Stitching wise, I am so glad to be able to show you my latest finish. I was away for a few days with my daughters on the island of Puerto Rico. We had a wonderful time on the island but it was much too short, then again, a little 'time out' is always too short. Though I'd show you some a pic of my daughters shopping at one of the stores in the Mall, Plaza las Americas. I think the store was Old Navy.
Before I left Barbados, however, I stitched a couple of pieces and an exchange for the HOE Board. My first finish was a little drawstring bag. I enjoyed stitching the design which is by Dany, a French designer. I first saw the drawstring finish done by Carol (justcarolsplace blog) and I liked the way she did it. Mine however, was done slightly different.
Design by: Dany
Fabric: 28 count Mocha Jobelan Linen and
matching floral fabric
Trim: Cream lace and cream ribbon
Finish: Drawstring Bag
I have another stitched piece but it's just to make a decision on how I will finish it.
I mentioned earlier an exchange which I was a part of on the HOE Board. That was the ABC Exchange. My partner was Kathy in the US. I enjoyed stitching this freebie design from Zoe I had to change some of the letters on this particular pattern as they were not quite right to me. Changes were made to the letter V and X. I finished it into a pin cushion. From all reports, Kathy liked it very much.
Fabric: 28 count cream evenweave
and floral fabric for backing and sides
Threads: DMC 815
Trims: Red ribbon and red button
Finish: Pin Cushion
I received my exchange from Nic in the UK. She stitched me a freebie pattern from CarolR at istitchaholic blog with a Dinkey Dyes thread called Major Mitchell. It is a cute little pillow and I love the colour she chose. As you can see it is a very light pastel colour and pastel colours are my favourite. She also included a cute post card. Thank you Nic, great job!
That's it for now. I have the HoE For the Birds exchange to complete for mailing on August 2 which a holiday here so that means my mailing date will have to be at the end of July, so I'd better get back to stitching and finishing before I am late for the post. So look out for that in my next blog posting.