Oct 19, 2018

Stitchy Goodness and Humor

I've participated in a couple of stitchy exchanges over the summer and into fall.  First up is a Christmas ornament exchange.  Both my partner and I decided to stitch and send early.  Since Karen said her ornament didn't have to be Christmas themed, I did something a little different.  Here's what I stitched for Karen V in MA:

Design:  Quaker Snowflake
Designer: Sandy Longan
Fabric:  32ct Sky Blue Linen
Fibers: Six Strand Sweets, DMC

Linked To:  Stitching Lotus Smalls SAL

The front was stitched with SSS Plum Parfait.  The back is the same linen with Karen's name, my name, and the year stitched in DMC 793 as well as 3 tiny snowflake buttons.  I made the cording with DMC 157 and 793 along with a bit of SSS.

She messaged me how much she liked it and said she was going to find a place for it and leave it out year round. It always makes me happy when I know the recipient likes what I sent.

This is what I received from Karen.  Aren't they so so CUTE?!

I finished this cute needleslide.  It's stitched over-one on 32ct fabric.  Can you say adorbs?!

 Design:  Christmas Secret
Designer: Just Nan
Fabric:  32ct White Jobelan Linen
Fibers: GAST

The needles are placed in a piece of  felt on the backside and the whole thing is held in the tin by a very strong tiny magnet.

I'm going to leave you with a bit of stitchy humor and truth:

Until next time...


Donna Pheneger said...

Beautiful work by both you and Karen!
Love that comic - isn't that just like us!

Deb said...

Beautiful stitching Meari, and wonderful exchanges! Love the cartoon and oh so true!

connie said...

Nice Stitching and Finishing on your exchange..Your needle slide is so cute..I Love it..Loved the cartoon too..

Anonymous said...

What darling ornaments both you and Karen stitched! And a wonderful idea for the needleslide. I have a tin similar to that - now I know what to use it for! Also - great cartoon. I think we can all relate to that!


Anonymous said...

Meari, you've been busy! You're ornament is lovely, and finished beautifully, as usual. Karen's gifts are so cute, love the postcard to Santa! That needle slide project has been on my wish list for years, but I found the over one on 32 ct a wee bit daunting. Yours is absolutely lovely!


Anonymous said...

Lovely exchanges and the carton is so funny.


Sandy Longan said...

Love the Quaker Snowflake, I always like seeing my charts stitched by someone else. All the other stitching is amazing as well. Hugs, Sandy

Katie said...

Love the piece you did. The pieces you received are too cute too. The needle slide piece is adorbs indeed. I love that cartoon. It's just so true!

DJ said...

What a lovely ornament you stitched! You also got quite a lovely gift in return!! I've mentioned before how cute your needle slide was, I just love Just Nan designs!! Your comic cracks me up, mainly because it's so true!! Haha!!

Akila said...

Hahaha. love the comic :)

Mary said...

You both did a beautiful job with your finishes.

Kaisievic said...

Great cartoon and so very true! Love your finished snowflake and the needle tin is so gorgeous. Great exchange gifts that you received, too.