Sunday, June 29, 2008

1 over 1 Stitching

Kudos to the postal service! I mailed 2 exchanges on the 16th; one to Canada and one to Belgium, and they both arrived at their destinations Friday :)

The first one is the Xmas in July ornie exchange for Chantal. I love this little freebie pattern from Aurelle and I've stitched it many times. This was the first time I stitched it over 1, and I must say I was really pleased with the results!!!

Mon beau sapin,

freebie by Aurelle, found here

fabric: 28ct linen remnant, 1/1

fiber: DMC 115

czech glass beads


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The second exchange was the Hooked on Exchanging LHN exchange for Irene. I used parts of Thread Gathering and stitched it over 1 on my own hand-dyed 22ct hardanger. I was really worried that Irene would be disappointed that I didn't stitch a full design, especially after I started seeing some of the wonderful finishes that were being sent/rec'd! But thankfully she likes it :)

Thread Gathering
by Little House Needleworks
fabric: 'Staci-dyed' 22ct hardanger, 1/1
fibers: Crescent Colors

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I'm still stitching away on exchanges ;) I mailed one Sat, have one ready to mail tomorrow and working on another! Hope you're having a great weekend, thanks for visiting me and my little 'ol blog!!!

30 comments:

Jill said...

Staci, you are awesome! I love this idea.

Jessie said...

Hi,
i love your red pinkeep. Beautiful lace and matching pins & fabric used~
Your thread gathering tag is a great idea ti hold the floss. Pretty and useful too.

Sandra Ree said...

Your little little 'ol blog, listen to you! Girl, you are one awesome stitching blog! Love everything you've shown here...how could you think anyone would be disappointed? I think not!

tkdchick said...

Wow! You did a great job on your exchanges they're so lovely!

Ruth said...

Simply beautiful work! I want to go stitch that little tree RIGHT NOW! :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love the thread gathering pieces, just gorgeous. Your Christmas orni looks great.

xstitch.nl said...

I'm geting all Christmassy looking at your beautiful exchange!!
Irene's tag and fob are awesome!!!

Annemarie said...

Love your exchanges, Staci! Tell me, do you ever have time to stitch anything for yourself?

Barbara said...

These are beautiful, Staci! What a wonderful job you've done of making up great exhange packages! :D

karenv said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous! I love the ornament one especially, but the thread tags are cute too!

~Julie~ said...

Staci, you rock! What's this about your "little ol' blog"?? LOL Your blog is AWESOME! I check it whenever I can, because your finishes are always so amazing. =) This one is no exception--it's terrific!!! I only wish I was the finisher you are. I love the little tree to pieces!! Chances are..if I tried to do that, I would end up with a li'l crooked tree.

The scissor fob & ring tag are...totally green-monster worthy (meaning the little green with envy critter that keeps popping it's head up) LOL!! Really they're wonderful, and the colors compliment each other very nicely!

...I have those same scissors. =D


~Julie~

cathymk said...

Both exchanges are gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the freebie (so pretty in the DMC115!) I love how you have used elements from Thread gathering! Just fabulous!

Concetta said...

Your exchanges are absolutely stunning!

Carol R said...

Lovely stitching and finishing - love the beads/charm on the top of the pinkeep.

Elaine said...

Another two adorable finishes Staci!

Hugs
Lainey

Dora said...

Staci,
Both exchanges are beautiful! Thanks for the link to the free chart. Your blog is a favorite!
Dora

Sally said...

Both exchanges are beautiful Staci! I love the little ornament!

Annie said...

What pretty finishes. That tree looks so nice in the variegated reds. I would never have suspected that design would work up so cute from just looking at the chart. You have a good eye for these things.

patternnuts said...

Oh~ such nice things!!!!! I love the ornament!- Did you use the 115 and stich one at a time or go //// then \\\\\? I love the effect.
The scissor and theads charms look wonderful! Very pretty colors and a perfect match to the scissors too!

Beatrice said...

That is amazing..I'm getting hooked on over one I must say.
The exchanges are sooo pretty!

Irene said...

Lovely pinkeep. No need to worry I just love my fobs !

Daffycat said...

Wonderful exchanges...I love the little floss tags! The pinkeep ornament is so pretty!

Tanya said...

Staci,
You rock! Your creativity is inspiring ~ love this one.

Tanya

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your stitching 1 x 1 is amazing! Great job on finishing too.

Cathy B said...

Lovely exchanges Staci - you are so creative!

Lee said...

Beautiful finishes Staci! Really nicely done!

Marie-P said...

Your work is gorgeous! The ornament is beautiful, I love over one stitching.

What a GREAT floss fob!

Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching Staci. xx

Kathy said...

Great stitching. That tree is awesome. Need to check that one out. Always love your floss tags. You did a nice job picking out what to use. They are perfect.

Meari said...

Both are great! Congrats on your finishes.