Saturday, February 09, 2008

Winter Exchange for Sharon

Hello Friends! Sharon let me know that she received my Winter Exchange for the Seasonal Exchanger's Group and here it is:






Design: "SNOW" - Monthly Musings
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Fabric: 32 ct. Silkweaver Solo
Fibers: DMC (my own color way)
Finished as: Tie- On Basket Lid


I made a tutorial which can be found HERE if any are interested in how I did it. I think it turned out nicely.
I also put up a tutorial for making bows for pinkeeps, etc. Now this is how I make them (I know there are many other ways, but this way is the easiest I've come up with). I've had many people ask me how I do it so the link is in my sidebar under The Twisted Stitcher's Tutorials at this blog and on my Tutorial Blog.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend....Girl Scout Cookie sales are underway here...tonight I had a Cookie Booth and we sold out of our Thin Mints...YIKES! I wasn't expecting that!!! So I've had to beg, borrow and steal from some leader friends so that I had enough for our booth tomorrow.....the quest of the cookie shall continue! Over and out....

34 comments:

  1. Vonna as usual your finishing skills are awesome!

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  2. Cute basket! If I had just half your finishing talents, I would be doing good...LOL!

    I checked out your bow tutorial...your way is similar to florist bows. I used to be real good at making florist bows, but it's been awhile. I need to get some ribbon out and practice my lost skill of bow-making!

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  3. The Thin Mints were always my Dad's favorite. He would not be surprised you sold out. ;)

    That's a really wonderful exchange you made!!

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  4. Just stunning!!! Lovely work Vonna!!

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  5. Such a sweet snow design - very pretty!

    Oh I love Girl Scout cookies!

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  6. Very pretty! What a nice gift.

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  7. That is so cute Vonna! You are so talented!! I love it! :)

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  8. Such a great exchange gift you sent Vonna!

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  9. I've never seen a more popular cookie than Thin Mints. people go CRAZY for these (I think mostly because they freeze them and eat them right out of the freezer)

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  10. Oh this is so cute Vonna! Wonderful finishing:)

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  11. Wow Vonna! What a spectacular finish! You are the master...

    Thanks for the LHN post too. I placed my order with Amy yesterday!

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  12. Beautiful exchange. I just love the fabric you used for the basket.

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  13. The basket you did for Sharon is beautiful! Such a great job, like always! :-)

    Thanks for the tutorials! People like me can sure use them. :-)

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  14. That is a beautiful basket.

    Tell me about these cookies? Do the Girl Scouts bake them and is this an annual fundraiser? The Thin Mints sound rather special!

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  15. The basket turned out awesome. What a cute design, and your finishing is great. Good luck with the cookie sale, and I'm glad that your new stand is turning out so well for you.
    Sue

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  16. The basket is really beautiful. Thanks again for your tutorials, they are so easy to follow and very inspiring. You make it all seem so easy.

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  17. That is the most gorgeous basket! What a lucky recipient!

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  18. Awesome basket! I love the snowmen.
    Girl Scout cookies, eh? I was never a fan of the mint ones. We used to buy a couple boxes and swap all of our chocolate ones with the neighbours. We always preferred the vanilla ones. I haven't had any in years. It's making me hungry just thinking about them!!

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  19. What a bright beautiful winter exchange! We could use a little more of that bright blue around here. You did an amazing job, Vonna, as usual!!

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  20. What a gorgeous basket - I'll definitely be checking out your tutorial :)

    Good luck with the great cookie hunt!

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  21. What a wonderful Basket. Your tutorial makes it look easy. Thanks again for sharing your skills with us.

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  22. Very cute! You did a nice job. I know about those cookie sales, we are doing the same here. :)

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  23. Wow, Vonna, that basket is stunning! Your finishing is just amazing:)

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  24. The basket is SO cute, I love how it turned out.

    I love girl scout cookies, we ordered some and should be getting them anytime now :) I saw some ice cream… can’t remember what brand, but they make ice cream with girl scout cookies! How awesome is that? And yes it was good LOL!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful!!! Great job Vonna!

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  26. That basket is adorable, Vonna! Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

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  27. Hi Vonna, just wanted to say thank you again for such a fabulous basket! I love it and it sits with pride in my living room. I have to tell you one of my stitching friends came over-I had to pry her fingers off-LOL

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  28. Sooo cute! Good luck with the cookies!

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  29. Very cute basket!!Thanks for your tutorial!

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  30. Gorgeous basket, I think it turned out better than 'nicely' - thanks for sharing your finishing too.
    Girl Scout Cookies sound yummy - thin mints - YUM!
    I'm afraid our Girl Guide cookies over here are not very tasty :(

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  31. Beautiful basket, wish they sold them here !! Great tutorial as well Vonna :-))

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  32. P.S. I VERY nearly stitched this for my Winter exchange piece but couldn't find the buttons I have for it :)

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