Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Exchange with a New Stitchy Friend

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a new stitchy friend in blogville.  Pat has been following my blog and leaving lots of encouraging comments.  We e-mail quite frequently and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her better.  We decided to do and exchange and look at the lovelies she sent me.  Two beautiful pin cushions, some lovely scented hand lotion and hand sanitizer and this . . .

It is a beautiful lace ruffled scarf that she knit especially for me.  My favorite color is blue and this picture just doesn't do it justice.  It is so soft and comforting to wear.  Thank you Pat for such a heartfelt exchange.  You are very talented and I look forward to years of friendship.

Here is a picture of what I stitched for Pat.  It is Spring Heart Hop by Island Cottage NeedleArts.  I stitched it on 32ct Natural linen and switch some of the colors.  Pat loves bunnies and the colors purple and lime green so I personalized it to her favorites.  Below is a pic of the other goodies I enclosed.  Everything in purples and greens.  I even found a purple tomato pincushion, how cool is that.  I really enjoyed our exchange and we plan to do another one in the fall.  I am already on the hunt for the perfect design.  Thanks again Pat.

Just wanted to remind you that if you missed my last post, I have a mystery giveaway going on in celebration of my blogiversary.  You still have time, the draw is on June 1st.  You must leave a comment on my previous post to be entered.  Good luck to all who have already entered.  Happy Stitching!

19 comments:

Shirlee said...

What delightful gifts both sent & received!

Nancy said...

Wonderful gifts you both got! Love that scarf, a couple of ladies at church make those scarfs...I am dying to give one a try myself!

Shannon said...

What wonderful gifts you both sent to each other! :)

gracie said...

Isn't it wonderful how we meet such kind souls in blogland...lovely exchanges.

DonnaTN said...

Lovely exchange items. How fun that you found a new stitching friend.

Barb said...

What a lovly exchange! I love the heart bunny that you stitched.

Patty C. said...

Lovely exchange ;)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous gifts sent and received.

Chris said...

What a lovely exchange! Everything looks so thoughtful and the stitched pieces are fabulous!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun exchange you two had! Both your stitched pieces are just wonderful!

Pat Matejcek said...

Nataly I had so much fun with this exchange and getting to know you. I look forward to many years of friendship with a new stitchy friend!!

Dawn said...

Everything so pretty! Wonderful exchange!

Melissa said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS EXCHANGE! Love the things sent and received :)

Happy Stitching Nataly :)

Carol said...

What a delightful exchange with Pat--her blue scarf is fabulous!! And your little Island Hop heart is adorable, too, Nataly. I've just discovered those designs and love them, too! Your purple and green themed goodie bag surely must have made her smile :)

Vickie said...

Two stitchy friends sharing, caring and creating. That's great. Beautiful presents. :)

Mindi said...

Lovely exchange, both sent some terrific gifts.

mdgtjulie said...

It looks like a lovely exchange on both sides, Nataly. I love the little bunny you made. And purple and green are my fave colors too. Pat has good taste, lol. I love the scarf she made you too. It's gorgeous!!!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! What Wnderful exchange goodies, given and received!!

Lorrie said...

What lovely gifts exchanged to each other. What wonderful and generous people stitchers are!