Monday, February 2, 2009

Where Do I Begin?

So much to catch up on, where do I begin? Do I start at the beginning and work my way backward or start at the end and work my way forward? Or should I catch up by categories of what needs to be posted? Or do I just jump in and get started in my usual haphazard manner? Hmmmm...... Yes, I guess I will just jump in - if I wait to get organized I may never get started!


First up - HoE Lizzie*Kate Exchange
I stitched for Maria from Sweden this time and decided a cat design would be best. Not a lot of L*K cat charts to choose from so I used part of the Meow Blocks chart to stitch a scissors fob for her. I added her name, my initials, the year and HoE on the back. I sent a few extras along with it - blue embroidery scissors, painted wood cat buttons and two of the Jim Shore Button and Bead Quilted Cats kits that she wanted. I hope she is pleased with the exchange, it was fun stitching this one up - I've wanted to stitch that design for a long time.




Sharon C stitched for me this time. She made a pinkeep using the Lizzie*Kate Bless Our Home Snippet chart. She sent along some extras also - pretty floral print finishing fabric, a magnet, wonderful-smelling body lotion, cute sticky notes, a skein of Stranded by the Sea Hand Dyed Floss, a skein of ThreadWorx overdyed floss in beautiful autumn colors, and a package of my favorite size needles. Thanks again, Sharon!



19 comments:

Hazel said...

Fantastic exchanges. I love your little cat fob! xx

Milly~ said...

Love the fob!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

You are so lucky! What lovely exchanges you've had.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful exchanges! Love the fob and the pinkeep! Lots of goodies on both sides. :)

Heidi said...

What a great exchange!

Gabi said...

Beautiful exchanges. That fob is so lovely and the pinkeep is great as well.

Ranae said...

Aesome exchanges given and receieved

Natquebec said...

So nice exchanges ! Congrats!

tkdquintmom said...

Awesome all the way around! I LOVE the kitty fob! What a way cool idea for that!

Stitchingranny said...

See it was not as much of a muddle as you made it sound and it all made perfect sense lol.

A lovely exchange.

Karan said...

Lovely exchnges, both sent & received.

Carolyn said...

What wonderful exchanges, both given and received!!

Meari said...

Cute fob, and great exchange!

CJ said...

Great exchanges. Your scissor fob is darling!!


CJ

LoriRay said...

Wow, I am impressed with the exchanges -- what you sent and what you received. Excellent! :)

Von said...

Oh my! Exchanges very well done! :D

Елена said...

Cat fob is so lovely!
I like your disigns very much! Now I'm stitching "Blue Dradonfly" complect ^_^

StitchKat said...

Love the fob - it turned out beautifully! I had independently decided to make a fob from the exact same chart, and then I discovered that you'd had the same idea - which only serves to reinforce the fact that it makes a great fob! Well done! -- StitchKat (http://centerstitch.blogspot.com/)

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