Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Exchange from Jayne....

Waiting in the mailbox for me today was my Winter Exchange from Jayne....
Would you believe this is Jayne's first attempt at hardanger?   She did a beautiful job on this stitching pocket.  Since Valentines is around the corner she chose pink and I love it.   It is so dainty and too pretty to use so I will admire it by my stitching nook.

She also included some goodies including two stitched ort bags.   I am so excited to have a couple of these and will put one to use. 
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I also got my stitched pears
(compliments of Santa and Samplers)
finished and I very happy with the
way they turned out.
Santa & Samplers Sampler Pear VI, II, & V
Stitched on 32ct. LL Vintage Buttercream
I am in love with these designs especially the latest one.  It just perfect with the heart and dainty flowers.   I did change a few colors since I couldn't find the called for ones in my stash.
I do see that my internal "level" isn't exactly plumb but I can live with it.   I decided not stuff them and used cardboard and batting for the finish.   I had the perfect color trim from
Victorian Motto for all three and only needed to
add some twig stems and wool felt
leaves to make them complete. 
I still have a few more of these to stitch and can't wait to add them to my collection.   I am still amazed these are freebies and am so grateful Marly shared them with us.
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Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my last couple of posts.  It is so exciting to read that others appreciate your stitching and I just love all of you in blogland! many of you avid college football fans
know, it was National Signing Day and I have
been following the antics of 17 year olds all day
as they decide where they will spend the next four
years of their lives.  I can't believe how tiring this
has been!!!!  My team had a pretty good day but
I am off to check ESPNU again just to make
sure I didn't miss anything before turning in
Guess I will stitch tomorrow.
Happy stitching for the rest of you....


  1. Oh my! Your pears are wonderful! I love Marly's pears and want to stitch them for myself someday. Love the exchange you received as well.

  2. I love the pears! I've downloaded these but haven't stitched them yet. They look great.

  3. Your pears turned out great! Lovely gift from Jayne!

  4. Beautiful work, as always, Karen!

  5. I am crazy for those pears! I love everything about them. Great gift from Jane.

  6. Great job on the pears! I love these designs as well!

  7. Your Pears are lovely. Great exchange from Jayne.

  8. The exchange gift is gorgeous and those pears look wonderful

  9. Your pears look beautiful - love the colors and trims. Jayne did an amazing job on what she gifted you. Lovely gifts you received. love Annette

  10. Oh, your pears are gorgeous, love how you finished them. What lovely exchange goodies too!

  11. Beautiful exchange piece! What lovely hardanger. Your pears turned out so nice!

  12. What a beautiful gift from your friend so pretty, and oh those pears are beautiful, hugs.

  13. Great pears, and such a pretty exchange hardander piece too.

  14. Your pears are just lovely, and what a great exchange from Jayne - congrats to you both.

  15. Hello Karen

    The Hardanger pocket is just beautiful.
    Your pears look great too.

  16. Beautifully stitched gift from Jayne and I just love your pear finishes, too, Karen! Marley's designs are just wonderful!

  17. Great finishing on the pears - but I knew they would be! I can't wait to see them tucked in among your other pears! Sweet Hardanger exchange, too. Glad you're happy with your footballers :-).

  18. All beautiful pieces!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Karen,
    I love your pears! I am getting ready to start stitching them myself. They are just too cute to resist. Great finishing! Not sure if you have my new blog address but it is


  20. Ooooo, I love what you did with the pears! I just stitched up the Love one but haven't finished it yet. These give me some inspiration for sure.

    Love the gift from Jayne. It's so pretty.

  21. Lovely hardanger gift from Jayne. So pretty. I love how you finished your pears with the twigs and all! Marly's designs are adorable, and I like the heart one the best too!!

  22. Your hardanger gift is beautiful. The Pears are gorgeous and your finish on them is perfect.

  23. That's a very lovely Hardanger piece. And so beautifully finished. Enjoy!
    I really love those pears that you stitched. And it was a good idea to mount them on cardboard and finish them without stuffing them.

  24. You've done such a lovely job on your pears! I have admired these and saved the charts in my stash but have yet to stitch a single one. After seeing yours I have the itch to get started on one.

  25. What a beautiful job Jayne did! And your pears are also lovely!


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