Monday, September 10, 2012

No More Exchanges For Me (picture heavy)

When I just looked at all the lovely things I have exchanged over the years it makes me really sad to think I've put in such effort in stitching and finishing something only to give it away.  So my decision today is no more exchanges.  I have turned over the Blackbird Designs Exchange to Lisa and it wasn't for any other reason than I just don't have time to do it anymore and to be honest I just didn't want to run it anymore. 

I have received many lovely things from these exchanges but I got to keep practically nothing I'd made and that's a shame because when I'm no longer on this earth what will my children do with all of them?  Nothing I should imagine, because although I've enjoyed some of them I didn't make them but these I made over the past 7 years or more.

These are some of my favorites that I have given as exchanges or birthday presents (they are all clickable to be made larger):

From my very first Ornament exchange in 2005
when I was frightened it wouldn't be good enough

I made this for an exchange 
Another Exchange

This was a Sweet Bag
Because I so love saying this!
I should have made one saying Bollocks cause that is my favorite word
(if you don't know what it means I'll tell you)
My first Biscournu
for an Exchange
A Quaker I made for an exchange

A Seaside Exchange
A Birthday present

I had this made for me
and then gave it in an Exchange
Again I made this for me
because I really loved it and
then gave it away in an exchange
So the next time I post on here something I've made it will be for me or one of mine.  It won't be an exchange but it might be a present for somebody else but 


So until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way possible