Saturday, 30 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

I am really enjoying the exchanges I am doing this year with Pirjo and Cath. As you can see they have both spoiled me with a wonderful selection off goodies in our Autumn and Halloween swaps. Our next swap will be Christmas , my favourite stitchy theme. I have started stitching and shopping for both exchanges already.

This is my Autumn package from Cath. Sorry the picture isn;t great. My gorgeous gifts were lots of stitchy fabric, notebook,hankies, sheep, two stitchy items, purse, sweets (Ian has already pinched a packet..lol) and a really cool shoulder bag.



I just had to take a close-up of my sheep. It is just too funny and soooo cute!


Cath has stitched me two wonderful finishes. I haven;t seen the cute Plumpkin design before and I love the ribbon edging on the Lizzie Kate. Thank you so much, I just love everything, you are such a sweet friend.



Pirjo has also sent me this amazing package off Halloween goodies. She has stitched me this beautiful pin-keep with more cute sheep. There are so many gorgeous purply goodies, candles, halloween fabric and she has included another lovely piece of hand-dyed stitchy fabric. Thank you so much Pirjo , you are another dear friend who has spoiled me with another fabulous package.

This is my Halloween package along with a few Scottish goodies that I sent to Pirjo. I included some Black evenweave,glittery mediera threads, witchy and bright orange fabrics, cute light-up pumpkin, halloween chocs, tartan napkins,notebook, ribbon and key-ring.



My Witch for Pirjo;s package was a freebie design that I found in my stash, sorry I can;t remember who its by. As usual I altered a few parts and colours to suit myself but I was very happy with the way it turned out.







As I have mentioned before we don;t decorate our homes for Halloween but thanks to my stitchy friends and doing a few pieces myself this year I now have the start of a great display. I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween. Hugs!















28 comments:

Cole said...

Great exchanges!!! That sheep ornament is awesome!

Heather said...

Wow, youa re so lucky, what great exchanges

Carol said...

Your exchanges are wonderful, Elaine! So glad you were able to collect enough stitched pieces to create a cute Halloween display--they all look wonderful grouped together :)

cuori e perline said...

elaine, what lovely exchanges!
Annamaria

Erna said...

Love your Halloween thingies, hope to find the courage to start early next year :)
Hugssssss
Er

Annette said...

Wow you have some great exchange partners!!! Love the pieces they stitched for you, and what you stitched for them.
Al those lovely goodies, You can make a lot more halloween stuff.
you already have a great stock of Halloween ornaments!!!
Happy Halloween

carol fun said...

Oh these are all sooooo pretty -- I love the one about my other car is a broom - some days I feel that witchy - LOL -- I hope that by next year I can have a better collection of little Halloweenie stuff - yours is spectacular! Happy stitching-

Catherine said...

All of the goodies received and sent are wonderful! Your Halloween grouping looks great!

Christina said...

I love your Halloween display Lainey. The edging on the ornament that you sent to Pirjo is fantastic, really sets off the piece.
You've got some amazing Halloween fabric, better start stitching for next year!!

Michelle said...

Wow - wonderful photos - thank you for sharing them. Your display is looking wonderful. Love the 'Witches Stitch Too' one. Love Michelle x

Jane said...

What lovely exchanges, you must have been thrilled with the gifts you received and the receipients of yours also.
Cute sheep, love them!
xxx

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Lots of lovely little gifts in your exchanges, I am looking forward to what Christmas stitching you will be doing.

valerie said...

Cute exchanges! You're got a nice Halloween display!

Pike said...

I love exchanges :)

Maggie said...

What wonderful excahnges:-) and you now have the making of a great Halloween display;-)

Sharlotte said...

Such great great exchanges! Love the little sheepies too! How fun!

Giovanna said...

Great exchange packages! Well done to all!

Sally said...

Fantastic exchanges! I love your sheep :)

Lois said...

What lovely exchanges!! I love the sheep!

Siobhan said...

Fabulous exchange packages!! Your Halloween display is wonderful.

Tanya said...

Wow! You really got some wonderful exchange pieces and lots of goodies too! Those LK pumpkin ones are esp. cute!

Loved how yours turned out too! What a cute Halloween display!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Mylene said...

What a beautiful display!! Great exchanges both sent and recieved.

Edit said...

So great presents sent and received!!! I like them all very much, but the little figure of the two sheep... very cute :) :)

Brigitte said...

Oh Elaine, what gorgeous packages were sent and received. Everything is just adorable. And although I'M not very halloween-y myself I just love the display of your Halloween treasures. Enjoy everything.

Justflo said...

Lucky you. What lovely exchanges you've made. I wonder what Christmas will bring???

Barb said...

Oh Elaine I just think those sheepie things are adorable,the shearing one really made me smile. Love the sheepie ornie too wonder who that is by?
Your freebie design is great and I love you Witches stitch too. So many of us have taken to stitching Hallowe'en this year so maybe have to get a tree for next lol.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Great exchanges :)

♥ Nia said...

Lol!!!! I'm here laughing with your sheep!! :D too funny!
Beautiful gifts, lucky girl :)
I want to send you something from my country, any particular thing that you would like to receive? :)
Have a lovely week