Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wisdom Sampler and BBD ornament exchange

End of the Olympics means sadly less stitching time. The Olympics were a fantastic excuse to sit down during the day in front of the tv and put in a stitch or two while cheering on the athletes. Boy, I wish I was that fit. Sigh.

What concerns my sampler, thanks to said Olympics, I'm a bit closer to the end....

 

The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia'
Fibers: NPI silk 
 
 I also took part in an exchange on "Hooked on Exchange" and received last week in the mail a darling ornament from Lynn. It's filled with crushed walnuts and is not only beautiful, but also has a lovely feel to it. Love it. Thank you so much Lynn.
Peace by Blackbird Desings 
using the recommended threads

For my partner Karen (no blog as far as I know) I stitched one of the December Stockings

Merry Christmas from the December Stocking booklet "Merry December"
Fabric: 30ct Iced Cappuchino
Fibers: WDW, GA and CC

Hope everybody is having a great time and better weather then we had lately (which shouldn't be too difficult)

24 comments:

Vickie said...

Those are lovely gifts exchanged. But oh my! Your sampler is stunning! Just love the little dogs. :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Wisdom Sampler looks fantastic. The Olympics provided some extra stitching time for us all. Love the exchange pieces too.

Ma Teakettle said...

"Wisdom" is just beautiful, Gabi, both your stitching, as well as design and the colors. I just love it!
What sweet ornaments they both are, wonderful exchange :)
I agree, we all sure benefited from the extra stitching time, not to mention the joy of watching all of the wonderful athletes.
Have a great day
Hugs
Ma

cucki said...

your sampler is looking so lovely..
beautiful gift exchanged..
hugs xxx

butterfly said...

Really like your sampler it is just beautiful.
Your exchange gifts are beautiful, hugs.

BrendaS said...

Your sampler is just beautiful Gabi. Great exchange gifts both given and received:)

Catherine said...

A very beautiful sampler! And great exchange pieces ~ I love using the crushed walnut shells.

Margaret said...

Your Wisdom Sampler is gorgeous! And you're really getting close on finishing it too! Love the exchange pieces as well. I hear you on the Olympics. It's weird to have them all over.

Tracey said...

I have never seen that sampler before- it is beautiful! Lovely ornament and stocking as well!

Jeanne said...

Your Wisdom Sampler is to die for! I have that chart and sigh everytime I run across it....someday it will get stitched!

You were lucky in your exchange group and received a lovely ornament. I am currently finishing up that same BBD stocking - great minds think alike ha ha.

Cindy's Stitching said...

It looks great. I miss the olympics also. the exchange pieces are great.

Nancy M said...

Your sampler has some wonderful colors in it! Very nice exchange pieces too.

valerie said...

Gorgeous progress on your sampler Gabi! Amazing what you got done during the Olympics! And lovely exchange too...both ornies are very nice!

Anna van Schurman said...

Well you certainly moved along on "Wisdom" these past few weeks! Good going!

~Narita said...

Gosh Gabi, the colors in your sampler are so vivid! I just love it.

Rowyn said...

Such fantastic colours in the Wisdom sampler.

It is a shame the Olympics are over. I'm not a big sports fan, but I do love the Olympics.

Chris said...

Great progress on the wisdom sampler. You are so close!
The ornaments are beautiful too.
Have a great weekend!

Jackie said...

Love your Wisdom Sampler - it's just gorgeous, love the unique border!

Carol said...

I am just loving your Wisdom Sampler, Gabi--totally beautiful!! And your little stocking is so cute--I can't get up my nerve to try making one...

Katherine said...

How pretty, Gabi!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

There's still the Para-Olympics to go! I wonder if they're getting much coverage around the World?

I love your two exchange items, both are so nicely stitched and finished.

Peggy Lee said...

I absolutely LOVE that sampler! It's just gorgeous.
I didn't get as much stitching done during the Olympics because I found myself always looking at the TV instead of my stitching.
Lots of frogging resulted!

:o)

Jennifer M. said...

Your sampler looks gorgeous. Love the little stocking you made for your partner. It is very pretty and finished so perfectly.

Jen

Melissa said...

Gabi, the Wisdom Sampler is so bright and beautiful! Lovely exchanges too!