Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring House and Garden & Here's To Ewe Exchanges

It was a great day today - not just because of the perfect 75F weather, but also because I received a lovely exchange... and one I sent was well received today too!

I received this wonderful Spring House and Garden Exchange from Mylene today. She stitched me this beautiful, colorful pinkeep using Lizzie Kate's Spring Sampler. It is so beautifully stitched and perfectly finished. The variegated rick rack she used for the trim on the sides is just gorgeous. And she also sent me a BBD chart that I so very desired off of my wishlist, as well as a collection of pretty red ribbons. Thank you so much Mylene. I love it all, and it was such a treat to receive from you :-)

I also heard this morning, with great relief, that Isa finally received my SBEBB Here's To Ewe Exchange today. Whew. It took a slow ride from here to France, despite Priority Mail postage. But, enough of the postal woes... if you peek and give it a good look, you will see Isa's name stitched into the ornament. The chart called for three lettered initials. Since I did not know Isa's middle initial, I thought about what to put in the spaces... until it dawned on me that her nickname is three letters long :-)
Black Willow Farm Ornament

Carriage House Samplings

R&R Reproductions 40 ct Creme Brulee Linen, DMC Floss


And here are all of the goodies I sent out to her too - easy choices, after reading her blog for a few weeks it became evident to me that she and I have similar tastes ;-) Isa agreed with me on that one!

OK... off to do my cardio and then my exchange stitching...

Stitched on today: Finished a Crazy Exchange, and finished Garden Exchange

21 comments:

mercy said...

Carol I love the ornament :-)

Suzanne said...

Oh everything is just lovely! I want to stitch that BBD also! Nice exchange!!

Dani said...

Great exchanges all the way around!

Kim B said...

What lovely exchanges! Glad your shipment finally made it to its respective home oversees.

Carol R said...

Lovely exchanges

karenv said...

They're both great exchanges, but I particularly love the CHS design - very cute with the animals all piled on top of each other!

Barbara said...

Mylene sent you a very pretty exchange, and I absolutely love what you sent to Isa!!

Lennu said...

They are both very beautiful! I just love the Here's to Ewe exchange you stitched, what a pretty design. I worry about mine, it's been travelling for more than two weeks now and no word yet...

Your WIPs in earlier posts look so beautiful too, it's always wonderful to visit your blog :)

Isabelle said...

This ornament is adorable Carol!
Hope you're well!
(we don't "do" middle initials in France ;) )

Isabelle said...

Oops the previous comment was from me, I forgot to switch accounts ;)

Sharon said...

Both are great exchanges!

Passionnée said...

Thnak you Carol for all : the ornament and all the goodies you sent me

Karoline said...

Two gorgeous exchanges

BeckySC said...

As you already know I love the exchange you sent to Isa :) It's just great!!

Lovely exchange you received as well :)

Sonda in OR said...

That's a nice exchange and the one you received from Simone is lovely, too. Serenity and Quaker Christmas are looking great!

Sally said...

Both exchange pieces are beautiful Carol:)

Mylene said...

So glad to hear you like the exchange i sent. I do love all you've sent to me.

Lovely ornanet you sent to Isa.

Michelle said...

OOooh I love what you stitched for Isa! That is adorable!!!! I am so relieved for you that it showed up soon. Maybe you can sleep now!

xstitch.nl said...

What a beautiful Here's to You ornament, Carol!! A great exchange from Mylene as well!!
The Cosmos seedlings are doing great!!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

What pretty exchanges! I really like the box that you made for Mylene.

tkdchick said...

Beautiful exchanges sent and received!