Friday, October 19, 2007

Hallowe'en Exchange from Amy



I love a good mail day, I have been hunting down the mail man lately and all he has been bringing lately is junk mail, the kind that goes straight into the recycling bin....or bills, the kind that goes straight into the look at it later bin. But today is Friday and he blessed me with a sweet little package - my Hallowe'en exchange! This came from Amy (Amy Stitches), who I confess to not knowing before now, which is really another great thing about these exchanges, they introduce you to some wonderful stitchers that I would not otherwise have gotten to know.

And look at the most wonderful sweet little pillow she made for me! Its a design by Heart in Hand and she stitched it on a piece of natural banding and used this to finish into an amazing little pillow. Isn't it wonderful! I really love to see the way people come up with finishing things. Its truly inspiring and always wants me to push my creative limits to try more and more things.



And as usual, stitchers are the most generous people. Inside the cool little Hallowe'en baggy, were an assortment of gifties that only stitchers would squeal over - Piecemaker needles, a skein of Vikki Clayton silk called Pumpkin, a skein of Carrie's thread called Harvest Brew and some cute stickers!

Sorry, no stitching pictures from me! I've been hard at work, slogging away at the last of my PIF gifties and hopefully will be able to finish them up this weekend. Then I need to work on my Fair and Square blocks. Then its back to the Neighbourhood RR. I'm afraid my own stitching has fallen way off. But these other things are way too much fun.

Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Andrea said...

Great exchange, that is so cool! Enjoy all of your goodies.

Isabelle said...

That is *beautiful*!! I really love that pillow, all those special stitches are gorgeous.

Have fun with your PIF and RR stitching :)

Barbara said...

What a lovely exchange! :) And it is so fun to "meet" new stitchers, isn't it? :)

Vonna said...

Amy does such lovely work, doesn't she? And she has a lovely on-line store too!
Her exchange to you is stunning and filled super fabulous gifts!
Kudos Wendy you deserve them all!
:)

xstitch.nl said...

What a sweet pillow!! I just had to click to get a better look at that spooky charm... :o) That looks like a wonderful exchange altogether!!

karin said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I was very glad!
It is wonderful exchange. It is a very pretty pillow. This intended to do a stitch of me. However, there were various stitches and gave it up:(

What a fascinating SAL. I look forward to the progress of your stitch.

In addition, I visit it.

karin

Cindy said...

You really got a great exchange! That is such a pretty, delicate piece.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy...that black cat is adorable! This pillow showcases Amy's talent.

samplerlover said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts regarding my Mum. She has a bulging disc in her neck and is being treated with morphine. Hopefully this will ease some of the pain and help make her comfortable.

I love your pillow. Beautiful special stitches. Also I love the photo on the top of your blog. I think North America would be beautiful to visit in the Autumn.

Sherry said...

what a great exchange for you!

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

The little pillow that Amy made you is quite lovely. How are you doing with your PS Grapevine wreath? I am not doing too well. I only have 2 squares completed. Like you said, there's too much other stuff to stitch. Enjoy your weekend.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Love these Fall colors. We don't really have them in FL. So it's wonderful to see them. What a beautiful set you received, Wendy!
Hugs,
Deb

Beatrice said...

Isn't Halloween fun??
Your exchange IS wonderful!!!

Karen said...

That's a beautiful pillow! Amy did a wonderful job at finishing it.

Carla said...

Beautiful pillow!! Love the way she finished the pillow

Kathy A. said...

YOur fall pillow is so beautiful. The stitching is amazing and the little added extras are very nice too!!

Cheryl said...

Great exchange gifts! It is inspiring to see what everyone makes for each other...ive certainly got all my ideas from blogs! Stitching friends sure are generous :)

Sylvie said...

That's a great exchange. The pillow is gorgeous!

Lauren said...

What a great idea to stitch it on banding and then make it into a pillow!

monique said...

Oooh, nice exchange!

Jaimie said...

Oh that pillow is fabulous! I love the way that was finished!

Lili said...

A WOW is the only inspiration I get from such pics of a lovely exchange. I'm speechless. Inspiring, undoubtedly...

Carol said...

Oh wow! Amy did a great job - whaat a stunning exchange!

tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy that's a beautiful Halloween exchange to reveive!