Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Here it is!

What a beautiful mattress pincushion this is, the photographs do not do it justice. The stitching was perfect and the goodies were a lovely surprise too, thanks for reading my wish list Jennifer, I am really looking forward to using this blue silk thread!

I was so thrilled with it, I took it to work to show the ladies and they loved it too!

Mattress pincushion received from Jennifer

7.30am this morning the post person delivered a very special package from Jennifer W in the hooked on exchanging group.

Wow, wait until you see this, it is absolutely beautiful -Jennifer it took my breath away! I have tried to email you but I am getting a failure delivery, I will keep trying.

I will post a picture as soon as I can.

Monday, 27 October 2008

A pink creation!

I just could not resist making something Pink, I love the colour and the feel of this silk by Dinky Dyes it is so beautiful to work with. I have stitched this pinkeep on Antique White Dublin Lugana Linen 25 count, 1 0ver 1 using a lovely alphabet from tempusfugit . The scissor fob was stitched using DMC threads and Mill Hill white beads.
I will be sending this to a friend who I have not seen for a while, I hope she likes it!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Christmas Ornament work in progress and new purchases

I decided to treat my self to some Prairie Schooler Autumn Patterns and some lovely silk thread by Dinky Dyes, I just love using silk thread! The work in progress is a My Big Toe Designs Christmas Ornament from the Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Magazine 2008, stitched 1 over 1 on 25 count Dublin Lugana using DMC threads 315, 520 and 803. I am also stitching a Christmas Ornament for the Hooked on Exchange Group Too but I cannot post a picture until it has been received by my partner.

I have only just started using linen and I would really appreciate some tips. I would love to know what everyone's favourite linen fabric is, what stitch count you like best and if there is any particular color that you could not do without? I have heard that Legacy Linen is really nice to work with but I don't think I can get it in the United Kingdom. Does anyone particularly use this make?

Any comments greatly appreciated!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Cross stitched Peacock Mattress Pincushion has arrived.


The Peacock Cross Stitched Mattress Pincushion has arrived at it's new home! I am so glad you liked my exchange Jill, it was a pleasure to stitch, and yes it really was my first mattress pincushion stitched over 1.
I live only just over an hour away from the home of Beatrix Potter and I based the exchange around that theme. I included a porcelain thimble with a picture of Beatrix Potters house on it, some postcards that showed the garden where Peter Rabbit lived and some purple DMC thread that I knew Jill would like and last but not least, the mattress pincushion pattern was a freebie from Papillon Creations . It was stitched on 25 count Dublin Lugana with DMC threads 3765, 3816 and 422.

Well I can rest easy now, knowing that another exchange has arrived safely, I suppose I better get stitching on the Christmas Ornament exchange now.

Thanks for looking everyone, have a nice day!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

My partner has received my first exchange.

My partner Heather has received my first exchange from the Rotation Stitchers group. I stitched the Pinkeep design from Pam Smiths Prairie Schooler from The Gift of Stitching Magazine on Dublin Lugana 25 Count, 2 over 2 for the Pinkeep and 1 over 1 for the scissor fob. The reverse side was stitched in DMC thread 3828 and the letter H was taken from an alphabet from the tempus fugit blog I also included some nice fabric but I forgot to include it in the photograph.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sent my second exchange

I have posted my second exchange on Monday 13 October, I am hoping it will not take too long to arrive. I have made a mattress pincushion in the Hooked On Exchanging Too group, it is a lovely design and I do hope my exchange partner likes it. I am also currently stitching a Christmas Ornament but the posting deadline is not until mid November so I have plenty of time.

Happy cross stitching everyone and thanks for looking at my blog!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

My first ever exchange received.

I have just returned from a weeks holiday and I received a lovely parcel from Susan in the Rotation Stitchers Group, it is my first ever exchange and I was thrilled! Thankyou Susan for the lovely pin keep and goodies, I love the fact that you designed it yourself, I really appreciate everything.
I am a little worried that my exchange has not been received yet, I sent it two weeks ago, although I am trying not to panic too much because it does have quite a distant to travel.

In a previous post I promised I would post a picture of my first practice mattress pincushion, I made a few mistakes in it but the next one was so much better, even though I say so myself! I will post a picture of this when my partner has received it.
Here is the link to Casa Mia where you can get the free pattern, isn't it a lovely design?

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