Friday, May 30, 2008

Exchanges received

Found out that Staci received my freebie exchange in the post today and that she likes it yay!! I made her a mattress pincushion with a freebie from Les Grilles de Maryse. I have had to pinch her pics as I forgot to take some doh!
Freebie exchange to staci
Freebie exchange to staci - back

These are the extras I sent to her as well. I also know that Angie got my Needleroll in the Jayne's Attic Needleroll exchange. I struggled to find a pattern so I rummaged through my old magazines and found a pretty band sampler. I took a few bands out and came up with this:
First Needleroll Close up
Sorry the pics are a bit blurry. I was so proud of myself for making one of these and learning the hemstitching. I used it for the Monthly challenge blog too.

Slowly adding to my blog list. Still need to write down exchange dates so I don't forget them. Rachel reminded me she was about to start my pif I signed up for and it has reminded me to get on with Steph's that I have begun. So tonight I am going to finish the stitching on my summer house sbebb exchange then I will do a bit on Steph's pif. I have also got two biscornu (biscorni??) to think about too. I really do need to get organised. Another rotation perhaps??

Have managed to get a babysitter for my big day next week so dh and I can go out for a nice meal. Woohoo! Escaping the house for a night. What a treat!!

Till next time, have a good weekend everyone. Thanks for your comments.xx

18 comments:

Mylene said...

First off, i love your template for your blog!

Your finishes for the exchanges looks great!! Well done!!
Have a nice weekend!!

Carla said...

You'ce sent two beautiful exchanges, Hazel!
And your biscornu turned out great!!!

cathymk said...

Beautiful exchanges Hazel - I love the mattress pincushion. Lovely work!

Barbara said...

Great stitching, Hazel! :D

Niek and I are going out for dinner tonight for the first time since (before) the birth of Arden. His parents (to my utter amazement!!) have agreed to watch the three younger kids for a few hours. Woohoo!

xstitch.nl said...

Great finishes, both!!
Have a fabulous birthday next week!!

staci said...

Thanks again Hazel :) Beautiful needleroll. Have a fun (kid-less) b-day dinner!!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Lovely exchange pieces that you made ;)

Lisa said...

love the new look Hazel! lovely pinkeep and well done on your 1st needleroll it looks great!

Andrea said...

Beautiful exchanges.

Dawn B. said...

Like the new look and the baby gets cutter evey time I she him. Your exchnage finishes are great.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your new template is great, and I love your needleroll, very pretty.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous exchange gifts Hazel. Your biscornu is so pretty too.

Have a wonderful birthday.

Sally said...

Wow I love the mattress pinkeep you made and your needleroll is beautiful:)

Lisa said...

Ooh, love the exchange pieces you sent! I have stitched a mattress pincushion myself yet, but keep meaning to do it.

Annemarie said...

Wowie! You have some very lucky exchange partners, Hazel! I adore the wee mattress and the needleroll is stunning!
Hope you have a fun dinner with hubby-dear :o)

Carol said...

Pssst! Happy Birthday Hazel!! A little giftie is on its way to you, but I think it may be a day or two late {{HUGS}}} Oh, and less than a week until the release of The Other Boleyn Girl now! I hope you are enjoying the novel still ;-)

Karan said...

Great new look to your blog - so fresh & clean looking. Love it!
Great exchange pieces & biscornu.
Hope you have a lovely time on your Great Escape. :0)

Sharon said...

Lovely exchanges! Love your blog template too.