Monday, October 25, 2010

Fair and Square Exchange with a New Member

I had the pleasure of being paired up with new F&S Member, Diane M. Diane doesn't have a blog yet, but hopefully she'll start one soon (hint! hint!)

Pattern Available at The Floss Box

Just a word of warning if you head over to the Floss Box site - there's a TON of awesome patterns Emily has created. You could end up browsing for hours and wind up with a whole bunch on your wish list. The nice thing is that Emily has a wonderful freebie collection she's offered up (yes, I've saved most of them). And the patterns available for sale will cost you as little as $.80 for a digital download. $.80!!!! Unbelievable!

So I took these squares into my dining room, which has the best light most of the day. The walls are painted a dark blue (yes, I know they look kind of black in this photo), and even just walking into the room with the squares, I could see how perfectly they go with the color. Since we have nothing hanging on the walls in there yet, and I have no idea even what I want to do in there (other than the paint color), I think I am going to have to figure out a way to display them in that room. The colors Diane selected just POP with the wall color. There's also a good chance they can end up in the adjoining living room, also painted blue.

In case you were wondering, the walls are painted with Behr paint in a Benjamin Moore Color called Evening Dove. Home Depot has the color codes for BM colors in their computers.

As to my contribution to the exchange, I was in a fall stitching mood and selected Pumpkins by Little House Needleworks. Luckily, Diane's likes included LHN AND Autumn themes. She also mentioned in her profile that she liked to make decorative pillows to hang on door knobs, so I think this will fit the bill perfectly.

Round #21 to Diane M (no blog)
Little House Needleworks / Crescent Colors Fruit Series - Pumpkins
Stitched with included threads on 32 ct. Antique White


Elaine said...

Both exchange pieces are beautiful!

vEr0n!c@ said...

What a lovely exchange. The room looks nice even though it's bare at the moment. Look forward to seeing how you end up decorating it :)

Lynn said...

Wonderful exchange pieces! I love the colours Diane chose. They're so rich looking.
Your dining room looks fantastic! I love your paint scheme and can't wait to see how you plan on decorating it.

Sally said...

Both exchange pieces are lovely :)

Love your dining room!

Carol said...

Looks like a very successful exchange, Jennifer! And your dining room color is wonderful--my living room is also painted blue and I love it. Love the tray ceiling, too :)

staci said...

Gorgeous squares, both sent and received!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, for a first exchange Diane did a great job. They are lovely squares.
Love the paint color in your dining room. You have me thinking about colors for mine.
Your squares are lovely too. Nice work.

Blu said...

Gorgeous squares!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely exchange!