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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn Exchange

I was invited to participate in a private autumn exchange and look at what arrived in my mailbox!

Isn't it just gorgeous!?  (The pillow, not mini Ziggy - he is being my Vanna White right now.)  Julianne had my name and she made this wonderful pillow with a design by the The Trilogy.  Her stitching and finishing is impeccable and I just love the black ric rac trim.  The little blackbird button is a real treat too!  Lucky, lucky me to have received this beauty.  Thank you Julianne!

I had the honor of stitching for Susan and since she has let me know it has been received I will show you a picture of it too.  :o)

"Crow"
Waxing Moon Designs
28 ct evenweave/DMC floss

I sanded, painted, distressed, and waxed another of those little frames I had, mounted the needlework, added some raffia and voila!  I am glad Susan likes it as I really enjoyed stitching and finishing it for her.

I have lots more to blog about but I will save that for another day.  We can't share all the pretties at once now, can we?  :o)

23 comments:

BeckySC said...

Oh, I just love the pillow from sweet Julianne :) She id a great job AND your piece for Susan is gorgeous! Great finishing my friend :)
Thanks so much for taking part in the exchange :) I think we all enjoyed it and received a great Autumn exchange :)

Chris said...

Myra, What beautiful exchange pieces!
Is the Waxing Moon design a freebie? I need to finid it!

Thanks
Chris

Sharlotte said...

What wonderful stitching received and stitched! Both are finished fantastically as well!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Love both designs!

Hugs,

April Mechelle said...

Both are as cute as can be!!! Love them.

carol fun said...

Both of these are just so pretty! A person couldn't lose being at the end of either of this wonderful exchange.

Deborah said...

Both designs are beautiful!

Berit said...

OMG I love both so much! What awesome designs, and so beautifully finished! (How awesome that you did all that work on the mount for your piece!)I haven't seen all of the exchanged items for this exchang--but I hope to! I wish we had an album like the GPC one we could all post to!

I bet this pillow would look so great underneath your Hallowe'en tree! I KNOW I love it with M. Ziggy.

Carol R said...

Lovely exchanges both given and received. Love the cat!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous pillow and I love what you stitched to send!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous exchanges. Both finished so beautifully. x

Bonnie said...

Love them both Myra.Great autumn designs and finished so beautiful.

Carol said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Julianne's pillow is just beautiful! But, so is the wonderful crow piece you stitched for Susan--it is stitched and finished so nicely, Myra--love the little raffia tie at the top.

Today is a special day for you--enjoy each moment, my friend :)

Crispy said...

WOW great pillow!! Susan's gift is soooo dang pretty!! What a great exchange going on :0)

Crispy

Catherine said...

They are both fantastic pieces! I am really in love with the piece you finished - too cute!!

Vonna said...

It is superior! I love the exchange piece from sweet Julianne! But that ornament is super gorgeous too!

Faye said...

ok seriously I WANT that pillow!!! Too cute!!! And your piece was done up perfectly!!!! AND I love your new backgroujd and header!!! I just wanta be you!! hahahaha beautiful job my friend, FAye

Karen said...

Great exchange and I love your piece too. Can't wait to see all the other pretties you have to share!!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Myra,


I am back! So sorry I haven't checked your blog in a while but I have been so busy preparing for my youngest daughter's wedding . She will be married come next March. So many things to do and so little time. :( Wow what a wonderful exchange. Love the pillow that you received and the gift that you made for your partner. I am sure she loved it. :) I just added some things to my blog and will add more soon. Please visit and leave a comment. I have missed you! :(
Hugs

Sharon said...

What a great exchange (for both the receiver and the sender!) What a sweet way to add stitched goodies to your home! :)

Lindsay said...

Great excahnges

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pieces! I need to finish up some things so I can do some fall stitching!

Pumpkin said...

Julianne did a beautiful job! I'm going to have to see if I have that pattern or not ;o) LOL!

Again, another fantastic finish for you! Love it! It even has a white pumpkin in there too :o)