Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Private Exchange

Awhile back, Angela, of Hooked On Stitches, contacted me to see if I'd be interested in a private exchange with her. Since it had been quite a long time since I had participated in an exchange I eagerly agreed. We set a mail date and an "anything goes" theme and each put our thinking caps on to decide on a project we thought the other might like. Last week I received the item Angela stitched for me:

  
A flatfold. OMG Angela stitched me a flatfold! Out of the many years of exchanges and blog giveaway prizes, I have never received a flatfold! I adore the design and the finishing is perfection. She even made sure to use my favorite colors of brown, green and lavender! Thank you so much, Angela! You can read more about Angela's project here.

My project for Angela was a Blackbird Designs Stitcher's Box. This was one of the best things I have ever done. The stitching was a dream and the finishing I fretted over (to no end) was very easy. I was very pleased when Angela said how much she liked it!


Design ~ Our Home Sewing Box
Designer ~ Blackbird Designs
Fabric ~ 32 count Belfast Linen
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Sewing box as instructed
Special ~ Overdyed after stitching with RIT tan dye


I'm still so impressed with my finishing on this project. As I said, it was so easy and it turned out really nice looking! My corners could be better...but why quibble?

Many thanks to Angela for a wonderful exchange!


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

50 comments:

Margaret said...

Fantastic exchange indeed!! Very nice!

TexWisGirl said...

both are beautiful! two talented ladies. :)

Angela said...

I LOVED my sewing box :) It is so perfect!

I'm so happy that you loved the flatfold too and I'm really pleased I was right and you didn't have one :) LOL

Such a pure joy to exchange with you Sharon, let me know if you want to arrange another one in the future!

Ranae said...

A very cool and successful exchange

Vickie said...

Wow! Good for you two. Such pretty pieces. :)

Maggie said...

You both did a fantastic job, stitching and finishing!

Annie said...

Two lucky stitchers! A very good exchange match since you both received such lovely gifts.

Bea said...

A super exchange! Beauty from both of you.

Karen said...

Both are just great! Great job finishing...

McKenna C. said...

Great pieces! You both are very lucky! :D

~McKenna

Lisa V said...

Great exchange Sharon!
I love your stitchers box, the design is gorgeous and the colours are soo lovely.

Lindsay said...

What a fantastic exchange the two of you had.

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Jan said...

Wonderful exchange. I love the bee flatfold.

marly said...

Beautifully stitched exchange and your box is amazing!

tadamama said...

You both did beautiful work! What a wonderful exchange!

Patty C. said...

What a lovely box - i'm impressed - and the gift to you - "bee-autiful" !!!

Peggy Lee said...

Both are gorgeous! Your box is really cute. It turned out great!

Ellen said...

Great exchange! I just love both the flatfold and the box, they are gorgeous!

Hugs,

nikkin said...

Beautiful projects, congrats to both for such a wonderful job!

/hugs,
Nikki

Parsley said...

Wonderful exchange! Well done...both of you!

Lesleyanne said...

Both exchanges sent and received are gorgeous.

Mouse said...

oooo gorgeous stitched goodies you have done for each other ... simply perfect ....
if you want to practice your box making skills some more you could always do me one ;) ... can't promise a beautifully finished flat fold though eheheheh :)
love mouse xxxxx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Oh what beautiful exchange pieces - both your finishes are superb :)

Jackie said...

I love both pieces! I seems like an exchange match made in heaven for two of bloglands most prolific and accomplished stitchers and finishers!

Mii Stitch said...

They are both fantastic!
My favourite one is definitely the box - beautiful!!

cucki said...

both are so beautiful xx

Christine said...

Fantastic exchange, both gifts are absolutely stunning

Chris said...

What a lovely exchange! Both pieces are fantastic!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful exchange you two had!! I love the flatfold, I've never tried that and have never received one either.
And your box is fantastic!!

Vicontessca said...

Great exchange! The designs are wonderful!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely beautiful projects by both of you! Well done!

Lija said...

I absolutely adore your box!!!

valerie said...

Wow, what a fantastic exchange! You both did a wonderful job on each others' pieces! Congrats!

Carol said...

Beautiful finishes by each of you, Sharon! I just received my first flat-fold as a gift, too--not sure if I can get up my nerve to try my own, though!!

Paz said...

Precioso intercambio!!!! y preciosos tus trabajos!!!!. Esta es la direccion de mi blog poor si quieres pasarte

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Un saludo

Julie said...

A superb exchange, you both made such fabulous gifts for each other.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful exchange! You did a fantastic job with your box!

Sandra said...

Wonderful exchange! I love both pieces ;)

Michelle said...

Beautiful exchanges x

Annette said...

What a great exghanges!!! Love the bee-flatfold too.. you must feel so lucky!!

Jo said...

WOW! both projects are amazing. I especially love the box you made... maybe I'll be brave enough to try a box now!

dixiesamplar said...

What a lovely exchange! Love the BBD you finished, wish I could get my trims to turn out like that :o).

Penny said...

You both did beautifully!!

Brigitte said...

Both exchange pieces are wonderful, with perfect stitching and finishing. Enjoy!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wonderful exchange - to and fro! Lovely work, Ladies.

Deb said...

Both pieces are excellent example of a needleworker at their finest.

Both are simply beautiful and it gives me inspiration to know that some day I may hope to have my own work be half as good as the work you have done.

Anne said...

Gorgeous gifts both of you stitched for each other!!

Meari said...

What a great exchange!

Solstitches said...

What a fabulous exchange. I'm totally in love with that box and am going to have to bite the bullet and attempt one.
Margaret

Joysze said...

They're both lovely. I saw the Bumble Bee pics on Angela's blog as well and wondered who her "informant" was. ;)