Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fair and Square Exchange

On Monday, the postman brought these delightful Fair & Square exchange squares from Ruth. They are perfect and I just love these colorful birds. Isn't the signature square beautiful? She had read my blog and knew that I had been immersed into birdwatching lately. She also sent lots of lovely flosses...some Six Strands Sweet and GAST in soft spring colors. And to top it all off, a Mary Engelbreit card. I am a big fan of Mary Engelbreit. Thank you so much Ruth!

And here are the squares that I sent to Ruth. She said in her profile that she liked houses and sheep, so I found this pattern in one of my Point de Croix magazines. She said on the Fair & Square message board that they reminded her of the Alps...and so they are...the French Alps. I had a lot of fun participating in this round of Fair & Square, and I am eager to get stitching on the next.

Also, this past weekend was the HAED Challenge SAL. I got about 800 stitches done. Fairy Village is definitely a WISP, but I enjoy stitching on it for limited bursts of time.

Well that is all for now. I have been stitching on the LHN Dear Diary Sampler yesterday and today, but haven't got enough done to share a new picture yet.
Have a great week, everybody!


Kathy A. said...

Beautiful Fair and Square exchanges. The birds are just stunning and the house you sent out sounds just perfect. Your HAED is looking lovely. I also love the answers to your tag. Very interesting.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful squares both given and received.
Your HAED piece is amazing. Ive never attempted a HAED design before.
I've also been working on Dear Diary, not a huge amount of progress but i'll post an update picture soon

Ranae said...

Beautiful exchange squares.
Fairy Village is looking so good.

Mel in Dubai said...

Fairy Village is looking wonderful, Laura!

Lovely F&S squares also :)

Pumpkin said...

What a neat idea for an exchange! I love both of them. I wonder if I could convince someone to do one with me ;o)

Your HAED is amazing! I just can't understand how people can stitch these.

Marie-P said...

Ruth's bird block is gorgeous! I love your house block as well~
Okay, I am having a mental block, what is HAED? :)
The Fairy village looks beautiful, I will need to google this as I would like to look at the entire design.

Sally said...

Both the squares, sent and received, are beautiful. Your HAED piece is coming along nicely. Those big ones do take ages don't they? I don't think I'll ever finish mine!

Carolien said...

Love your birds and your HAED!

Have a nice weekend, Carolien

The Silver Thistle said...

Anyone who tackles a HAED has my respect. You must have the patience of a Saint! Super job.

Ruth said...

Your Dear Diary piece is coming along very well. And your HAED piece -- I'm certain I could never do one... I'm just not that patient.

I'm glad you liked your square. The lovely ones you sent me make me feel very peaceful -- like I could get some tea and go sit on a little rock wall and watch the sheep graze and the clouds play around the mountains. Sigh.... it's almost making up for being in the office AGAIN today. :)

tkdchick said...

Beautiful F&S... your HAED is stunning!

Michelle said...

Fairy Village is beautiful! The HAEDs do go slow, but they are so worth it.