Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Around the World Exchange pics




At last, I've finally been able to get the pics of a recent exchange. Since changing to the new Blogger, I've not got the hang of getting a few pics where you want them. They display one way in preview mode, and a different way once published. Anyway, here they are. These are pics of the wonderful exchange I received from Barbara. The theme was Around the World, and the aim to stitch something relating to where you live . Barbara lives in Holland, and she sent me this wonderful mail art. My name and address were stitched over 1, and Barbara made it, so that once unpicked it made into a stitchers pocket. Don't you think it's great. Here's a picture of the inside.



And here's the photo's of what I sent to Judith. It took me ages to find a design that covered England, but I finally settled on this design by Mary Hickmott, and made it into a needlebook. As you can see I sent goodies relating to Yorkshire. I really enjoyed making the needlebook, and think I'll be making another for myself soon. I have lots of small stitched designs that I could use. Although I've made lots of needlebooks before, this was the first time I'd lined one with a cotton fabric.

15 comments:

Barbara said...

That's a beauty of an exchange you made for Judith - no wonder you'd like to make yourself one! And I am very relieved that you like the exchange I made for you. I really enjoyed figuring out the design and finishing to create something different. :)

Julie said...

A lovely exchange Chris

I love the needlebook you made for Judith and how clever to send yorkshire tea !!

The mail art envelope is superb, thats another thing i've yet to have a go at

Vonna said...

The Exchanges both given and received are lovely :)
Hurray for you!

Stitchingranny said...

Both the gift you sent and the one you received are lovely Chris.

Itching To Stitch said...

What you received and what you made are so lovely. Nice exchange ;)

karin said...

Both are very lovely.
I like the needle book which you made.
I want to try to make an email envelope sometime, too.

Edda said...

Wonderful exchanges Chris, both the one you made for Judith and also the one received from Barbara.

All the best,
Edda

Munners said...

Both exchanges are lovely, lucky both of you :) English designs are hard to find aren't they? You've done a lovely one!

Karoline said...

They're both gorgeous, congratulations

Carol said...

Lovely work Chris! I've always wanted to try to make a needlebook. Yours is beautiful. I love the design you chose.

Carol said...

Your work is lovely Chris! I really like the design you chose. I've alwayswanted to try to make a needlebook.

Carol said...

Those are both really beautiful exchanges :-)

Marie-P said...

What a great idea for an exchange. I thought about joining in but did not...seeing these exchanges fills me with regret. They are both wonderful!

I too could use a lesson on positioning pictures on my blog, why I struggle with this I do not know! :-}

Sally said...

Both exchange pieces are lovely Chris.

tkdchick said...

More wonderful exchanges sent and received!@!!!