Saturday, November 01, 2008

Harvest Time Exchange sent



Becky K received the Harvest Time Exchange I sent to her. The piece is Blessings Abide by the Cricket Collection. It was a freebie from the Cricket Collection website, but it's already been replaced with a Christmas piece. I used Gloriana Silk Apricot Grove for the words and then modified the DMC colors to match. I don't usually change colors, but I wanted a more autumn feel. This was also my first pouch finish (that I did myself and didn't get Mom to help with). I try to pick something I think matches the recipient's tastes...I hope I managed to do that. Becky said she liked it. :-)

This was a no goodies exchange, which is both a relief and a disappointment. I love finding extras to go with exchanges, but since money is tight, it's a relief that I have a reason not to spend. I'm going to hold off on exchanges until at least after the holidays. Even postage gets to be a bit much when you send off these exchanges nowadays. Sheesh. Having to economize really sucks. Not that I was profligate before, but now I have to really pay attention to each dollar.

9 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Your first pouch? Wow, I'm honored. Makes it even more special and treasured. Thank you so much.

Lisa said...

Lovely finish!

Karin said...

It's a beautiful pouch - you did a great job finishing it!

Cindy said...

This is a beautiful way to finish the stitched piece. Great job!

Agree to your point of view in postage. Most of time is the postage that hurts.

Giovanna said...

This is really pretty, well done!

Carol said...

Very cute! I know what you mean about no goodies, but I think Becky wanted to try that out in a few exchanges as many have complained about the costs of exchanging.... and our group was randomly chosen as a test for this... I kept thinking about all the goodies I wanted to send to my partner, only to realize - oops! No goodies this time around ;-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Beautiful exchange piece!

Jo said...

beautiful stitching and finishing