My House exchange


Whew relief, my heart is always in my mouth when I send an exchange in the post, but I am relieved to hear from Annette that she received my house exchange to her.



I chose 12 houses by DT - I couldn't decide what house to stitch when I first thought about it, then decided 12 houses would be perfect. I finished it as a Bourse.



Instead of the alphabet which is in the centre of the design I placed a wee pin cushion and added buttons on the four corners instead of ribbons as I thought ribbons would be a wee bit too fussy for the design. Its all stitched on 32ct linen using the recommended colours.

42 comments:

Kiwi Jo said...

WTG! That is adorable! I am always nervous until my exchange arrives safely too.

Maria S, said...

Very very attractive indeed. It would have been so hard to part with this piece.

zoeandcooper said...

Wow, that is such a beautiful piece! I would love to finish something as a bourse, but am a bit intimidated by it. I need to find some instructions in english:)

Katrina said...

what an awesome idea for the exchange,just amazing :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh Susie, your bourse is just soooooo pretty!! Wow and to think that you designed some it by yourself! You are very talented! It is beautiful!!

Debby

Nicki said...

It's gorgeous Su! Such a wonderful idea to have the pincushion and I love the little buttons :)

KarenV said...

Your exchange is fabulous Su! I would never have thought of finishing 12 Houses that way but it works really well - congratulations!

Isabelle said...

Su, your piece is AMAZING!! Congratulations! You and your sister are queens in stitching!

Barbara said...

Your are so clever, Su!!! This is just brilliant! I love it!

clairelk said...

Love your work so much Su!

Hugs
Claire

artystitches said...

absolutely gorgouse!! well done!

MiPa said...

I love how you used this design for a bourse. I've wanted to stitch the pattern, but had nowhere to display it. Now maybe I have a reason to stitch it. Lovely work.

Anita said...

That is so cute and well
done on the finishing.

Christine said...

All is so cute!! I like everything!! the houses DT, the black bird and the notebook!!
Congratulations!! all is very perfect !!
Amitiés!

Cathy said...

Another lovely finish - what a great idea!

Carol said...

Oh, that bourse is lovely!

Myrna said...

That exchange is just delightful! Someone was very lucky to get your giftee!!

Cindy said...

That is absolutely wonderful...great job :)

Cindy said...

That is so cute! You done a wonderful job on it!

Sharon said...

Lucky Annette, just lovely stitching and finishing!

Rava said...

WoW! How fantastic! and the pin cushion in the middle is so cute!

Karoline said...

Inspired idea to finish 12 houses as a bourse Su, congratulations

Leah said...

As usual, you've done an excellent job. Annette must absolutely love it!

catandturtle said...

The bourse is just gorgeous. You did a fantastic job on it! What a lucky lady Annette is. Ann.

Concetta said...

Absolutely beautiful! Go you!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Su, beautiful work! Your creativity really shines on this one.

The Queen's Stitch said...

That is fabulous Su! I am so impressed with all of the wonderful finishing you have done.

Sandy

Meari said...

That is really a unique project. I've never seen anything like it. So cute!

Susan said...

Beautiful piece!!!

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a beautiful bourse and such a pretty houses pattern. This is something I'd really like to make!!

Margaret

Lili said...

As ever, it is an exquisite achievement! Well done, Su!

Anonymous said...

"twelve houses" is in my to do's as well, but I love your finishing, so unique, bravo !
argone
http://argone.over-blog.com

stitchwitched said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I love your bourse and think the pin cushion in the middle with the little buttons is just darling!

Von said...

Awesome design, Su! Your changes are just perfect. :D

Heather said...

WOW Susi that is amazing.

lena-lou said...

Your Bourse for this exchange is a fab looking one I love your idea of using Twelve Houses for it as its perfect :-)

Chelle said...

This is so pretty, and the finishing is awesome! Love the colors. Beautiful job!

chiffonnette said...

I like very much this small bag ! and your blog !

chiffonnette said...

I like very much this small bag ! and your blog !

Susan said...

What a beautiful piece! Gorgeous!

Vero M said...

Love love it !!! This is wonderful.Bravo :-))

AnneS said...

Oh wow, you really outdid yourself with the house exchange for Cathy ... what a stunner!! It's just exquisite! :D

I also love the Daisy Lane finish (love the colours), and the notebook you received from Svenja is gorgeous - what a great idea for finishing :)

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