Sunday, March 6, 2011

Luggage Tag and Final Bookmark

I recently completed a fun exchange on EMS. I like their exchanges because they don't require sending a lot of extra goodies so it doesn't take so much effort to participate. I get to concentrate on the part I like best.. the stitching. The only requirement for this exchange was to make something using over-one stitching. I decided to stitch this old freebie, "Brite Birds" from Barrick Samplers. I had seen Barbara's rendition of this a while ago so it had been on my mind for some time. It's on off-white Monaco. It turned out to be the perfect size for a luggage tag and could even work as a scissors case. This went to Liz in the Netherlands.




On the receiving side, I am the lucky new owner of a very sweet, delicate scissors fob from a different Liz, the one in Tennessee. I've never made one in this diamond-shaped technique. Now I'll have to give that a try.



And one final bookmark got finished for the Literacy Challenge. This is a recent freebie called "Bird and Blooms" from Kincavel Krosses. This one is stitched on Aida.. no problem with floppiness!

33 comments:

KarenV said...

Great finishes! I love the Brite Birds freebie, it's on my to-stitch list - one day - and the bookmark is very sweet. Love the scissor fob you received too.

Jackie said...

Your finishes are wonderful! I've not tried over one stitching yet but hope to this year. Maybe with a needle book. You always do such a wonderful job with your stitching and finishing!

Margaret said...

Nice finishes! The Brite Birds is my favorite. Very nice!

Jan said...

Everything looks great. I really like that luggage tag. Very cute.

Alisa said...

That luggage tag you stitched is fantastic! You also received a really nice fob.

requilt said...

I love your "Bird and Blooms" bookmark and the exchange pieces are just beautiful, too

Pumpkin said...

Great finishes Annie!

The piece you received is lovely :o)

staci said...

Wonderful finishes, congrats!!!

Carol said...

Great job on the luggage tag and the bookmark, Annie--I really love the colors in the bookmark. And you know what a big fan I am of over-one stitching. I think monaco is such a nice fabric for that, don't you?

Cute exchange from Liz, too--love the diamond shape :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishes. Love the luggage tag!

Miss 376 said...

Some more lovely finishes, great finish on the luggage tag

Kirsten said...

The brite birds look so pretty in over one. And I love the curled tail of the other bird.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finishes, Annie! I love the luggage tag but would have to use it for something other than that as I've had so many cute (although never stitched) luggage tags stolen. Can you believe that?

All the rest of your finishes are just awesome, too!

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love all the bookmarks that you show in this post and the previous ones. And that luggage tag is gorgeous. You used a great freebie that I had completrely forgotten about. I'll have to dug it out and put it on my to-stitch pile.

Ranae said...

Lovely exchanges! I still enjoy my PS tag.
Pretty bookmark, love the blue bird

Annette said...

Wow you have stitched a lot!!
Love you yag, so beautifull finished up.
You recived a cutie too.
Your pattren on the bookmark so so wonderfull, like the colors you used

Karen said...

What a nice little bird design, you finished it up so nicely, the bookmark is lovely, too!

Farm Girl said...

Brite Birds is awesome - you've used a great fabric to finish it with too. Cute gift you received, the diamond finish is sweet, and so is your bookmark!

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful finishes Annie!! :D
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Nancy said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love all the cheerful colors.

Elaine said...

Pretty finishes Annie!

Lee said...

Love seeing your one over one stitching , well done. and loved the one you received.
Was dissapointed to have missed that exchange.

Lois said...

What nice finishes and what a sweet fob to receive!

Melanie said...

Great finish! It looks fab over one!

Blu said...

Brite birds looks awesome! Great finish.
Love the colours of the bookmark! Very cool.

Mylene said...

A beautiful luggage tag as well as the bookmark. You did a great job on both. The scissor received is such a cutie too.

Vinniey said...

Love your luggage tag as always. Very nice, Annie. The bookmark is gorgeous too. Love the color combination and those lovely flower motifs. :)

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes and exchange pieces! I think Brite Birds is my favorit--but then, I'm crazy about anything that Kathy designed. :)

Nicole said...

These are all so pretty! I love the bookmark, the colours you used are so springy!

NOSTROMO said...

WOW! Very nice, I like it! Original work!
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Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!!

Do you know if the Bright Birds freebie is still available anywhere. I love that one.

Sandra said...

Lovely finishes! Of course your luggage tags are always wonderful!

Gina E. said...

Hi Annie, it's been a while since I've been able to read your blog, as my aging computer is blocking more and more websites and blogs. So tonight I turned it off in disgust, and jumped on to hubby's laptop - YAAAY! I've been catching up on everyone! Love all your work as always - can't name a favorite, but it doesn't matter, does it? I just like to see what you have been doing.