Monday, September 22, 2008

Prairie Schooler Exchange


Design: From the Pins and Needles Chart, Book 115
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Threads: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream

I've just heard that Ulla has received my HoE Prairie Schooler Exchange. I really loved stitching this - just looking at it brings back memories of the Olympics - which is perhaps why I didn't stop at just one item, I was so immersed in listening to the Games!

All the designs come from Book 115, Pins and Needles. I modified the construction of the scissor keep - it is lined with red felt and backed with the fabric you can see in the photo. It was a bit of 'suck it and see' finish and I nearly didn't send it. The pinkeep is also backed with the printed fabric. The thread fob uses an element from the design and I added Ulla's name to it - the reverse has another fob and my initials and the year. To complete the exchange, I added a PS chart - Welcome Home.

16 comments:

KarenV said...

Your needlework set looks lovely - great job!

Meari said...

What a great exchange you created! Congrats.

Sheila said...

What beautiful gifts you have made - and the backing fabric is perfect.

Vonna said...

What a lovely, super beautiful exchange for Ulla, she's LUCKY!
:o)

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts for Ulla Nic.

Barbara said...

I love it! What a great exchange!!

tammie said...

what a lovely exchange i absolutely love it and plan on getting this chart myself well done..

Olenka's Stitches said...

That's a very pretty exchange!

Emily said...

Lovely job. Love that fabric you have in the picture too.

Hazel said...

That looks great Nic! x

TinaTx said...

re: biking to work - don't think I haven't thought about it! Problem is that it is a narrow, hilly, two-lane road where the speed limit is 55mph and people drive on it like it is the Indy 500. Sometimes I wonder if I will get there in one piece in my car!
Love the exchange pieces! I think I have that chart - somewhere!

Nicola said...

That's a really lovely exchange Nic. Well done on a great job.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous exchange Nic - congratulations!

Carol said...

Nic.... I took you off the HoE PS exchange list thinking you had received yours... did you? Your sender is wondering, and I am at work without your email at the moment... I might have erased you as having received when you had not...

Ruth said...

Those are WONDERFUL! Absolutely wonderful. Congrats on fine stitching, finishing, and exchanging!

Carol R said...

Great exchange package!