God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Exchanges Received

Happy Saturday everyone!  I wanted to just stop by for a moment to share with you two exchange pieces I made recently that have been received.

I made this first one for my partner in a Ravelry exchange in a group called Tea Shop Swap.  We had to send at least one tea-related item & one handmade item.  For my handmade item I immediately thought of a design by Laura whose blog is The Little Stitcher.  The design is called Would You Like A Cup Of Tea?  I had a lot of fun stitching this as an RAK a couple months ago using Laura's suggested color palette.  I paired it with some primitive Old Salem linen which is beautifully hand stained by Isabella at The Primitive Hare.  You can see  a picture of how that stitched piece turned out here if you'd like.  My partner in the Tea Shop Swap indicated that her favorite color combination is brown & blue so I chose those colors with which to stitch the design & used antique white evenweave for the fabric.  I stuffed it with dried lavender.  I also sent my partner a tea wallet, a handmade (not by me) bookmark that reads "Happiness Is a Cup of Tea & a Good Book" (she loves to read as well as drink tea), & a canister of Kentucky tea.  

I also recently participated in a Stitched With Love patriotic exchange.  I stitched a Country Rustic Primitives design, Eagle & Alphabet Redwork Sampler, for my assigned person.  I stitched it on osnaburg.  Another fun stitch   : )   I also included 3 patriotic fat quarters, a Trilogy patriotic themed kit, a package of needles, & a box of Vanilla Caramel Truffle tea.  
In the SWL Patriotic exchange I received the following package from my partner Becky Gwynn.  Becky really spoiled me!  I love each & every item she sent   : )
These photos are all I have to show you for now   : )   Today I'm doing a bit of necessary housework but I'm keeping quiet as I do it because John is not feeling very well & is lying down taking a nap.  Once my housework is done I will snuggle down in my recliner & work on my IHSW stitching.      

9 comments:

cucki said...

Wow everything is so lovely...I love tea tooooo
Have a lovely day dear xxx

cucki said...

Wow everything is so lovely..
I love tea tooooo..
Have a lovely day dear xxx

Девушка с пяльцами said...

Shirlee, you made an extremely good job! I love the lavender bag very much! Blue and brown are perfect colours for this design! The second sapmler is just as good! I'm a bit envious to you about the Crescent Colours threads you received as they are not sold in Russia and it's extremely difficult to buy them :-((

Elaine said...

So many lovely exchange goodies Shirlee. I love the tea design you stitched.
Hope your DH is feeling better soon. Take care x

Dawn said...

Beautiful exchanges Shirlee!

belle said...

Lovely exchanges, the little pillow is very sweet.

Vickie said...

Very nice!! I hope John feels well later today. :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

You're just becoming a little exchange queen, aren't you?? Love what you sent - especially that wonderfully redwork piece....Sigh....And wonderful gifts from Becky as well....that patriotic sampler is adorable!! My DH had a bout with a migraine today....I use that as an excuse to NOT clean....don't want to disturb the poor dear.... :o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Viola di Nebbia said...

Wow!! I didn't see it!! Fantastic your colors version! *.* I really like it!!
A very big hug :*