Tuesday, July 29, 2008

HoE Summer Quaker Exchange for Margaret

I have heard from Margaret that she has received the HoE Summer Quaker Exchange that I sent to her. Margaret is a very good friend of mine. She and I take classes together at Celebration of Needlework every May, and we hang out together for a few days - she is really a lot of fun, and I was thrilled to get her name for the exchange... With the theme of summer, I had colors on my mind, and I ended up stitching her a scissor pocket that is pretty much a crayon box full of color! Knowing that Margaret likes to wear colorful jackets to her job (she once told me that her colleagues sometimes ask her, "And what is your sofa wearing today?"), so I figured colorful was a safe bet. She says she likes it - I hope she does :-)


Victoria's Quaker Scissor Pocket

A Mon Ami Pierre

32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, Six shades of DMC Color Variations Floss


And, of course, the rest of my exchange for her. I couldn't resist sending her some Gingher scissors to put in her pocket ;-)

And, off to do some secret stitching amidst enjoying time going here and there, and pretty much loving a week off from work!

Stitched on today: Started a Christmas ornament, and stitched on SBEBB Redwork Exchange **Mailed out a new CE Exchange today

29 comments:

Kim B said...

A lovely exchange! Nice work!!

Sherry said...

what a great exchange! I am sure she is thrilled with it!

cathymk said...

Another gorgeous Exchange! Beautiful work Carol!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I really love this "colorbox" of threads you used, Carol. It's a fabulous idea. Your NRR is off to Sabine, by the way. Your piece is looking very good! Hugs, Deb

Daffycat said...

Oh my; it is beautiful! Well done on this exchange, Carol!

Susan said...

It's gorgeous, Carol - the colors are so beautiful!

Melissa said...

I love the scissor pocket. You did wonderful with it. I'm sure she loved it.

Jenn said...

What pretty colors Carol! I know Margaret will love it. How cool that you got her name. :)

Petra said...

what a great scissor pocket...nice of you to send scissors too, very fitting!

Beatrice said...

The exchanges are so beautiful ...And Colourful!
Well Done!

Cathy B said...

It's beautiful Carol!

stitchhappy said...

Absolutely stunning! A gorgeous scissors pocket and fabulous scissors to go with it! I know she must be delighted with the exchange. Beautiful stitching and finishing, as always!

xstitch.nl said...

What a great scissor pocket, Carol!! I love those colours!!

Creative Chaos said...

Wowwww...this scissor pocket is fantastic !! Love it !!!

Rowyn said...

I love the colours in your scissor pocket. A very pretty finish.

Giovanna said...

What a delightful, fresh approach to the quaker style! The pocket is a real charmer, thanks for the inspiration.

karenv said...

It's very pretty Carol!

Carol R said...

A beautiful scissor pocket Carol I am sure Margaret loved it. I'm off to AMAP to find the pattern!

Joke said...

Beautiful!! Great exchange, she cannot be NOT happy with it :)

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous exchange, I love the colours - they are indeed very summery.

Sally said...

Wow the scissor pocket is gorgeous Carol! Beautiful colours!

Vonna said...

That is so pretty Carol...just divine and I know Margaret has to love it! :)
HUGS!!!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great exchange!!!

Carla said...

What a beautiful piece you made for your exchange partner!! I'm sure she love it :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

The sicissor pocket is so pretty!
Carol, please come visit my blog, thre is a pleasant surprise for you there.

Nelapx said...

muy hermoso ...felicidades

tkdchick said...

Wow! Beautfiul job!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange! Love the colors in this.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love the colors in th scissor pocket.