Sunday, March 22, 2015

Winner, Winner!!

I was one of the lucky winners over at Kerrie's blog on her Grow Your Blog giveaway.
Here is the lovely surprise I received in the mail this week from her.

She made me a lovely journal/diary cover and sent along a scrumptious smelling cake of soap aswell.  My stitching room smells divine at the moment.  Thanks Kerrie.

Sorry I don't have anything else to share with you at the moment.  Still waiting on my mojo to return, but I have been slowly working away on the stitchery piece in my previous post.  I will show some progress next post.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I'm Trying...

my hand at a little stitchery.  I purchased this design by "Buzzy Bee Buttons" which contains a pre printed stitchery and instructions to make this prairie house pillow.

And here is my progress picture so far.  Just getting the hang of keeping those stitches the same size and making sure to go back into the same hole that the previous stitch made, but all in all i'm enjoying it.  Quite different from cross stitch!

I also recently purchased these two books from Anthea in her stash sale.  Some Hatched and Patched ornies that I would like to do for Christmas (well some of them anyway), and a gorgeous Christmas craft book by Natalie Ross.  There are some lovely Christmas projects in this one.  Thanks Anthea, i'm sure going to have fun with these.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

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.

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

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.

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.