Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My First Exchange

"For it is in giving that we receive."
St. Francis Assisi

I participated in my first stitching exchange and had a wonderful time doing so. We had a theme of either tea or picnic. We had to include a stitched item, a recipe and 5 additional items of our choice.

I stitched for Barbara - barbsstitchincorner.blogspot.com.

This is what I sent in her package. My stitching piece was a needle/scissor holder. When reading her blog and seeing how much she liked lambs I couldn't resist on the back with her name putting a little lamb on.

The person who had me was Angela - http://hookedonstitches.blogspot.com. I had to wait awhile to receive my package because it was coming from Canada and they had the mail strike. Let me tell you it was well worth the wait.

I couldn't wait to tear into all the packages to see what I received.

Can you see the fun polka dot scissors? There is fun polka dots on the cupcake fabric, I can see a fob in my future. She sent the most beautiful shades of red and blue over dyed threads. I love to cross stitch patriotic and can't wait to use them. There was also a cute pen and some needles. One cannot have too many needles. My stitched piece was  beautiful pillow. It means more to me than she even knows. It says "Tea for Two", and that is my parents song. My mom always sang it and I even learned to play it on the piano for them one Christmas. The pillow will always bring wonderful thoughts.

Lainey hosted our exchange and to say thank you I sent this package to her.

I made this tea pot bread cloth and she is going to use in on a shelf. What a fun Idea. I always like getting new ideas.

I have already signed up for the next summer exchange and am waiting somewhat patient for my next partner.


Sonia Nance said...

I love the way this passion takes you to so many new places and allows you to cross paths with so many new people.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous exchanges sent and received. A lovely thought to send Lainey a gift for holding the exchange.

Bekca said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your first exchange. What a kind thing to do to send a thank you gift to the host. I hope you enjoy all of your goodies from Angela! Best wishes.

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely on all counts :) everything is stitched beautifully and the scissors are cute :) glad you enjoyed and are going back for more ..lol love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

What a great exchange! Love the way you personalized the needle/scissor holder for Barbara!

Elaine said...

So glad you enjoyed your first Exchange Teresa the stitched pieces and packages received and sent were all beautiful. Thanks again for treating me to all those lovely goodies as well. I hope you have as much fun with the next one.

butterfly said...

Beautiful exchange's lovely cross stitch and all those lovely goodies, what a treat.

Colleen said...

Lovely exchange gifts! I know Barb is in seventh heaven with her gifts. The 'tea table' is beautiful and love the tea cups. I love the passion you have for stitching and sharing your love for it!

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! Such lovely exchanges. Everyone is so generous. Enjoy playing with your new stash. :)

Jen in Miami

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks lovely!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful things all around!!