Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scissor Fob Exchange

I joined a new on-line community recently and jumped right into the exhcange that was currently open. It was a scissor fob exchange. The theme was Easter. I've finished mine and will be sending it off next week, probably Monday :-). I recevied my fob from Linda. (Click on Linda's name to see her work). I thoroughly enjoyed receiving the fob she put together for me. Here is a picture:

She also included atwo DMC flosses one a Christmas green and the other a varigated orange, and a piece that is bookmark sized of an 18 ct Aida handdyed and called Autumn Splash. I think I have a bookmark in mind for this color.

Thank you so much Linda for a lovely package :-).

Friday, March 4, 2011

Frog Exchange

I belong to the I Love Cross Stitch yahoo group (<--Click on I Love Cross Stitch to go to the ILCS group site). Recently, they lost a long time member named Rene. In honor of her memory they decided to hold a froggy exchange, she loved frogs :-). It could be anything that was small; a bookmark, scissor's fob, needlekeep, etc. I looked on the internet and I found on-line a free pattern for a frog biscornu (<--Click on Frog Biscornu for a link to the site of the pattern). I selected that as my pattern before knowing who I was going to end up with in the exchange, fortunately, I ended up with Mel from Calgary (<--Click on Mel from Calgary to go to her blog). She didn't have a preference for the finished product, whew. We also were to include 3 specialty threads in the package. I chose a silk thread from Thread Gatherer's in orange overdyes, Weeks Dye works Violet, and a Rainbow Gallery Pebbly Perle. I thouroughly enjoyed this exchange and am glad that it arrived safely in Calgary after the weather we had experienced here in Colorado. Well here are the pictures of the items:

The Threads

The Frontside of the Biscornu

The Backside of the Biscornu

Keep On Stitchin'....

Edite on 3/4/11