Friday, January 15, 2010

More stitching to show.....

It's such a good feeling when you have stitched and finished an item to show off! And so I am feeling elated that I can show off this piece I finished last November. I found it a bit difficult to stitch since I had my fair share of frogging to do on this one. However, the finishing turned out beyond my expectation and so I am please to present 'Bonne Fete!', a freebie designed by De fil en aiguille. The freebie is no longer available because the site closed late last year. What a pity!

Design: Bonne Fete
Designer: De fil en aiguille
Threads: DMC Threads of my choice
Fabric: 28 count cream evenweave
Trims: Pink cording, floral backing, cream beads
Finished as: Heart-shaped Hanger

I finally decided that I will let it hang in my office to brighten up the place.

During the Christmas season I found some time to stitch ornaments for two workmates. They have been very supportive throughout last year and I wanted to show them my appreciation. They are not stitchers so I was a little nervous about how they would like my stitched gifts. I chose to stitch they first initial which incidentally is 'J', Jennifer and Judy. They seemed really surprised at the gesture and said that they appreciated the gifts.

Design: Initial 'J'
Designer: Tempusfugit
Thread: DMC Thread
Fabric: 28 count cream evenweave
Trims: Blue beads, blue ribbon
Finished as: Ornament
Stitched for: Judy

Design: Silhouette Half Doll Script Alphabet Ornament Letter 'J'
Designer: Meridel Abrams
Thread: DMC Thread
Fabric: 28 count cream evenweave
Trims: Blue beads, blue ribbon
Finished as: Ornament
Stitched for: Jennifer

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and do have a great weekend. Hugs and stitches to you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An apology and some stitching news

First I must start with an apology to Patti who was my partner in the "By the Sea Exchange" on the HoE Board. At the time of posting my exchange, I forgot to mention that I had received her stitched piece. I received her exchange late due to her illness but she did a good job of stitching me a pincushion and she also made me a beautiful beaded fob. She also sent me a Biscornu Pincushion from the Sweetheart Tree which I hope to stitch soon. So Patti please accept my apologies for not posting about your exchange but it was not intentional.
I added the towel as I thought it went well with the theme of the exchange.

My first Christmas ornament

For Christmas 2009 I managed to stitch my first Christmas ornament! Hopefully for 2010 I will make many more of them as I had fun stitching up this one. It was a freebie from Plum Pudding Needlework, stitched on natural light jobelan linen and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I thought it was a cute pattern to stitch.

In a previous post I mentioned that I won a prize for being the 1000th poster on the Freebie Gallery site. I received my prize from Carol around Christmas. She stitched me a wonderful Christmas ornament. Thank you Carol for my prize!

So, it's time to prepare for work tomorrow which mean searching my wardrobe for something to wear which is always a chore. So until next time, hugs and happy stitching!