Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Favorite Things Exchange

I recently participated in first stitching exchange, one of the Stitched With Love Exchanges organized by Lainey. The theme of this exchange was My Favorite Things. It was so much fun!  The package I received from Shirlee, The Easily Influenced Stitcher was more than I ever hoped for.  It included a BBD pincushion, filled with lavendar that smells heavenly.  The colors match my living room perfectly, and it now sits on my coffee table where I can see it and sniff it often.  She also sent 2 packages of chenille trim, neither of which I had yet, 3 lovely colors of Olde Willow Stitchery floss, a package of needles, a Stacy Nash Primitives journal chart and a whole quarter yard of Tobacco cashel.  I already have several projects planned for that beautiful fabric!
Shirlee took the time to individually wrap each item, which added to the fun I had when the package arrived.  Thank you so much, Shirlee!  You could not have made me happier.

The package I prepared went to Nataly of Nataly's Needle Creations. The funny thing is that Nataly is a good friend of mine, and is actually the one who convinced me to try an exchange.  But since the exchange was anonymous I couldn't tell her I got her name!  So she wouldn't know it came from me I used my sister's return address when I mailed the package.  This is the package I sent to Nataly.

I hope she enjoyed her package as much as I enjoyed mine. 

My first exchange was such a great experience.  I can't wait to sign up for another one.


  1. Lovely exchanges on both ends--that must have been so much fun trying to keep the secret from Nataly :) The piece you stitched for her is wonderful!

  2. I absolutely LOVED my surprise. When I opened my package, I thought to myself "How did this person know me so well?"" You did it just right!!! Thank you. I love my thread keep and scissor fob and use them regularly. Thank you my stitching twin.

  3. Hi Carol! I am your newest follower. :) What a great exchange. How nice for you to have had Nataly.

  4. Hi, Carol - I signed as a follower right after Vickie (above). I visit Nataly's blog every day...thus today I was led to you. What bunches of exchange goodies on both ends. Love both BBD finishes that were involved!

    I'll have to check out more of your blog now. Please do visit mine, as well. I am planning a little giveaway this week.


  5. Thank you, ladies. And welcome to my new followers :-)