30 April, 2014

FHFS Dresden Swap and April OPAM!

We have just had our first swap in our Friends Having Fun Swaps. I was partnered up with Michelle of Rag-Tag Stitchin' and decided to make her a table topper. I know Michelle likes red so that is the colourway I chose.
I've never made a Dresden plate before and it was so much easier than I thought. I really enjoyed making it and will definitely be making more at some point.
 I decided to stitch another Dresden 
in the centre of the plate.
Of course, I also sent along some other goodies. Some red DMC thread as I know Michelle uses a lot of that. A block of Lindt chocolate. I though Michelle could eat one block a day for 18 days. Or 2 blocks over 9 days. Maybe 3 blocks over 6 days or even 18 blocks in one go! 
Of course, I know she didn't do the last one! LOL!
Michelle also loves birds and I found 
this gorgeous little ceramic hanger.

I hope you enjoy using your table topper Michelle. 
I really enjoyed making it for you.
 
 Thank you to Shez and Peg for organising this fun swap.

This gives me a grand total of one, yes one, 
project for the month of April!

April Finishes
Linking up with Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew.

18 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just lovely Christine - all the little extras to make a special swap.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your topper is beautiful, the stitching in the middle looks so good...it has been such a wonderdful swap, all the Dresdens have been amazing...well done on your gorgeous finish....xx

Susan said...

I saw your table topper on Michelle's blog. It's gorgeous and so well done for a first. Your little stitched Dresden in the middle is such a cute idea. I'm sure Michelle loves it.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Just gorgeous...I love how you have stitched a dresden in the middle.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I adore my tabletopper and it is very happy in its new home. Loved my other goodies too... I refuse to admit anything re that gorgeous chocolate. Thank you Christine for spoiling me thoroughly xx

marina said...

your topper is so beautiful Christine, and the stitched dresden in the centre is such a perfect little touch. Gorgeous!

shez said...

Wow Christine i can see why Michelle loves your table topper its awesome,love the colours you used as well and lol at Michelle's comment re the chocolate,lol,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

Maria said...

What a gorgeous Dresden plate table topper, perfect for Michelle as is the little ceramic birdie. I have sen some beautiful projects in this great swap group you are in. Lucky ladies...

Anthea said...

Oh Christine that is an absolutely gorgeous topper you made for Michelle, well done, & I like your rationale re the choccy consumption!

Helen said...

Oh it's gorgeous love the colours and the way you set them in the dresden. Yummy chocolates.....

Simone Harding said...

Just gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Dresden topper for Michelle, Christine. You've done a beautiful job

donna said...

The table runner you sent Michelle is gorgeous. You did a great job.
Hugs
donna

Sharmayne said...

I really love the Dresden topper you made. I've been wanting to do a quilt using dresdens for years, but somehow it always gets pushed to the bottom. As for the OPAM..... you have company with the single piece this month lol

Solstitches said...

Your Dresden topper is gorgeous Christine.
The little bird cage ornament is very sweet too.
What a lovely exchange gift you put together for your partner.
Margaret

Fiona said...

I love what you made with your Dresden Christine.. it is beautiful and lovely little extras' too... it was a fun swap and I enjoyed seeing the variety of things made..
Hugz

Karen said...

This is such a wonderful idea. The dresden is gorgeous but the addition of the embroidery makes it really special. beautiful work!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love your Dresden with the embroidered Dresden in the center. That is so cute and clever! Love the reds you used. What a great swap gift! Congrats on such a fun finish and thanks for linking up!

xo -E