Saturday, June 25, 2011

My New Shelf

I have been meaning to post a photo of my new shelf that I won on Ebay for quite a while (well, since I finished decorating my stitching room) and I keep forgetting.  So since I cant show you any stitching at the moment as some exchanges are in transit and waiting to be received, I thought this would be the perfect time.

When I saw this shelf on Ebay I knew I had to have it, so I fought hard for it.  It had the perfect look that I was after (shabby chic) the little hanging rail at the bottom and the drawers with the handles that I could also hang things off, and not to mention two big shelf spots.  So without further ado, here is my beloved shelf.

Some of you may be able to spot some pieces that you have stitched for me in the past.  I love it, I think it was made to display cross stitch pieces.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ornie for Angela

May was Angela's month to receive in our Ornie Swap group.  I posted towards the end of the month and she just received it the other day.
I had alot going on that month so I sent it off to Karen V who had just started her own finishing business and asked her to make an ornie for me.  I supplied the backing fabric but I asked Karen to add whatever trim and ribbon she thought best suited it.  Karen chose a lovely chenille trim to match in with the red/maroon in the stitching and a bone coloured bow for the hanger.  I was soo happy with the finished piece, Karen did a remarkable job.  And I am also pleased to announce that Angela loved it too.

Bent Creek - Be Merry
Stitched on beige evenweave using DMC.

Until next time, happy stitching

Sunday, June 5, 2011

And More Goodies!

Sweet Lisa S also sent me a parcel for my birthday, and what a lovely surprise it was!
She made me the companion piece for the LHN "Travelling Stitcher" pouch she made in our private exchange.  They look fabulous sat together on the shelf in my stitching room.  Lisa also included some DMC threads, needles and a packet of coloured buttons for me.
Thank you soo much Lisa, what a great birthday I had this year!!

I am currently stitching some exchange pieces, I'm trying to get a good month or so ahead as I have some birthday's coming up that I have to stitch for.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, June 3, 2011

Birthday Goodies!

I received a lovely parcel from my dear friend Angela for my birthday yesterday.
Look what gorgeous things she sent.  I have oohed and ahhed over this design for soo long, wanting to eventually stitch it, as I just love the design and the colours, Angela knew this and soo I was the lucky recipient of The Trilogy's "Happy Bunny Bunny Day" finished into a large pillow.  Doesn't the fabric just match in perfectly!  And even though Angela told me that the trim gave her some grief in the sewing machine I absolutely love it.
The biggest surprise of all is that lovely bracelet that she sent, the card inside the box says;

Love, Friend, Forever

Love your friends.
Treasure their friendship.
It will be forever.

The bracelet has the words Love, Friend and Forever on the large silver discs and a beautiful etched dangling heart fob at the clasp.  It is just amazing and I am honoured to wear it.  I shall treasure it always.
Thank you Angela, you truly are a wonderful friend. Hugs!!!

Thank you to my other dear friends for your lovely emails on my special day too.
Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More Charts Added to Sale Page

Please visit my Stash Sale or Trade page for more charts, booklets and kits for sale.
Themes and designers include Just Nan, Sampler Girl, Plum Street Samplers, Marjolein Bastin, Halloween, Christmas, Fantasy, Needlerolls & more.