6.1.08

Exchanges sent




What a relief, two exchanges I've sent have been received! It's always a bit exciting to wait if they arrive safely :) The one above was Autumn exchange for Helen (Seasonal Exchangers group) and the design is from Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Magazine, winter 2002. It's called Acorn Autumn Sampler and it's designed by Ruth Ann Russell of C Street Samplerworks. It was stitched as a sampler in the magazine, but I wanted to try if I could fit the motifs into a scissor case, as scissor case was what I thought immediately when I saw the design :) So this is the result, I stitched it with WDW threads on natural 30 count linen.

The exchange below is what I stitched for Heather in Stitching Bloggers Birthday/Christmas Club Exchange. I read that Heather likes Bent Creek, so I chose this design from JCS Ornaments issue 2003, it's called Noel. I changed some colours as I didn't have all the colours in my stash, but it's stitched with WDW, GAST and DMC threads, on 30 count natural linen.

I enjoyed stitching these both a lot, as I just love these exchanges when you can stitch more than one piece for the same person during the year. It's a great opportunity to get to know your exchange partner a bit better! Helen and Heather are both so sweet and wonderful persons and it was such a pleasure to stitch and plan what to stitch for them :)

There's still one exchange travelling of which I'm very worried about... I've sent it to Venezuela in the beginning of December and it still hasn't arrived, it's the last one still on its way in SBEBB's Christmas Ornament Exchange. Well, we'll wait a bit longer and then I'll start stitching a replacement if it doesn't arrive.

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Voici les photos de deux échanges que j'ai envoyé. Helen a recu Autumn Exchange (Seasonal Exchangers), le modèle est de Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Magazine, hiver 2002 et s'appelle Acorn Autumn Sampler. La créatrice est Ruth Ann Russell de C Street Samplerworks. C'etait un marquoir dans ce magazine, mais j'ai vu une pochette à ciseaux tout de suite :) Donc j'ai voulu essayer est-ce que je peux la faire avec ces motifs et voilà le résultat :) J'ai utilisé les fils WDW et je l'ai brode sur lin 12 fils.

Au-dessous vous pouvez voir l'échange pour Heather, c'est un échange de Stitching Bloggers Birthday/Christmas Club. Je sais que Heather aime bien Bent Creek donc j'ai choisi le modèle Noël, paru dans Just Cross Stitch Ornaments issue 2003. Je n'avais pas tous les couleurs donc j'ai changé une partie des couleurs, mais j'ai utilisé les fils WDW, GAST et DMC.

J'ai envoyé un échange au Venezuela debut Décembre et je m'inquiète! C'est le dernière ornement de l'échange Christmas Ornaments au SBEBB qui n'est pas arrivé. Mais nous allons attendre encore un peu...

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Jipii, pari vaihtoa on mennyt perille! Yläkuvissa Seasonal Exchangers -vaihdossa Helenille tekemäni syksyvaihto. Tässä vaihdossa pistellään siis samalle ihmiselle neljä eri työtä, jokaisena vuodenaikana yksi. Tämä oli toinen, seuraavaksi sitten talvi yllättäen :) Malli on julkaistu Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly -lehden talvinumerossa vuonna 2002, siinä se oli pistelty merkkaustauluksi. Mallin nimi on Acorn Autumn Sampler ja sen on suunnitellut Ruth Ann Russell (C Street Samplerworks). Näin sen sieluni silmin heti saksikotelona ja ajattelin kokeilla miten kuviot saisi sommiteltua koteloon ja tässä tulos :) Pistelin mallin mukaan Weeks Dye Worksin langoilla, 30 count pellavalle.

Heather puolestaan oli parini tänä vuonna Stitching Bloggers Birthday/Christmas Club -vaihdossa ja Jouluksi pistelin alapuolella olevan Bent Creekin mallin Noel. Heather tykkää Bent Creekistä ja niinpä valitsin tämän, JCS Ornaments 2003 -lehdestä. Minulla ei ollut ihan samoja lankoja malliin ja vaihdoin osan, mutta joka tapauksessa malli on pistelty WDW, GAST ja DMC -langoilla.

Yksi vaihto on ollut toista kuukautta jo matkalla Venezuelaan ja se vähän huolestuttaa... Vaihto on SBEBB's Christmas Ornaments -vaihto ja viimeinen koriste siinä vaihdossa joka ei vielä ole saapunut perille. Mutta päätimme odotella vielä vähän aikaa jos koriste löytäisi tiensä perille, Venezuelan posti on kuulemma hidas. Että kärsivällisyyttä :)



19 comments:

lena-lou said...

Hello there Leena, I LOVE the exchange you stitched for me AND the way you have chosen to finish it, you are a superb needlewoman :-)

I think the one you have done for Heater is fab too I like the homespun type gingham bow on the top :-)

I hope you wandering exchange gets to Venezuela just like I hope mine gets delivered safely to Italy.

Enjoy your Sunday :)
hugs Helen

Leena said...

Ihanuuksia,kauniit värit molemmissa töissä :)
ja Mukavaa tätä vuotta!

Vonna said...

Oh MY!!! Both are just gloriously beautiful Leena...that scissors pocket just makes me want to weep it is so gorgeous! And the Bent Creek Pinkeep...stunning! I'm with you on the waiting...I sent an exchange early in Dec to Brazil...still not there...:(

Ulla said...

Ihania töitä molemmat ja niin hyvin viimeisteltyjä. Erityisesti pidän tuosta Bent Creekin mallista!

Emma said...

Kauniita töitä olet taas tehnyt.

Claudia said...

Everything you stitch is lovely! Congrats for both pieces: they are so pretty!!!

Cathy B said...

Leena - both of these exchanges are marvelous! You really did a nice job on the scissors case for Helen. The pinkeep for Heather is really cute too!

I hope that the SBEBB ornament turns up soon - I would hate for you to have to stitch another one!

Mari said...

Ihania! Uskomattoman kauniita taustakankaita löydät aina noihin koristeisiin.

Petra said...

Kauniit on taustakankaat ja etupuoletkin myös ;) Ihana rusetti tuossa punaisessa työssä.

Carol said...

Beautiful exchanges, as always Leena - both suit the recipients just perfectly!

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Barbara said...

Your stitching and finishing are always such a joy to look at, Leena!

Cindy said...

Love your creativity, Leena. Your scissor's pocket is beautiful!
Hope the wandering package reaches its destination soonest.

Stephanie said...

Leena - wow - two really gorgeous exchanges! I LOVE the scissors keep you made - and how talented of you to make it from a larger sampler design. It's truly gorgeous, I'm sure Helen loves it :) I hope you hear very soon that your ornament to Venezuela arrives safely - it's such a worry when things take much longer than you think they are going to :(

NatQuebec said...

j'aime beaucoup ton pinkeep,il est très mignon avec son ruban vichy :-)

quiltorstitch said...

The scissor pocket is very sweet :) And of course I love the pinkeep you made for me, thank you so much Leena!!!

makepeace75 said...

You make my day! Vilkaisehan blogiini. ;o)

Marie-P said...

Leena, your exchange to Helen is absolutely stunning!!! I must go find my issue of this magazine. I am impressed with your talent.

Love the pinkeep that you stitched for Heather, she is a sweet lady!

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

Ruth said...

I love how you finished this. It's absolutely perfect!