I just received our Fall Mini Swap from Wendy from the Quiet Room, just the other day. I had originally told myself that I was NOT going to be involved in any more swaps before Christmas, but when she tempted me w/a handmade candle mat using wools, who could refuse??? LOL It's not that I don't enjoy being in a swap, quite the opposite, but I was afraid I'd run out of time getting other gifts made for fall b'days and Christmas.
Here is the whole lot of what she sent me, but I will break it up and show you closer pics of each item/items.
These stitchery pillows are some of the cutest I've seen for fall. I'm not sure who the designer is, but I'd love to find out. Wendy???? let us know, ok?
The fabric is really more overdyed in person.
I've had a 'thing' for owls this yr. for some reason, although I've never told her that. Isn't he cute? How did she know???
I love the moon on this one!
These little pumpkins are just darling w/their cinnamon stick stems and felt leaves. The plaid one is flannel.
Sorry for the blur, I got too close again. She sent me the candle, rosehips and little tin candle holder. It smells wonderful and the scent 'gathered' on all the pillows she made/sent me.
I absolutely LOVE this candle mat. Notice the overdyed WOOL on the pumpkins! Look at all that stitching!
And last but not least, some European chocolates, since she lives over in England ~ I must confess I've tried a few and they are delish!!! :)))
Thanks again Wendy ~ I love everything you sent me!!
Here's where I ended up placing her little pumpkins.
The whole view of the cabinet and shelf.
Here's a towel I totally enjoyed making the other day ~ I sat outside stitching this one, since we've had such wonderfully warm weather lately. The hardest part was trying to find just the right piece of wool for the center part. I cut out 3 different pieces of wool before finding just the right shade. I did a chain stitch down the middle of the leaf so it'd look more dimensional. What is it about the buttonhole stitch that I find soooooooo relaxing??
Here's where I hung it for now.
I stitched this piece a few yrs. ago, but never have figured out what to make it into. It turned out rather large, since I stitched it on 14ct. Floba, over 2(which is like 7ct.), so because of the size, I only have a few options. I really didn't want to make it into a pillow, cuz I have so many of them, so I was thinking of MAYBE sewing it onto a tote bag or something like that. Any other suggestions????
I used sparkly, fuzzy thread, (I forget the name of it) for the hair, and overdyed Pearl Cotton for the border and pumpkin. Regular DMC P.C. for the rest of it.
This is what our kitchen table looks like as of right now. I wanted to add a little fall decor to it too. The napkin holder I found at the $$ store. It is ceramic and multi-colored. I did not make the table runner this time. It was on sale at A.C. Moore.
I haven't heard back from Wendy yet to see if she received my box, but when she does, I'll be back to post what all I sent/made her, plus a couple of other things I've been working on.
So have a great week everyone! We are getting high winds today and I felt like I was going to be blown away when I stepped outside.
Keep stitching and thanks for stopping by!
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