easter exchanges

UPDATE: I received Toni's package this afternoon. Thank you, Toni!
It is a fun Lizzie Kate Easter pillow. I love the fabric you used to finish it and the overdyed threads in the stitching. I'll enjoy putting this out at Eastertime every year!




Some of you may have already dropped by Cathy's blog and seen the easter egg pinkeep I sent her for our USEBB Easter exchange. It is from the Prairie Schooler leaftlet "Just Hatched" and I personalized the back with our names and a little chickie from the same booklet. The fabric is a 28 ct. opalescent and the fibers are DMC.

I also enjoyed sending Cathy some easter colored floss, the new Kelmscott butterfly thread minder (I don't own any Kelmscott for myself so it was fun to see one in person!), some pins, the new PS Spring sampler and a little Homespun Elegance bunny sampler, some Mary Englebreit stickers and Harry and David chocolate covered blueberries! Cathy you are a lovely woman and I so admire your stitching; it was a joy to stitch for you.

My pictures of the actual pinkeep are blurry so I included the scans I made before finishing. Cathy's photos are better.


My easter exchange hasn't arrived yet so I will post those photos as soon as it does (and continue stalking our mailman in the meantime). :)

16 comments:

Vonna said...

It is simply stunning Rachel! I love the Just Hatched leaflet...but don't own it :) However I thinking on remedying that!
I bet Cathy loved it! I sure would have :)

xstitch.nl said...

I agree! Your pinkeep looks amazing!!

Katrina said...

Very cute! I love how you personalized it too :-).

Katrina said...

Oh I love your pillow too! It's so pretty, good mail day :-).

BeckySC said...

Great exchanges! I am SO proud of the ladies on my boards!!! :)

Carol said...

What great exchanges, both given and received!

S said...

Your pillow and pinkeep are amazing, great stitching!!!

Barbara said...

Cute and cuter, Ruth! Love them!!

Hazel said...

Absolutley lovely stitching. Its lovely to find another christian stitcher on blogger. Love your blog! xx

Renee said...

It's a really lovely gift you received. Cathy is very clever, and it's nice to have ornaments specially made for Easter. I wish you a very happy Palm Sunday.

Wendy said...

Wonderful work Rachel! You did a great job, both stitching and finishing.

And your Easter pillow is beautiful too.

Isabelle said...

Oh, you did such a lovely job with that egg pinkeep! Adorable!
Toni's pillow is beautiful, too. I have a thing for flanged pillows, they're so cute!

Sharon said...

Both are just absolutely lovely! Your pinkeep is just to die for-fabulous job on that!

Lizzy said...

What a beautiful pinkeep, Rachel! It's simply gorgeous... I love it! :-)

Toni's Easter Pillow is beautiful! What a sweet gift...

I so enjoyed wandering around your blog... your stitching is so lovely! :-)

Margaret said...

Gorgeous exchanges Rachel. I love them!!

lena-lou said...

oooh, I didn't know it was you who had stitched this beauty for Cathy, it really is a lovely exchange piece :-)