart, if at all possible. I just bought it on ebay, and was putting supplies together, ready to start earlier today... only to see that the backside of my chart is not printed - stitch diagrams and the directions for various bands on the NR are missing from my chart. I emailed the seller to see if I could swap it for another she has, but no reply as of yet... How frustrating. Any help would be so appreciated!! Thanks :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on biscornu for HoE Biscornu Exchange **Mailed out a new Crazy Exchange today

22 comments:

BeckySC said...

OOOH, I am sure Becky just loves it! You did a great job :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Fabulous exchange as usual. I really love the charm at the bottom.

BTW, the lilies you sent me last year are starting to come up. I can't wait for them to bloom:)

Kim B said...

What a wonderful exchange! Lucky Becky!

Carol R said...

A lovely exchange Carol - Becky must be so pleased.
I am afraid that I can't help you with the Victoria Floral Needleroll - I did check my database but it's not there - sorry.

Chiloe said...

Waow !!! It's sooooooooo beautiful. YOu are very talented to make such nice gifts. That's why I never participate in exchanges that involve hand made gifts ... I'm sure she is very pleased with her gift ;)

Barbara said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous exchange - I just love that stitched piece, it's gorgeous!

If you get no response from your ebay seller, contact the designer. Something similar happened to me with a CHS design and I contacted Kathy B-D directly and she sent me a replacement. :D

Siobhan said...

Carol, that is beautiful!! You do the most wonderful stitching and are so talented with your finishing, too. YGG! I always check your blog but am guilty of not often posting comments, so just wanted to let you know how much I admire your talent with the needle & thread.

karenv said...

What a lovely exchange! You did a great job of the stitching and finishing, really beautiful :)

Dawn said...

The box is gorgeous, Carol!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful Carol!! I'm sure Becky will love it! :)

Karoline said...

It's a gorgeous exchange Carol, congratulations

staci said...

You've stitched some really wonderful exchanges Carol, lovely!!!

tkdchick said...

Lovely box Carol!

Andrea said...

Wonderful box. Another great exchange.

Jenna said...

I just pulled the Victorian Floral Needle Roll design out of my stash and will post it off to you tomorrow morning. :)

Dani said...

Great exchange Carol! The box turned out really well :)

stitcherw said...

It looks wonderful, and I love the colors in it. With the pinks, blues, and yellows it looks very springy to me.

Your earlier exchange pieces of the snowman fob and teapot needleroll, as well as the Joy Ornament finish, were beautiful as well. Oh, and can't forget Serenity and Memories, lovely progress. I've been looking at JN's Queen of the Needle, the colors in her samplers are so pretty.
Sue

Carla said...

another fantastic exchange!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange!

lena-lou said...

Love the box Carol, I think this is a great design :-)) The snowman below is cute too !

Have a Happy Easter

Michelle said...

Beautiful box! Funny enough I am stitching the same thing for someone! Hee - great minds think alike!

Lennu said...

Oh this is such a beautiful box! What a great exchange.

Everything in your blog is always so beautiful, it's one of the first blogs I check every morning, as you always have updated by the time I wake up here :)