Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer House Exchange for Cathy

I heard from Cathy today that she has already received the SBEBB Summer House Exchange that I put together for her. I have been wanting to stitch this little Drawn Thread design for years now, and was thrilled to have a great opportunity to stitch it for a friend. This is the project that I made using some of the linen that Joke sent to me recently - the piece I needed so badly and serendipity brought it right to my door at just the right time ;-)
Summer Scene Mattress Pincushion

The Drawn Thread - in Just Cross Stitch, August 2000

32 ct Confederate Gray Belfast Linen, DMC Floss


... And the rest of the goodies for Cathy....

Off to do secret exchange stitching for the night - and so glad there is finally baseball on to watch again tonight!

Stitched on today: Finished a PIF gift, and stitched on HoE Summer Quaker Exchange **Mailed out a new CE Exchange today

34 comments:

Jenn said...

Very Pretty Carol. The fabric you got from Joke is just perfect for this piece.

Rowyn said...

The mattress pincushion is so pretty.

Mylene said...

I just LOVE it! So neatly finished.
Have a nice weekend.

Lynn said...

That is the cutest little pinkeep! Love the cat in it. I know I have that issue somewhere in the house but I don't remember this pattern. I must look it up this weekend.

Carla said...

lovely exchange!!! The design is very pretty :)

cathymk said...

Just lovely Carol!! What a fabulous pincushion.

staci said...

Beautiful mattress cushion...a really wonderful exchange!

DaisyGirl said...

I love that pattern Carol! I need to try and find that issue! Ebay, here I come! haha!
Donna

Redwitch said...

Really pretty, love DT! It also looks perfect on the serendipitous fabric from Joke and it looks great as a mattress pin cushion.

Enjoy your baseball!

Carol R said...

Lovely mattress pincushion Carol - great goodies too!

tammie said...

love the stitched piece its divine.

Creative Chaos said...

Hi Carol , that pincushion looks fabulous !!!
I have been lurking on your blog for a while and thanks to you i am back into stitching !!
I am trying to make a blog of my own ( still have to figger out how everything works ) but at least i can say ... Carol, thanks for bringing me back into stitching !!!
hugs, Patti

xstitch.nl said...

That's a beautiful pincushion, Carol, what a perfect idea for a Summer House exchange! Awesome package!!

Vaida said...

Very beautiful pincushion! I love the colour of fabric you chose.

Karoline said...

The pincushion is lovely, congratulations

Heidi said...

What a great exchange. :)

Karin said...

My goodness - that is a lovely exchange. It's so pretty.

Susan said...

What a lovely piece you stitched for Cathy. All the accompanying goodies look great, too!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Carol!! I have been anxiously waiting extras from the US to send with mine but alas they have not turned up. I think I will have to post separately. :-( xx

DovilÄ— said...

very lovely the mattress pincuchion :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a cute gift, Carol, I am sure Cathy will love it! Lots of nice extras, too. :)

Beatrice said...

That is a lovely pinkeep. A very nice exchange!

Vonna said...

This is TOTALLY gorgeous Carol...stunning :)
And you spoiled Cathy rotten...she deserves to be spoiled rotten!

tkdchick said...

Beautiful job Carol!

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchange Carol!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a wonderful package you put together and the Summer pin pillow came out beautifully. CJ

Stephanie said...

Lovely pincushion for Cathy - it's nice when others' wishes fit in with our own desires ;)

Joke said...

It's a perfect match, the pattern and the fabric :)

stitcherw said...

Your pincushion looks wonderful, the fabric was perfect with it. I love the little cat on it, very cute.
Sue

Jenna said...

Joke really did land the perfect fabric in your hands, didn't she? The mattress pincushion is beautiful!

Cathy B said...

I want you to know that I LOVE my mattress pincushion from you! Perfect design for me too (Drawn Thread is one of my favorite designers.) I'm working on getting a picture up on the SBEBB. I'll email you later tonight.

Becky K in OK said...

Love the cushion. The design is so cute.

Michelle said...

Sooo pretty! That fabric was a perfect choice for that piece! Love it!

Kim B said...

A great exchange! I love the little mattress pincushion finish. I will have to try this sometime.