Sunday, January 13, 2008

Winter house exchange part 1

A second post today because I've just been to the Post Office to collect a parcel and I found the most gorgeous Winter House exchange from Stephanie. I absolutely love it!

It's one of the Bent Creek bird samplers and I've been eyeing them up for quite a while (I have the autumn one but not the rest). A perfect choice! And Stephanie has made it into this gorgeous tray/basket (lots of pictures because it is so pretty). She wrote that she was a little daunted and felt she had a lot to live up to but I don't know why - it's beautifully done!


And look at the sides too (my hands are always cold so this made me giggle!)




And the top and bottom...




And gifts too! So generous


Thank you so much Stephanie. The colours are gorgeous - I love the fabrics you used. It goes absolutely perfectly with our living room - a perfect match to the walls and sofas. I really do love it!

26 comments:

  1. This is an absolutely beautiful exchange to receive, I love the original way that Stephanie has created the border too :-))) It looks so nicely made :-))

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. What an incredibly beautiful exchange piece.

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  3. Glad you like it Nicki - it was a really fun stitch. My hands are always cold too, so my DH keeps saying 'cold hands - warm heart'! I thought it was the perfect saying for a winter stitch LOL

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  4. Wow! This is seriously gorgeous!!!

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  5. What a beautiful exchange! The stitching and attention to detail are wonderful!

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  6. Wow, that's just gorgeous!

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  7. Oh MY!! I know you must be so thrilled, Nicki! WOW, it's just gorgeous :)

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  8. Absolutely stunning! Love it.

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  9. Wow! What a fabulous exchange! Stephanie did an absolutely beautiful job :)

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  10. What a superior exchange...Stephanie is such a sweetheart to begin with but she has such a wonderful eye for detail...that would be a precious exchange to receive ;) And you are so deserving! Many congratulations!!

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  11. What an absolutely wonderful exchange. The box is very unique. Congratulations. Love the design she used.

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  12. Now that is a superb exchange to receive! Congratulations and enjoy!

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  13. Just gorgeous. So beautifully stitched.

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  14. It's beautiful! Stephanie did a lovely job!

    (I just found your blog through a comment on someone else's blog)

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  15. Oh, this is so pretty! What an inspired exchange. Kudos to Stephanie!

    And ((hugs)) to you, dear Nicki. :)

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  16. What a stunning exchange, congratulations

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  17. Hey Nicki :)
    Can you email me-as the one I sent you bounced back :)

    Thanks so much :)
    ((hugs))

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  18. What a wonderful exchange you received its really lovely.

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  19. Wow, what a wonderful exchange!!!

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  20. What an incredibly well-thought-out exchange!! Stephanie was truly inspired on this one. Congrats to you, Nicki, and enjoy!! :D

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  21. What a wonderful exchange! Lucky girl!

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  22. Wow, it's really beautiful, enjoy!

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  23. Wow! What an awesome basket! Its so well done!

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  24. That is stunning!

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  25. Stunning! Stephanie did an amazing job on that. I like the cold hands part too, mine are always chilly!

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