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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Animal Antics

Another great exchange over at Stitched With Love with the theme being Animal Antics.

I sent to Lisa M and her animal choices were Birds, Sealife and Bears.  I decided to gift her with three parcels that included something for each of her animals.  For birds I included some fabric with owls, a white dove ornament and iron on transfer.  Sealife included fabric, stickers, a starfish keyring and a seahorse iron on transfer and for bears I found a little koala pin and sent DMC threads in the colours that bears can be found in.


Stitched piece is a Carriage House Samplings chart called "The Gilded Cage" and I made it into a wallhanging finish.

I received my parcel from Mindi.  My animal choices were Deer, Rabbits & Hedgehogs.  I received a parcel with a rabbit theme.  Mindi stitched me not one, but two wonderful Plum Street Sampler designs and made them into little pillows.  I also received some wonderful fabric, trims, buttons, thread, a great Plum Street Sampler chart and a notepad.


Thanks Mindi for a wonderful exchange.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Finished To Perfection

Hi dear stitching friends and followers, today I have a visual feast of stitchy goodness.
As my sewing machine decided to die on me, I havent been able to make any pillow type finishes or wallhangings, so I decided to send some of my finished stitching off to Faye at Carolina Stitcher to work her magic on them.
I gave Faye some ideas of how I saw them finished, but I asked her to see if she had any better ideas and to go ahead with what she liked best and she had the ultimate control over fabric and embellishment choice.  Faye contacted me when they arrived and gave me a mental picture of what she visioned and I told her to go for it.
Well my box of stitchy goodness arrived the other day and I couldn't stop squeeling with joy, they have all been finished soo beautifully.  Here they all are for your visual delight.

La-D-Da - ABCD - Travelling Pattern
A gorgeous table topper/scarf.


La-D-Da Yellow Bird
Pillow with lace trim and filled with crushed walnut shells.


Nimue - La Pipe
Pillow with quilted patch area with a variety of greens to match in with the goblin man.


Heart In Hand - Perfect Snowman
A gorgeous wallhanging.


I can't thank Faye enough for working her magic on my stitched pieces, they are better than I had visioned.  I will sure be sending some more her way in the future.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Work On The Final Robin

I have managed to finish stitching on the last of the robins in our little group.
This robin belongs to Angela.  Angela is a huge Halloween fan and she chose this Blue Ribbon Design as her robin.
I think we will all receive our robins back by Christmas.



Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Angela's Gift

It was my dear friend's birthday on Sunday so I can now reveal what I made for her special day.
This was stitched by me not soo long ago.  It was the travelling pattern LHN's "Summer Splendor" and I finished it off as a pinkeep.


I'm happy to say that Angela loved her little gift, and I'm glad, as I also wanted to express how I appreciate her friendship and how much she means to me. 
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa