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Exchange from Yana and gift for a friend.

Hello everyone, I have a number of pictures to show you, the first is the lovely exchange that Yana sent me from Russia. I received this a couple of weeks ago but I did not post a picture because I thought I could post pictures of the exchange I sent to Yana at the same time.
I have also made another blue box similar to the one I made for Gladys in a recent exchange, although this one has a slightly different design, it is a birthday gift for a friend. It is very similar to what I have stitched before, but my friend likes blue and I did not have any other blue fabric.
Here is a close up of the gorgeous biscornu that Yana made, it is just beautiful!
The stitching is perfect!
Including the beautiful needlebook and the scissor fob.
The reverse side
I just love these little dolls that fit inside each other!
Thankyou Yana for a lovely exchange, you are so talented!
I hope you get your exchange soon.
Happy Birthday Diane, I hope you have a good one!
Welcome to all of my new followers, I really appreciate all of your visits and comments.
Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 1, 2010 / 11:02 am

    What a beautiful set Yana made for you! The stitching and finishing are just beautiful and the nesting dolls – very sweet. I hope your package gets to her soon – I would be very upset, too.

    The set you stitched for Diane is just exquisite! Very, very pretty – what a treasure!

  2. May 1, 2010 / 11:16 am

    wow…gorgeous finishing…have fun with your gifts

  3. May 1, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Oh my! Both what you received and what you gave are wonderful! Beautiful stitching and finishing!

  4. May 1, 2010 / 2:08 pm

    What a lovely exchange! and from Russia – how cool is that.
    Parcels going to Europe and other places sometimes take a very long time. One I sent to the Netherlands took 8 weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    And Diane's set – just so beautiful!

  5. May 1, 2010 / 2:09 pm

    Hi Lynn!
    Yana did a beautiful job on that gorgeous set she sent you. WOW! I have always loved those nesting dolls from Russia. I have a friend here who collects them. The set you stitched Diane is gorgeous too! I have got to try my hand at one of those round cushions. Hope all is well with you. Take care, Jill.

  6. May 1, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    What lovely work, the stitching is very neat. I am sure the package will get there safely, I wonder if the delay has something too do with the hold up we had on most of our airlines. Julie.C

  7. May 1, 2010 / 2:15 pm

    Love the exchange you received. I hope your package does arrive safely! Sending positive thoughts.

  8. May 1, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    A beautiful gift from Yana. I hope your exchange arrives soon. Can't help on the post issue, I don't think I have sent to Russia.
    A gorgeous birthday gift for your friend Diane too.

  9. May 1, 2010 / 5:24 pm

    You received a wonderful package! And the things that you made are just as wonderful as well!

  10. May 1, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    Love the exchange from Yana and hope your exchange to her arrives. I know I mailed to the States over 2 weeks ago and that still hasn't arrived. I am really worried too!
    Patti xx

  11. May 1, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    Lovely exchanges!!!!!!!
    Yana's work is so beautiful!

  12. May 2, 2010 / 9:51 am

    Your Blog is very nice and Your Works are wonderfull 🙂 Greatings from Vienna

  13. May 2, 2010 / 9:21 pm

    Yana certainly sent you a lovely exchange. I hope your exchange for her arrives safely. She may want to go to her local post office just to see if anything is there for her.

  14. May 2, 2010 / 9:23 pm

    good morning c 'est splendid that you show us there that of marvels, a wonderful, marvellous job!!! congratulations
    best regards marylin

  15. May 3, 2010 / 8:54 pm

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my photo of Tea With Friends quilt at stitchers showcase Lynn.
    Am keeping my fingers crossed for you that the mail gets through to Russia eventually. So dissappointing if it doesn't.

  16. May 4, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    Lynn, thanks for the beautiful photos! I'm glad that you liked dolls. I still received nothing. But do not despair and do not lose hope. Everything will be fine! Wait a little longer.
    Your set for Diane is beautiful!

  17. May 5, 2010 / 7:48 am

    Everything just looks beautiful
    Good Luck with the mail – It will all work out-just be patient 🙂

  18. May 5, 2010 / 8:16 am

    arrivo a te dal blog di manifattive. e mi sono innamorata dei tuoi lavori. COMPLIMENTI. ti inserisco tra i miei preferiti, matilda

    I arrive to you from the blog of manifattive. and I am fallen in love of your creations. COMPLIMENTS. I insert you between my preferred ones, matilda

  19. May 9, 2010 / 6:55 am

    What a gorgeous exchange package you received from Yana.
    The biscornu set is exquisite and the little Russian nesting dolls are so sweet.
    What a worry that your exchange to Yana has not been delivered. I do hope it will turn up safely.

  20. May 14, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    Lynn, your gift from Yana is so lovely. Perfect stitching and those little dolls are precious. How terrible that your gift hasn't arrived yet. Keep your fingers crossed and hopefully it will get there soon! Diane's gift is sooo beautiful…but everything you make is! xo Paulette

  21. February 5, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Oh how sweet! Nesting dolls and beautiful needlework. Lucky you for receiving such a great exchange package. I have the Indigo Rose "Forget-Me-Knots" pattern that Yana used for the needle book and scissor fob. They were some of my first 3D projects, things that were not to be hung on the wall.