Saturday, May 05, 2007

My first SBEBB exchange arrived

Here's the photo's I took before it went in the post. It's my first pinkeep, although I just made it the same as the Christmas ornaments I do, but without a hanger. I went through agonies with this. I stitched it in plenty of time, and it was going to be a needlecase, then I kept changing my mind. Then I decided there wasn't much to the alphabet, and maybe I should stitch a different design, but that meant finding something else, and deciding what to do with it, and toning fabric etc. There's not a lot of choice where I live, so I then decided to stick with my original idea, then I changed again to a pinkeep. Then I found there was not a lot of choice of pins locally, so had to go with pearl, the pink one's where just to pink. And other colours were nowhere near. LOL
Anyway this is the reverse.
And this is the photo with the extras, another difficult decision.

I sent my exchange to Tessa of Ladybird Lane. The exchange was an ABC exchange, we had to stitch something with the full alphabet, and this design is by Mary Scott (Millpond Designs). I stitched it on 32 count hand dyed fabric by Polstitches. I now need to make decisions and plans for my next exchange.



11 comments:

Susimac said...

What a great exchange Chris - you would never know it was your first pinkeep its wonderful.

Karen said...

very nice pinkeep

Jacqui said...

You may have dithered about a bit but it IS lovely...well done.

Julie said...

a beautiful exchange gift Chris, your partner will love it, i get all worried when i have to stitch an exchange gift too and constantly change my mind about it LOL

Sally said...

That is really pretty Chris.

Andrea said...

Great pinkeep. Congratulations.

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Stitchingranny said...

Congratulations Chris this is really lovely and a real wow for a first attempt.

Mylene said...

That's a beautiful pinkeep. Well done!!

Karoline said...

What a cute pinkeep Chris, congratulations

Hazel said...

wow thats lovely for a first. Much better than my first!! xx

Vonna said...

I think you did a perfect job Chris! Hurray on your first exchange! :)