Sunday, October 3, 2010

Still summer here in AZ

Well, this heat is just not going away here in Arizona. They are saying this week (again) that it is going to start cooling down to the 90's, hopefully they are right this time. :)
I haven't been good about posting lately either. hanging head in shame....................... so there will be a few pics here from awhile ago this past month.
I rec'd my autumn exchange from Faye from the Friends Stitching through The Seasons exchange. Faye stitched a beautiful stocking from BBD and one of her famous pincushions along with her pins as well. She also included some wonderful yummy fabric. Thanks again Faye!!!

My exchange partner that i send to is Jill. I stitched SB Scatter Pumpkins and made it into a flatfold. i changed up the way i make the flat folds normally and attached the stitched piece to another piece with the backing fabric, etc. I really like how it turned out, and I believe Jill does as well. This is the first flat fold that Jill has. :)

I was asked by Patti if i could make a needlebook that she had seen on another blog. So i took a look at the picture and went ahead and made one with one of my finished pieces (that needed "finishing") for an example and really like how it turned out.
****Edited to give the blog post that Patti found this gorgeous needlebook done on that i used as a tutorial for mine, needlebook.


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14 comments:

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Gorgeous needle book!

Hazel said...

Wow gorgeous needlebook! Really lovely exchange too. x

natalyK said...

Love all of your finishes. The needlebook is perfect.

Jill said...

Thanks again for my Scatter Pumpkins flatfold and yes, I am still thrilled with it! I love that needlebook that you made..quite a unique finish.

Bette said...

Very nice finishing! You do a great job, Karen.

Kathy A. said...

The BBD stocking you received is wonderful and the pincushion - sweet!
The flatfold you did for Jill is beautifully done.
and that needlebook - just gorgeous. Very nice work and finishing

Gayle said...

The finishes turned out great. I especially like the needlebook. You have been busy. Like me you are anxiously awaiting the cooler weather here. I am still hoping for a little rain they say will come this week.

Cole said...

Love your needlebook!

Catherine said...

Wow! Great goodies all around! Enjoy!

Vonna said...

What a lovely exchange and goodies from Faye :)
And your perfectly wrought needlebook is wonderful!

Missy said...

Fabulous needle book finish.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful exchange and finish! Love that needlebook!

Beth said...

Great exchange from Faye!

I am really impressed with your needlebook. More because you just figured it out instead of got taught it. Good for you!!

Sally said...

Oh wow I AODRE the needlebook!

Gorgeous exchanges too.