Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring House and Garden Exchange for Mylene

I just heard that Mylene received my SBEBB Spring House and Garden Exchange for her today. We were partnered up together for this exchange (I have a sneaky feeling we were all paired up for this exchange, as opposed to the usual pattern of you get from one person, but send to another - and this was a fun change). I was thrilled to get Mylene's name, and I set right to making her a pretty trinket box... but I miscalculated a wee bit. I thought the design would fit closer to the edges of the box, leaving a crease in the lugana that I did not think was going to show (top of design)... I hope this adds to the charm of it being homemade ;-)

Maison de Campagne Mai Box

Les Grilles de Maryse

Silkweaver 32 ct Mocha Lugana, DMC Floss

I deleted the flowers and name of the month at the bottom to personalize this for Mylene


And... the rest of the goodies for her.... glad you enjoyed it Mylene ;-)

I am off to quietly stitch on a gift for someone special that I hope will not be late for her birthday, but probably will be....

Stitched on today: Started a gift **Mailed out SBEBB Garden Exchange and a new Crazy Exchange today

24 comments:

Kim B said...

Another gorgeous exchange Carol!

Arthemise said...

That's a great exchange--so pretty!

karenv said...

What a sweet box - you did a great job of the stitching and finishing Carol! :)

Barbara said...

Well done, Carol! Lovely!!

Chiasmata said...

What a beautiful box! And filled with such lovely goodies. I love the personalised design you stitched. I think every finish I've ever done has had a 'slight miscalculation, lol!

Carol R said...

This is lovely - lucky Mylene!

jacq said...

I love what you made for mylene, you are so talented .

Judith said...

It is beautifull, I was not paired up with the one sending to me.

litlaskvis said...

It is fabulous!

Sally said...

That is so pretty Carol. You finish everything so beautifully

Sharon said...

Oh Carol, I love it! What a gorgeous box! Lucky Mylene.

staci said...

A gorgeous box and another wonderful exchange Carol!

Love the ornament you made Isa, I really like that pattern. And what a perfect way to fit her name into the design.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The box is gorgeous, and of course the crease in the fabric, which I can't see, just adds to its' character.

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful box, Carol! Another great exchange! :)

Sonda in OR said...

It looks lovely...you just inspired me for a couple things I'm planning!

Shelleen said...

That is very pretty and a wonderful exchange.

Mary said...

The box is just lovely! Great job with the stitching and finishing, as usual.

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous box for Mylene, congratulations

Julianne said...

Carol,

You did a lovely job on the box for Mylene.

Nelapx said...

Bueno... que mas puedo decir,, que ya no te haya dicho... es que todo lo que haces desprende un ohhh guaooo.. y una gran sonrisa... Gracias por su bondad.. es hermoso para mi visitar su blog....

Daffycat said...

Awesome box, well done!

Michelle said...

What a sweet box! Those monthly houses by Maryse are so versatile and wonderful!

tkdchick said...

That's a beautifully finished box!

Vonna said...

A lovely box you made for Mylene ;)
And nope we weren't all paired it just happened by chance - Katie was my "drawer" - and you and Mylene and I and Amy were the partnered..odd I know....