Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ornie for Lori

It was Lori's month in January to receive in our Ornament Swap group.
Here is what I stitched for her this year.

Design by Kissy Cross (freebie on blog)
Stitched on cream evenweave using DMC
Finished as hanging ornie using Cindy Mae's "Christmas Dreams" cording

I have finished stitching Snowman 2010 and will have a photo to share next post.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Double Up!

What a surprise to open up my parcel from Kathy K for the Seasonal Exchange Winter Round and find that she stitched for me the exact same design that I stitched for my partner Ann.  I had to laugh at the coincidence of it all.

Kathy also made it into a pillow finish for me with a hanger.  Its soo lovely and I'm soo glad Kathy chose the design for me, I really loved it when I was stitching it up I was even tempted to stitch it for myself.  Thanks Kathy, and thank Rory too for he sure picked out a lovely surprise (it didn't last long I'm afraid, not with my 6 year old).

Until next time, happy stitching

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Seasonal Exchange

Here is the piece I stitched for Ann in the Seasonal Exchange Winter round.
Its taken from Lizzie Kate's "Winter Crazy" booklet. 

Stitched on a remnant piece of Silkweaver fabric using DMC.
Finished as a pillow with tassel feature to the corner.

Stitching is coming along nicely on my Snowman 2010, just filling in all the white now.
Thank you for all your lovely comments, they are soo much appreciated.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stitching & Stash

I have received the fabric and flosses that I ordered to start work on two WIP's that I have pulled out for me this year.  I also decided to grab two charts whilst I was at it.
I fell in love with The Goode Huswife's "Home Sweet Home", I love robins (they remind me of my beloved Grandad who I lost in 2005) and the colours in it are soo rich and lovely.  The other chart is Heart In Hands "Snow Triplet", some more small xmas designs to come in handy for ornies.  The fabric I bought is 28ct Summer Sky Jobelan and 28ct Amber Toast Almond Linen.

I have also been stitching another small design for myself, this is Lizzie Kate's "Snowman 2010", another one I just love the colours in.  I have no idea how I am going to finish him up just yet, but I dont have any committment or exchange stitching until March so I had to find something to fill in the time.

Until next time, happy stitching