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Monday, March 28, 2011

An Angel Stitch

I recently had to do an angel stitch piece for Elisa, as she missed out in the Winter Exchange on the Seasonal Exchange Blog.
I chose to stitch Elisa this "Joy" ornie by Hands to Work and finished it as a small wallhanging design.


I am pleased to say that Elisa does like it especially since she had to hold out and wait for its arrival, all because one person couldn't follow the rules and exchange etiquette.

I still have some stash left for sale/trade, please feel free to make me an offer.
Until next time, happy stitching.
Lisa

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lovely Gifts Received

WOW what a great mail week for me.  I have been super lucky!!!

Look at this amazing blogoversary gift I won over at Lisa S's blog.  It's "Friendship Bird" by Stitchy Kitty and it was in the Jan/Feb issue of The Gift of Stitching.  She used 30ct Hushabye Mint fabric and the Crescent colours floss called for.  His "tail feathers" are whole skeins of CC floss called Embers, Sunshine Girl and Jelly Roll.  Isn't it just gorgeous!
I just love the colours, they are soo cheery and its such a special finish, one I probably will never see again, soo I love him to bits Lisa, thank you soo much.


Next up I received a PIF gift from Suzanne.  The design is by Teresa Wentzler and its called the "English Cottage Sampler".  Suzanne finished it as a lovely pincushion pillow with lovely beading around the edges and beaded looped corners.  Its just gorgeous and a lovely surprise to receive.  Thank you Suzanne.


I spent the weekend doing some finishing.  I completed Sharon's ornie for our Ornament Swap group and also a finish for Elisa.  I had to angel stitch for Elisa as she never received from her partner in the Seasonal Exchange group.  Cant show you them until they are received though.
Next up I start on a private exchange I am doing with Lisa S.
Thank you for your visits and lovely comments, they always make me smile.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Update

As mentioned in my previous posts I have finished off my Lizzie Kate Snowman 2010.  I am just pondering now as to how to finish him off.  I have some lovely red christmas fabric that might do the trick but whether he turns into a pillow or a wall hanging or something else, I'm not sure!


I then started work on my next WIP.  I have had this design a little while and always wanted to stitch it up.  I love the saying and the colours are nice and subtle.  Its a design by Homespun Elegance called "There Is A Garden", and here is my progress soo far.


I have checked out some of the designs that came out at market and there are a few there that I wouldn't mind adding to my stash when I get some spare change.  I love La-D-Da's - Yellow Bird, Blackbird Design's - Wild Lilies & All Through The Night's - Use Your Talents, funnily enough they all have birds in them.  I am also loving Jardin Prive's releases, they are always soo lovely.  Is there any at market that really took your fancy?

Well for now I have had to put There Is A Garden away for a little break while I stitch Sharon's ornie in the Ornament Swap group.  I started work on it yesterday.  I chose a rather different looking design this time, not your average christmassy design of snowmen or santa's etc, but I do think Sharon will love it (I hope).
I also will be starting on my piece for a private exchange I am doing with Lisa S.  We chose a stitchy related theme and I already have that design picked out too.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa