Monday, April 27, 2009
I finally received my biscornu and I hear it travelled quite a way (heehee). thank you Fiona for the wonderful package. This was my first exchange on TTE and was quite a treat and it was also her first biscornu made but not her last I hear. Beautiful colors and I love it. I was very happy with it all, bag, thread, bookmark and chocolates mmmm.
thank you again and I am almost ready to mail, for the next exchange.
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Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers over the loss of my friend and for being patient over the delay in getting this exchange started. It is much appreciated!
Mailing deadline is June 9, 2009.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It's stitched over one (so delicate!) and finished with small beads and a bee charm.
I love it!
Sabine, did you dyed the fabric yourself? I really like those soft purple shades! And the thread you chose match the fabric perfectly!
I feel really spoiled - look at all the goodies she put in the package!
Thank you sooo much, Sabine!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And look at the goodies that came with it beads in the same colour of the stitching, a wonderful big heart bead and a calendar with pictures from Australia...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The links below will take you to examples of other great ways to finish them. (I just love these!) They use various types of rings and most don't require the use of the eyelet setters.
This is such a creative group, I'm sure someone will come up with something completely different! Can't wait to see what's coming!
Friday, April 10, 2009
She put a lot of though and work into it. She dyed the linen by herself and stitched with Satin DMC Floss. The design of the key in the back is from "The Floss Box", the "Leaf wands" on front is also a freebie that she couldn't recall at the moment. Moreover, Berit added beads to make it even prettier!!! I absolutely love it!!!
The biscornu was sent with a lovely letter that is now in my scrapbook and a thimble from Savannah, Georgia = )
Thank you Berit for such a lovely and thoughtful exchange!!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I am just amazed of ALL these different kinds of biscornus stitched in this round !!!
Ladies, this is WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for the beautiful biscornu. I love the color and you are correct. It is very warming. My camera is charging, but I wanted to let you know it arrived. I will try and post a picutre of it tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Taija has received the biscornu I stitched for her. She has posted on her blog. I really enjoyed stitching this one. I love the designs from Tante Zolder. She mentions on her blog that she collects thimbles so I sent her one from South Carolina. Taija lives in Finland and said she likes M&Ms, Kool Aid and tins to finish into tin toppers. I found these tiny Altoids and purchased several. I think they will make neat needle boxes.
I enjoyed this swap and I am looking forward to the next.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Monique stitched me a beautiful biscornu that's green on one side and blue on the other with little wooden matching buttons tying it all together. She also personalized it with the exchange and our locations on the blue side and can you see our initials on the green side?? Monique also included a post card, a skein of variegated floss, a piece of ribbon and fabric and the cutest little clothespin with the flower & ladybug!
Thanks for the wonderful exchange Monique!!
I made my first biscornu to send to BW. Unfortunately her computer is down so she is unable to post any pictures, so I am posting some instead. The patterns were freebies from the Aurelle website, the thread was a varigated Anchor thread and I used Mill Hill beads. I was pleased with the way it turned out!
This exchange is open to all registered members of Tiny Treasures Exchange. Please do take a moment to review our guidelines before signing up for this exchange.
If you wish to participate in this exchange, please send an email with your contact information/mailing address to me with Floss Ring Exchange Sign-Up in the subject line.
Sign-ups for the Floss Ring Exchange will be taken until April 17, 2009.
Partner names will be emailed out by April 20, 2009.
The mailing deadline will be June 9, 2009.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
My DD fell in love with the Egyptian chart featured on the cover, and was amazed that she could read the graph - Cross-stitching is a universal language! There are many other beautiful graphs - I can't wait to try stitching some.
On the same day, I sent out my package - it has a long way to go, and I pray it arrives safely.
A word of apology for the delay in posting - I have been laid low for the past week by a sinus infection - and the resulting headache has kept me off the computer and in bed most of the time.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I really like this gorgeous biscornu - the flowers are beutiful. And the reverse side is so interesting - I like the idea to use another fabric.
Patti also included hand-dyed fibers and ribbons. I have never tried silk, but now I have a chance! And what a wonderful Black Swan bead saver! I have never seen such thing, but I will use it - be sure.
Thank you, Patti.
I just wanted to let you all see the absolutely gorgeous biscornu I received from CathyB along with the Crescent Color Threads and a lovely card. Thank you so much Cathy I really really appreciate it and love it to pieces. It's as if you read my mind and knew I loved pink and hearts and purple too and you are so much braver than me because I never would have stitched on black. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
On the downside it still appears as if the biscornu I stitched has still not arrived. I don't know when I should start stitching a replacement. Here's hoping it arrives within the next week because if it doesn't I will definitely be stitching another.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Some DMC floss, ribbon, beads fabric, and a lovely letter which almost had me blushing - thank you Ronel so much - you're very kind!
Isn't her biscornu lovely too?
I can't believe how quickly her parcel has arrived in the UK from South Africa too - it looks like it was only posted earlier this week and arrived with me yesterday!
Thank you very much, Ronel!