Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FiS Leannes House Swap

I am involved with an online stitching group; Friends in Stitching; and we recently had a 'Leanne's House' swap. You could make anything to swap so long as it was a pattern by 'Leannes House'.

The lovely Lynda made me a much needed block keeper and used Leannes stitchery from the recent tablerunner pattern for the front. It's just beautiful!

I made for the lovely Helen and chose to make 'Leanne's Flower Bag' in a pink fabric with the stitching in a two darker pinks (hard to tell). I enjoyed making this bag and may make another in the future... this is a photo from Helen as I missed taking a picture of the bag prior to sending it (it was that mad week before I went to Nundle) and her grand-daughter June is holding the bag.

It was a great swap to be in and all the swap gifts were fantastic!
The group is currently doing a bag swap that has to have either a stitchery or needleturn applique AND some sort of trim. I finished the stitchery for mine last night and hope to have the bag finished over the next few days, but won't be able to show you until the end of May. It's funny, I thought the stitchery I had chosen was going to take me a week of nighttime stitching but I have finished it in a much shorter time; enjoyed it immensely too!

14 comments:

Kylie said...

Your bag that you made for Helen is gorgeous and I just love your block keeper. We are all been very spoilt.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bec the bag that you made for Helen is just so pretty love that design....and your stitchery holder made for you by Lynda, how gorgeous is that...it was a great swap Bec...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a beautiful present you received and made. These have all been lovely ideas. Can't wait to see your next project.

Myra said...

Lovely stitchery projects, in and out! 8-)

Myra said...

By the way, love your Sister's Choice block quilt, as well as your Chicken Linen, and your Forks quilts! Very nice! Good for you! 8-)

Janice said...

You must be thrilled with your block keeper and I'm sure Helen is also thrilled with her bag. Leanne's designs are all so gorgeous.

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that block keeper is gorgeous!! I love that floral fabric. What a great idea, don't think I've seen that before. Your little bag is adorable too :)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Gorgeous swap gifts! Well done!

Joy said...

What a fun swap Bec!!! I just love the block keeper you got, what pretty fabric!! And the bag you made for Helen is just so sweet. Love them both, what a lucky pair of swappers you are :o).
Hugs,
Joy :)

Kris said...

I love your blog. Have recently gotten more into stitcheries.

DAWNIE said...

Was such a successful swap - great to see everyone kept their word and all met their deadlines

Christine said...

It was a lovely swap ... I like the pretty pink bag you made and the block keeper from Lynda. Can't believe you've nearly finished the bag for the next swap ... well done!

Grethe said...

First time visiting your blog, lovely. One of my favorites are Leanne. I have made lots of this and that. Last October she and Gail visited Norway and I went to a weekend course with them. Still UFOs on some of the project. Now I am looking forward to stitching from the Garden Journal.
Happy Quilting to you.