Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Redwork Exchange 2008 - received

My long awaited parcel has finally arrived today. It's a gorgeous red box from my exchange partner Goldie.

The stitched design is an old cartouche freebie chart from Workbasket. Goldie personalize the box with my initial and embellished it with red wavy velvet ribbons. The interior is red and padded at the base. The finishing is so superb. I love it. Goldie also includes extra goodies and they are reds!

See the box from another angle. I am glad it is not lost during the 27 days transit. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SBEBB Needlework Smalls Exchange - Received

Today I received this cute frog biscornu from Suzanne. This freebie design is by Casey Buonaugurio titled 'Frog Biscornu Freebie'.

The sides are embellished with bright green beads. On closer look, one can see the 3d effect on the bees' eyes and the froggies' legs. Very charming indeed. :-)

Suzanne also includes extra goodies along with it. DMC floss which I use very often, a magnet map of Canada, a greeting card and a memo notebook that comes with a pen... which I currently in need of.

And take a look at the back. A big floral centre piece and the stitches are so well done.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I am back!

I am back from overseas. Hmmm... I better call the Post Office tomorrow to check. My redwork exchange package is AWOL!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

SBEBB Redwork Exchange 2008 - Sent

For this redwork exchange, I chose 2 different french designs for Edgar, and make it into a pin mattress. The first design with Edgar's personalized name is from a french book titled "Amities Croisees". This cross-stitch book contains a collection of beautiful monochrome designs by Isabella Vautier and Renato Parolin. I bought this book from Leena, at Violarium. You should get this book if you loves single colour designs.

The back design is a beautiful pattern from a talented french lady name Dany. I happen to stumble upon her site one day and found many beautiful stitchwork at her blog. So I wrote to her and request for this free chart titled "Jardin Enchanteur". Thank you Dany, you are my special angel.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Out Of Country

Dear Redwork Exchange Partner,
I am travelling and have limited access to the internet for 1 week. So please do not be alarmed if you do not hear from me. :-) I will update once I reached home.

Happy Stitching!!