I heard today that the exchange piece that I stitched for the SBEBB Needlework smalls exchange has arrived with Helen today.
The smaller one is a scissor fob and the bigger one is a pinkeep. You can't see the back of the pinkeep but its got a magnet on the back. I can't claim this idea as my invention as Aniza sent me a pinkeep last year in the pink quaker exchange that had a magnet on the back of it and I thought this was a brilliant idea.
The designs are part of two designs from a French magazine Ouvrages Broderie No67, which I bought specifically for the red and white designs that are in it. They are stitched in DMC 115, which is a lovely variegated red thread. I wanted to find glass headed pins to finish the pinkeep but I can't seem to find coloured ones in the right colours so I trawled ebay for some coloured plastic ones. I ended up buying some in a couple of different colours so I have hundreds of them for future finishes.
Last day of a four day stint at work tomorrow and then I have 4 days off to try and catch up with lots of things. Hopefully I will get some stitching and finishing done.