Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ornie Swap

In our private ornie swap group, September is Lisa D's month to receive.
I stitched an element of the "Let It Snow" design by JBW Designs.  All the snow drops are white beads and the snowmans mouth, eyes and nose are also beads.  I used a large bow charm that I placed at the base of the hanger.

He was a fun stitch and I'm glad Lisa likes him.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, September 24, 2010

SWAP Round 4

Hi everyone, remember me telling you all about the parcel I sent to Hungary that vanished, well I sent a replacement parcel and guess what?  It arrived within 1 week - WHAT!!! Go Figure, I am confused!!!

Anyway this is the replacement piece I stitched for my partner. 

Design by Carinne - Scissor Pouch design but I made it into a wall hanging.
Stitched using DMC on a piece of 28ct edged linen.

I also included a piece of blue/grey linen and a fabric heart.

The original parcel is the first and hopefully only one I have ever had go missing on me in the years that I have been exchanging.  The disappointing thing was that the piece I made was one of my absolute favourite exchange pieces I have ever made and that is what upsets me the most, that its out there somewhere with no one to love it!!
Until next time, happy stitching

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Private Autumn Exchange

Here are the wonderful exchange pieces I have recieved from Anne S in the private Autumn Exchange round organised by BeckySC.

"A Very Merry Autumn" - JBW Designs
28ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen using Crescent Colours

"Hootzi Humbug" - Just Nan
28ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen using DMC and Delica beads

I have always wanted one of those cute humbugs and had actually been admiring this Hootzi Owl design on another blog, now I have one of my own, isn't he the cutest.  The pillow is also gorgeous with such a perfect choice of fabric to match making it feel very seasonal indeed.
Thanks Anne, I love them!
Until next time, happy stitching.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A New WIP!

This is a design I have been searching for awhile now for.  As soon as I saw the design I knew I had to stitch it as a memorial piece for my Grandad.  I was on a mission then, looking everywhere, even Ebay to see if I could buy it, but with no luck.  Then a wonderful stitcher came to my rescue - Missy - loaned me her copy of the chart and I am forever grateful.

Hester's Needle
"Hearts Left Behind"

Thank you Missy, this means so much to me, and I cant wait to get that fabric ordered and start on this beauty.
Until then I am stitching away on my Lizzie Kate Green flip its and nearly finished the second last square.
Until next time, happy stitching

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Like A Challenge!

I entered a competition over at the LK Lovers blog, it was a challenge to stitch a freebie design (we all chose the Friendship Grows freebie) and make a different finish with it.
I had never made a hanging pillow design before so I decided that was going to be my finish of choice.  I had received a similar one in an earlier exchange, so I studied it and worked out how the top part was done and then put it all together.
Here is my finished entry.

The challenge worked on a poll voting system, the participants sent along a photo of their entry and the photos were all put on the blog (with no names attached to them to make it fair) and you voted on your favourite piece.
I am very happy to announce that I came 2nd in the challenge and have won some lovely Lizzie Kate goodies that are on their way in the mail to me.  I was soo excited!!  My congratulations go out to Karen T who came in 1st place with her beautiful creation.  Well done Karen!

I have been stitching but everything has been on exchanges, so I dont have anything else to show at the moment.
Until next time, happy stitching