Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Little Bluebird

This is the surprise RAK gift I had been working on last month.  I wanted to send a little gift over to BeckySC to help bring some joy to her during this time .  Some of her family are going through a rough time at the moment and Becky is devoting all her time to looking after them.  I wrote in her card that I wanted this little "bluebird of happiness" to bring some joy into her life at this time and let her know that her friends are thinking of her. 
Becky is truly a wonderful giving person and she has been so friendly and giving to me this year that I have always wanted to make her something from the heart as a thank you, as soon as I saw this little design I just knew I had to stitch it for her.

(Angled shot to highlight and show ricrac detail and buttons)

Designer - Gazette 94
Stitched on 32ct cream evenweave using DMC
Finished as a pillow

I found the perfect backing fabric for it that had little bluebirds on it flying around.
Becky I'm soo pleased that you love it.

Here is an updated photo of my Lizzie Kate Green flip its.  I have actually just finished another square to but havent managed to take a picture yet.  Only two more squares to go and the border and its all done.

I have also started work on a replacement piece for the exchange that has gone missing.  My partner has checked at her local post office and still nothing has turned up.
Until next time, happy stitching

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Surprise Fob!

I was the lucky recipient of this gorgeous scissor fob from dear Mylene.
It was such a lovely surprise as she had sent them out as a secret and didn't tell anyone they were coming.
I have mine hanging on my ornie tree.

Thank you soo much Mylene, it was soo lovely of you to think of me and send me such a beautiful stitched item that I will treasure.

Thank you all for your lovely comments about my exchange going missing, I am still hoping there might be a chance.  I have asked my partner to check in at her local post office to see if it is sitting around in there.
I am also nearly finished on the third block of my Lizzie Kate Green flipits, so next post I can share another picture.

Until next time, happy stitching

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Feeling Green?

Hi Everyone,
thought I would show you the progress I have made on my Lizzie Kate Green Flip-Its.

Two down!!

Its quite an enjoyable stitch as the colours are soo cheery and I love the fabric. I actually chose the same fabric as listed on the patterns to use.

I am also really annoyed as I sent out an exchange parcel about 6 weeks ago to Hungary and it hasn't arrived.  I am soo gutted as I put soo much into the piece I stitched and I was soo hesitant to send it as I really loved it.  I am completely gutted!  I dont like the idea that its floating around out there for anyone to have, its soo annoying.  I'm still hoping (fingers crossed) that it might just be dawdling along and eventually get there, or at least come home to me, but to be honest I dont think there's much of a chance.  Has anybody else had this happen where its amazingly turned up after soo long?

Until next time, happy stitching