Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Exchange from Joan

I received my summer exchange package from Joan. There are so many beautiful things that I hardly know where to begin, so I'll just start with a photo. :)

For the stitched piece, she made me one of the gorgeous Blackbird Designs stockings. I love these little stockings so much, but the finishing on them completely intimidates me. Joan's finishing is absolutely impeccable though! It's stunning.

She also sent along several goodies for me, including another gorgeous project bag she made. The fabric strip is a country style sewing theme and is absolutely adorable. I love it! Given how many WIPs I have, new project bags are always a welcome sight. ;)

She also included a beaded scissor fob kit. I've only attempted to make one fob in the past, so having a kit is great since I don't have a lot of necessary supplies for fob making. It's great having some written instructions, too! I can't wait to give it a try.

Next was a beautiful little pincushion chart called "Ole Pincushion" from Theresa at Shakespeare's Peddler. It's designed to fit into an old zinc Ball jar lid, which Joan also included! I was over the moon when I saw the lid. It immediately took me back to wonderful childhood memories of my Gran doing her summer canning using old Ball jars. :)

Speaking of antiques, she also sent me some beautiful little mother of pearl buttons that she said she picked up in her antiquing adventures. Given how many biscornus I stitch, one can never have enough buttons, and antique ones are just that much more special. :)

As you can see, she spoiled me quite nicely with this exchange. Thanks again so very much for everything, Joan!



  1. what a lucky girl! everything is great! i have a couple of Joan's zipper bags and they are wonderful!

  2. Nice exchange for Melissa~~ The zipper bag does look very very nice along with all the other goodies~~~ Way to go Joan~ Faye