Friday, June 15, 2007

Stitching Accessory Exchange


This is the pinkeep I stitched for Jayne in the Stitching Accessory exchange. The pattern is from the June issue of The Gift of Stitching, it's Scandinavian pin cushion, but as you can see, I didn't make a pincushion. I started to do the pattern for the reverse of the pincushion, but changed my mind after I had stitched the border. I used a DMC variegated thread. Jayne had said she liked neutral and terracota colours, and something different, so hopefull I covered it. The reverse is a matching picture, although for some reason it looks pink on here, but it wasn't. LOL Originally, I was using some lovely fabric that I had, but at the last minute decided to get something else, it was some fabric I'd had my eye on for a while. I also bought some ribbon, which has a gold line down each side, and I used gold headed pins. I think I need to make myself a pinkeep now, so may use the CCN Bee pinkeep that I stitched back in Jan/Feb, that was made into a pinkeep in the pattern, but I'd decided to make it into a box top, however I have yet to locate the fabric I have in my minds eye for that. There's a distinct lack of shops where I live.

And here is what I received from Elaine. I was lucky to receive two things, a lovely scissor fob, and a pincushion. I actually used the pincushion the day it arrived.

15 comments:

Sally said...

They are both beautiful Chris.

Barbara said...

Very lovely exchanges, both received and sent. :D

Karoline said...

They're both lovely, congratulations on a great exchange

Carol said...

Oh wow! Both exchanges are gorgeous! You both did such a beautiful job!!

Nicola said...

That's a lovely pinkeep Chris. I like those picushion designs from The Gift of Stitching, it was a really good issue this month. Your fob and pincushion are lovely too.

tkdchick said...

Wow lovely exhanged sent and recieved!

Julie said...

beautiful Chris, no wonder Jayne was pleased with it, well done

Stitchingranny said...

Lucky you and lucky Jayne they are both lovely gifts Chris.

jane said...

lovely exchange pieces all of them!

Karen said...

very nice finishes

Jacqui said...

I've seen Jayne's pinkeep in the flesh and it's gorgeous. The stuff you got from Elaine is lovely too.

Munners said...

What beautiful exchanges to/from both of you - I'm looking forward to stitching the pincushions from Gift of Stitching, they are gorgeous.

Sheilasembroidery said...

A beautiful exchange. Well done to you both fr two lovely pieces
Sheila

Tessa said...

The finish on your pinkeep is perfect - I like your idea of using gold pins and some ribbon with some gold in it.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful exchanges :)