Swap Gifts & Other Projects

These are the gifts I sent Maria
in The Secret Garden swap.

I forgot to take pics before shipping
it off, so Maria kindly let me borrow hers.

I filled an altered tin with goodies for her creating.

I also included a copy of the book The Secret Garden.

I made this cuff using a vintage hankie,
lace, tatting, jewelry and buttons.

I've been making flowers this week.

I especially love making them with lace.

My second sampler is finished and framed!
This one has 49 squares, done in my fave colors.

And, I'm joining Amy in another stitch along.
The theme is I'm Counting My Blessings.

The squares will represent the blessings in my life.
I'm doing 100 squares in a 10x10 square.

Go to Amy's blog for more details.


Anonymous said...

Well, look at you go Debi....the creative one!
your projects are simply delicious...your quality and workmanship is impecable!!!
the colours you choose are stunningly pretty!

i love coming by here to see your creative works!

can't wait to see your next square project! you are so inpiring!

glad to know you!
ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!

Connie said...

Debi, I keep saying I'm going to do a swap soon but "soon" never comes for me, sugar! Your creations are always a delight though.

However, you have some of the best photographs I've ever seen. Just so light and lovely. I have a Canon Rebel XS but my house is dark. Do you have a lot of light or what do you do for the brightness? A lot of editing and adjusting?? Just lovely,


Ginger said...

As always, your creations are just fabulous. I am especially fond of the little can with Shirley Temple on it and the flowers are just beautiful. I like making flowers too. Have a great weekend.


Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi darling! Hope you are well! These are heavenly!!! you have such a gift to bring my imagination to a great place!!! Gorgeous! Blessings.

Elyse said...

debi, debi, debi,

look at you go, go, go! you are amazingly gifted, talented and generous!

swooning. swooning, i tell ya!


Terri said...

Debi, your swap for Maria is fabulous!!! She must have been so delighted to receive it all.
The vintage cuff is so pretty! I am sure she loves that one too!
I know I would love it all.
Your roses and sampler, all of it is just wonderful.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness! Everything is just so pretty!! I can't say that I like one thing more then the next!!

Pinkie Deniae said...

You have been so busy creating such lovely things...I am sure your swap partner Maria loved her beautiful gifts. I love your idea for creating a cuff from a vintage hankie. It turned out so wonderful and that gorgeous sampler what patience! I love all the soft pinks you use. You are so inspiring Debi, I am going to have to try some of those beautiful flowers. Take care

Lynn said...

Hi Debi, I have really missed visiting your blog, but now I can hopefully get back into it :)
You always make the most beautiful swap gifts, you are a great spoiler, I love your sweet little flowers too, and your sampler is simply amazing, maybe I should check Amy's blog out for that.
Have a great day,

Pam Kellogg said...

Gorgeous! Everything on your blog is absolutely gorgeous! I love visiting.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh what sweetness...it really is just beautiful...all of it!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Debi!!! Yeah! You are the first party goer!!!! I'm so glad you will be joining us. It's going to so much fun! Have a wonderful week!
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

jamjar said...

I've been gone a couple of days and I've had to catch up on all your glorious projects! I am madly in love with your sampler!!! Looking at your blog is like looking at an art magazine...lovely!

Natasha Burns said...

Love the swap goodies you sent!
Your stitchalong project is adorable, so beautiful!
I'm still deciding if I join the next one - I have only done 6 squares of this first one, and will be lucky to have it finished by September!
Looking forward to seeing your 100 squares :)

Melly said...

Oh my, so many pretties..your blog is gorgeous I can't wait to have a better look when I have more time.
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debi...

Just wanted to let you know I'm hosting a giveaway....

do come by and enter...
it wouldn't be the same without you!!!

Ciao bella
Creative Carmelina