Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fair & Square~~4th of July round

I received the cutest squares in the mail today from Melissa P! (no blog yet) She stitched LHN's Stars and Stripes......you know, I completely forgot that I have this chart and now I don't have to stitch it either!!!

She also sent some great patriotic goodies: fabric, a cute flag button, WDW in Old Glory and Independence (perfect) and a cute hanging heart! Thank you so much Melissa for the fabulous exchange, I love everything!!!

Melissa also received the squares I stitched for her...

Bent Creek Holiday Snappers; Happy Independence Day
fabric: 32ct oyster linen
fibers: DMC
I really loved this round as I adore/collect/decorate with lots of Americana! Right now I'm thinking of finishing this square into a tiny pillow...I have a basket of little stitched patriotic pillows and this would be the perfect addition :) Thank you Melissa for a great exchange!

27 comments:

Kim B said...

Perfect exchanges - both send and received!!

Sandra Ree said...

That is a wonderful exchange, how lucky for both of you! Excellent stitching as always Staci. :)

BeckySC said...

Both are just great :)
Enjoy the weekend, Staci :)

Sharon said...

What a wonderful send and recieve!! I love your idea of the basket of patriotic pillows - sounds very cute!!!! :)

Dora said...

Both great patriotic designs! I like your idea about putting them in a basket.

Melissa: I believe I recognize the postcard as being the Old Academy now home of FHS...my hometown!
Dora

Carol R said...

Lovely exchanges both sent and received!

xstitch.nl said...

Wow, two great exchanges. Enjoy!!

Andrea said...

Lovely squares both sent and received.

Barbara said...

I love them both! :D

Jennifer/OH said...

Great exchanges. I love patriotic themed designs.
In regards to your comment on my blog about hand-dying fabric. I use RIT Dye...both the powder that comes in the box and the pre-mixed in the bottles. In my usual fashion I never follow the package directions! I mix the powder not with the gallons of water recomended, but in small Mason jars to get intense colors. Then I pour a bit out at a time into the sink (or sometimes old pots;don't want to stain the stuff we eat off of!)and add water until I get a color I like. I also "paint" with foam brushes dipped into the jars ro spotch it on by squeezing the liquid out of the foam brush onto certain areas. Hope this helps. BTW, go to my blog and see the patriotic piece I dyed a few days ago.

Melissa P. said...

Hi Staci,
Thanks again for a great exchange!!

Dora: What keen eyes you have. That is a picture of the Old Academy.

Melissa

Lillie said...

Beautiful exchange.

Sharon said...

Both sets are gorgeous!

Susimac said...

Both are lovely - great exchanges.

patternnuts said...

Ooooh such nice exchanges! :)
The red, white and blue is so nice.

Aury said...

Thanks for your visit :D

Great exchange!! lovely squares both!!

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Aury
www.aurytm.com

Wendy said...

Great square for the Patriotic Exchange!

Dani said...

Great exchanges :) I think this was one of my favorite rounds too!

Angela said...

Staci, you stitched a beautiful exchange and rec'd a lovely one too! I love this BC chart :)

Carolyn said...

WONDERFUL exchanges!!! I just love patriotic things, and these are all great.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting my blog! BTW, I'm emailing you about something. Just letting you know in case it goes in your spam file. :)

Hugs,
Carolyn

Carolyn said...

Well, I was going to email you, but your email address isn't on the little email thingee. If you get a chance, would you mind shooting me one? My address is singlerose4u at hotmail dot com.

Thanks!

Carolyn :)

vegetableswithlove said...

These are super cute! Seeing them makes me want to stitch something in preperation for the 4th!!! Thanks for posting! Love the patterns!

Ranae said...

Gosh! July is right around the corner.
Those are some cute exchange squares.

Maria said...

Hi Staci!
Many thanks for your comment in my blog.
I like yours so much, so I´ll visit it again.
Regards!

Michele said...

lovely exchanges! can't wait to see the pillow you'll make :)

Sally said...

Lovely squares both sent and received Staci.

Love your gift from Harmien. it's so pretty.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful exchange!! Both the one given and the one received are great. I sort of collect patriotic, too. Never enough of it. Great job.