Saturday, June 05, 2010

Exchange with Lynn - oh my!

Yesterday it was my birthday woot!! I had a lovely day and got my hair cut quite short and received some lovely gifts. One thing I got which was not particularly for my birthday, was an exchange I did with Lynn B from Happiness is Cross Stitching blog. She set the date as she wanted me to have it for my birthday. It cam ethe day before and I was itching to open it but I waited patiently so I would have something stitchy to open. What she made had my mouth gaping open for a long while. It is the most beautiful box and I adore it. I keep opening it and looking inside. Here are some pics.

Exchange from Lynn June 10





Lynn made this entire package by herself! She included some polymer clay roses and buttons and the last rose has a little jewel in the centre. I absolutely love it Lynn. Thanks for a brilliant exchange.

And I suppose you were wondering what I made for Lynn...

Here is my effort. It is a design from Midsummer Nights designs from The Gift of Stitching magazine. I finished it slightly differently from how it suggested. It was one of my first times on my little sewing machine and I was worried as my machine stitching wasn't so straight but not bad for a first attempt I don't think.







Stitching bag, Needlebook and Fob
Midsummer Nights Designs
Antique white Cashel linen
DMC stranded cotton

Well, that's it from me folks. I am only a few days into my pledge and I am already finding it difficult. Tracy bought me my choice of 50 DMCs for my birthday as well as some gorgeous linen. So I have kitted up projects in preparation ;). Thanks for all your support. I am going to continue and resist new starts. So far we have two people saying they will join us:

Tracy (another Tracy;))

Why don't you pop by their blogs and encourage them if you get a minute. The rest of you "Serial Starters"..... just watch and see lol. I already have one finish just round the corner hahahahahaha!!!

Have a good weekend everyone. xx


Karan said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes - sounds like you had a good day. Oooo how gorgeous are they! Love them, both sent & received. :0)

Jackie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Both exchange projects are stunning! You and Lynn are very talented.

Cole said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a beautiful exchange with Lynn, both sent & received! You both do such lovely work :)

Raven/Missy said...

Happy Birthday! WOW that box is gorgeous! What a wonderful exchange/gift!

Katrina said...

Happy belated birthday! And what gorgeous gifts, love them both.

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Hazel!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Both exchange packages look lovely! You did a wonderful job on yours! :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Happy Belated birthday.... you ladies did wonderful on your exchange.

Everything was beautiful!

Margaret said...

Oh my is right! Happy belated birthday! And both exchange pieces! Gorgeous!!!!! I just love them both! Lynn is just amazing, and you're pretty amazing yourself!

Deanne J said...

Happy Belated.

Beautiful exchanges

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love both of the exchanges, they are beautiful.

Catherine said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Your gift from Lynn is stunning as is your finish!!

Shari said...

gorgeous pieces!!!! Wow!~
I would love to do your no new starts, but I am doing an ornament a month, so I have to start them. I am making myself FINISH more of my WIP's this year thou!!!
Keep it up! I am proud of you!

corinna said...

happy bday late
gorgeous stitch exchange

oh and i love your 2cnd pair of socks

and the big crochet blanket-FUN!

Myra said...

Wow! Both of those exchanges are just fabulous. You both outdid yourselves.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Both exchanges are gorgeous. You must both be so thrilled.

Nic said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

I love both the exchange projects, they are beautiful!

DovilÄ— said...

Happy Birthday:) lovely exchange

Christine said...

Hope you had a great birthday.
The exchange you sent out is wonderful and that box is just gorgeous, you must be thrilled

Lynn B said...

I am so glad you liked the exchange I made for you, I was particularly thrilled with the exchnage I received from you Hazel, it is fabulous!
You put lots of work into it and it showed.

I have not managed to take photos of yours yet but as soon as I do I will put the pictures on my blog.

Thankyou to all the ladies for the lovely comments!

Sherry said...

Belated Happy Birthday! You are braver than I could be about the pledge but I will be thrilled to watch your progress.

Deb said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love, the things that you exchanged with each other. Both are really beautiful. You are both so talented!

Tracy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Ranae said...

Happy belated Birthday! Hazel and many many more.
Gorgeous exchange pieces

Carolyn NC said...

Both gifts are just stunning! And Happy Belated Birthday!

Julie said...

Belated Birthday Greetings

A gorgeous exchange gift from Lynn, i love what you stithced and sent too, pretty design

Carol said...

What a perfect exchange on both sides! You should be very proud of your work, Hazel :)

Hope your birthday was special for you!

Tracy said...

Stunning exchanges hun xx

Berit said...

OMG I don't know where to look first! Both exchanges are just simply that lovely! :D

Hope you had a great Birthday, and good luck on your 6-month challenge! :D

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. What AMAZING exchange pieces!

Sharon said...

They are both so gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Wow. You both do gorgeous work. the box you received with the lovlies are all wonderous. I am impressed with people that do clay work. So, pretty. And your stitching is beautiful too. What a treat for the eyes. Happy Birthday!

Heidi said...

What a super exchange you BOTH did! You must be so pleased with giving and receiving Hazel.

I, as you know, have been on a mission this year to finish UFOs. One will be done this month but I hope for two in the end. Fingers crossed while not I find the more old projects that I finish, the more it feels good and makes me grab the next UFO.

Wishing you a very happy birthday dear Hazel!

Hugs from Holland ~

P.S. - You asked me for my address for your RAK is on the envelope your fob is in but I will send you the new one in September.

Barb said...

Hope you had a nice birthday. Great exchange gift from Lynn. I love your Stitching Treasures piece.x

Isadarena said...

Hi Hazel,all my best wishes for your Birhtday and what a great exchange between Lynn and you : both presents are just lovely:-)
Have a nice day,

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Hazel!

Both exchanges are gorgeous! I have that MND design printed out to stitch one day as I love it. You did a lovely job on it. Both you and Lynn stitch so beautifully.

Susimac said...

Happy Belated Birthday Hazel.

Wow what wonderful exchanges both sent and received, just so so stunning

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday Hazel!!! What a gorgeous gift!

stitcherw said...

Wow, both exchange pieces are gorgeous, and what fun timing to get it for your birthday. Happy Belated Birthday, it sounds like you had a fun one. Good luck with your pledge to only work on WIP's, I really need to do something like that, than maybe I'd finally get my poor Trick or Treat Mice design done.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Belated Happy Birthday !
You both are so creative and your gifts are just gorgeous.