Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some exchange and stitchy stuff (lots of pics)

I received a wonderful exchange from Christina on the Holiday Exchanges. I absolutely love it. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved small things. I recieved the most beautiful little Easter Ornament. It is beautifully stitched and the beadwork is awesome. I LOVE it. I have it right by my stitching chair so I can look at it. The front has a cute little bunny and flower with the date, the back says Easter Blessings. I also got some extras...Cadbury eggs.. yum..Easter eggs, DMC threads and an adorable springy bag..Thank you so much!

See I told you its adorable!
Next up is my March LK Monthly. At least I am posting it in the correct month! Thought I would just go ahead and post Aprils so that I am actually ahead of the that even possible. 
I made this as a flatfold. It has an opening in the bottom to insert a little plastic L-shaped thing.
I don't know if everyone has seen these but I think that they are awesome especially for monthly type things. You can just pull that out and insert it ino the next months and the others will store flat. I really like it. I hope you can see it in the picture. I tried to get a close up but its clear. They come in 2 sizes. Great find!
Here is April...I really like making these little triangles.
I just realized that my Easter Exchange partner has received her package so I will post my pictures here.
I stitched 3 eggs from Homespun Elegance. I finished them as little egg pillows. It was my partners first exchange so I wanted it to be special for her. I also included some extra things some hazelnut chocolate carrots, some beads some fabric and a little kit from Bent Creek, Life is Good. i found a relly pretty box from our local Michaels. It looked like spring and held everything perfectly. Fun to do!~
The top one I rouched chocolate ribbon for trim. It really turned out awesome. The blue one I had the perfect piece of old lace, same color as the bunny and the green one I had a very old piece of green ric rack that was the perfect color. I used wool for the back sides. I  think I might have to do them again.

I think this one is my favorite. Pink and brown!

The box and now I am done. Wow...lotsa pictures.!


  1. I'm so pleased you like the exchange Blyn. It fascinates me that something that I stitched here in my living room is now hanging up thousands of miles away in the USA! Happy stitching, Christina X

  2. That little stand is brilliant! I think I've seen them at Michaels, I need to buy one. Such a great great idea.

  3. Wow, everything is just beautiful. But those eggs!!! I am drooling over those fabulous Easter Eggs and can imagine what a joy they were to receive!!!

  4. Your stitching and finishes are just marvelous! I am in such awe at all of the different finishing techniques in this post.

    Thanks for sharing, as always!

  5. You always have such amazing finishes Blyn. Have you thought of doing a tutorial on your triangle and shaped finishes. I was the lucky recipient of your Halloween exchange and my shaped finish is coffin shaped, I cant for the life of me work out how you finish them soo perfectly, they are amazing!
    Love your work.
    LISA V

  6. guys are too kind. Thank you. I would love to do a tutorial. I am trying to work on the egg one now and I have the pictures taken but need to write the instructions. Thanks again...glad you like them!

  7. I can't even express to you how thankful and appreciative I am!! You are an amazing stitcher, and what a wonderful friend!!

  8. Those eggs are beauties! You have done a great job, Blyn.


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