Monday, June 23, 2008

HoE Freebie Exchange

As usual, I'm lagging behind....I have needed to post several things to this blog but have been really busy doing other things so I will try to get this caught up today. Now, where was I....? Ah, yes...I see I haven't posted about the last exchange both sent and received. I did post to the HoE blog but never managed to get it up here so here we go.....

First, I want to share the wonderful package I received for the HoE Freebie Exchange from Mercy. She sent a beautifully stitched and finished pinkeep - my first one - using a design by one of my favorites, Barbara Ana. Mercy's stitches are perfect! She also sent some wonderful goodies - three zippered mesh bags (great for projects), a magnetic notepad, two skeins of DMC Variations floss, cherry blossom-scented lotion, a nail file, a beautiful piece of overdyed fabric and two new charts that I didn't have yet - "Joyful Summer" by Country Cottage Needleworks and "Hand Over the Coffee" by Barbara Ana. Here is a look at the entire package:


And here is a closer look at the pinkeep:



Mercy has much better pictures on her blog, including a close-up of the beautiful ribbon bow and silver heart at the top - take a peek!
AND....

The same day I received my freebie exchange from Mercy, I got my package for the exchange mailed off to my partner. It took several days longer to reach her than the 3-5 business days that the International Priority Mail was supposed to take, :o( but it could have been worse - at least it arrived in good shape. My partner for the exchange was Carol R and I stitched one of my own charts for her and used it to top a wooden box that I lined with black and white gingham. I saw on her blog a pinkeep she had made for herself that she was very pleased with so I tried to make something that would match or at least co-ordinate with it. It was the first time I had topped and lined a box and I was pleased with my first attempt but it certainly took longer to do than I had expected. Carol seemed very pleased with it - I hope she will enjoy using it.
She has much nicer pictures of it on her blog here. Hmmm...maybe I need a photography class....?

9 comments:

Carol R said...

Yes Sharon I was very pleased with the box and everyone that has seen it has admired it too! Thank you again.

Lutine said...

Beautiful Exchange !

Julie said...

Oh! I love your exchange piece for Carol!
Your pictures are great!
Good to hear from you again!

Marie-P said...

You really did an amazing job on this piece. Carol is a lucky lady!

Sharon said...

Your pinkeep from Mercy is beautiful-a lovely exchange. Your exchange to Carol is fabulous-what a great job! Was it hard to line the box?

Faby said...

Sharon, your chart looks fabulous in black and red! This box is really beautiful... Well done!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

More wonderful gifties. Plus I just love this box you did for Carol R. Happy Stitching, CJ

Kathy said...

Love the exchanges, both sent and received. That box you did is just the cutest thing. You did a great job on it.

Nothing wrong with your pictures. They looked fine on my computer.

ness said...

C'est un tres bel echange c'est splendide