Thursday, August 26, 2010

Receiving and Sending Exchanges (Picture Heavy!)

Lots of exchanges going on - and here are pics of gorgeousness received.

From Bonnie at PPTB , this lovely biscornu.  It's quite heavy for it's size and I suspect it's filled with crushed walnut shells. Aren't the colors so calm and quietly beautiful?

This exquisite hardanger Biscornu is from Shay.  I am in awe of her work - 'specially cause my own hardanger attempts are still so unsatisfactory, so I know what skill it takes to achieve this level of expertise.

Shay was also generous in sending extra prezzies.  Thank-you so much, Shay!

This delicate beauty was sent to me by Sheila - and look - my most favoritest motifs - butterflies!
Sheila also included extra prezzies - the Piecemaker needles (also a fav of mine) and the adorable scissors are much appreciated.

Lisa over at the PIF Stitchers sent me this package, and I have to say, I love her presentation:  oooh, the mystery and anticipation!  Opening it, I found this ornament - absolutely adorable.

I'm pretty sure the last batch (yes, I am shamefully behind - but steadily working to catch back up) of biscorni I mailed out have all been received.  PPTB is giving me a great excuse to stitch some of the neat charts I've collected.

To Despina, I sent this Tulip Bouquet biscornu.  What a joy to stitch.  I did use DMC threads that I had in my stash rather than the recommended specialty fibers.  The soft pink buttons were a lucky find.

When I started stitching this for Gillie, I was feeling whimsical.  I combined  a froggy motif from one of my stitching books with flies from Holy Mud! by Barbara Ana. 

For Mayté, I chose a Seaside freebie by Fée Rie.  I stitched it with the recommended DMC fibers - and it was hard with pride that I sent it off.

Last, but not least, was this Blue Rose (a freebie I'd had in my stash forever) that I stitched for Sheila.

I stitched it with HDF silks by Vikki Clayton.  These gorgeous colors were in a Detritus bag I received with an order - but it doesn't look like Vikki offers that option anymore :-(

That's all for now, dear friends and gentle readers.  My thanks to all my fellow exchangers - you each brighten my days!


Blu said...

Wow! What a beautiful lot of biscornu!
The frog one makes think of the Ninja Turtles.

Meari said...

Pretty biscornus!