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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Friendship exchange

Today was a great day. It was the Friendship Exchange at my LNS www.StitchersPlace.com (link is on the right side bar at the bottom because it is a store). This was the first exchange that Wilma did through her cross stitch store. There were 4 of us participating in the exchange. It was my first time, and it was a wonderful experience. I stitched a scissor case and fob (another first for me). I included a pair of scissors because I wasn't sure if she had a pair small enough to fit the case.





I got a pattern from Happy Stitching (http://www.xstitchhappy.com/2008/08/hummingbird-scissors-triangle-case.html). I used the flowers, but in my own colours. I also used the over one hummingbird pattern on the fob. The rest was my own idea (poem was from my garden chair).

Here is a photo showing all four stitched items. I stitched the scissor case and fob for Leigh. Leigh stitched the Friendship framed item for Wilma. Wilma stitched the Friends coaster for Heather. Heather stitched a Just Nan Minerva mouse for me.


I was thrilled to receive Minerva mouse. I have seen it on the web, but it was a limited edition several years ago before I discovered Just Nan so I couldn't buy the pattern. Thanks to Heather, I now have a Minerva mouse of my very own.


We had so much fun with this exchange all four of us (and 2 others) will be participating in the Canadian online Spring is Coming exchange in April. I have to find something new to stitch.

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6 comments:

  1. Great exchange! I love all these pretty finishes :)

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  2. What a wonderful exchange and such talented Stitchers.
    Donna

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  3. They are all so cute, and I love your scissors case. Perfect for travel to groups and pretty too. How fun to be in an exchange for those. What is the mouse, an ornament or something else?

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    1. btw, I found your blog while visiting the GYB hop, and am enjoying your blog immensely.

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  4. What a lovely and useful piece this is!

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  5. Thank you for the lovely comments! The friendship exchange was a great experience. I wanted to make something that would be useful. I plan on making myself one in the near future. Not sure what to stitch for the Spring/Easter exchange.

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