Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ornie for Lori

My ornie has landed over at Lori's place.  It is Lori's month to receive in our Private Ornament Exchange and this is what I chose to stitch for her.

Designer - Vals Stuff "Helping Hand"
Stitched using DMC and one hand-dyed thread called "Kangaroo Paw"
Fabric - 28ct pink hand dyed evenweave
Embellished with a little red cardinal bird button

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Early Birthday Surprise

Its not my birthday till next week, June 2, but I was lucky to receive a birthday parcel from my good friend Angela yesterday.  Just look at the wonderful goodies she sent me.

I have loved this particular LK design for ages and always wanted it as a cube finish.  What a wonderful surprise to unwrap this one.

And as an extra special unique finish, Angela made this Stitchers Companion finish for me with a PS design.  She says its her first but not her last, as she really enjoyed making it.

And the wonderful extras that Angela included were just fab, fabric always comes in handy for me as I am growing my small collection and every bit counts.  Gorgeous charms and sweet notelets for me to use.

Angela I cant thank you enough, I love everything and it will be treasured, just as I treasure our friendship.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blackbirds Exchange Rnd 4

I received word from Marjorie that she had recieved the piece I sent her for Round 4.
There is a bit of a story with this finish.  I was going to make a pin pillow, I picked out the colour to stitch the design in and thought I saw the perfect cording to go with it for the finish.  I ordered that cording.  I finished stitching the design and waited for the cording to arrive.  Well... my delight turned to horror when it did finally arrive as the colour was completely different and didn't go with my stitching at all.  So I had to make a complete rethink of the finish and ended up with a pinkeep instead.
So here is BB's Bluebird design stitched using a hand dyed thread called Logan Berry on 28ct hand dyed pink evenweave.

I am pleased that Marjorie liked it after all that.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What a Stunner!

Check out this stunning exchange piece I have received from Mayte.

Its absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way.
Its BB's free design "Petites Lettres Rouges" and Mayte placed our initials down the bottom.
Words cannot express just how gorgeous this is, and thank you Mayte soo much, this will be one exchange piece that I will treasure forever.

Lucky Me!
Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

There were 30 entries for the chart giveway.  I used the Random Generator on the internet and the winning number was 19.
The Number 19 comment belongs to Mylene
Mylene please provide me with your mailing details and I will get them in the mail for you straight away.

Thanks to all that signed up for my giveaway.  I will do these giveaways from time to time when I decide to go through and sort out my stash or find some other stitchy goodies destined for a new home.
Until next time, happy stitching

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

3rd and Final RAK!

Well my third RAK piece has made it to its new home with Lisa S.
This design I thoroughly enjoyed stitching, so much so that I stitched it twice and used it for another upcoming exchange piece I am in (just a different finish though).

Brittercup Designs - Spring Is In The Air
Stitched on 28ct cream evenweave using DMC
Finished as a fob

I'm happy to report that Lisa absolutely loved it and I am super pleased (I was this close to keeping it I loved it that much) but hey, I can stitch myself another one can't I?
I added a little orange flower charm on the back side of the fob but forgot to take a photo of the other side myself, Lisa has more photos on her blog though.

You still have one day to sign up for my giveaway a few posts down, so be quick!!
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Seasonal Exchange - Spring

As part of the first exchange on the Seasonal board we had to do a Spring theme.  I stitched this piece for Michelle.

Lizzie Kate - Bloom
Stitched on natural linen using DMC
Made into a pinkeep, embellished with a small green dragonfly

  The piece I received was from Karen.  And lucky me, it was double sided too.

Trilogy's - Springology
Stitched on 28ct evenweave
Made into a lovely pin pillow, embellished with a butterfly charm and some lovely beaded pins

Thank you soo much Karen, I absolutely love it, what a cute little treasure.
Thank you all for visiting and joining in on my giveaway, I have been visiting some wonderful new blogs and meeting some new stitchers, lovely to meet you all.
Until next time, happy stitching

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chart Giveaway! NOW CLOSED

As promised I got together all the charts that I wanted to offer up for a giveaway.
If you would like a chance to win this selection of charts, then please leave a comment on this post only giving me an email contact if there is no link in your blog, or if you dont have a blog.  I will choose a winner on 12 May 2010.  This giveaway is open to all my readers and I will post International.

4 My Boys - She Gathers
Sisters & Best Friends - Spring Glory
Cinnamon Heart Needleworks - Pure Clover Honey
Sisters & Best Friends - Lady Liberty
JBW Designs - Ring Around the Posies
Heart In Hand - Wee Baby
Butterfly on Lavender - Kit

Good Luck!
Until next time, happy stitching