Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Exchanges.... and a Winner!

I participated in the SBEBB Pumpkin Patch Exchange this month, and both the exchange I sent and the one I received both made it to their new homes this week, and I did not have a chance to share until now.


I was lucky enough to receive my exchange from Goldie. She stitched me a lovely pinkeep using a Homespun Elegance design (always a winner with me). And she sent me a brass stand for it - very, very appreciated, as this now sits on our fireplace mantle... and a nice pumpkin that now sits with it... and oh gosh, some silks, pretty fabric, a cute pencil, yummy cocoa mixes... and a card with bat earrings! So cute! Thank you so much Goldie!

And, the exchange I sent was received by Michelle earlier this week too...

Scary Crows Mattress Pincushion

Holiday Sparrow - motif taken from larger design

R&R Reproductions 30 ct Butternut Linen, GAST Floss

The wrinkles in the fabric are inherent to this older R&R linen, and cannot be pressed out even with a steamroller ;-)


And... knowing how much Michelle loves Halloween - I consider her to be The Queen of Halloween - I stitched her an extra little item as part of her goodies too...


Boo! Floss Ring Tag

Barbara Ana Designs

30 ct Natural Linen, DMC Floss


... And this is the entire exchange for her... Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween, Michelle!

OK... we have a winner for my blog drawing of the Just Cross Stitch 2008 Christmas Ornament Issue - we had a ton of people who registered, and my DH randomly drew Nicola's name - and I have her address already as she is a member of HoE, so Nicola - congratulations! I will get this out to you as soon as possible! Enjoy!

I received a gorgeous Christmas ornament from Jill today for the Make A Wish Exchange. Wait until you see it! It is white on white hardanger! It was too dark when I got home tonight to take a good photo, so I will get one in the daylight tomorrow to share - thank you so much Jill - I do love it!

Stitched on today: Finished HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange

12 comments:

Cindy F. said...

What fun exchanges!! The pin keep and the pin cushion are both sooo pretty:)

WendyJo said...

Love your pinkeep Carol! I also love what you sent to Michelle. Great exchanges!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Both exchanges look wonderful. Congratulations on finishing QC it looks wonderful.

Arthemise said...

You sent me an awesome exchange! I like cute Halloween. Forget the scary stuff!

staci said...

Wonderful exchanges Carol, I love that wrinkly R&R fabric!!! And the box you made for Jill is lovely as well :)

Gabi said...

Beautiful exchanges. I love both.

Carol R said...

Great exchanges Carol.

Janaina said...

Ohh that "boo" floss ring has a special place in my heart! It´s so colorful and funny! Love it! =)
Congrats to Nicola! =D

Lucy said...

Someone should write a book on what is good to give in exchanges....everyone is so good at this! Everything looks wonderful!

Andrea said...

What great exchanges.

coonieandplume said...

Both exchanges look gorgeous!

Karin said...

Gorgeous exchange pieces.