Thursday, September 06, 2007

What's the Buzz Exchange



I received a huge package in the mail late yesterday afternoon from my exchange partner for the SBEBB What's the Buzz Exchange. It was sent from Jeanne from Willow Tree Stitching and she did an absolutely fantastic job with everything. I opened up the package to first find a mesh project back, perfectly suited for the exchange with a strip of bee skeps fabric on the front, which she had made herself! And inside were endless goodies, including a package of Jelly Belly's, a lovely quilt themed magnetic note pad, a card which she had also made from fabric, and of course the pièce de résistance, a beautiful pinkeep and scissorfob with a lovely pair of Gingher scissors attached.

Jeanne commented that she used nail polish on the pinheads so that it better matched the pinkeep. That much attention to detail is amazing to me!

Jeanne's stitching and finishing is exquisite! I am in awe of all her crafting abilities, sewing, cardmaking, stitching, finishing, cordmaking.....wow! And I feel truly spoiled! Thank you Jeanne, so much for such a wonderful package! Your crafting talents are awesome!!



I received a message from Cathy that she received my exchange that I had sent to her. I stitched a Shepherd's Bush design and made it into a little pillow ornament. I really think I need to polish up my finishing skills....

30 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, I love the exchange piece that you received. It is just awesome. I love your SB pillow as well. What a great exchange.

monique said...

Oh my goodness... I love that pinkeep! Great exchange :)

Barbara said...

What a wonderful exchange and lovely stitching all around :)

xstitch.nl said...

Wow, I bet you were jumping for joy when you opened up the package!! What a wonderful exchange!! The sttiched pieces are just beautiful. Love the little fob!!

quiltorstitch said...

Your exchange is beautiful. So many talented people! :D Your pillow is gorgeous too, I am partial to Shepherd's Bush designs anyway! Enjoy your goodies.

Carla said...

What a wonderful exchange you've received Wendy! The pinkeep and scissor fob are lovely!
The pillow ornie you made is also bee-utiful!!

Vonna said...

Oh MY!!! What a lovely pinkeep and fob! Jeanne does lovely work!!
And I think your wee pillow is charming! I'm sure Cathy loved it!

Annemarie said...

Oh, how wonderful to be on the receiving end of such goodness. I know how you feel :o))))
By the way, I don't think you need to brush up on your finishinf skills at all, but that's another matter!

Barbara said...

Ooohhhh!! Lovely!!! :D

Michele said...

wonderful exchanges! and I love your pillow .. better than I could have done :)

Jeanne said...

So glad you liked everything Wendy. I love your SB pillow - I love almost all the SB designs! I need to make more pillows to use up more of my fabric stash. :)

Lavender Rose said...

Aren't you the fortunate one with these exchange goodies!!?? I'm loving them!
Hugs,
Deb

Kathy A. said...

You did a beautiful job on your little pillow. No lessons needed. Your exchange was awesome WOW!!! I zigzagged my fabric and made a working copy of Paradigm today. I am now second guessing my color choice!!! Nov. 1st are you ready?

Julianne said...

Wendy,

You sure received a lovely exchange. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cheryl said...

Your finishing skills look great to me!
Love the exchange gifts you received, very beautiful

Lili said...

That's a wonderful exchange! Your finishing skills look very high standard to me, Wendy!
You've also done an amazing job with Peaches and I'm off to visit this link...
Take care!
Lili

staci said...

Really fantastic exchanges! Beautiful pinkeep and fob! And your pillow is just adorable!

Mindi said...

Absolutely gorgeous exchange you received, and lots of nice goodies. Your Shepherd's Bush piece is very pretty as well.

Carol said...

Doesn't Jean do such beautiful work?? I was the lucky recipient from her in the Little Critters Exchange earlier this summer. She is amazing! Congratulations :-)

Lauren said...

Wow, what lovely exchanges!

Michelle said...

Fabulous exchanges! Your pillow is so cute!

Von said...

Oh my goodness, Wendy! Both exchanges are exquisite!!!

Beatrice said...

Boy there is some wonderful work there!!! "great finishes"
Got to work on my Castle if I'm going to be ready for Paradigm.
Happy stitching.

Tannia said...

Both exchanges are lovely Wendy - well done to both of you.

I really enjoy seeing all these beautiful pieces.

Lynn said...

What a lovely exchange piece! Your pillow turned out great too. I barely have time to stitch let alone finish things off so nicely!

tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy! What an awesome exchange to recieve!

The pillow you stitched up is beautiful as well!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful pinkeep and fob you received - I love the design. I think the pillow you made is very pretty both in stitching and finishing!

Sylvie said...

They are both gorgeous!

Isabelle said...

Hello Wendy! Your exchange from Jeanne is quite lovely. As is your pillow to Cathy!! Adorable!

Munners said...

Your pillow for Cathy is gorgeous! Looks like your finishing is just fine :) Jeanne's exchange to you is also beautiful.