Thursday, February 19, 2015

Initial Heart Swap - Sent

Here is a full photo of the exchange piece I made for my partner Tracy in the Initial Heart Swap.


I also sent her some Raspberry flavoured sweets and some threads in pink shades.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Initial Heart Swap - Received

Check out the wonderful parcel I received from Bobbie in the Initial Heart Swap organised by Cheryll.


I couldn't believe my eyes as I opened the parcel and saw all these wonderful goodies inside.
Bobbie made me my first ever candle mat with my initial embroidered in the middle, isn't it gorgeous.  I also received a matching mug rug, a sweet little folded fabric hanging ornie, some DMC threads, a little heart fob for my phone, buttons and the yummiest gummy bears ever!!!! (Notice the packet is folded as I had already attacked about half of it) hehe.

Thank you Bobbie for all that you sent, you really made my day.
I am still waiting on my partner to receive and then I will post about what I sent.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

PS. You will notice that I have changed the name of my blog, it was Lisa V's Lounge and I have changed it to Lisa's Stitching Lounge.  The reason was over something my son pointed out one day, he thought it said Lisa versus Lounge and asked what it meant, I guess I hadn't thought of it that way before but then I couldn't get it out of my head.  Hence the name change.  The URL link is still the same though, as that would have just caused to much of a hassle to change.
Lisa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Long Weekend Finish

Over the Australia Day long weekend I decided to finish up the piece below.  This is for my partner in the Initial Heart Swap run by Swap Mama Cheryll.


I have had to keep the initial covered up for now, but I shall reveal the full pillow photo when my partner receives next month.

It's an unusual colour combination for me, but I originally started with the heart and the rest came together with strips from my scraps.  I do hope that my partner is going to like it, I will be posting it off on February 1st.

I'm really not sure what might take my fancy next, I may even make a start on another Blanket of Love.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting
Lisa

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Finish For 2015

Just a small stitch but it's the first finish of the year.
It was the bow that I started off with, I loved the colours and I could see it topping a round hanging wicker coaster.  So I searched through my stash to find the perfect design that would look good in those colours.  The design is part of The Prairie Schooler Book 160 "February".


I hope you like it.
Until next time,  happy stitching/quilting.
Lisa

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Final Exchange For 2014

Oops, nearly forgot to show you the Christmas Joy exchange I was in for Christmas 2014.
I sent to Loretta, and here is what I made and sent.




I made her two ornies, one stitched and one appliqued.

I received from Angela C.


The candle she included smells like Gingerbread and it is heavenly.  Thanks Angela.

I have started stitching on a small piece I want to send out as a gift, and I have also been putting some ideas together for the Initial Heart Swap I am in that is organised by Swap Mama Cheryll.  I have a vision, I just need to see if it will look right.

Well back to work for me tomorrow and the weather channel is showing a sweltering hot 41deg for us here in Perth.  Thank goodness for airconditioning.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.
Lisa

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Review

I have 38 finishes under my 2014 finishes tab.  I listed each part of the Sorpresa SAL I was in as a finish as they were quite large parts each but I have only placed the completed stitching in the picture collage below.   It's not the best collage but its the first time I had a go at one, so for now it will have to do.  I finished a lot more quilted/applique pieces this year than I did cross stitch.


Exchanges = 16
Gifts = 7
Things for ME = 12
Charity = 3

Happy New Year to all my dear friends and followers.  May 2015 be a joyous one for you all.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting
Lisa

Saturday, December 27, 2014

SSCS & Travelling Pirate Treasures

I was so excited to unwrap my SSCS gift on Christmas morning.  This is my first year participating in Chooky's SSCS and it has been rather enjoyable.
My Secret Santa turned out to be Tonje from Norway.  Here is what was in my parcel.


I just love the gorgeous table mat that she made for me, it has such lovely colours and its just perfect.  She also made me a little fabric basket that I am going to use for putting my threads in when I am at the sewing machine or when I am stitching, also the colourful dishcloth she knitted reminds me of sherbet.  And there were some Norway souvenirs for me aswell.
Thank you Tonje for a wonderful first SSCS swap, I shall treasure all that you sent me.


Here is what I sent to my partner Lyn in New Zealand.  The decoration I showed earlier, the larger gift was a pieced stocking.  I received a lovely email from Lyn on Christmas Day just before she was heading off on a plane to fly to Sydney to spend Christmas with her Mum.  I'm glad you liked your gifts Lyn.

I have also just received the Travelling Treasures Pirate Chest of charts.  Here is what I chose to keep from the chest.


The Brightneedle design included linen and threads aswell.
I have now added in quite a few charts to the mix and it will now be making it's journey to Kaye over the other side of Australia.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting
Lisa