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Sent And received.

Posted on | May 2, 2014 | 15 Comments

I have received a delightful message from Barb to say she has been able to pick up the parcel waiting for her at the post office. ( I made it a little tricky for her as I wanted it tracked so it didn’t go astray.)

Barb was my partner for this first round of the FHFS, and the requirement was to make an item with a Dresden plate. This was my first swap and I must admit that I read over her profile many times to make sure I was on the right track.

Barb said she liked red and white, so that part was easy. I made a 12 inch mini  with a Dresden plate embroidery. The thread is Cottage Garden – the red one made for Hugs “n Kisses – #1007.

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Barb also has a liking for all things Bonnie and Camille. I had a little stockpile of those fabrics and was able to make a cushion.

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She also mentioned liking things that were girly in colour. That had me thinking for a little while until I hit on the idea of a tiny pin cushion in pink and green.

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Sunburnt Quilts - Dresden 003

That’s how my parcel came together.  Barb, I do hope you enjoy your goodies.

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And just because I can, here are a couple more photos. You know I can’t resist playing with those shadows.

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Cheers, Karen


15 Responses to Sent And received.

  • Keryn says: Beautiful gifts Karen I bet Barb was just thrilled to bits.
  • marina says: wow your dresden interpretations are gorgeous!! all three are amazing. Such beautiful stitching and the bonnie and camille fabrics are so pretty. Lucky Barb!
  • Gone Stitchin' says: OMG it's a gorgeous very well done Karen!!! I'm sure barb is just over the moon with it... This was a FuN swap wasn't it! :)
  • Sunny says: Your Dresdens are lovely, and the little pincushion is awesome!
  • Linda King says: Wow, I'm sure she is delighted with her treasures! I love the little pin cushion.
  • Raewyn says: Gorgeous gifts - love how you interpreted the dresdens! I'm sure Barb will be totally in love with them!
  • Rachaeldaisy says: Wow!! make that Triple Wow!! I love how you've take the dresdan plate and made 3 entirely different versions of it. Barb is going to be blown when she receives these!
  • Patti says: Oh my word, those are just beautiful dresden projects. Karen! I haven't ever done one, as I find the whole idea intimidating,so to see three of them has me in awe! Your partner must be just thrilled.
  • Christine M says: Everything is just beautiful, Karen. I'm sure Barb was thrilled with them.
  • Fiona says: well I reckon you nailed your first swap Karen. Those are amazing gifts and such beautiful sewing .... Hugz
  • Anita says: They're all adorable gifts!! Love the red on white and I love using that Cottage garden thread, it's very smooth to work with. Sweet pin cushion. Cheers, Anita.
  • peg says: These are all just so lovelly....lots of spoiling, I know Barb was thrilled...
  • Barb says: Love everything you made for me Karen, you blew me away! Thank you so much for being my swap partner :) Barb.
  • Frances says: Love both of the Dresden Plates, but especially the style of the red work one. Sounds like a great swap!!
  • Joan says: Ohhhh, looks like Barb is one lucky girl. What a great array of Dresdens you did for her. That little mini sure is tiny! :-)

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