Saturday, February 14, 2009

More Exchanges

I received my 4x8 Winter Exchange from Gaby yesterday and it is a beaute!

She stitched a Trilogy TakeAlong kit and finished it as a very cute long skinny pillow--which just happens to be my favorite finish right now. She also sent me a couple of German patterns, one of which is a peacock sampler--got to love that, a very generous piece of very cool linen, a piece of cotton fabric and her favorite chocolate eggs--which are wonderful.

It is all wonderful, thank you so much Gaby!

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Carol R. finally received my Valentine exchange TODAY! I couldn't have planned that any better except I was starting to get worried as it would have been 2 weeks on Monday. I learned a valuable lesson in sending out of country with this exchange. If you put the value at more than $50, the receiver has to pay a customs tax to get the package. Not fair. Anyway, I stitched "Valentine Spots" by the Trilogy. It is stitched on 32ct. Summer Khaki linen with DMC floss and finished as a bourse--my first one!

I also made her a scissor fob using a small part of the same pattern, and you got to have a red scissors for it.

And of course, I sent her other fun goodies. A red pair of fiskars with a special sheath that has hearts on it. Part of the proceeds from these scissors goes to the American Heart Association--great thing! I also sent her some red pins, heart buttons, a couple different red threads, some Piecemaker needles, a thread counter, Valentine socks and some very scrumptous chocolates which came from a old-fashioned homemade candy store in Cleveland, Ohio.

This exchange with Carol was very fun. Carol is one of the sweetest, most kindest and very understanding people I have met in this blogging world. Thank you so much.

Don't forget about my PIF. Please leave a comment on my previous post. I will be drawing on Monday!


Daffycat said...

Oh, Jill! That's the sweetest snowman pillow. Enjoy!

Darling bourse and fob you made...what a great exchange!

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant ce ai postat.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut chiar e frumos si interesant.Felicitari si sigur am sa mai revin!

Carol R said...

A wonderful exchange Jill - I love everything! The bourse and fob are perfectly stitched and finished. Thank you so much.

Cute snowman pillow!

Julianne said...


Your wok is really lovely and the pillow that Gaby made is really cute and well done.

Nic said...

What lovely exchanges!

Brigitte said...

That snowman pillow from Gaby looks gorgeous! And she also sent some very nice goodies - I know those little eggs, they are delicious.
Your exchange for Carol is just as nice. I love those purses but have never made one. Yours looks great, open and closed.

Irene said...

Great exchanges ! Love the different finishing styles.

staci said...

Wonderful exchanges Jill!

Andrea said...

A wonderful exchange from Gaby. I must try a long pillow sometime. Your exchange for Carol is great, love the bourse and fob.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchanges!