Monday, April 26, 2010

All My Ornie's!

Here is my wonderful collection of ornie's from my private ornie exchange group.  March was my month for receiving, each lady had to stitch an ornie for me and send within the month of March.

Top Row - PS Snowman from Lisa D, PS Santa from Lori,
Bottom Row - Isabelle V Reindeer from Conny, FaLaLa snowman from  
Sharon & PS Snowman from Angela

Thank you all soo much, I love each and every one and shall treasure them.

Thank you also to all my wonderful stitchy friends out there for your recent comments on my finishes.  You are all such treasures.

I am going to have a giveaway soon, I have been going through my stash and pulling out some charts I no longer need.  So if you would like to enhance your stash collection keep an eye out for my next post.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lizzie Kate Round 4

For round 4 of the Lizzie Kate exchange I had to stitch for April
I took this colourful umbrella from one of LK's seasons charts and stitched it up to fit perfectly on top of a small box I had.  April told me she is using it to store her needle packets in.

I have been stitching away on some exchange pieces which are due out at the end of the month.  I have also finished the final RAK for Lisa which will also go in the mail shortly. 

Today I received the final ornie from a private group I am in where you are allocated a month and the other ladies stitch you an ornie and send it to you in that month.  There are six of us in the group, so I received five ornies.  I will take a group shot of them all and promise to post a pic in the next day or so.

I must admit that lately I have lost my finishing mojo, not my stitching mojo, just the finishing side of it.  I stitched up a lovely piece that I had in mind for an exchange, but I just couldn't get the finishing right on it.  I ended up pulling it apart and putting the stitched piece away in the draw.  I was soo disappointed, but it just wasn't coming together right and I wont send something out if I am not completely happy with it.  Hopefully it wont be for too long, I have to get others pieces finished soon!

Until next time, happy stitching everyone.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

#2 RAK

As mentioned in my previous post here is the 2nd RAK that I made for Ellen.
This design is by Textile Collection and is a motif taken from a Dutch sampler.  It is stitched using the required DMC colours on 28ct linen.  My finishing of choice is a pinkeep.

I really enjoyed stitching this design, the colours are soo muted and it gives an old look and feel to it.
I hope you enjoy it Ellen.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

#1 RAK

Here is the RAK piece that I made for Stephanie.
Its a Plum Pudding Needlearts chart called "Bits of Blue" but I stitched it in a different DMC colour.  The fabric is 28ct hand dyed pink evenweave and I finished it as a wall hanging.

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will have #2 RAK to show.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, April 9, 2010

Winter House Exchange

Patti has received the piece I made for her in the HOE Winter House Exchange.

Lizzie Kate - Snow Day
Stitched on dove blue/grey 28ct linen
Using DMC
Finished as a scissor pocket
Embellised with a white snowflake and two silver stars on the top ribbon lining

This is fast becoming one of my favourite finishing methods, I really enjoy putting them together.
Next post I will be able to show some of my RAK's that have been received.
Until then, happy stitching