3.6.09

Blackbird Designs Exchange



Oh I had almost forgotten how wonderful it is to send and receive exchanges :) It has been quite quiet on the exchange front this spring, as I wanted to stitch less exchanges. But I received another wonderful exchange, as Joan stitched me this gorgeous flat-fold in Blackbird Designs Exchange (Friends Through Threads Exchange Blog).

The design is Thistle Manor and Joan has done wonderful job with this. She also made me a project bag (with Blackbird Designs fabric on it!) and a cute chicken pincushion. The project bag was literally filled with goodies, Joan had been studing my wishlist as she sent me lots of things for finishing. She also included two wonderful La-D-Da freebies and fabric and thread for stitching. Thank you Joan from the bottom of my heart, this is a wonderful exchange!

Coincidentally I stitched for Joan in this exchange and she has received my exchange too. I made her a little needlebook, the design is from the book My Heart is True and the cotton fabric is Blackbird Designs for Moda fabric. It's stitched with DMC on hand-dyed linen, but I can't remember if it is R&R linen or something else...

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Melkein ehdin jo unohtaa miten ihania vaihdot ovat, kun tänä keväänä on ollut aika hiljaista vaihtorintamalla :) Mutta nyt on ollut hyviä postipäiviä, kun sain toisenkin vaihdon samalla viikolla. Joan pisteli minulle ihanan flat-foldin Blackbird Designs -vaihdossa (Friends Through Threads -vaihtoblogi)!

Malli on Thistle Manor ja Joan on viimeistellyt sen hienosti. Hän teki myös pussukan keskeneräisille töille ja söpön kananeulatyynyn. Pussukka oli täynnä kaikkea ihanaa viimeistelyyn, niille kaikille löytyy varmasti käyttöä. Sain myös pari La-D-Dan ilmaismallia, joita en ole koskaan nähnyt aikaisemmin, sekä kangaspalan ja lankaa niitä varten. Haluan pian pistellä ne, ihania pieniä malleja!

Sattumalta pistelin itse Joanille samassa vaihdossa, tein pienen neulavihkon. Malli on My Heart is True -kirjasta ja vuori on myös Blackbird Designs for Moda -kangasta. Pistelin DMC:n langalla jollekin käsinvärjätylle pellavalle, ehkä R&R:n tai joku muu, en muista :)

Juu, vaihdot on kyllä kivoja, aina silloin tällöin :D



5 comments:

Mari said...

Ihania vaihtoja nämäkin! :) Minäkin olen vähän jo melkein alkanut harkita siihen sun syyssettivaihtoon ilmoittautumista, mutta pitää koittaa saada nuo "pakolliset" lahjat jollekin mallille, niin sen jälkeen voi alkaa sitten harkita jotain muutakin...

mainely stitching said...

Absolutely lovely!! Exchanges are a lot more fun once you've cut back from doing "too many", aren't they? ;) (At least, I think so!)

Cathy B said...

Such a wonderful needlebook you stitched and finished for Joan! It is so delicate looking. I can't wait to see it when I stitch with her on Friday night.

Joan's flat fold finish for you is quite nice too. Glad you enjoyed this exchange!

Anne said...

Ihania pistelyjä siellä tientoista puolen. =)

Cindy said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous!
Exchanges are really fun indeed.