Thursday, June 10, 2010

A small piece of stitching and working on an exchange

I did a small bit of stitching last weekend for a round plastic 'box'.  I purchased this Keep-Sake plastic box  while on vacation in Puerto Rico some time ago and it has come in handy to store my pins.  The motif comes from the 'The Big Book of Cross Stitch Designs by Reader's Digest.  I used white ric rac braid to cover the edges and a piece of floral  fabric to cover the bottom of the box.  This was very easy to complete to my surprise. I was thinking that I would encounter some difficulty getting the fabric glued on to the plastic, but not so.  It turned out well in my opinion.

Design: Motif from The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs by Readers' Digest

Threads: DMC recommended
Fabric: 32 count White linen

Trim: Ric rac braid
Finished as: box for pins

A Pending Exchange

I am currently involved in an exchange on the Hooked on Exchange Board.  I am happy to say that I have completed the stitched piece and will be adding the finishing touches this weekend.  I'm hoping that my partner will be please with it!  Will have pictures to show when she receives it probably at the end of June.

A Stitching Rotation

I have some stitching which I just have to work on on a rotation basisI need to do this if I want to stitch all  my patterns,  freebies included.  So I started on that last night.  Hopefully it will work out as long as I have the time but I'll see how it goes.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stitching!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Back to Blogging!

It's great to be back and to blog again after a break from the computer and so I think  it is about time I let you in on what I have been stitching over the past weeks.  But first, I wish to thank those of you who visited and left a comment and those of you who follow my blog.  Thank you all for your encouragement.

Over the past weeks, I have been experimenting on making a box from cardboard (I think the French calls it 'cartonnage') for my buttons.  The experiment was somewhat successful but with a few flaws in between which I hope to have rectify when I attempt my next box. The stitched piece is a freebie from the SAL Collection de pinkeeps 2009 organised by Maryse. I love the autumn colours she chose for the month of October which is my birth month.  The box took me longer than I had anticipated but I am pretty much okay with it. Will show more in my next post!

Top of the Box

Inside the box
Back of the Box
Design from the SAL Collection de Pinkeeps - October
Designer: Maryse
Fabric: 28 count cream evenweave, floral fabric
Threads: DMC recommended
Trims: Satin ribbon and cording
Finished: Button Box

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time,  happy stitching.