Thursday, August 18, 2011

An exchange and a goose

I received a parcel from Canada - I was sent a gorgeous biscornu by Leona as part of the Chatelaine Smalls Exchange.  I love getting parcels and it also contained a DMC skein.  This was the first time I had taken part in an exchange and I enjoyed the whole process.

Here is my biscornu (I have never made one).  The design comes from Hummingbird Garden and a free violet design.  I love it

My exchange piece went on a long plane flight across the Pacific Ocean to its new home.  It can be seen here.  It is a needlebook using the free strawberry design from Martina.

The goose refers to Day 6 of Christmas (Nora Corbett) and is now looking a bit like a goose.  Stitching time has been a bit lacking in the last couple of weeks.

It is the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend this weekend.  If you want a good excuse to sit and stitch and ignore everything else join in - it is co-ordinated by Joyce at Random Ramblings, just click on the link and join the fun!

You stitch and post your progress piccies at the end of the weekend for the rest of us to admire.  

Baroque Garden here I come!

Happy Stitching


Karen said...

LOVE the exchange - I hope i have time next year to participate! Great progress on the goose :)

Jennifer M. said...

Your needlebook to your partner is fantastic. Very pretty! The biscornu you received is really lovely. I've never made one of those either but I understand after you do one or two, they became easy and addictive. At least I've HEARD!. :D Your goose is cute. Its from a Nora Corbett you say? Can you tell me which one? I love her designs. I'm working on the "J" Fairy design in her fairy alphabet series.

I'm participating in the Hermit and stitch weekend too, so I'll be looking forward to your progress.

Enjoy the rest of your week and your coming weekend!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Great job on your first biscornu!

That goose looks great!

Carol said...

What a pretty biscornu from Leona and your strawberry needlebook is gorgeous, Wendy!

Enjoy your hermit weekend :)

Joysze said...

What a beautiful biscornu you received, Wendy. :D The colors are so pretty and 'spring'y. :D I saw your stitched piece on Cheryl's blog awhile back and it's gorgeous!

Goose is looking good!! and Baroque this weekend!!! YIPPPEEE!!!!!

Gabi said...

Lovely biscornu.
Your goose will look gorgeous. Looking forward to see more of it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Yay Day No 6!
Your biscornu gift is sweet. I need someone to make me one, I can't sew!

mdgtjulie said...

Looking like a goose Wendy. Good job!! And your biscornu is so sweet. Lovely colors. Grats on the progress and happy hermitting!!!

Anne said...

Love the biscornu!! So pretty and with the edging in beads..ooohhhh!!

The goose is so cute!