Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Halloween Ornament Exchange


I can't believe nearly 2 weeks have passed since my last post!
What has happened??
 
A few of you will know about the
Halloween Ornament Exchange organised by Kim
Of course, I couldn't resist the temptation and joined the fun!

Now, both my swap partners have already blogged about this exchange,
so now it is my turn to share with you all this Halloween goodness :)
 
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I had to send my Halloween ornament to Cheryll in Australia
 
I chose a design I had already stitched last year. See this post.
I know it is a bit cheeky but I simply adore this little design!
Once is not always!

Chart titled Boo and designed by Valerie Danish of Val's Stitchin' Stuff.
Worked on 14ct pewter aida fabric, using DMC threads.

For the Halloween occasion, I swapped the white for DMC light effect E940...
so that my little ghost will GloW in the dark... ooh spooky!!


I have finished my model as an ornament, as requested in the rules,
using multicoloured beads for the edge


And here is, a very poor attempt, to take a snap in the dark...
Apologies for the blurring effect... well actually it looks even more spooky!!


Along with my ornament,
I sent a few bits and pieces:


Some Halloween chocolate


Fairy pumpkin lights


and finally some black ribbon, orange lace,
spooky buttons,
light effect DMC E940 glow in the dark thread
and a fabric fat quarter called Spooky Shadows.

Cheryll was thrilled with her gifts and
I certainly had fun preparing this for her


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My surprise SpOoKy treats came from france!
Joelle was my surprise partner

I knew I was in for a real treat,
and Joëlle certainly didn't disappoint...


 Little packages beautifully wrapped with Autumnal colours.
Look what I found...

The sweetest little pinkeep, with a tiny easel
A lovely design called Halloween from Les Grilles De Maryse


I love the choice of trim, pins and fabric
Such attention to details, everything matches!
Cute pumpkin fabric for the back


I have also received a Halloween chart from Waxing Moon Designs,
a fabric fat quarter,
some wooden decorations,


Fantastic handmade card and Halloween gift tags and
the cutest handmade crochet pumpkins!!


Oooh I just love everything in this parcel,
thank you sooo much for these BOOtiful gifts Joelle

This exchange was a SpOOkTacular success,
thank you Kim for kindly organizing it

Toodles,
Mii









96 comments:

  1. WOW! Lovely gifts - love, love them all. I'm so glad you enjoyed the exchange! I had a HOOT doing it.
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Kim for organising this exchange, I have thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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  2. Spooktacula! Wonderful Halloween stitching, love it! Looking like an awesome exchange :)
    smiles :)

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    1. Thank you Jacquie :)
      It was a great exchange and I am ever so pleased with both sent & received goodies xox

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  3. The gifts are all so lovely !! :) you packed in lot of cute things in your gift. I have never tried light effects threads. Not sure if we get here in India. I will add to my online order next time.

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    1. If you can get the "normal" DMC floss, then you should be able to buy this one too :)
      It doesn't look any different to the white one, but it simply glows in the dark, which is just fantastic for little spooky effects :)

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  4. Love swap gifts that you send and received! That's a great picture of the ghost glowing in the dark!!

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    1. Thanks Kate! My picture is a bit blurry (no change there!) but it gives a good idea :)

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  5. Great stitching and beautiful exchanges. I used E940 on my halloween projects as well. Such a cute design!

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    1. Great!! I found out about it last year & made sure to stock up before Halloween :)

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  6. What great parcels you sent and received!AriadnefromGreece!

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

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  7. The glow in the dark thread works great! I will have to try some!

    A lovely parcel you received too.

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  8. A fantastic exchange. Love both what yoh sent and received.

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    1. Thank you very much Sally!
      I just love stitching Halloween projects even though I'm not fan of the Halloween spirit :)

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  9. Such a great parcel you receive! And vice versa your parcel is great too!

    Everything looks so lovely but I love the beaded end of your Boo cushion most! Brilliant idea!

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    1. Thank you so much Nurdan, I'm so glad you like my finish :)

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  10. Your ornie is just fantastic, love the glow in the dark, What a great parcel you recieved! Everything looks just fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      I really enjoyed this exchange, it was great fun :)

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  11. Lovely Boo-cushion. It looks great in the dark.
    You have got a nice halloween-gift.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  12. Fantastic Halloween stitching and gifts - I do like spooky time

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    1. I love SpOoKy stitching!!
      Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  13. love both exchanges , a real halloween treat . hugs.

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    1. Thank you sweetie!!
      Such a shame it is over now, I really enjoyed this Halloween exchange :)

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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  15. Hi, just to say your blogue it´s gorgeous. Your work it´s fabolous.

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      Thank you for visiting too :)

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  16. Wow, what a wonderful exchange !!!
    Everything is nice, you will certainly appreciate it:-)

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    1. THank you Daniela.
      I adore all my gifts and so wish I could have kept those little pumpkin fairy lights, they were fantastic!! :D

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  17. Lovely exchange gifts Mii.

    Linda

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  18. Your ornament looks fantastic, like the glow in the dark! And what a great parcel you recied! The pumpkins are cute!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, it has been a fantastic Halloween exchange, I'm so glad I joined in the fun :)

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  19. Ooo, I think the light effects glow-in-the-dark floss is so awesome. Your exchange was so wonderful; those crocheted pumpkins are adorable!!

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    1. Thank you sweetie!!! It was my first time at using the glow floss and I was really pleased with the result :)

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  20. Gorgeous designs from both of you. I am seriously impressed with all of those beads you hand stitched on. x

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    1. :D Thank you Kay!!
      It was all good fun :)

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  21. What fun swaps. Such pretty stitching and extra goodies too. It's always nice when these things work out so well!

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    1. Definitely, I agree with you! This time, I personally think it has been fantastic!!

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  22. Amazing exchange - I love the pieces, both given and received! :D Enjoy your goodies!

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    1. Oooh, I will Sarah :D
      Thank you for your lovely comment!!

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  23. How nice exchange pieces, both of them. I like how you used beads for the edge. I have never used beads like that, perhaps I must try some day.

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    1. Thank you very much Irmeli :)
      Have a lovely day!

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  24. Je suis ravie que les petits cadeaux te plaisent... C'était un vrai plaisir de les préparer pour toi... J'adore ton petit fantôme, bravo pour les effets spéciaux..! Je ne savais pas qu'un tel fil existait... Bonne journée et à bientôt

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    1. Il a fallu que je m'y reprenne à plusieurs fois pour les effets spéciaux!! L'appareil photo ne voulait pas trop coopérer :)
      Encore un GRAND merci pour tous ces beaux cadeaux, je les adore et les admire tout le temps!! Bises

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  25. I like everything - and pillows and other schemes and wooden pendants and fantastic little pumpkins. :)

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  26. You are right, this exchange was so successful. Both stitched pieces are so beautiful and the goodies sent with them quite special.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte, so glad you approve :)

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  27. c'est vraiment superbe ce que vous avez fait toutes les deux, et pourtant je n'aime pas Halloween, mais là je fais volontiers une exception ! j'adore toutes les perles autour du piinked, c'est vraiment chouette et je ne parle pas du fil phosphorescent , que d'imagination. Les citrouilles sont très belles bravo à toutes les deux et bonne soirée

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    1. Merci beaucoup!!
      J'adore le paquet que Joelle m'a envoyé et Cheryll avait vraiment l'air ravie avec mes petites choses )

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  28. Oooh, that's lovely those light-giving treat.

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  29. Very nice work, what do you made! It is a beautiful exchange! :)

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    1. Thank you Palko! It was a fun exchange :)

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  30. un grand bravo à toutes les deux, vos envois sont superbes!!!!bravo

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    1. Merci Martine!! Un grand succés :)

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  31. Everything is lovely Mii.

    Gr. Lenie

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  32. tout est vraiment très beau
    belle journée
    rose

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  33. So glad this exchange went so well, Ingrid!! I really love both what you have stitched and received. I those crocheted pumpkins are adorable :)

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    1. Thank you Carol :) Yes, these pumpkins are just perfect!! They are now on proudly displayed!!

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  34. Wow -- lovely parcels in all directions! Congrats.

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  35. AWESOME that glow in the dark effect!!
    Really need to find it, kids would love that!!!
    The design is beautigfull too.
    I never have Halloween decoration, maybe need to change that.. hihi.
    You spoiled her so much.
    And you got so spoiled too.. I made those crochet pumpkins too, many times,, I have 7 in my house as decoration too, they are so nice!!

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Absolutely thrilled with this exchange, everything was perfect :)

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  36. vraiment très joli toutes ces broderies bizzzz

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  37. Both exchanges are lovely :) I love everything!

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    1. Thanks Angela :) It was a great exchange!!

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  38. Very nice your embroideries for halloween.glo

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  39. 。°°。✿⊱。
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Belos enfeites!!! Amei todos!!!!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil°°。✿
    。°°。✿⊱。

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  40. What fun exchanges. Love the glow in the dark thread, now that is really spooky!

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    1. Thank you Andrea!! I discovered it last year but it was to late to use it as Halloween had long been gone... So this year I made sure to use it on time :)

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  41. What a fantastic exchange, I love the Glow in the Dark Boo! You did a great job of getting a photograph too, I really struggled to get one of my kitty I did using that thread.
    I also love Hotel Chocolat choccies, lucky recipient! There are so many lovely things in both parcels. It is nice when people put so much thought into an exchange.

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    1. Thank you Jo! Yes, it really has been a very good exchange ;)
      Me taking a pic of the ornament in the dark was quite fun & adventurous... I literally was in a walking cupboard :)

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  42. What lovely gifts - both sent and received.

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  43. The ornament you made for Cheryll is darling! I love the glow-in-the-dark ghost and the beaded edges. The goodies are all so fun. The ornament from Joelle is darling. The little pumpkins are amazing. So many fun treats. What a delight!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'm so glad I joined the fun, it really was a great Halloween exchange for us all :)

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  44. I love both exchanges! What a fun event!
    And I really love the glow in the dark floss! I am going to have to pick some up then next time I go shopping! That ghost is too cute! And I love those crochet pumpkins! Truly a happy time was had by all!

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    1. Thank you :) Yes it was a great exchange!!
      Make sure you buy some of that glowing floss :)

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  45. Great Exchanges! I love the use of the glow in the dark thread.

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    1. Thanks Loretta :) I found out about the glowing thread last year but it was too late for any Halloween stitching! I made sure to use it this time :) It looks quite cool in the dark too :D

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  46. Oh wow - so many lovely things in this post! I love the beading you did on your ornament: I must try that sometime. I have both of those charts and I love how you and your partner finished each one. Makes me want to get stitching!

    Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment :)

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