Smalls Exchange

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Many many years ago, when I was in my early teens, I was the recipient of a chain letter which promised a ten-fold return in new undies (aka knickers/panties/smalls, take your pick) – you simply had to send the letter on to several friends, purchase a new pair of undies and send them to the person at the top of the list. Haha. I think this was the only chain letter I ever actively participated in. Can’t remember how many pairs I received, but there were certainly a few.

Every time I think of the exchange I just took part in, it makes me think of the undies chain letter and giggle :giggle: But this was not that sort of exchange! It was the ‘open themed small exchange’ on the Rotation Stitchers’ BB. We were to stitch up any ‘small thing’ for our recipient. I stitched these Indigo Rose pretties for Jen Harper. Here is the back of the fob:

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(click pics for embiggening 🙂 )

This is the first time I’ve stitched the spider’s web stitch, the first time I’ve beaded the edge of a fob, and the first time I’ve finished anything as a needlebook. I procrastinated a little bit on that last thing, but eventually got the fiddly little book done, and I love the results! Happily, Jen does too 🙂

Now… time to drum up some motivation to work on my TW Storyteller, seeing as I have ‘committed’ myself to the October TW stitchalong on The Wagon.

7 responses to “Smalls Exchange

  1. Your Indigo Rose ‘smalls’ are just beautiful – well done with the finishing!

  2. Oooo, that turned out adorable! So delicate looking 🙂

    Have fun with your TW stitching! I am currently crazily stitching away on a cute little Halloween piece so I can get back to Egyptian Sampler. It can be time-consuming to prepare blended floss colors, but actually stitching on a TW is very relaxing for me. And I love the colors in the ES.

    Ternezia posted at Solarium Sublime about a woman who adds story to her TW stitching. As in, extends borders to create framing and so on. I remember she did the Storyteller, and made it so that the image is on the left, and the story is of equal space on the right. Very well done too.

  3. Your smalls are fantastic!

  4. Wow, that’s wonderful!!!

  5. They are so cute. Well done.

    I love the undies chain letter idea.

  6. Your smalls look stunning, LOL at the chain letter.

  7. Gorgeous smalls 🙂 Love the fob and congrats on the neat little beaded edge, it looks great.
    Hugs to you and the kidlets from your ex-UFO RR friend.