Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stash Enhancement & New Finish!

I have had a bit of a splurge lately on new stash (I still have another delivery on its way) so I thought I would show you what I have added to my stash this time.
I was visiting one of the ladies who entered my RAK giveaway and on her blog she had some items listed that she wanted to swap, on her wishlist were canvas tote bags that she really wanted, well I had some sitting around not being used so we did a swap, so in the picture below I received from her:
Lizzie Kate - Believe/Care flip its with charms
Glory Bee - In the Meadow
LHN - Patience
LHN - Gentleness
The others came from an order I placed at Stitching Bits & Bobs and they are:
Lizzie Kate - Welcome All Seasons
LHN - He's A Flake
Lizzie Kate's new flip it series - Green (Be Kind to Animals, Ride A Bike & Plant a Tree) I also received the border pattern and all the extra buttons aswell.

I also managed to finish up this lovely design over the weekend.  I had a cut out block for a cube style finish that was the perfect size, so this is how it ended up. 

Bloom by Midsummer Night Designs.
Stitched on 30ct pearl grey linen using DMC conversions (thanks Becky!)
I loved the end product soo much that I have decided to keep it for myself.

Thank you for visiting dear friends.  Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine for Ellen S

I just received an email from Ellen S that she has received the Valentines parcel I sent her in the Holiday Exchanges group.
I stitched Ellen a pinkeep, the design is from a Blue Ribbon Designs booklet which I played around with a little and also included some heart extras.

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Day exchange

I received this lovely exchange parcel from Malinda yesterday. She stitched for me a lovely pin cushion and little fob, the design is from The Gift of Stitching Magazine. It is all just gorgeous, stitched and finished beautifully.
The extras she included were very generous, 2 large cuts of fabric in a mesh bag, pins, threads and heart tissues.
Thanks Malinda for an enjoyable exchange.

Thank you all for such lovely comments on my Gilded Cage finish, I was overwhelmed with your kind words.
Until next time, happy stitching

Monday, February 1, 2010

Barrick Samplers "The Gilded Cage"

I managed to finish this little baby by the end of January, bringing my month total to 5 finishes, with 2 of those finishes for ME!!!

I have wanted to stitch this design for some time and finally got round to fitting it in.  I changed up some of the floss colours especially the border because I didn't want too much of the green that was charted.  I plan on framing this one and probably my LHN ABC123 finish aswell in the near future.

I also decided to go through my stash and pull all the designs that I want to stitch for myself. I found a nice folder which became my To Do folder and each chart is placed in the pocket inside and I will gradually work through them inbetween my exchange committments.
I am currently working on an Easter exchange piece and have chosen a colourful SanMan design for it.

Until next time dear stitching friends, happy stitching.