Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hello, My Pretties!

My private exchange with Angela this year was for Halloween.
I had a vision of what I wanted to do so I ordered the chart specifically for it, and I'm happy to say that it all came together just right in the end.
Here is what I stitched for Angela along with all the goodies I sent as extras.

Plum Street Samplers - My Pretties
Stitched on 32ct cream evenweave using DMC and a Bat charm 
Made into a wall hanging

I cant believe I found a Lizzie Kate chart that Angela didn't already have.

And here is what Angela sent me.

Lizzie Kate - Halloween Sampler
Stitched using 28ct Bone Jobelan and DMC
Finished as a hanging pillow

Another fun exchange we had this year.
I have another private exchange making its way over to Conny in The Netherlands and I have just finished up my Seasonal Exchange piece.  Now I have one more exchange to complete before the end of the year and then its on to making ornie's, along with working on WIPS inbetween.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, October 23, 2010

More Framing

Hi everyone, today I have some more framing to show you.  I put these two pieces in when I picked up my last lot of framing.
When I saw these two Plum Street Samplers Hare's charts I knew I wanted to stitch them and frame them to go together on the same wall.  However, the Summer chart was in patriotic colours and I really wanted it to match in with the Spring one, so I changed some things around.  I did the mother hare's dress in the same colour as the Spring one and I also matched the flowers to each of the lollypop colours so the designs both tie in together.  I love the finished result, I have the perfect wall for them to go on together.

My next large start is the Hesters Needle chart.  I ordered some fabric for it which should be arriving next week (hopefully) and I have all the floss colours ready.
Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Framed Pieces

I picked up my Lizzie Kate Green Flip Its and my Hunt Sampler from the framers the other day and thought you all might like to see them.

I am really happy with the both of them.  The Hunt Sampler's frame I wanted to look more of an old style and because I had stitched it all in black I decided that a predominantly black frame was best, I picked one that had a wood colour to the edge as it is going to be going above my bed and the wood edge matches my bed frame.

The Lizzie Kate Green Flipits have been put up on the wall in my study/stitching room and it looks super.
I was super pleased with the both of them.
Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Angela's Gift

It was my dear friend Angela's birthday last week and my parcel arrived on time.
I always like to make something nice for Angela as she is such a wonderful friend.  She loves Lizzie Kate designs and had commented on a pillow finish I had done at the beginning of the year.  I looked at the pillow sitting in my stitching basket and thought "Mmm I think that I might take her up on that hint and send this little pillow to a new loving home" so the pillow jumped into her birthday package.  I also stitched another small pillow from The Sampler Girl, the design is quite appropriate as Angela is a tea drinker.
The extras included another Sampler Girl chart, some cherry soap from the Body Shop, two bookmarks, cording and some ring binders.

Glad you loved your parcel Angela.  Next up is our Halloween exchange, YAY!!
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkin House

I just received word from Raffaella that she received the exchange I made for her as part of the Private Autumn exchange organised by BeckySC.
I stitched this long pillow up for Raffaella, I was lucky to find a fabric that matched in perfectly with the colours.

The Sampler Girl - Pumpkin House
Stitched using DMC on a pale soft green linen.

I also finished up my Lizzie Kate Green Flip Its and it is now at the framers.  I cant wait to get it back along with my Hunt Sampler which also went in for framing.  I have another week to wait.

Until next time, happy stitching