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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

More exchanges

I mentioned that I recently took part in an exchange via the Stitched With Love Exchange blog , which was set up by Lainey , and I can now show some pics. My partner was Nataly , and this is what I stitched and sent for her.

I am so pleased that the mug and tea light holder arrived safely . Thank whoever invented bubble wrap , lol.

As you can see, I went with a cupcake theme, making a cupcake pillow using a chart from one of the stitching mags , think it was Cross Stitcher. The chart matches up pretty well to one of the cupcakes on the mug , which is cool . I also included magnetic notepads , a smelly thread cupcake kit , and some WDW thread , with lovely food names ,lol and a little lady bug bag , as there are always bugs on a picnic. I really could have done this exchange two or three times over ,as I found loads of cup cake themed items, it was great.

My stitching partner was Colleen, a new to me blogger , and I'm so pleased that I have a lovely new blog to read as well as some fantastic goodies and a lovely stitched pillow from her.

The pillow is a mix of two designs, French Country Basket from JBW and the wording is from TSG .Didn't Colleen make a lovely job of it ?

She themed the exchange with a Garden Party idea , so as well as the pillow I got some lovely floral buttons , and butterflies , floral scissors , gorgeous blue threads , my first ever Dinky Dyes , looking forward to using them and lots of other fantastic gifts .

So a big Thank you to Colleen , and also to Lainey for organising the exchange ,she did a brilliant job.

Thanks for dropping by ,

Cath

9 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great exchanges sent and received.

♥ Nia said...

Cupcakes are always so cute!! =)
Lovely exchange! :D

Christine said...

Two beautiful exchange gifts

Tracy said...

Hey Cath, I'm using you as a test to try and post a comment.

I love the exchanges, esp the colours in the one you made great design. xx

Julie said...

Super exchange gifts, you both did really well

Sally said...

Wonderful exchanges :)

mdgtjulie said...

Both exchanges are lovely. I saw your exchange on Nataly's blog, and the cupcake on the mug really DOES match the cupcake you made her. It's perfect. Great job to you and Colleen!!

Wendy said...

What a lovely swap! I love that cross stitch and everything matches so well

Dawn said...

Love them all Cath !