Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Spring exchange

I received word that Anna received the Spring exchange i made for her. We were doing a Prairie Schooler exchange and i stitched this one. Hope you feel better soon Anna!I won these on Staci's blog the other day and they arrived yesterday! Lots of tins! Im going to use many of these for finishing! Ive never made/received a tin finish before but no excuse now. Any good tutorials out there? Ive never found Altoids to buy over here, so was surprised to see on the front of the tin "made in Great Britain." Very bizarre. I remember reading on Hazel's blog that someone found them in Morrisons once.

Anyway, thank-you so much Staci! Staci won my blogiversary competition back in January so i did laugh when i found out i'd won her giveaway.
Here is my new start! The EMS Rose Sampler which i fell in love with as soon as i saw it! This is a freebie design with a new part released each month. I discovered it late so i am a bit behind! I am using DMC 115 as my main colour.
Well according to my stitching bloggers yahoo group, yesterday was the little known "holiday" of "No Housework Day" and so we were to answer this question on our blogs: What is your least favorite household chore? The only household chore i enjoy is laundry. I love it, very satisfying! Every other chore i hate but my most hated chore by far is cleaning the bathroom. No sooner is it cleaned when you feel it needs cleaned again. Although isnt that the same in every room?! LOL

Off now to tidy the lounge before i start work for the day. Im working from home today which i love!

31 comments:

Barbara said...

I missed seeing that in yesterday's daily digest for the group. Must post mine later this week... ;)

Your pinkeep is AWESOME, btw!!

Barbara said...

I have pinkeeps on the brain. I meant your flatfold!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, lovely exchange, I'm a PS fan too :) How odd about the tins 'made in Great Britain' on the Altoids - I've never seen them here either! That said, we don't have a Morrisons nearby - I can vouch that Sainsbury's don't carry them! Love your start on the Rose Sampler - that's going to be a gorgeous (but BIG!) project :) Housework - definitely washing dishes is the worst - I'm allergic to washing up liquid!!

Wendy said...

Congrats on winning the tin prize pack! I just finished a tin topper and it turned out great (if I do say so :-) I used Vonna's tutorial on her blog.

Your flatfold looks amazing and great new start too!

staci said...

Gorgeous spring Prairie Schooler! Really wonderful finishing on it. Love your new start too.

I'm glad the tins arrived safely, hope you have lots of fun with them! I just did my first tin finish and Vonna's tutorial is superb :)

Barbeeque4 said...

Very pretty finish and a great start!!

Kim B said...

What a darling little PS design! And congrats on winning Staci's drawing!

Jennifer said...

Vonna has done a great tin box finishing tutorial

She also did one specifically for Altoid tins

You can also check out this one

Nicola said...

Beautiful PS finish Cheryl.

Karoline said...

Lovely flatfold, congratulations

Clare said...

A lovely finish Cheryl - my local Morrisons stocks Altoids, but just the mint ones - so if you ever want any just yell!

Andrea said...

Wonderful exchange. Rose Sampler is progressing well so far.

Oh, all those tins. Another one for Vonna's tutorial here.

Marks & Spencers do a tin about the same size as an altoids. Green, 99p I think, extra strong mints in.

Carol said...

What a beautiful exchange!

anna said...

Thanks again, Cheryl!! :) I think this is one of PS most "spring" designs... I love it.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely flatfold you made. Well, you have lots of tins now. We will be looking to you for advice!!!

mimimira said...

You've done a sweet and nice finish for that spring exchange!
And the new project is beautiful! Happy stitching
Maria, Bulgaria

Karen said...

very nice exchange piece, we can get Altoids down here on the coast next time you come to Shoreham you should look in the little sweet shops lol

Hazel said...

Is that a pinkeep or a flatfold?? I am very impressed either way. I need a tin finish tutorial too. I think Vonna may have one?? Nice EMS sampler. Now my question to you is... are you doing the shading in grey or not?? xx

Sharon said...

Pretty spring exchange! Lucky you winning those great tins.

monique said...

well, rats. I missed No Housework Day! I don't mind laundry, but the task I like the best is probably dusting. I like that you can see an instant difference :)

Nice job on your PS!

stitcherw said...

Your Spring piece is lovely, what a cute design. Also, your Rose WIP is looking gorgeous, the color is working wonderfully with it.
Sue

Heidi said...

Nice exchange finish! and wow thats a lot of tins, we get the altoid tins over here in Germany. Your Rose sampler is very pretty, I like the color you chose. No worries about being behind, I'm behind along with you. :)

tkdchick said...

Lovely little exchange you stitched up there Cheryl. Lovely start on your EMS piece!

Stitchingranny said...

I will come clean your loo if you come do my ironing lol - i just hate ironing.

Lovely work on EMS Rose you will soon catch up its such an easy one to stitch.

Petra said...

Lovely flatfold for Anna!
I look forward to seeing your tin finishes...I'm always intrigued by them because I love anything that can hold little doodads.
EMS Roses is looking very pretty!

Bath photos are also very lovely.

Ranae said...

The PS finish is awesome.
Congrats on the winning of all those tins.
Love the Bath photo's
Thanks for sharing.

sugardoll said...

The PS you made for the exchange is very cute. I love that thing you use to make it stand.

Congratulations on your tins. The one that says "i love cookies" reminds me of an episode in Futurama. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Ruth said...

Well, successfully received incoming and outgoing gifts AND a lovely start to the EMS rose sampler... I think that counts as a very productive bit of time! Congrats all around. Good luck with all those tins.

Lynn said...

I can see you've already had lots of advice on your tutorial already but I agree that Vonna's are excellent. You should have lots of fun with those tins!
Your PS exchange piece is adorable. You did a great job on the finish.
The Rose sampler is going to be such a pretty piece from the looks of it. I would love to have done this one but I just don't have the time.

Paula said...

OOh I love the Ems Rose Sampler and I love the colour you are using.....stunning. I think I may save this chart to stitch one day....
The tins are gorgeous..

Housework?? I hate it all, dusting, ironing, hoovering, yeuch yeuch yeuch! I need someone to come and do it for me!! lol I wish!! lol

Happy stitching....

Michelle said...

Your rose sampler is beautiful - love the thread you've chosen! That PS piece is adorable too!