Thursday, July 10, 2008

MAW Exchanges

It's kismet! Today I received my first exchange from the Make A Wish Exchange Board... and my first one sent was also received by its new recipient. I am very excited!

I placed a wish for a Christmas Ornament. I just love handmade ornaments on the tree, but I really only have a very small handful of them. The lovely Marie quickly volunteered to fulfill my wish, and today I received this gorgeous ornament. Marie more than fulfilled my wish! She stitched me M Designs' Peace Tree Ornament in a pretty red and green variegated floss, over one, and so perfectly finished. Thank you so much Marie!

I certainly will always cherish this ornament.


And, Terry received my wish fulfillment today too :-) Terry had made a wish for a scissor pocket of any kind. I was eager to scoop that wish right up. She let me know that she liked purple, as well as a couple of other colors... and I stitched her this:
Red Desert Scissor Pocket

The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio

28 ct Lilac Cashel Linen, Victorian Motto Sampler Thread - Purple Heather A


I am so glad that you like it Terry - I really enjoyed stitching this for you.


Here it is! The end of my portion of my Halloween Round Robin - or as I call it, My Haunted Neighborhood Round Robin. I really like the striped effect of the pumpkins on the tree. They are stitched using Needle Necessities in Copper Pennies (147), and I like this color quite a lot. Tomorrow I will write up my introduction and instruction letter... and mail it out on Saturday, on time :-)

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and finished my Halloween Round Robin

22 comments:

staci said...

Wonderful wishes :)

Love your Halloween RR...the tree and ghosts are delightfully spooky!

Rowyn said...

I wouldn't want to stand under that pumpkin tree for too long :-)

That's a beautiful Xmas ornament you received, and the scissor pocket is lovely too.

Carol R said...

A pretty ornament - I do so love M Designs.

Also a beautiful scissor pocket - I am Terry was pleased to receive this.

What can I say about your Haunted Neighborhood? The whole piece is brilliant - love the pumkin tree!

Chiloe said...

The peace ornament is so lovely !

karenv said...

Both exchanges are beautiful - congratulations!

Cathy said...

I love the Halloween design, especially the ghosties in the window! Great job, Carol, on everything that you stitch.

Yuko said...

What a beautiful ornament!!
I love it!!
I like M designs tree series!

Jenn said...

Both exchanges are so beautiful. I love your RR. Can't wait to see what everyone adds to it.

Amy said...

Everything is great, as usual! Can't wait to see the progress on your RR, love your house! :-)

Terry said...

The Halloween RR looks fantastic, I can't wait to stitch on it. And I simply love my new scissor pocket, I have shown it off to everyone I can find!!!!

Vonna said...

Looks great Carol...just everything! I already knew about the Peace tree and knew you'd love it! And the scissors pocket for Terry is DIVINE ;)
LOVE, love, love your neighborhood...so who gets yours? I guess I'm gonna have to go get the list to see who's I get!

Barbeeque4 said...

What great MAW pieces, just gorgeous!!!!! I love the RR and I am really excited to get to be the first to work on it!!

Andrea said...

The exchanges are wonderful. I do like your spooky rr.

Beatrice said...

That is an amazing ornament,and scissor pocket.
Such a cool RR .

Michelle said...

I love your Halloween RR! Great choice too for your block. I love that chart!

Lucy said...

I started an M-Design last Christmas and set it aside...think I'll pick it up again!!! They are so cool!

Sharon said...

Two lovely wishes fulfilled!

Susimac said...

Wow you have been busy as always. Your ornie you received is beautiful. Love what you have been finishing lately too.

tkdchick said...

Everything looks just wonderful Carol1

stitcherw said...

What lovely exchange pieces, and your Halloween RR piece is looking awesome. This is such a cute design, and the fabric highlights the colors perfectly.
Sue

Chiasmata said...

Beautiful exchanges on both sides! The chrissy tree looks great in red and gold, and I love the little Dinky Dyes scissor pocket. That design's been on my wishlist for ages.

I hope your RR piece travels speedily and safely.

Jenna said...

Marie did a gorgeous job with that ornament! It's not easy to stitch, either, as I got hung up with mine a while back and now it's a UFO. And your rendition of the Red Desert Scissor Pocket is just gorgeous! I also like your start to your Halloween neighborhood. Very cute!