Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wonderful Exchanges

I have two wonderful exchanges to share.

Today, I received my woodland exchange parcel from Simone. This is the second time Simone stitched for me, the first being the Floss Tag Exchange on HoE. Simone's stitching and finishing are beautiful. She chose designs from "And A Forest Grew" and finished them into a pincushion and a scissors fob. The fob was personalised with my initials on the back. They are so beautiful, I love them. The fob is already on my scissors.

Simone also sent me goodies. Look at picture to see what she sent me. These goodies will be put to good use for my next exchange.

Thank you Simone for a wonderful exchange.





Last week, I received another super exchange from Nela of Venezuela. It was the long awaiting Biscornu Exchange. The first parcel was lost in the post and Nela had to stitch a replacement. Thank you Nela, I appreciate the time and effort put in.

Nela sent my exchange in a lovely and nice smelling box. I was speechless when I opened and unwrapped the presents. Nela designed and stitched a biscobourse especially for me. The closure on the biscobourse is very special, it is a chinese knot. Nela took five hours to make it. Look at the treasures I found in the biscoburse - a floss tag with ribbon and threads; a needlebook and a scissors pouch with scissors, a beaded scissors fob and a tiny biscornu fob. These tiny treasures are all personalised. They are beautifully stitched and finished, I will treasure them.

Nela also sent me a thread keep handcrafted by her. She put my favourite flower on the front of the thread keep and my name on the back. She is a very talented lady.

Thank you Nela for a wonderful exchange.





For the same Woodland Exchange, my partner Verona had received the parcel. I found a Arbor Day freebie in my stash. I modified the chart and added some motifs. It was finished as a needlebook. I personalised the needlebook with Verona's initial on the inside. I am glad that she likes the needlebook.




Since I started blogging in September last year, I realize that there are a lot of talented stitchers out there. I love to see all the beautiful things they stitched and finished. They enable me, I want to stitch and make all the lovely things I have seen.

Until the next time, happy stitching and take care.

Hugs,
Ellen

4 comments:

doris said...

You received some truly beautiful items! I'm always amazed at the ways stitchers finish their pieces. Your needlebook is a treasure.

Mylene said...

What beautiful exchanges both sent and received.

Have a good weekend!

Brigitte said...

These exchnage pieces are just tsunning. I love all those ways of finishing very much, particularly Nela's biscornu with the opening and all the tiny treasures inside.

Nelapx said...

Para mi ha sido un gran placer llevar un trocito de mi a tus manos.... que lo disfrutes