I have pictures of a few exchanges to share this time.
I recently joined the SBEBB and was tempted by quite a few of the exchanges that were on offer.
I finally settled on the Shepherds Bush exchange because they have long been one of my top five most favourite cross stitch designers.
Here's a pinkeep I made for my partner Carolyn using the September design from SB a Year in Stitches series of charts.
The colours didn't show up very well in the first picture so here's another attempt. As always the pictures are clickable for a better view.
and here's one of the back of the pinkeep
I forgot to take a picture of the other things I included in the package but you can see them on Carolyn's blog here I think Carolyn's pictures are better than mine anyway!
I had no idea who was sending to me in this exchange until a package arrived from Carol
To say I was thrilled would be an understatement as Carol is someone whose beautiful stitching I've often admired.
Here's a picture of the gorgeous pinkeep she stitched for me
The pinkeep is beautifully stitched and finished and the backing fabric has tiny bees which is just perfect for the design.
Other goodies Carol sent are a chart by Blackbird Designs (another of my favourite designers) WDW Mermaid thread, a cut of the fabric that was used to back the pinkeep, needles, some pretty ribbons and a sweet Mary Engelbreit card.
What a happy exchange. Thank you so much Carol.
Next is a picture of the bag I made recently for my partner in Linda's bag and bucket swap. Once again I forgot to take pictures of what I sent along with the bag
but you can see more pictures on Jenny's blog
On the new stash front I've been lucky enough to find an empty Moda Madeira tin which I've wanted for ages.
I absolutely love the sewing accessories Jane Timmers of Fancy Work has designed for this tin which you can see here. To date I believe it's only available as a class piece which is out of the question for me but hopefully it will be available as a chart to purchase one of these days.
Finally a view of the beach taken this afternoon. It's still very hot here but the new school term has started and a lot of the Summer visitors have left.
Thanks so much for visiting me today :)