Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Exchange

Well finally we have some spring time weather.  Although it is still on the chilly side we have sunshine!!  The crocuses and daffodils are poking their heads through the soggy ground but we don't have any snow on the ground at the moment so all is good. Being in New England this could change at any given time.  I haven't blog in quite some time and have lots of catching up to do.  I will spare you from an ultra long post and divide it up. 
My dear friend, Pat and I recently did a swap.  It was spring themed and we exchanged before Easter.  Below is a picture of the beautiful scarf that she knit me and a wonderfully stitched pillow.  Do you recognize the design?  It is from With thy needle.  It was one I had in  my stash and I am so excited to say that I now don't have to stitch it.  She did a lovely job with the finishing and I just love it!  She also spoiled me with some extra goodies.  Thank you Pat!
 
 
For Pat, I wanted to do a bunny themed package.  She has a pet rabbit and LOVES bunnies.  But really, who doesn't.  Love those cute little cotton tails.

I stitched a needlebook for her.  The picture below is a close-up.  It is a Homespun Elegance design titled Shamrock Bunny.  I stitched it on 28ct Clay Linen and switched up the overdyed colors but used GAST. I also used snaps for wheels on the cart and 3 mother of pearl buttons for accent.

Here is a pic of the inside.  Of course, I had to make some coordinated beaded pins to fill the needlebook.  It just wouldn't be the same if it was empty. 

 
I hope you are finding lots of stitching time and if life is getting in the way I hope it's with something fun and exciting.  Happy Spring and Happy Stitching!

12 comments:

CJ in OK ;-) said...

What a cute little exchange between friends. I love both the stitched pieces. CJ in Ok

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful exchange! Both sent and received.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

What a beautiful exchange you two had, lovely.

Pat Matejcek said...

Nataly I love my needlebook and all my goodies. The pins are beautiful and your stitching and finishing are also wonderful!!! I love our exchanges and I value our friendship. I look forward to our next birthday exchange...

Giovanna said...

Both exchange pieces are just adorable - I really like how you decorated the bunny needlebook, well done.

Jade said...

What a gorgeous swap. You both did fantastically. I love the beaded pins, so delicate and simple.

Chris said...

So glad that spring has started to show up.
What a lovely exchange! I love the bunnies!

Teresa said...

Glad you are getting some warmer weather. My daffodils have come and gone.
Wonderful exchange gifts.

pam said...

looks like a great exchange

Barb said...

What a wonderful exchange! Glad Spring is showing you a bit of color.

Ellen said...

Great exchanges! I love that stuffed bunny that you made!

Hugs,

Catherine said...

Fantastic goodies!