Monday, 25 April 2011

Stitching news, freshly made scones and I won a giveaway!

I have had a busy couple of weeks stitching, my first finish was a box that I made for my tutorial on my tutorials blog, I then designed and stitched this silk dupion strawberry, decorated it with spider web roses and mill hill beads. My third project was a stitch red exchange for the Hooked on Exchanging group, I offered to be an Angel Stitcher for one lady who had not received her gift, obviously I cannot show this yet, however, I send it tomorrow ( Tuesday ) and as soon as it arrives I will show the photo's.

I had some wonderful news today, I won my first ever giveaway from Lydia's Treasure blog here.
Here are the photo's from Lisa's blog, I just loved it as soon as I saw it, I love her face, I think it is cute! 
Thankyou Lisa, I will treasure her.

 Lisa makes some beautiful quilts and lots of other handmade gifts, check out her blog, you will not be disappointed!

Here is the box finish, you can see the tutorials for this on my tutorials blog here

A close up photo of the strawberry I made to go inside the box.
After all of that stitching I decided to make some scones today, I added butter and strawberry jam and made a cup of English afternoon tea - bliss!!!!
Welcome to my new followers, thankyou for all of your lovely comments!

Happy stitching! 

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Box making and my work in progress for this week.

Hi everyone, I am currently working on a couple of boxes, the first is covered in white silk dupion, I used this embroidery to cover the top of the box. Here are a couple of sneak previews of the work in progress, I will show you the box and contents in a couple of weeks when it is finished completely.
Here is a  close up of the spider web roses, I think the colours are beautiful.  

I have also been working on my Little House Neighbourhood, here are the latest photographs.  

I have also been working on a box tutorial for my tutorials blog here, I decided to make the box (below)  I had previously made for Hazel from the Quietly Stitching blog. I know you have seen this photo before but if you would like to see the instructions how to make it you can pop over and see part one on my tutorials blog.

Talking of tutorials, Lei B sent me a lovely photograph of the little pillows that she stitched using my tutorials, you can see Leis blog here , they are so beautifully stitched Lei!

If anyone else has used my tutorials or patterns I would love to see them and would be happy to show them on my blog here, just send me the photo with your blog details.

Thankyou for the lovely birthday wishes on my last post they were really appreciated.
Happy stitching everyone and welcome to all of my new followers!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

My birthday gifts and work in progress on Little House Needleworks.

Hi everyone, it was my birthday yesterday (Saturday 2nd April) and I received these lovely patterns from members of my family, these included  Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks and Sue Hillis Designs and I am really looking forward to starting them. I think my favourite is the Chocolate Shoppe,  I may start stitching that one over the next few days.

I loved this pattern, it has been on my wish list blog, my sister very kindly bought me this together with The Cafe pattern - thanks Sis!   
Here is my progress on Little House Neighbourhood, I managed to stitch the border and start the second panel by stitching the tree in the centre and the house roof on the right.
Other stitching news
I was hoping to finish another tutorial this week for my tutorials blog but I got busy with other things, I am hoping to get on with finishing the tutorial over the next week or so.

Welcome to my new followers, thankyou for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them all.

Happy stitching!
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