Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Stitching news

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well, it has been a while since my last post as I have been quite busy lately.

Stitching News

Jane sent me this lovely mail art gift to me, it was a total surprise!  

It was full of these lovely threads and a threadwinder, thankyou Jane I shall treasure this!   
I have started stitching this Country Cottage Needlework design that my son bought 
me for Mothers Day. 
Here are some close up pictures.

I have just one more photo to show of a biscornu that my friend Connie has made, but I will show that in my next post.

I am going away for a couple of days to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday, I am quite looking forward to the celebrations, we are going to one of  my favourite parts of the country - Bath.
We are having lunch at the Pump Rooms in Bath where Jane Austen used to visit quite regularly, I will update you on my return, and hopefully I will have some nice photographs to show you all.  

Happy stitching everyone!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Little House Needleworks

Hi everyone, I thought it was time I showed a cross stitch finish after all the felt projects I have been making lately. I started this Holly Berries design from Little House Needleworks before Christmas but I have only just got around to finishing it. I decided to make it into a mattress pin cushion following some really helpful instructions over at Andreas blog - The Craft Room here.  Thanks Andrea, your instructions are really easy to follow!

This is the reverse side

Stitching news
I have received a beautiful surprise gift in the mail from Jane, a lady whom I sent a random act of kindness to at the beginning of the year. Jane has sent me a lovely mail art with some delicious threads to match. I am unable to post a photo yet as I am trying to edit the personal address details off the photograph and I am unsure how to do it.

Thankyou Jane for this wonderful surprise!

I have also received a photograph from Connie who has made a lovely biscornu from one of my patterns, I shall show that in my next post. 

Talking of surprises ( well, not a total surprise because I gave him the list of choices) I received this Country Cottage Needleworks Pattern from my son for Mother's Day today, I cannot wait to start stitching this! 

Thankyou for visiting and leaving such wonderful encouraging comments, I really appreciate them all.

Happy Stitching! 

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Mothers day gift and redwork lady.

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you the Mother's day gift I have made.

My Mother loved the little Valentine bag here with the pin cushions so much that I decided to make it all again, but in her favourite colours of creams, coffee and gold. It is amazing how different it looks in a softer colour palette. I made the little bag just a bit larger than the last one, I embroidered the design free hand onto the front and made the little pillows and the bottlecap pincushion to go inside.

I have also finished my first attempt at redwork, this pattern was a freebie from here ( Needlecrafter website ) there are so many lovely emroidery designs to down load and trace for redwork or any embroidery project. I am unsure how I am going to finish this, I may make it into a quilted wall hanging but I need to buy some red fabric to complement the design.
I used a special disappearing ink pen  to trace the design but it disappeared to quick for my liking, so the next design I traced using a fine pencil.
All the blue marks have completely disappeared now.  

Rebecca at Gather Ye Roses Blog is having a lovely giveaway until the 20th March, if you have never visited Rebecca's blog then do so now as she makes some gorgeous creations, you won't be disappointed! 
Rebecca's blog here

I would like to welcome all of my new followers to my blog!

Happy stitching everyone!

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