Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter goodies arrive!

Today I received this lovely parcel from Meghan for our private Easter exchange group.

The stitched piece is by The Drawn Thread "Spot of Spring" and she made it into a lovely hanging ornie. It has pride of place on my stitching room door.

There were also some great extras including a booklet of needles, a cute little "Doodles" kit, some hand dyed thread which came in the large white eggs and the small coloured eggs were holding little carrot shaped lollies (which my son ran off with) and some jellybeans. All this was inside a little plastic zipper case.

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Joy!

I received word that Shay received the Easter Exchange I sent her in our private exchange group.
This was my first attempt at this style of finish.  I followed the tutorial on BeckySC's blog and it turned out to be quite easy.  I have to say that it has become one of my favourite ways to finish an item now along with flatfolds of course.

Designer - San Man Originals
Pattern - Easter Joy
Fabric & Floss - 28 ct hand dyed evenweave & DMC
Finished - scissor pocket

I also sent Shay some extras, but I forgot to take a photo of them.  She may put some pics up on her blog soon, but anyway I sent some bunny paper egg holders, fabric, pin brooch, ribbon, and a Just Nan chart.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Major Happy Dancing!!

Yes there was some rather noisy and excited happy dancing going on in my lounge room on Thursday night, and "Why" you might ask....., well I finally finished Homespun Samplar's "The Hunt Sampler" and I'm thrilled to bits with it.  Its stitched on 32ct natural linen using DMC 310.  This will eventually be framed for ME.

Started - March 12, 2009
Finished - March 18, 2010

So it took me just over a year, but that was stopping and starting alot to do my exchange pieces inbetween and also other smaller projects.  It is the largest project I have ever done, and I must say I am very proud of it.
Until next time, happy stitching

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A PIF From Andrea

Today I recieved a beautiful PIF gift from Andrea.  
She stitched for me "Small House Sampler" by Little House Needleworks on 32ct Lambswool jobelan using a mixture of DMC, GAST and Crescent Colours.
Isn't it just lovely, and no Andrea, I didn't already have this design stitched for me.  Thank you so much, I love it.

Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, March 5, 2010

And Here's the Rest!

Of my stash of course.  This was the second delivery I was waiting on as mentioned in my previous post.
This one culminated from a rather wonderful and generous RAK I received from dear BeckySC.  With a few added dollars to my gift certificate and a sign up to be in the Prairie Schooler autoship and here is what I received.
I have been eyeing off the Carriage House Samplings Alphabet Blocks ever since seeing Edgar's beautiful finish.

Unfortunately I dont have any stitching to show as yet, I have been working on some of my RAK's and an upcoming exchange.
Until next time, happy stitching.