My stitching small exchange to Nancy




I heard from Nancy that she had received my SBEBB Stitching smalls exchange and that she liked it - which I'm glad. I had wanted to stitch for the longest time, carnations by Prairie schooler and after visiting Nancys' blog I could see that she liked PS so I was pleased. This chart is an old freebie. I reckoned the design shouted 'pinkeep, pinkeep' so thats what I did, I stitched it on 32ct pearl evenweave using all the rich recommended colours for it and I have backed it using a dark but faded green. When I was in Durham the last time I found a market stall that sold the really large headed glass pins and those were what I used for around the edge.



I always worry that folks won't like what I have stitched for them, but saying that I have signed up for 2 more exchanges lol!!! So this year I'm yet to be exchanging in the Our Love of Needlework, Spring Quaker, ABC Exchange, Needlework Smalls (Pinkeep), Garden theme and Biscornu, the Garden theme I'm moderating again.
Plus I have my PIF's and I am doing my Neighbourhood RR, and the Blackbird GoL SAL, I'm doing a SAL with KarenV when I get back from Holiday in April we are going to do BRD- Sealed with a kiss and I'm really looking forward to doing that one.
Plus on top of that I have some private exchanges I'm doing, I'm doing one with Chris and then I have my 4 tin exchanges - all of which are now stitched, I just need to do the tins all pretty and then I'm ready to start sending them out. So I can't share pics of them just yet but will be able to soon. I don't think I've missed anything out - all the exchanges are well staggered for me - Oh yes, I have missed out FGBB SAL's I'm moderator for Shepherds Bush SAL and we are in the process of seeing how many people would like to join in on a SAL and also I'm moderating the freebie challenge and for March I've set the challenge of 4 freebies to be stitched in the month - so come over and visit us, you don't need to be a blogger to join and its a friendly international board.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and if you've snow - Pleeease send some to Cumbria.

27 comments:

KarenV said...

Sounds like you're going to be busy Su! ;)

Love the pinkeep you made for Nancy, the colours are so pretty.

All our snow's pretty much gone now, BTW...

Marika said...

You certainly has a busy life ahead !!
The pinkeep is so lovely ! Is the freebie still somewhere ? I would just love to stitch the pattern too.

we have snow here in Finland, Oulu... and also -15 Celsius degrees cold too. But it really feels almost like spring after couple days -32 Celsius degrees (lol)

lena-lou said...

Beautiful pinkeep for your exchange to Nancy. This PS design really does suit its finish which you have done so well :-)) Great choice!!

Enjoy your weekend :-))

xstitch.nl said...

Goodness, I was getting out of breath from just reading all that... :o) Sounds like fun, though!
The pinkeep is absolutely beautiful!!
The snow we had for a couple of hours on Thursday has completely disappeared, I bet it's on it's way to you...

Redwitch said...

Very pretty pinkeep, your photos are always so lovely :)

Have a great time with all your exchanges and SALs.

Snow mostly gone in S.Wales now :(

Annemarie said...

Su, if I were in your situation I think I would be contemplating not my needle and thread, but suicide. But you're obviously enjoying yourself :o) Love the pinkeep.
May I ask a very silly question? What's it for? Do you actually use the pins once you have such a pinkeep in your possession, or do you just look and admire. I mean, the second option sounds perfectly fine with me. I have the same problem with needlerolls: do you put the needles in there, or do you just stick them in there?

Isabelle said...

Beautiful pinkeep!
My, Su, you are so busy... :)

Arthemise said...

Your pinkeep is so pretty. I plan on joining the Garden exchange--my first on SBEBB!

Barbara said...

Absolutely lovely, your finishings are so perfect!

Dianne said...

Holy cow gal-you are involved in a bunch of stitch-alongs! No pressure correct?
But I do love the one you just completed. : )
Good luck. I have the NRR and a charity quilt right now. And I want to do more ornies for the stitch-along group.
Most of all-have fun!
Thanks for the comment you left me.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous Pinkeep su, congratulations. I think I need to go and have a lie down after reading your todo list LOL

Svenja said...

Absolutely beautiful pinkeep!

I can't imagine that there is anyone who doesn't like what you stitch for them!

BeckySC said...

You know I love you for helping out on my boards...right??? If not-I DO and thanks so much :)

I adore the pinkeep for Nancy :) LOVELY!

Anyone will be thrilled to know they are receiving from Su :) :) :)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful pin keep. How do you manage to take such excellent close ups? Even using the macro facility on my camera they come out blurred. I'm soooo jealous. LOL.

Myrna said...

Very Pretty!!!

I would send you snow if I could...

I'm still trying to get into the FGBB... I'll keep trying!

Sharon said...

Lovely pinkeep! I am really looking forward to seeing your tin exchanges-I know they will be wonderful.

Stitchingranny said...

Wow you have been busy whilst Ive been away, and some lovely pressies too.

I dont see how anyone could be disappointed with something you stitched Su, you do such beautiful work.

Vero M said...

This is just beautiful !!! No snow here, only rain and rain..can I send you some ?? lol
Hugs

Cathy said...

Another beautiful exchange finish - I'm sure Nancy loves it!

Jackie in UK said...

Hi Su,

Your pinkeep is beautiful. Such a simple, yet striking design, I love the colours - it makes the perfect pinkeep. Looks as though your exchanges will keep you busy! :-)

Jackie x

Heidi said...

Wow your like me, lol. Tons of exchanges. But they keep us busy and their fun. :o)

Sew-in-Love said...

Hi Susi!

Looks like you're doing some belting good exchanges of late!=) I've had some great parcels sent to me too. Yum!

Elisabeth=)

Christine said...

So pretty Su !! it's very lovely !!
Amicalement!

Coonie said...

The pinkeep is gorgeous!

DaisyGirl said...

You are so busy! How do you attach your cross stitch piece to the top of the tin lids? glue? I want to try that technique. Great stitching!
DaisyGirl

Pennie said...

Your stitching is absolutely beautiful and I'd be honored if I were to receive such a beautiful gift!!
Whew...your needles are going to be smoking with all you have planned to stitch. I hope you have plenty of them.

VavadesNeiges - Eva said...

Su, you are a stitching business woman :o))))

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