Friday, June 10, 2011

On my way to Amsterdam

I surely am on my way to Amsterdam...half way to be exactly. While stitching away I just realized that I was just a tad over the half way mark. Needless to say that this made my day!!!



I took also part of two exchanges at Hooked on Exchanges...and both pieces arrived at their new home :)

Gwen was my partner in the Prairie Schooler Seasonal Exchange and she choose the season Summer.  I finished it as  a project bag. The pictures are a bit crappy, but I don't have any better ones.

 Prairie Schooler Prairie Seasons
Fabric: hand dyed Jobelan "Summer Sky" 
Fibers: DMC, but changed almost all of them to my likings


Sadie was my partner for the Snowman Ornament Round at Hooked on Exchanging and this is what I stitched for her...
Let it Snow
Designer: Country Cottage Needelworks
Fabric: Belfast Summer Khaki
Fibers: Threadworx, DMC, Gentle Art and Crescent Colors


Hope all is well at your part of the world, here it surely is. Even the sun is shining today for a change :)

39 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you're having sun today. Great job on the ornie and bad. I really like your snowman!! And Amsterdam looks great!!

Ineke said...

Beautiful projects Gabi!

wendy111 said...

Amsterdam is looking fantastic Gabi, such a great feeling to get past the half way mark. I love the snowman ornament and the finish. Really cute.

And This Little Pig said...

Wow over half way, it always makes you feel good. Lovely exchanges Gwen and Sadie are both very lucky.
LiBBiE in Oz

Margaret said...

Great exchange pieces! And your Amsterdam is looking lovely. Halfway is definitely time to celebrate!

Jo said...

Beautiful stitching, the snowman ornament looks great finished.

Carissa said...

Gabi, all three pieces look great. I can't wait to see Amsterdam when it's all done.

Do you have a link to a tutorial for the project bag you did? I've never seen that finish before and I really like it.

Sadie said...

Amsterdam looks amazing Gabi! Well don on reaching the half way point :-)
Lovely exchanges too, I particularly like the snowman one ;-D

Sadie said...

Amsterdam looks amazing Gabi! Well don on reaching the half way point :-)
Lovely exchanges too, I particularly like the snowman one ;-D

MaryT said...

Gabi Amsterdam is really coming along and love the exchange pieces too.

Mary Louise in IN

Giovanna said...

Great going on A'dam - she's really beautiful. And the exchange pieces are gorgeous.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on making past the half way point... that is something to celebrate.
The exchange pieces are lovely.

Shelley said...

Your exchange pieces are phenominal!! I love the project bag. Did you design the bag yourself too?

Amsterdam is looking great! Half way, that is an awesome accomplishment :)

Meari said...

Gabi,

I've loved watching Amsterdam come to life! It is so beautiful. Halfway mark. Woo Hoo!

Very cute exchanges. Project bag--what a great idea.

Emily in NC said...

Congrats on getting to the halfway point, it is looking great. The pieces done for the exchanges are nice as well. Envy you being able to put in a zipper, I am sewing challenged.

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL! It must feel so good to be half way done on Amsterdam! Matter of fact everything you stitched is absolutely gorgeous, you're very talented Gabi!

Kathy Ellen said...

"Amsterdam" is just beautiful! It is always a great feeling to reach that point in a project, isn't it? Love your exchanges. Love the wonderful PS "Summer" piece that you stitched and attached to such a wonderful bag!

staci said...

Congrats on reaching the halfway point with Amsterdam...very impressive!

Both of your exchange pieces are wonderful as well!

Ma Teakettle said...

Ohh Gabi, Amsterdam gets more gorgeous each update you share...I am just in awe of you. :)

I love your project bag finish, the colors are awesome and the pics are great, silly girl :) Lucky Gwen.

Your snowman ornie is adorable and I love your finish! Sadie will adore it and what a lucky partner.

You have been busy too, missy :)

It is so interesting to me when I stop and think that here it is heading into summer for us and autumn for you. Wonderful world :)

Hugs
Ma TK

Sarah Beth said...

Hi there. Your PS bag is super cute and the snowman too. Amsterdam is gorgeaous.

BrendaS said...

Very nice stitching. Love the way you finished the project bag:)))

RuthB said...

Congrats on fabulous progress and great finishes -- such lucky exchangers to be paired with you :)

Amsterdam looks absolutely wonderful--- I've been contempating one of those cities ... namely Paris, but I fear I'd never have the stick-to-it-iveness to finish. Maybe I'll stare at your pics long enough to get inspired. :)

chrisstitches said...

Amsterdam looks like I'm also there....fantastic. Love the other pieces too.
Busy gal you are.
Chris b

Deb said...

Amsterdam is absolutely stunning and I can just imagine how great it felt to realize you were past the half way mark!

Love both your exchanges and really love the project bag!

Desi said...

Woman! You are just a busy bee. That project bag looks really well-made, and cheerful to boot. I'm not going to say anything about the sheer scope and beauty of Amsterdam since everybody else already did... oops, I think I just did, too.

Nancy M said...

Love the exchange pieces. I MUST do some of those LHN ornaments!!! I got Amsterdam and the only part stitched is the train tower that you have that's the farthest right. Maybe I should go to the right when I start it, so you will see parts you haven't gotten to yet!

Patches said...

Wow- Amsterdam is gorgeous. Lovely exchange pieces as well

Nelli said...

Wonderful!

Ellen said...

Amsterdam looks great! Love your PS Summer and the Snowman Ornie! Will have to try your finishing idea of a project bag even though I am no good at sewing.

Hugs,

Carol said...

Wow! Amsterdam is really becoming a masterpiece, Gabi--beautiful work :) Your gifts for Sadie and from Gwen are wonderful--don't you love those project bags? Yours is darling--I've never tried making one myself; doubt I could get the zipper in with my poor sewing skills :)

Hope you're enjoying a wonderfully relaxing weekend :)

htimcj said...

I love your stitching! Those exchanges are fanstastic and Amersterdam is georgous!
Heiid-ILCS

Bertie said...

Amsterdam is lovely, a lot of work here Gabi all those different colours:)
Great exchanges, do love the PS one, very cheerful:)

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes for your exchanges. The ornie is so cute and I love the pouch you stitched and sewed up. Great progress on Amsterdam! Congrats on making it to the halfway point!

Sally said...

Amsterdam is looking fab! Love the pieces you stitched for your exchanges. Love the snowman.

Thank you for your email {{{hugs}}}

Carolyn NC said...

Looks just beautiful! WTG!
Love the exchanges!

Jennifer's life and goings on said...

Gabi, wonderful job on your stitching.

Debbie Jo said...

Your stitching is just beautiful. Amsterdam is wonderful and I just love the exchanges you did.

Justflo said...

Just love that 'Amsterdam'. Think the colours are great.
love your other projects.
Happy stitching to you.

Katrien said...

Gorgeous!!