Friday, September 28, 2012

The Wait Is Over...

I've kept you in suspense long enough.
Here is the experimental finish I was working on and mentioned in my previous post.

The design is by 123 Citrouille and I used the DMC colours called for.  The backing is a wicker style coaster that has a mesh cloth centre.  I cut out card to match the centre circle and covered with fabric which I then attached to the coaster.  You cant see through from the back which is handy.  I then mounted my stitching on to card also and then mounted this onto the fabric circle, it is then trimmed with chenille and I also found a lovely trim to place around the fabric circle.  When attaching this altogether I also sandwiched in the white ribbon and made a bow at the top for a hanger.  The little silver heart charm just adds a touch of bling to the base of the ribbon.

I would love to hear your feedback.
Until next time, happy stitching

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Snow Fun

I forgot to post a picture of the square I stitched up on Lesleyanne's robin.
Lesleyanne chose Lizzie Kate's "Six Fat Men" as her robin and I stitched the top right snowman with the words Snow Fun.
What a fun stitch this one was.  Lesleyanne chose a lovely hand dyed blue aida.  I havent stitched on aida in years so it was quite different.

Next post I will be showing you all an experimental finish I had been doing.  I stitched this lovely bird design and was trying to figure out a way to display it.  I messed around for a few days with this finish, trying to get it just right and I can happily say that I am excited with the finish and ready to show you all. 

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bird Arrival

A few posts ago I showed the Bird exchange that I had sent to Lisa S in our Stitching Between Friends exchange.
Yesterday I received my exchange piece from Lisa.

Lisa writes that the design is "L'arbre aux Oiseaux" by Atalie and she stitched it using 32ct cream linen and Threadworx thread #01043.
I think it has such a lovely Autumn feel to it with the coordinating fabric and the cute little glitter leaf embellishment attached.
Thank you Lisa for another great exchange.

This was the last exchange for our little private group, we decided to finish it up.  It wont stop me exchanging though as I am still participating in other groups and I also like to do some private exchanges aswell.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tea In The Garden

I have just taken part in another wonderful exchange over at Stitched With Love exchanges, this theme being Tea In The Garden.

This is the parcel I put together for my partner Renee.

I finished my stitched piece into a little pillow with some beads on the corners.  Extras included a tea towel, cupcake fabric, knife & fork picnic set, an assortment of tea & coffee bags in a satin tea caddy bag, some stickers and a yummy afternoon tea recipe.  I hope Renee liked it all.

And now I can show you the amazing parcel I received from my partner Beth.  Beth said in her card that she designed this chart herself and its absolutely wonderful, its soo intricate with little beads and french knots and so well done.  I was soo amazed at her talent.  The box when opened is full of tea bags as Beth made it into a tea caddy box for me.
Then there is all the wonderful goodies she also sent.  A white porcelain bunny milk creamer, a little porcelain cup and saucer set, some gorgeous silver decorative measuring spoons, another silver teaspoon, a recipe accordian book that she made herself and filled with her favourtie afternoon tea recipes and a CCN chart.  Thank you Beth for such a wonderful exchange, I shall treasure it all.

Until next time,  happy stitching