I got the okay today that the Animal Antics Cross Stitch Exchange I participated in, through Stitched With Love Exchanges, is complete. That means that now I can share the goodies with you! :) If you'd like to view all the goodies the participants exchanged you can view them here.
In this exchange we were to list 3 animals we liked to give our partner choices of what to make for us. One of the animals I choose was the Ladybird or Ladybug. Yes I know it's not really an animal but it was for this exchange. ;) Here's what my partner Catherine in Pennsylvania sent to me.
It included the exact chart I hoped my partner would stitch for me! Can you believe that?! It has ladybugs and pink! My favorites! :) She only stitched part of the design for me so she gave me the pattern so I can stitch the whole thing later. Cool! ;) She also gave me a variety of pink hand-dyed threads, some linen fabrics, lots of buttons, cute ladybug ribbon and an adorable sterling silver ladybug charm! I love it all! :) Thanks so much Catherine for your generosity! You made me a happy girl! :)
Did you notice she included my initials in the stitched design? Cool huh?! She did such an awesome job with the stitching and finishing! I love it! :) Here's a close up . . .
Usually in these exchanges you send items to one person and receive items from another. This time Catherine and I actually had each other! How fun is that?!!! Catherine liked sheep and birds so I included both. Here's what I sent her . . .
And a closer view of the stitching . . .
I always have lots of fun with these exchanges! Right now I'm finishing up my project for the Fall Exchange and will soon be receiving my partner for the Christmas Stitches Exchange. This will finish up the exchanges for the year. I'm having so much fun! Thanks Lainey for hosting! You're the best! :)
Until next time . . .