Thursday, May 10, 2007

Stitching Bloggers ABC Exchange


A very nice parcel came in the mail for me yesterday! My exchange arrived from Su, for the ABC exchange on the SBEBB. She made me a a lovely pouch, with a design by Indigo Rose, on hand-dyed linen called 'Hot Potato'. Her stitching and finishing are just superb, including the beaded tassels and cording! I love it, Su, thank you so much. What a lovely treat to open up such a parcel and she included some lovely hand dyed fibres from Six Strand Sweets and a lovely piece of Jobelan in a very sweet shade of yellow. Thank you again!!


This is a picture of all my goodies in all their glory!



I checked on the message board and I noted that Helene received my exchange which I sent to her. I stitched Prairie Schooler design called Forget-Me-Nots on 36 ct flax linen and made it into a needlebook. This was my first attempt at making a needlebook and I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. Above is the picture of the front and below the back. I forgot to take a picture inside, or of the goodies I sent along with the needlebook.


And finally, yet another picture, I finished off a pair of socks! I'm eagerly waiting for the mail to arrive with my brand new sets of Addi turbo needles that I ordered from the U.K. Nancy has promised even better socks (and faster maybe, these are turbo needles?) with these babies. She describes them as the 'chocolate truffles' of the knitting world LOL.


And a new blogger to welcome to our blogging world. My dear friend Ann had started her own blog, Knowledge and Needles. If you get a minute, please drop by and pay her a visit! She does the most exquisite needlework, especially of over-1 work, and is also the owner of a lovely needlework shop, which makes visiting very handy!

21 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow - two fabulous exchanges! I love what you received from Su; she always does a beautiful job. Your exchange for Helene is pretty special - it looks fabulous! Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Vonna said...

Oh...you are the recipient of Su's lovely work!! LUCKY YOU! doesn't she do exquisite stitching and finishing?!
and your wee needlebook is gorgeous! Fabulous job Wendy!
And I like the socks too!

Annemarie said...

Oooooh, those exchange goodies (both su's and yours) are exquisite! Would you believe I had been working on exactly the same thing (i.e. the PS bird-needlebook)?
I'll go and visit your friend now!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, that's quite the 'haul'! Lucky you!

Love the socks....are they for you?

Hazel said...

Very fine gifties indeed!

BeckySC said...

WOW, both exchanges are wonderful!! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

The socks are great - love the colors! The exchange pieces are beautiful too - the PS design you chose is so nice!

Barbara said...

Utterly gorgeous stitching and knitting! That's really your first needlebook?? You've got the touch, woman! It's stunning!

Carla said...

two gorgeous exchanges!!! Congrats!

Isabelle said...

Those exchanges are wonderful! Your knitting is gorgeous.

lena-lou said...

Love the jazzy socks, your exchange from Su is wonderful and the one you sent is too...beautiful work on your needlebook :-))

Anne S said...

Some beautiful exchange pieces there - both given and received! :D Love the socks too ;)

Anita said...

wow great exchange pieces. I just love the PS piece that you did, the finishing is very pretty.

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful exchange you received! And, the needlebook you stitched is beautiful!! I love the socks, too!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous exchanges Wendy. Both you and Su do such lovely work. Congrats on making your very first needle book. I'm sure it won't be your last but it will always have special memories.

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oooooh lovely socks Wendy :)

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Lavender Rose said...

Gosh, Wendy, you did have a windfall day!! Best of all are your great little socks! I'm a knitter, and yet, I can never get the hang of socks!! Yours are really admirable and knockouts, too. Hugs, Deb

monique said...

Your needlebook is lovely! And gosh I can't believe all of the wonderful presents going around with the SBEBB exchanges!

monique said...

I went to Ann's blog and was going to leave a comment, only to find that she has it set so that only google members can comment. I think it's an automatic default, but she may want to change it :)

stitcherw said...

Both exchanges are lovely (given and received), and your socks are such fun colors. I'll look forward to hearing how you like your new needles, fun analogy saying they are the chocolate truffles of the knitting world. :)
Sue

Sharon said...

Beautiful Wendy, oh I just love your needlebook what a wonderful job you did. Love your giftie from Su too and your socks are so nice. Are they for you or for a gift?? Great job. Hugs, Sharon