Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Favorite Things Exchange Results!

Hello!  :)

I participated in a "My Favorite Things" cross stitch exchange over at Stitched With Love Exchanges. It was a completely secret swap. We didn't get to find out who had us until everyone in the swap received their packages. Yesterday was the reveal day. Marjorie from Whittier, CA had me. This is what she sent me . . .


Isn't it all awesome?!!! I'm so happy with everything! Did you notice one of the ribbons have little teacups on it? I love teacups! :) It's all so perfect! Thank you Marjorie for a wonderful package! Here's a close-up of the lovely teapot she stitched for me . . .


I love teapots! She did a fabulous job! Don't you think?!!!  :)

My partner for this swap was Loretta from Canada. Her favorite colors were purple and red. Her favorite things included lots of Christmas so that's the theme I went with. Here's what I sent her . . .


I was originally going to make a couple of ornaments for her but then I saw this Santa pattern and just had to stitch it for her. It was a lot of work but totally worth it. I love the way it turned out!  :)  Here's a close-up of the pillow . . .


And a closer view of the stitching . . .


Someday I want to do this one for myself too! It really was a fun exchange! I'm working on my second one with the group right now. It's a patriotic theme. I've already completed the stitching and gathered the goodies. Now I just have to finish up the piece and get it mailed by Wednesday. I can't wait to see what I get next! I love patriotic things!  :)

Until next time . . .


17 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely stitching! Wow, a lot of wonders in that swap, looks like fun.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Beautiful stitching, what a great swap. you and your partner must both be very pleased!

Elaine said...

I;m so glad you enjoyed your first exchange with us Cherise. Both packages sent and received were fabulous!

donna said...

What a beautiful exchange and stitching.
Hugs
donna

Etcetorize said...

What a fun idea! It must feel like Christmas pulling all of your goodies out. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You did a beautiful job on the Santa stitching. =)

Lesley said...

Your Santa is adorable! Your swap partner is a lucky lady! And you too! You received some wonderful treasures!

Sue Daurio said...

what great stitching!!! That is some swap with wonderful goodies.

vikki said...

Sounds like a lot f fun. That Santa is wonderful.

Marcie said...

Wow I wish I had your steady hand and patients!
Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

Sarah Beacom said...

Beautiful work :-) Sounds like the swap was fun :-) Hope you received some great goodies, as well!
Sarah B Texas @ sarahbtexas.blogspot.com

Krysta said...

I have a book that I bought many years ago that has a similar Santa pattern. Every year at Christmas, I pull it out and think, I should really stich one of these this year...and never do :( Your's turned out so wonderfully! I've been needing a hand stiched project for my month long vacation next month. Maybe you have inspired me!

felicity said...

That's what I call a successful swap! I love the Santa you stitched and it looks like the package you received is very "you"!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday and have a great week!

Kathy said...

Lots of beautiful things in that swap!

April said...

Oh I love your Christmas theme. I know that the Saint Nic must have taken you a while to make! very pretty

Connie said...

Beautiful stitchery! Love your Santa pillow and that teapot is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
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violi igłą malowane said...

beautiful, I love to stitch xxx