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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Swap Goodies!

Hi everyone!
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!



Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I can see why you love that candle mat. I have been coveting one of those for some time. *sigh*
Maybe someday!

Karen said...

Fall goodies galore. I enjoyed the look see.

Country Prims said...

Such lovely goodies you have there girlie!

Wendy's stitching is just amazing and you have them all displayed beautifully:)

Love your pumpkin towel and cross stitch. I'm no good at knowing what something should become, until I see it finished.....not much help, but what about just framing it?

Have a good week and looking forward to your next post-thinks busy here as usual,

Hugs, Shazy x

Elaine said...

Wow such beautiful gifts you have received from Wendy.
Love your pumpkin towel and that Snowman is just darling!

Carol said...

What a great bunch of goodies you received from Wendy! Don't you love decorating for fall?! Your little Halloweeny-snowperson is darling, too :)

Green Eyed Girl said...

The towel is absolutely stunning... I love the colors! Great job!

Wendy K said...

Hi Tanya,
Soooooo glad you liked your little swap goodies...I love mine, Thankyou! :)
I really enjoyed our mini swap...lets do it again...;)
Hugs Wendy x

Christine said...

Tanya I am (almost) green with envy at your swap goodies! Wendy has made lovely gifts!
I've tasted those continental chocs and they are yummy! Extra lucky you!LOL!

Angie Berry said...

Oh wow! What fun things you received, especially that chocolate! =] The pumpkins on the candle mat are really different, I like the color she used. I am definitely going to be on the lookout for some of those towels to do a quick embroidery on. I have been making my own towels out of homespun and embroider on those, but I really like these waffle weave towels too.

I think your snowman witch would be cute as a tote bag. You could use it starting in August or September and use it through February or March and get lots of use out of it.

Your fall table looks wonderful! I only had a wooden bowl on mine with a little runner. I had a hard time finding placemats I liked. I love yours.