Sunday, August 18, 2013

I can now reveal my exchange piece

A while back I joined a "Birds, Bees & Butterflies" themed exchange. The idea was to mail one stitched item featuring at least one of the creatures, and 6 other items on theme - both cross stitch and general items. It was a secret exchange so the person I sent to was not the same as the person who sent to me. Here's what Dawn, my partner, sent me:
Dawn also sent a butterfly garden ornament, some needles, embellishment pack featuring bees, a honey bar, 4 skeins of floss, a butterfly notebook, 2 pieces of fabric, a bee scissor fob, a butterfly charm and 3 charts as well as her 2 stitched pieces, a cute bee ornament and a pin cushion featuring a bird.

Here's what I sent my partner, Cath W:

Here's a close up of the stitched piece:
I chose to incorporate all three critters in my design. This is a re-charted design featuring parts from 3 matching patterns from a Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. I also used another flower design as a base for the flower I stitched. I chose a lightly mottled blue and white opalescent evenweave fabric for it and finished it with some blue cord that I won as part of a craft prize, and a blue tassel I had on hand. My partner liked Autumn colours and birds so I did my best to find items that would fit the bill to send to her. I chose some gold plated needles, 2 skeins of Autumn shade floss, some bee embellishments, a writing set with envelopes featuring birds and butterflies, some butterfly cake decorations, ribbon featuring butterflies, an owl pendant, some butterfly stickers, a chart featuring birds and autumn colours and a notebook with butterflies.
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Vicky said...

Awesome Haul :) And your stitched piece came out lovely !

Kay Eyles said...

Such gorgeous and generous parcels. I enjoyed taking part in that exchange too.