Friday, April 29, 2011

Hooked on Exchanging

Well, I got my assignment and will be starting a Prairie Schooler Autumn project shortly but will be unable to post photos. The piece is from a leaflet that I have already stitched for myself. It will be lovely re-visiting the chart. I originally stitched it in the called for DMC ... but I am considering kitting it up in silks this time ... just for a little variety.

Since I can't post an exchange photo yet, I will post pictures of the lovely little PS promotional card pieces I have been stitching to "get in the mood" for the exchange. I hope to finish all these as floss tags and use them on the rings on which I store my Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. Unfortunately, though I had an Autumn Barn, a Winter House and a Spring House, I have nothing for Summer. I had wanted to make a complete set, all four seasons. At this point, I don't even know if Prairie Schooler published a Summer House of any kind in the promotional card series. I'll have to do a little research. If there is one, you can be sure I'll be telephoning all the needlework shops I have patronized in the past year to see if they have such a card. If any of you readers have such a card, please know that I would be happy to trade a $5 gc to 123stitch for it ... it would be worth that to me to be able to complete my set. So far the set has cost me nothing: I have stitched these pieces on scraps of linen with little bits and pieces of floss left over from other projects. I will have to purchase a Crop-a-dile, but I had planned to do that anyway. I already have a variety of rivets and the tools for setting them. Cardboard and interfacing are always available in abundance here. So, assembling these little beauties shouldn't be much of a problem.

I am wondering just what sort of trim I should use, though: hand twisted cord, ribbon or something from my stash of commercial trims. Prairie Schooler pieces are, by their very nature, plain [as in the Quaker sense of the word] and I wouldn't want to mar that esential simplicity with overpowering embellishments.


Karen said...

Very cute...I love the spring one in its colors!

happy stitching....

mdgtjulie said...

They all look good. And I can't wait to see your exchange piece!!