Winter Quaker Exchange



I heard today that Cathy has received her Winter Quaker exchange piece from myself. It really got to Australia fast. Our theme from SBEBB was Blue and white so I stitched on 32ct white linen using an overdye that I had in my stash.

I chose to stitch the Balckbird Designs Quaker strawberry that was in the Christmas 2006 Ornament book, this was my first attempt at a strawberry and wasn't to sure whether I had made it up correctly, I trimmed it with some white glass headed pins as I felt it looked a bit plain, Mark thought it looked good (but there again, when have I ever listened), but I still wasn't to sure so I explained to Cathy that it was my first attempt and that if she wanted me to stitch something else for her I wouldn't be offended at all, but I think she seems happy with it.

No I've been asked for directions on how to decorate the biscuit tin, if you go Here there are some wonderful step by step pictures on how to do it. If you scroll right down to the bottom of the page and click on the わたしの空き缶リメイク text it will bring you to the step by step. All the other text above are wonderful tins that have been covered, its a very inspirational site. I hope that helps?? Does anyone fancy doing a small tin box exchange with me?????

Knitting pics will be added before the weekend!!

39 comments:

Isabelle said...

Oh wow!! I love that strawberry you made, Su. Can't believe you were afraid Cathy wouldn't like it! It's gorgeous, and certainly doesn't look like your first attempt! :)

lena-lou said...

Nice strawberry, I like the fabric you used for the leaves :-)

Anonymous said...

It is so pretty. I love the colors, the finishings and the idea of the pin at the very top. Well done.

Anonymous said...

I love the strawberry...I think yours looks fabulous...I couldn't imagine anyone would be upset with something that they received from you! You are a master with the needle :)
I've never done a tin...have been thinking on doing one however...I would do a small exchange with you if you were interested in getting something that may not be perfect!
LOL!
:)

Anonymous said...

I think your strawberry looks great! Well done on your first attempt. Also looking forward to watching your "Garden of Life" grow.

Anonymous said...

Your strawberry is beautiful Su. I'll send you mine to make up LOL

BeckySC said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

Your strawberry looks great! I have never done a tin can before. Not sure where I would buy a tin can, any ideas? an exchange sounds like fun. :)

Anonymous said...

The strawberry is great! You did a fantastic job finishing it.

Jackie in UK said...

Hi Su,

I have been coming to your blog for a week or two now and absolutely *love* to see what you have been stitching on. In fact, I have enjoyed your text and photos so much that I have been inspired to start my own blog. If it becomes as lovely as yours eventually, I will be very pleased! Thanks for sharing your stitching!! I love all your stuff and the strawberry is just *gorgeous* - I can't believe you were worried about it! :-)

Jackie in UK

KarenV said...

It's gorgeous Su! I hope mine turns out as good as that when I eventually get around to stitching this design.

Jackie in UK said...

Hi Su,

I have been coming to your blog for a week or two now and absolutely *love* to see what you have been stitching on. In fact, I have enjoyed your text and photos so much that I have been inspired to start my own blog. If it becomes as lovely as yours eventually, I will be very pleased! Thanks for sharing your stitching!! I love all your stuff and the strawberry is just *gorgeous* - I can't believe you were worried about it! :-)

Jackie in UK

Anonymous said...

Since you're an expert at all things finished, of course, your strawberry is exquisite. :D

Anonymous said...

The strawberry is great! You did a fantastic job finishing it.

Annemarie said...

Oh Su, this strawberry is absolutely darling! I *must* so one too! Sigh.
A tin exchange... Tempted though I may be, I'm not taking part in any exchanges this year. Apart from that, I wouldn't know where to get a tin can in this country!

Anonymous said...

Su, that turned out beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Su that's beautiful! How could Cathy not like it? It's wonderful! :)

Katrina said...

Hi Su, your strawberry turned out wonderful and I would never have thought to stitch this design in another colour so thank you for the inspiration :)

Carol said...

Oh Su! I am speechless! You never cease to amaze me - gorgeous ornament for Cathy!!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty strawberry. I can't believe that's your first one.

Anonymous said...

I love that strawberry. You have such a good eye for what will work ... if you know what I mean.

Your tins are great. I might have a go with one of the Christmas chocolate tins but I don't think I'll be good enough for a tin exchange just yet.

Anonymous said...

The strawberry is gorgeous, I'd have never thought of doing it in blue. What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

The Strawberry is wonderful Su, once again I have to just say how clever you are I wouldnt have a clue where to begin on something like that.

Anonymous said...

The Strawberry is wonderful Su, once again I have to just say how clever you are I wouldnt have a clue where to begin on something like that.

Anonymous said...

I love how you did your strawberry! It looks great :) And I covet all of those beautiful tins you linked to. They are divine!

Susan said...

The strawberry is gorgeous, and your finishing is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Your strawberry looks pretty good to me! What a great idea you had for this exchange!

Barbara said...

Just lovely, and a great finishing idea!

Anonymous said...

love the strawberry,it makes a change to see blue rather than redwork.I cannot wait to see your knitting ,if it is anything like your stitching then I am going to be turning green with envy at your talents(only joking).
Have you seen the little tins and charts on Hanging by a Thread site ? I know a while ago the USA stitchers had a thing for using the Altoid Mint tins but they are quite small.

Anonymous said...

Lovely exchange Su, congratulations

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is plain at all. It looks luscious! Beautiful work ...

AnneS said...

Oh wow, that strawberry is stunning - how could you not love it? :D Yet another awesome exchange! :D Thanks for the eye candy by way of those tins ... oh boy, they're gorgeous! :D

Barbara said...

I haven't dared tackle the strawberry becuase just reading the directions made me feel all thumbs. Was it difficult to do? Yours looks incredibly good - I'd have guessed you'd already done dozens of them!

Coonie said...

Aww, it is so gorgeous! I'm sure everyone would like to receive something like that! :)

vavadesneiges said...

it's gorgeous, Su
i can't believe it was your first time : you're so clever :)

i would be pleased to exchange a tin box with you :D

Anonymous said...

Su
I have admired your work for such a long time, truly inspirational

Anonymous said...

It's lovely. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Su, you have always wonderful ideas and projects to show... this strawberry is soooooo cute!!! I love it a lot!!!!
Claudia
http://claudiaxstitch.over-blog.com/

Anonymous said...

hi Su !
I'd love to make a tin exchange with you, but I do not have any tin right now, do you know where I can buy some ? thanxxx
argone
http://argone.over-blog.com

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