Friday, July 8, 2011

Exchange and giveaway win!

I recently participated in a Picnic/Tea Summer Exchange through Lainey.  It was lots of fun and the element of surprise was great.  Here is a picture of what Cath sent me from the UK.  It was cupcake themed and I enjoyed the color palette.
Here is a close up of the pinkeep she stitched for me.  The cupcake looks just like the one on the mug she sent.  It is a perfect match for my cup of tea and stitching.

I had Christina from the UK.  Her blog is Whilst Iris Naps.  I have been following her blog for a while and was happy to see I had her as my secret exchange partner.  I was thinking picnic when I came up with this Watermelon themed gift.  I hope she liked it. 
This is a picture of the watermelon pincushion I made for her.  The design is from SamSarah.  I stitched it on Kudzu 30ct by WDW and used WDW Aztec red, Kris's Bon Bon and Green Apple.  It was lots of fun to see it come together.  The pins are made by Puntini Puntini which I picked up at ABC Stitch last year.

These are glass bead counting pins that I made for her.  I wanted to have them match her pincushion and watermelon project.  I hope to be making these to sell in the near future.

This is the whole package.  I also included Down by The Bay by La D Da, 35ct linen, DMC floss, Sea Shell buttons and my favorite stork scissors.

I was also lucky enough to win this prize from Lisa.  Lisa at Lisa's Stitching Life is a very talented quilter and stitcher and very generous.  I can't wait to try these lovely fabric and fibers.  The colors are delicious.  THANK YOU Lisa!  I have lots more to post but I am out of time.  Until next time,  Happy Stitching.


20 comments:

Parsley said...

What awesome goodies!!!

Michele said...

Love that watermelon pincushion!

Lynn said...

Your watermelon is sooo sweet!! Love it!
You received some great treats both through the giveaway and your exchange. Lucky you!

Catherine said...

Wonderful presents, both given and received! Love the goodies from the win too!!

Gabi said...

Your Watermelon is SO cute. LOVE it. Love also the pins you made. And everything else you sent.
Christina's piece and things she sent are gorgeous too.
Congrats on winning the price

gracie said...

wonderful exchanges...

pam said...

Thanks for the close up of the watermelon pin keep.Really cute theme. I love the counting beads too.

Valerie said...

Lovely goodies! The cupcake and watermelon themes are great! Enjoy the new stash and goodies!

WendyJo said...

Awesome goodies!!!! I love it all!

DonnaTN said...

Your exchanges look fun and very summery! Your counting pins are lovely too.

Lesleyanne said...

Great gifts sent and received.

butterfly said...

Love all the goodies and the stitching was beautiful
Well done to you all.

Hazel said...

What gorgeous exchanges and giveaway wins. Love the watermelon. x

Elaine said...

That watermelon is so cute Nataly and such a pretty pincushion from Cath. You both gave such wonderful packages.
Great win goodies from Lisa.

Teresa said...

Love all the cute little cupcakes. Your watermelon is just adorable.
Nice give away you won. What are the disc things in the middle?
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

cucki said...

wow..very lovely goodies..and your watermelon is really very cute xx

Christine said...

Lovely exchange gifts, the watermelon is so sweet.

Carol said...

Nataly, your watermelon is so charming--what a great gift for Christina. Congratulations on a wonderful giveaway win, too--enjoy those gorgeous threads :)

Bekca said...

What great exchange pieces, I love your watermelon pincushion, it's so sweet. Congrats on winning such a wonderful prize too, hope you enjoy it. Best wishes and happy stitching.

Christina said...

I didn't like my exchange parcel Nataly...I LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!! Thank you once again, I can't wait to use the goodies you sent.