Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Birthday Stitching Exchange

Welcome friends and followers.  I hope you are all enjoying some stitching time.  Here in New England we are in a heat wave. It has been hazy, hot and humid and I am LOVING it!!
What better reason do we have to take a needed break than weather that is too hot to do anything in.
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to participate in an exchange with my dear friend Pat.  My birthday is in June and hers is in July so we planned and exchange in the middle.  Belwo you will see pictures of the stunning package that she sent me.  I beautifully knit ruffle scarf in pink, some wonderful lotions, a blackbird chart a Vera Bradley coin purse and not one but TWO stitched pillows. 
 
 
Our theme was friendship and these pillows are darling!  Thank you, Pat!  You are such a kind and generous friend.

Below  is the stitched piece I made for her.  It is a chart from The Primitive Hare stitched on 28ct Clay linen with DMC threads.  I did change the color of the dresses to match our personalities.  Pat loves purple and I am a blue girl.  I trimmed it out in a purple chenille.  What do you think??

Pictured below is the package of goodies I sent in her birthday package.

I am gearing up for First Born's  graduation party this Saturday.  Lots of preparations are underway and I am hoping the thundershowers will hold off until late afternoon.  Why is it that every weekend has been picture perfect and the one weekend we plan a party they predict rain.  What gives??  We will have a great time anyways regardless of the weather.  I will post a pic of my new grad in the near future along with other family happenings. 
Currently in my stitching nest I am working on a model.  It is sooooo cute!  Although I can't share it until it's published I know you will all love it!!  Until next time Happy Stitching Everyone!!

16 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful goodies all around!
Congrats to your oldest ~ I hope the weather stays nice for you!

Mouse said...

lovely goodies both given and received... love the colour change on sister stitcher ... I changed the one i did to red and blues for my exchnge partner ...
keeping paws crossed weather stays nice for the graduation party :)
love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

beautiful goodies..enjoy x

Chris said...

Congratulations on the graduation!I hope that you have perfect weather for the party.
What a wonderful exchange between you and Pat.
Happy Birthday!

Peggy Lee said...

Love all the exchange goodies! That's so cute that you changed the dress colors to fit you two. :o)

Congrats to your graduate. I hope the weather cooperates.

Vickie said...

Lovely gifts for each of you. =)
We have a new grad too. I hope it all goes smoothly. I know very well how much preparation goes into it all.

pam said...

Lovely exchange-happy birthday! Good luck with the graduation party!

Stitchinowl said...

congrats to the grad! Hope the party goes smoothly.
Carolyn

Robin said...

What a super exchange between you and Pat! Where did you get the clear bags if you don't mind me asking?

Hope the storms hold off for the party!

Robin in Virginia

diamondc said...

Love your exchanges Chris, we have been getting rain almost everyday here in the midwest sometimes all over the state sometimes just part of the state, very humid and high temps today in Minnesota.
Have a good week-end with no rain.
Catherine

Penny said...

What a wonderful birthday exchange! Congratulations to the graduate!! I will keep my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. :)

Ellen said...

Wonderful exchanges! Love the pillow you stitched for Pat!

Happy Birthday!

Hugs,

Pat Matejcek said...
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Pat Matejcek said...

Congratulations to your son! I love my pillow. Thanks again for another great exchange...

Marsha said...

I'm hoping for a rain free Sat also. I have a big 6-0 birthday to celebrate with all women. Hope you have a grand party! Congrats to the grad.

Bekca said...

I hope the rain holds off for your celebrations, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time regardless :)
Beautiful exchange pieces, both sent and received. Enjoy all of your lovely new goodies!
Best wishes.