Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hop into Spring Exchange

In March, I participated in a Stitched with Love Exchange hosted by Lainey.  It was spring themed and I received the most wonderful package from Lei.   She stitched an adorable pillow and quilted a beautiful little spring bird.  I especially loved the kite pin cushion.  She also sent some wonderful finishing supplies and a couple of charts.  Thank you so much Lei.  My package certainly brightened my day and brought a little bit of springtime my way.
 
My partner was Renee.  I tried something new.  I made her a button box.  The design is a freebie from Ink Circles.  I used GAST and Belfast linen in Mocha.  I painted a paper mache box with brown paint and mahogany Briwax.  I then lined the box with pink paper to co-ordinate with the stitching.  I enclosed some other little stitching goodies that I hope she enjoyed.


 
Last week tragedy hit Boston and I know this is not news to anyone.  I wanted to thank my friends and followers for the concerned emails and want everyone to know that my friends and family are safe.  We were away when this happened and it was difficult not being able to connect.  I am happy that they have captured a surviving suspect so that some questions can be answered.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families.  Boston Strong!

12 comments:

Maggee said...

What a lovely echange, both sent and received! I want to try doing a box this spring...looks like fun! Hugs!

gracie said...

Wonderful exchanges...

butterfly said...

Lovely exchanges , love your box, hugs

Chris said...

So glad that everyone is ok. The events over last week were so heartbreaking. But Boston is such amazing city, I am so proud of Boston. Boston Strong says it all.
The exchange is wonderful. What lovely stitched pieces. Your box is fabulous.
Have a great rest of the week!

cucki said...

Great exchange x

Anonymous said...

Lovely work on the button box! What is the Ink Circles pattern called?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely exchange and your button box is super sweet! So glad you and your family ate safe.

Catherine said...

So good to hear that your family was okay during the events in Boston.
Great exchange goodies!

Pat Matejcek said...

Lovely exchanges. I love your button box! I am glad you and your family are home safe.

Myra said...

Glad you are safe Nataly. You had a lovely exchange, the box you made is gorgeous.

Giovanna said...

What a lovely exchange! So glad none of your loved ones was hurt.

Stitchinowl said...

So glad you and your family are ok.
Wonderful exchange pieces! The button box is exceptionally pretty.
Carolyn