Thursday, June 05, 2008

Spring Exchange for Carol




Here the last seasonal exchange 0f the 2007-2008 year for Carol . A design by Les grilles de Maryse called spring is in the air. It was a fun stitch and I finished it into a pinkeep with a dark purple fabric on the back. The pins I dyed with a green metallic like paint-a first. I also used a bow technique that Andrea from The Craft Room had highlighted on her blog. I have truly enjoyed stitching for Carol this past year and putting together these exchanges.

Other than that working on a personal exchange after much decision about thread colors as it is a monochrome exchange. I am also working on the house in small spurts-cleaning closets etc. The children are out of school and terrorizing their poor mama-already cries of "I'm bored", "I'm hungry" are floating into my little ears. Children anyone? anyone? LOL Thanks for all the comments on my daydream piece-I am continuing to work on that and hope to have a finish soon. Anyway I am off to be terrorized err loved some more. Happy stitching!

28 comments:

Gwen said...

A very nice finish. The colors are lovely.

I always found that if I offered my son a choice of chores he was not so bored after all. :-)

Enjoy the summer break.
Gwen

Kim B said...

A beautiful exchange!

Pumpkin said...

Oh beautiful Sharon! What a lovely exchange you put together.

When you're starting to tear the hair from your head, then give me a call :o) LOL!

Rachel said...

such lovely work!

As for the kids, maybe the gypsies will stop by. I often wait for them but they never show up...

Bette said...

Your exchange piece is lovely, Sharon. And my kids are grown and I still hear "Im hungry" or "I'm bored".

Kathy A. said...

Dear Sharon - thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I appologize for taking so long to read your blog. I really like the look of your blog. Very pretty set up. Your stitching is beautiful and much admired. Your "Spring" for Carol is lovely. Look forward to admiring your work in the future.

monique said...

Nice finish, Sharon! I think I tried the "I'm bored" thing with my mom just a few times... whenever I said it, she'd find me a project-- like weeding near the fence or cleaning the tub tile LOL

Dianne said...

This is lovely and you finished it nicely.
Go see what Vonna does at The Twisted Stitcher. : ) Seems like she has a good plan. Sean use to go to the children's library a lot. There's always a vacation Bible School, swimming lessons,hitting museums, taking care of a garden or plants, etc..
Thanks for all your nice comments. I appreciated them so much.

Barbara said...

Your final exchange for Carol is so perfect, Sharon. Great job!!

My kids don't have summer holiday yet, but they are practicing. "I'm bored!" "She's touching me!" "She's looking at me!" (Yes, Rowen is the one who eggs the boys on.) Sigh...

Bets said...

What a pretty pinkeep, and a fun, thoughtful package you have made! Who wouldn't love to get that in the mail?

Hope you have a great summer with your kids. Blink and they've grown up - I miss mine!

Carol said...

I just love it so much Sharon! Thank you for the wonderful year of spoiling!! {{{HUGS}}}

staci said...

Wonderful exchange! I haven't heard any of that from my kiddos yet...but I tell ya, I'm exhausted~~ these 2 weeks have flown by!!!

J Rae said...

You did such a great job on your spring exchange piece. Great finishing!

How are the house projects coming? My son has decided he wants to move to the other bedroom and have a whole new paint color, so it looks like I will have a nice little house project of my own when we return from vacation. :-)

As for the children...while they irritate us to no end at times, we know we will miss them if someone actually took us up on the offer of free children. :-)

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your pinkkep. It looks wonderful.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

That is a very pretty pinkeep...I think they are so neat myself and I just love that design. I love the colors in that too.

Congratulations on another finsih.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Here is a link to my Blog:

http://lindakscreativityworks.blogspot.com

Sonda in OR said...

A lovely exchange! I've got the cleaning bug myself...we'll see how it goes this summer.

Concetta said...

What a stunning exchange... I absolutely love the pinkeep (and your finishing is amazing).

Ruth said...

I'm boooored. What's to eat? I don wanna clean my room. lol Ahh, the cries of free range children.

Good luck... maybe lock yourself in a closet with that really nifty exchange for an hour and decompress.

Jenna said...

Well done, Sharon! You did a beautiful job and I just love the design with the wisteria winding along the top. You'll have to tell us more about the paint you used on the pins and what technique you used (please).

Lennu said...

It's a really pretty pinkeep, what a great exchange!

Juanita said...

What a pretty pinkeep! I'm sure Carol loved receiving this exchange.

I like Gwen's suggestion of offering the kids some chores. It always worked on me when I was a kid. I hope you're able to find some stitching time in between all the "love". ;)

Sachiko said...

Lovely pinkeep!and your nice package!!Gorgeous!!

Lillie said...

Wonderful exchange and lovely.

Yep! my DD was yelling 'I'm bored' on her 2nd day school break.

Have a good weekend.

Isabelle said...

Beautiful exchange for Carol, Sharon!

Angela said...

The pinkeep is lovely! My kids get out of school next week so I have all that to look forward to, LOL!

Sally said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment:)

Love this piece you stitched for Carol. It is so pretty.

Lillie said...

Wondeful exchange gift Sharon.

Julianne said...

Sharon,

I just love your spring exchange for Carol. I did the winter one from the same designer for Marie. Those are the nicest freebies.

Happy Stitching and thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving comments.

Julianne