Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Summer Holiday Exchange - Goodies received & sent!

This is an evening post today!
Life seems to be a bit busier than usual at the moment

Right, so you probably know I've organised my first Summer Holiday Exchange
So now it's time I share with you the goodies I've received from
Sonia at Pansies Home, all the way from sunny Italy!
  
Sonia loves pansies, so she made this cute little cushion with a beautiful stitched flower
Not sure of the fabric count, but it's seriously tiny
Also in my parcel were a cute little crochet heart, some fabric, tassels, button selection & tea
Thank you so much Sonia, it was a really lovely parcel! x


Now, moving on the goodies I've sent to Marcy at Stitching Plus in USA

--- Marcy, if your goodies have not reached your letterbox yet,
skip the rest of this post.... pretty please!! ☺ ---



Sorry, just making sure Marcy is not cheating!!!



Ok
I noticed Marcy is the owner of cute dogs & is really fond of them
So, a stitched Beagle Silhouette, finished as a little patchwork cushion should be welcome
Stitched on Zweigart 25 count Dublin Linen Antique White
2 over 2 using DMC floss 436 


Along other goodies I've also included something French, Pink, Cute and ... Zippy!!

This is La Vie Est Belle! from Jardin Privé
Stitched on Zweigart 18 count white aida
Using the advised colours and finished as a flat bottom zippered pouch


That is it from me for the Summer Holiday Exchange!
There has been a really good interest and appears to be running smoothly
I know some of you have already sent their parcels out
I truly hope they reach their destination very soon
Don't forget to share with us all ☺

Watch out for next summer,
I think there might be a Summer Holiday Exchange II!!

Happy Stitching
Ingrid x


Petit méli mélo!

Suite à l'échange des vacances d'été que j'ai organisé
J'ai décidé de vous montrer plein de belles choses!!

La première photo correspond aux surprises que j'ai recu de Sonia - Pansies Home en Italie
Elle adore les pensées et m'a fait ce très joli petit coussin
Il y avait aussi un petit coeur en crochet et pleins d'autres bidules (qui seront vite utilisés) ☺

Les autres photos sont mes travaux que j'ai envoyé à Marcy - Stitching Plus aux Etats-Unis
Entre autre, un petit toutou tout simple fini en petit coussin
ainsi qu'une trousse faite utilisant une grille de chez Jardin Privé

A tout à l'heure...


77 comments:

  1. Ulalah! Lots of pretty goodies on your blog here
    I love the pouch with the sheep - this is a great stitch and your signature stitch adds extra cuteness :)

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    1. Thank you Martha :) I must admit I wasn't too sure on stitching white sheep on white fabric & thought about swaping colours for a very light pink.... But hubby said it would look silly!!!
      I'm so pleased I've listened to his advice, it looks really pretty :)

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Now, full focus on the Trick or Treats one :)

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  3. Congrats on the finishes and what great exchange gifts.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was really fun to stitch :)

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  4. Aww what a wonderful exchange. :)

    Those little sheep are the cutest! So sweet.

    Blessings always

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    1. Thanks!! You should ask Mo & Jo to pop on the Jardin Privé website, there are some cute free charts with these sheep :)

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  5. You are a lucky girl, such a lovely gifts and I like the cushion you made very much, bisous ensoleillés du Rio, Alice

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  6. Voila un échange qui commence bien,de jolis petits cadeaux,cela est magnifique!
    A bientot,le mien et en preparation,
    Belle journée

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    1. Merci!
      J'ai vraiment hate de découvrir ce que tout le monde prépare!!
      Tiens nous au courant!!
      Bises

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  7. Hi !!!!!
    Your goodies from Italy are so beautiful !!!!!
    I loved the little patchwork cushion and
    the zippered pouch !!!!!!!
    Have a nice day !!!!
    Niki

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    1. Thanks Niki!
      I really hope Marcy love them as much as you do :)

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  8. wow =)
    what a great post here
    beautiful parcel you received for the exchange ! we can see with the buttons besides how small the pansies pillow is ! very beautiful, and great goodies received =)
    and the gifts you sent...wooooo...I said it hehehe, once you've started to sew zips you can't stop =D
    very beautiful, as well as the pillow
    Marcy will be very happy =)
    My stitched piece is done, now I have to arrange an appointment with my sewing machine =)
    have a great day
    xxxxx

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    1. Merci!!! :)
      Cette trousse est beaucoup mieux finie que ma première, j'étais vraiment fière de mon travail & ca a été dur de m'en séparer!!
      Trop hate de voir ce que tu nous as concocté cette fois-ci :D
      Bonne journée, bises

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  9. What a great parcel you've received! And I love the zippered pouch you made, it's fantastic. Great job organizing, Mii! :D I've already sent Cucki my package, just waiting for it to arrive.

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    1. Thank you Sarah!
      Looking forward to see your beauties made for Cucki.
      I'm sure she'll be very happy with your work :)

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  10. Son unos regalos muy bonitos!!! Que trabajo el del cojín, con una trama tan pequeña en la tela. Los diseños de "Jardín Privé" me encantan, besitos canarios.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
      For info, the Jardin Privé design is a freebie, go & have a look on their website :)

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  11. What a nice exchange! I love the dog you made, especially the haert on his back.

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    1. THank you! For the heart, I've slightly altered the design.
      The original one was a bit odd looking :)

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  12. Both lovely goodies.
    Those little pouches are quite addictive. :)

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  13. Wow both are very sweet goodies..
    Big hugs x

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    1. Thank you Cucki!
      Have a lovely day x

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  14. So sweet. So nice to see thoughtful, pretty pieces both ways.

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  15. Beautiful exchanges! They're so much fun :)

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    1. Always fun to have something arriving in the mail!

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  16. Woooow Mii, wonderful goodies! I love your cute pouch!! :)
    xx Daphne

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  17. Oh my goodness, what fabulous stitching!

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  18. Both exchanges are lovely, congratulations to you both.

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  19. Yuo have received and sended very nice goodies!

    I don' have received an info from Sonia... :( Does she have holiday, do you now?

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm aware you've sent your package to Sonia (because you told me before)
      I've informed her but not heard anything.
      No worries, I'll try again & ask if everything arrived safely.
      If there is a problem, I'll email you personally

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  20. Everything is so pretty. Love the pansies!

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    1. Thank you, Sonia did a wonderful job with the flower, hasn't she?

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  21. I do love your goodies!
    Well done to you both!
    Your stitching is happy indeed!

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  22. What a wonderful exchange! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you! I love what I've received :)

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  23. You have received and sent very nice goodies! It is a fantastic exchange - maybe next summer...

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    1. Thank you! You will be welcome to join next year!!
      It's a long way away...

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  24. The stitching on the little cushion you received is amazing! Such a lovely bundle of goodies for you. I love the things you made too. The beagle is brilliant.
    XOX

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    1. Thanks Steph!! I understand Marcy loved that beagle too... with the heart on its bum :)

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  25. So much loveliness in one post!
    Best wishes :)

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  26. A fabulous exchange, lovely goodies.

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  27. Your very busy with the exchange,,
    It are wonderfull pieces!!
    Hav so much fun stitching!@!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Annette!
      I loved stitching them both, they were quite quick :)

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  28. Lovely creations.:) Lovely exchange.,:)

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to see yours :)

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    2. It will be on its way this week.I think on Saturday.:)
      I hope Valma will like it.:)

      Hugs.:)

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  29. Hi Mii!
    I'm so glad you liked it all!!
    The fabric is a Belfast 32 count and stitching 1 su 1 :))

    It was very nice and fun participate at your Summer Exachange!
    Kisses
    Sonia

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    1. I noticed it was stitched over 1!!!
      You must have really good eyesight, I would have need a mega big magnifier :D

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  30. Sweet gift exchange, you make it look effortless :) I love your stitches <3

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  31. Great exchange, both your stitching finishes are lovely! The beagle with the little heart on his hindquarters is so sweet :)

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    1. Thank you!
      The beagle really was a quick stitch!
      I think I've spent longer on the finishing :)

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  32. Oh wow! She stitched you a Marie-Therese St. Aubon design!! I love her designs and have always wanted to order one of her books and stitch one myself. Really beautiful designs. The pouch you sent is adorable! I have yet to successfully make one. The little dogie pillow is pretty cute too. Great finishing Mii! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Anne :) I just feel silly, I realised I've placed the pillow the wrong way round...
      I hope you can't tell :)

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  33. Really lovely exchanges gifts, no wonder you are both so happy.

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    1. Thank you! It was fun receiving handmade little beauty from Italy :)

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  34. Some lovely exchanging going on here! I stitched the pansy myself last year, mine was a little different LOL.
    http://comehappydancewithme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/39-warhol-inspired-pansies.html

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    1. It's a lovely design (even if I've placed the cushion the wrong way round) :)

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  35. Lovely exchange :)
    Hugs&smiles

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