Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Summer Exchange

I participated in a private Summer exchange with my friend, Lynn, and today I received mine. Oh my. Here is the box that came in the mail.

And under the brown wrapping, was this.

Then under the pretty pink wrappings was this.

Inside this red box, was this.

Then, I started unwrapping the little packages. First was this.

5 porcelain thimbles of different flowers, of course, for summer. They are just beautiful and what a great addition to my thimble collection.

Then in another package, was a biscornu, a pinkeep and a needlebook. All with a ladybug theme. They are very beautifully stitched and finished. The stitching on the needlebook is very detailed. Then in the last package, was a pillow. Again, perfectly stitched and finished. If you look close at the pillow, right above the flower are 3 rose pins. These were Lynn's first attempt with Fimo clay. They, too, are beautifully done.

Lynn said in her note that she hoped this exchange would bring a smile to my face after losing my friend. She did. I can't thank you enough. I truly love it all!

For Lynn, I stitched "Cherubin" by Pelin Tezer. It is stitched on 32ct. dirty linen with DMC Variations #4170 and DMC #B5200 and is finished as a needlebook.

Here is the outside of it.

Here is a picture of the entire exchange.

This was a very fun exchange.
Thank you so much Lynn!


Daffycat said...

What a wonderful exchange! That teeny ladybug needlebook is so cute!

Julianne said...


You sure did get a lovely pakage from Lynn. Those thimbles are just so pretty. I love the little needlebook that you made for Lynn.

Wow, I saw the fabric that you dyed on joan's blog. It looks great.

Einschies stitching blog said...

Great package you got;-)) Jill, would you mind showing your thimble collection on your blog?? How do you present them????


Suzanne said...

What a fantastic exchange. I love all those ludybugs.