... and so the Stay Safe Exchange was born
On the 31st May we emailed our partners with the following:
- a freebie cross stitch chart of any design or theme but nothing big
- an online recipe for a cake or biscuits
- recommendations for a film or TV series
My Stay Safe email went to Astrid although I initially sent a book review in error and had to send Astrid a second email
My stitching design was Grateful Thankful Blessed by Beth Twist. Although for Thanksgiving I thought this perfect for life just now.
The recipe I sent was for a ginger cake it's a light moist cake very similar to McVitie's brand.
The book I recommended was the Ribbon Weaver by Rosie Goodwin. She lives in our town and this story is set in and around my local area.
The film I eventually sent to Astrid was one Hubby and I watched a few weeks ago about how the Oxford dictionary began. It isn't actually about words but about the lives of the two men who worked on so hard on it - The Professor and the Madman. Although not a scary film it isn't really suitable for young peeps.
My Stay Safe Exchange email came from Mary. She really spoilt me with a gorgeous summer design, two recipes and two film recommendations.
The fist film is one Hubby and I have seen, I've read the book too. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a super story about the effects of World War II on the people on this small island. If you haven't seen it you must, it's a super story.
The other film with one I haven't heard of; Green Book sounds like a sofa evening film for us to enjoy.
Mary sent me the link to this Bailey's Cheesecake. It's a no bake recipe which is always a good thing, I love Bailey's and will certainly be making this soon.
The other recipe is for Chocolate Cake, not any chocolate cake but the one Mary has been baking for many years. I'll be making one this week as Hubby and I enjoy a slice of cake with a coffee as we watch the daily virus announcement from 10 Downing Street. I'll do my best Mary, no pressure!
The summer designer is from Lizzie Kate Sweet Summer. It's a fun design that has also been used as a challenge on Lizzie Kate's blog. I'll be stitching this when I can as yet I'm not sure how to finish it but it will be something for the gazebo. You can download the chart here
It's been a super exchange, very different to receiving something in the post but just as much fun. We have shared the links to the designs, recipes and film TV recommendations on Needlecraft Haven and at the end of the month I'll be opening a gallery for us to share photos of any stitching we have done.
Thank you to everyone at Needlecraft Haven who took part in our unique Stay Safe Exchange - happy stitching, good baking and enjoy your films!