Monday, July 23, 2012

Strawberries and Cream and other Finishings

Here in Barbados we don't grow strawberries but it was a pleasure to stitch this one.  This was also the first time I stitched a strawberry ornament.  This is a freebie offered by Janie Hubble Designs in her June 2011 newsletter.You can click on the link and sign up for the newsletters.  I found this to be an interesting and different pattern to stitch.  I also like the addition of the beads - all in all I liked this pattern very much.

Design:  Strawberries and Cream (Freebie)

Fabric: Jobelan 28 Count Evenweave
Thread: DMC 962
Trims: Beads, cream and pink ribbon
Finished as: Strawberry Pin Cushion 
Designer: Janie Hubble Designs

Next, I stitched and finished this freebie pattern as a tag which can also be used as a floss holder - just replace the ribbon with a floss ring.

Design:  Cute Birds Motif (Freebie)

Fabric: MCG Textiles 32 Count White Linen
Thread: DMC
Trims: Blue ribbon
Finished as: A Tag/Floss Holder
Designer: Manka Mintia

As mentioned in my previous post, I participated in the HoE Fall 2011 exchange.  My partner for that exchange was Michelle. I stitched the Fall motif from the pattern Measure of a Year by Prairie Schooler.

Design:  Fall Motif (Measure of a Year)

Fabric: Jobelan 28 Count Beige Evenweave
Thread: DMC recommended
Trims: Orange ribbon and Pins
Finished as: Pin Keep
Designer: Prairie Schooler

I received my Fall (Autumn) Exchange for 2011 from, surprisingly Michelle!  We had each others name for this exchange.  It took a really long time to get here that I was a bit worried that it would have gone missing in the mail but it arrived safely.  She stitched me Just a Little Autumn by San-Man Originals.  Thank you Michelle and sorry that's a bit late in posting but as the saying goes better late than never.

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. all of the pieces are great. The strawberry came out great. The fall pieces made me smile.


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