Monday, August 20, 2007

Pin Exchange Arrived at Partners!

I just got word that my Pin Exchange package was received by Cheryl today! I stitched her the Scandinavian Pin Cushion from the June 2007 issue of Gift of Stitching Magazine. I changed the colors to purple and white on two different shades of lavender linen. This issue had a whole article on pin cushions with six different ones to stitch - I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one - LOL. I still want to make the Assisi one someday too.

In addition to the pin cushion, I made Cheryl two pins to wear. The tree looking one is called Stemwear by Mia Gofar from Beading Basics - The Essential Techniques by Bead & Button Magazine. It's a really fun and easy pin to make - this is my second one. The first was in the same colors and went to my step mother for her birthday. The stick pin is just a pretty heart-shaped bead glued on a blank stick pin.

I also made some bead headed pins for use in pinkeeps, and I added a tuck pillow ornie and a Victoria Sampler kit along with some leaf pins I found at JoAnn's. She seemed pleased with everything I sent, which makes me happy, especially since this was Cheryl's fist exchange with this group.


Casa Pearl said...

That's lovely Rachel! I stitched the same one for a birthday gift and another for my pin exchange piece. It hasn't been received yet so I can't show photos but I really enjoyed stitching both of them.

Casa Pearl said...

Rachel, I forgot to mention how totally cool that tree pin is!

Rachel said...

I saw your birthday gift one from your blog - isn't it a pretty design? And thanks about the tree pin - that one seems to be a hit!!