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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Needlecraft Haven Easter Exchange

Happy Easter everyone. Clare (aimetu) at Needlecraft Haven organised an Easter Exchange for us. Our exchange was to include a stitched Easter ornament, a card and a sweet treat. All my favourites - including the sweet treat ☺.

I was truly spoilt by my exchange partner, Deb (no blog). She stitched me Just Nan's Dewdrop Bunny, a design I haven't got and included a Blackbird Designs chart, some pins, fabric, chocolates in a bag and a stitched card featuring a JBW Design rabbit! Didn't I say I was spoilt.

Needlecraft Haven Easter Exchange, 2017
Gifts from my exchange partner, Deb
Christine (The Alchymyst's Study) was my exchange partner and I sent her a modified version of Just Nan's Peter Cottontail, finished as a bell and a chocolate fish for Easter. You are just as likely to find a chocolate fish in our local chocolatier as a chocolate egg. The fish and eggs are filled with petites fritures, a selection of little chocolate fish and shells.

Peter Cottontail - Just Nan and Chocolate fish
My exchange items to Christine
I found the idea for the bell finish here, which included a graphed template of the bell shape. I stitched the phrase 'Easter 2017' on the interior of the bell, but I didn't think to take a photo of it. This is a finish I will do again.

For those of you who like chocolate, I'll finish with a photo of the chocolate egg that my husband bought me this year. It's still in one piece ... for now.





6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the link to the bell tutorial, it was lovely and clear, even in Russian! I really want to make one now. Love your exchange, Christine is one person I can imagine appreciating the humour of a chocolate fish!

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  2. Wonderful exchange pieces and I love the idea of Chocolate fish - we have Bilbies here in Oz!

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  3. Thank you again for my exchange gift. I love the idea of finishing it as a bell - a harebell presumably.
    A great exchange gift from Deb, and your Easter egg from your DH is magnificent

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  4. Beautiful exchange parcel s, lovely stitching. I'm glad you enjoyed taking part. Your DH is a wonderful man to give you such a gift, is it still intacted?

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  5. What a delight the bell finish is, pretty design you chose for it too. A lovely exchange that you received.
    Nice egg from your hubby.

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  6. A great exchange! Your bell ornament is so pretty, I would love to try it one day. And yes Deb spoiled you with those lovely bunnies!
    What a gorgeous egg from your husband, have you saved the ribbon for crafting?!

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