Friday, 27 March 2009

Food and Drink Exchange

My exchange partner has now received her gift.The design was from an old Jane Greenoff magazine, though there is a slight modification. I have added a book between the storage jars.

Once the stitching was completed, I hand stitched the cross stitch to some fabric. This was then used to cover a note book.

So the inside covers were neat and tidy, I glued in some felt.

Here is the finished book. I am happy to say, as my partner enjoys cooking, it was very appropriate. It was also nice for me to be able to use my stitching in a different way.
I have finally begun to work on my biscornus. I at last remembered to bring the patterns back from the library and I have got one side complete. Progress at last.
When I got home today, I received a lovely pin keep from Gaynor. I will show you all tomorrow. I am off to sew on some buttons and hopefully to complete a baby hood.


11 comments:

Annie said...

Very nice work for a very nice idea. I'm sure your partner loves it.

Miriam said...

That is a lovely exchange piece!

paulahewitt said...

I like the cookbook cover - your partner will be thrilled

Rudee said...

What a great idea!

Elena said...

So cute! I love this motive! And I am sure that your partner will love it!

Patti said...

What a lovely idea and I really hope your partner likes it. Patti xxx

karen said...

what a lovely book, what a lucky recipient!

averyclaire said...

It's a lovely gift item. Great idea!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, WOW, I love your exchange CS. She is very lucky to have your lovely work of art. Hugs Judy

Patty said...

This turned out really nice! I'm sure your partner will love it.

Karan said...

What a great gift - not only useful but decorative too. Lucky partner. :0)
Hope the frog is now long gone - still not got over my encounter with the little blighter on SS.