Sunday, July 13, 2008

LHN Exchange for Carol R





Carol R received the Hooked on Exchanging Little House Needleworks Exchange from me on Thursday. I was a couple of days late mailing it out so I was glad it arrived in a reasonable amount of time. It was fun stitching for Carol again and I knew right away what I wanted to make for her this time - a tea caddy! The stitching is always the easy part - assembling it into something is another story....especially anything that requires sewing. But I did manage to dig out the sewing machine and get it done.

I used parts of two LHN designs - Coffee Menu and Herbal Tea. Inside there are three pockets to hold tea bags, sugar and creamer packets, and a spoon. I stitched it on 28ct cream Jobelan using DMC floss so it would be washable. I included a few extras in the package - With My Needle's Quaker Turtles Chart, flavored tea, a pair of Love Scissors by Kelmscott, a scissor fob with an Oklahoma quarter attached, a large piece of matching fabric, some ribbon and a postcard. Carol has more pictures on her blog here. I do hope she will enjoy using her tea caddy as much as I'm enjoying the stitcher's caddy that Marie made for me for this same exchange!









8 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

I bet Carol wouldn't have minded waiting a few more WEEKS for such an awesome gift...LOL!!! That really is SO beautiful!!

Miss 376 said...

Looks fantastic, a beautiful gift

Carol R said...

You need to see this IRL as photos cannot do this piece justice! It's absolutely stunning and I love it! Thanks again Sharon.

staci said...

That is a FABULOUS exchange!

Vonna said...

You really outdid yourself on this one! It is stunning!

Sharon said...

What a fantastic exchange! Great job on the tea caddy!

Kathy said...

What a nice piece you stitched for Carol. Very creative. Love it.

Raggedy Ann said...

Oh My!!! This is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
I am so glad I happened upon your blog and saw the "tea for two" creation. Absolutely gorgeous!

:)
Louise in NC