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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween & Fall

Hello dear friends and Happy Halloween to you all.
Today I thought I would post about the recent exchange I completed.  I chose to receive a Fall parcel and the person I sent to wanted a Halloween parcel.  Here are the pics.


I sent Amy this package of Halloween goodies.  My stitched piece I made into a little trick or treat bag and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. The design is "Halloween" by Cottage Garden Samplings.  It was fun shopping for all the Halloween surprises to.  Its not a big event here in Australia so there is not alot to find in the shops, but I think I was lucky with this lot I did find at my local craft/homewares store.


Here is the amazing package I received from Renee.  She stitched "Fall Owl" by Cherry Hill Stitchery and made this gorgeous pillow for me.  Such fantastic extras were also included.  Thanks Renee for an amazing exchange, I love it all.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Friday, October 18, 2013

Harvest Finish & Progress Pic

Sorry it has been a while in between posts.  I was waiting on an exchange piece to arrive so I could share it with you and I was also working away on my WIP.

Firstly I would like to show you what I stitched for Sarah W in the Blackbird Designs Round 13 exchange.  I took part of the "Waiting For The Harvest" design and added Sarah's initial.  Its finished as a no-sew cube. The fabric I used was a piece of Stitches & Spice Belfast linen called "Terrafirma" in 32ct, it was so lovely to work on.

I have made some more progress on my WIP, Carriage House Samplings "Sarah Spurr".  It really is a joy to stitch this one, but it does have a lot of filling in solid blocks of colour and it feels like its taking me ages to get this bottom part finished.  Sorry for the wonky looking picture, it was still in the q-snap.  Here are before and current shots.

Before
After

Before I go, I wanted to express my sadness on hearing the news of Cathey's passing.  I am so happy she was able to see our outpouring of love to her on "Pumpkins For Cathey" day and know how much we were thinking of her.  My condolences to her family and friends.

Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day...
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you're always there


Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Church Is Added



To my Sorpresa 3 SAL.  I am now up to Part 6 which is a ski lift down a slope with a cabin up the top, which will fill in the top right hand corner.  I am still a month behind, but with exchange pieces to stitch as well its hard to catch up.
I have decided that I will give it a little break for now and do a bit more on my Sarah Spurr WIP.

I have recently finished one exchange piece that has been posted and should hopefully be arriving at its destination soon.  I also have another stitched piece here waiting to be finished for another exchange.  I'm going to have to get started on some Christmas stitching soon otherwise I will run out of time.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa