Friday, January 16, 2009

Exchanges received and bp update

January progress

Here is my Beatrix Potter January progress. I am using Victorian Mottos threads in Antique Wine set on Sassy's Tan Marble Jobelan. It is so nice to work on. I am loving the blends of the colour and they go so well together. Some people have asked if I have a plan for doing the colours but I don't really. I am just ad-libbing and seeing how it comes out. I am not going to get over stressed with this piece.

My two recent exchanges have arrived I have been told by the recipients. Mamajoan was my recipient for the Winter House sbebb exchange and this is what I made her:

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It is taken from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornie mag from last year and the design is a PS one. It was a joy to stitch and finish into this miniature pinkeep.

I have also heard from Su that she has got my Blackbird Design sbebb exchange. This exchange was cancelled but I had already started it and was prepared to send it anyway and Su really likes it I believe. I stitched it on some special fabric that Stephanie gave me from Silkweaver and used Cresent Colour threads and antique glass beads to edge it.

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Speaking of Christmas ornies... I got this through today and intend to use it for the Christmas ornament challenge blog. I have bought some Holly green coloured felt and am awaiting some Fiskars pinking Shears so I can finish them just like the picture:

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So guess what I'll be working on this weekend?

Have a good weekend to all my readers and commenters. I love hearing from you and finding new blogs to visit. xx

22 comments:

Julie said...

Lovely exch gifts and nice new chart too.
Loving your BP, i finally put some stitches into mine, so will post an update after the weekend.

Shari said...

your BP looks great!!!! I have started mine, but only done a little. I am working hard on my model for now. Your exhanges look great as well! Keep up the great work! Love the PS you got! Have fun with them!

Mylene said...

Lovely exchange pieces you've completed.

BP is looking great!

Have a nice weekend too.

Angela said...

The BP SAL looks good.

Loved the two exchanges especially the first one.

Good luck with the Praire Schooler pieces.

Melissa said...

your exchanges look great. Beautiful job.

Lee said...

Is that BBD exchange piece done over one?? Marvelous!

Laura said...

Your Beatrix Potter is looking so beautiful. You made really nice color choices. The exchange gifts are lovely also!

Becky K in OK said...

Your BP is looking so great. I love that design.

The PS is so great also. I love her designs. I used PS for my Winter House also.

What can I say, the BBD is gorgeous.

staci said...

You're making terrific progress on BP! And both of your exchanges are gorgeous!!!

xstitch.nl said...

Your exchange pieces are both lovely!!

Susimac said...

I really love the BBD exchange piece that you sent me, it was soooo me and its perfect
Thankyou again Hazel.

Love the PS ornie that you made too it looks so wintery.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a beautiful post with so many nice things to see! I love that PS ornie a bunch, and love the way you placed the pins. Lovely exchange to Su, and such great progress on BP! I am using orange and red Victorian Motto threads and ad-libbing the color choices as I go, too.

Carol R said...

BP is looking great - I real;y want to start mine.
Beautiful exchanges and I can't wait to see your first Challenge ornament!

stitcherw said...

Your BP sampler is looking so pretty, and your exchange pieces were lovely as well. The PS designs look like they will be a lot of fun to do, I also like how they finished them into the ornaments.
Sue

Siobhan said...

Your BPQ looks wonderful! Your exchanges are all beautiful, too--love the BBD!

Lennu said...

Your BP looks beautiful, I love the colours you have chosen. The exchanges are wonderful! I already saw the one you stitched for Su in her blog, it's such a beauty! The Winter house exchange is gorgeous too, great work :)

Melissa said...

I must say while all your stitching looks great, I absolutely loved the BBD design you stitched for Su. The colours you used are just exquisite!

Sally said...

Lovely exchange pieces and your new chart is lovely. Looking forward to seeing these stitched up.

Love your progress on BP. The colours you are using are gorgeous.

karen said...

BP is coming along beautiful! love the exchanges you sent too!

Maren said...

Your work here is so beautiful! Especially that piece you made for Mama Joan!

Tracy said...

I've seen your BBD up close and the colours are stunning and I love the design you chose for your Winter House

Kathy said...

Your BP is looking great. Just love watching the Quaker designs grow.

Exchange stitchings look good too. I have stitched two designs out of that PS book. They are so fun.