Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Favourite Things Exchange

Hello dear stitching friends. 
We are currently in Winter here in Western Australia with intermittent days of rain and cold nights. I love to stitch cuddled up in my pj's and dressing gown.

Well as the heading suggests I recently participated in the Stitched With Love "My Favourite Things" exchange.
I had to send to April for this round.  April hinted at Halloween and colours green and black, so that is what I focussed on for her exchange.  Here is a picture of the exchange as a whole.

I stitched Lizzie Kate's "Eek" and made it into a pinkeep using some fluro green fuzzy trim for the edging.

I received my exchange from Lynda, and I must say she hit the nail on the head with the items she sent me.  I have quite a mix of fave designers, themes and finishes so Lynda picked Plum Street Samplers from my list and stitched up "Hare's Spring" for me and finished it as a pinkeep.  She also included "Hare's Summer" chart, the LHN ornie (which was on my wishlist), some gorgeous fabric and hand dyed fabric and a little hedgehog stamp.  Thank you Lynda for such a delightful parcel, this was a great exchange.

I am currently stitching on a travelling pattern that I am part of, it is travelling to selected stitchers around the world.  I will post pictures as soon as I have this one finished.  I have also just recently stitched another small travelling pattern that is making its way around to three stitchers who put their name down, I will post pictures of this one in my next post.
Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stash Sale

I have listed some new charts in my Stash Sale or Trade page at the top of this page under the header picture.  Please check them out!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More Treats!

Hello dear friends,
I am about to make a dear stitching friend of mine very jealous!!
Below is a gorgeous gift I received from my parents and husband for my birthday.  Its a piece of metal art that you hang on a wall, it just happens to be something that I know my dear friend Lisa S would love.
**EDITED**  it appears that I have also made another dear friend jealous - June - you cant have it, its all mine, mine, mine!!!!

I have also had a bit of stash enhancement this week.  First up I bought some charts from Teresa who was having a stash sale on her blog.  The Rosewood Manor "Willkommen" design that you can see was actually on my wishlist.  Now it has arrived and I have seen it in person, I cant wait to stitch this one up.

I was also a winner over on Ezia's blog also known as New York Dreamer.  I received the collection of charts "Live, Love, Sing".

I am currently stitching away on an exchange piece and have recently finished blocks L, K & J of my CHS Alphabet blocks.  Once this next row is completed with the fill in of the letters I will post the next progress picture.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Birthday Surprises!

Today I am another year older, I had to alter the age in my profile, oh my!!

I am one lucky duck today to have such wonderful stitching friends, they have spoilt me for sure.  The first parcel to arrive was from my dear friend Michelle.  She gifted me with this gorgeous Lizzie Kate Winter Fab Fob kit.  We are now into Winter here in Australia so it fits perfectly and I look forward to adding this one to my stitching stash this year. 

Thank you Michelle for thinking of me today.

Next parcel to arrive was from my dear friend Angela.  We just seem to know each other soo well.  Angela stitched for me With Thy Needle & Thread's "Friendship Samplers - Bittersweet" using 32ct Platinum Lugana and DMC.  Its finished into a beautiful flatfold.

Thank you Angela for such a beautiful gift.

Another parcel arrived from my dear friend Lisa.  Lisa also seems to know me very well, I was admiring this chart on another blog just the other day.  Lisa stitched "Morning Star" by Blackbird Designs for me.  Its finished as a box topper and inside the box are 6 small round containers.  Lisa said this was her first time stitching on 40ct, she used Antique white linen and the called for Crescent Colours threads.

Its a treasure Lisa, thank you soo much dear friend.

My husband and son also surprised me this morning.  My gift was two Homespun Elegance kits "A Chill Is In The Air" and "Bird & Blossoms".

I feel soo lucky having such wonderful friends and family. 
Until next time, happy stitching