Monday, August 30, 2010

It's been a month since i last posted??

ok, so where did all the time go? I meant to post and just never did. LOL I have a few finishes for exchanges that have been rec'd.
I stitched "eek" by LK for Angela in the Lizzie Kate Exchange.It was a fun stitch, stitched it over 1 on 32ct tobacco linen, using the called for threads. I finished it into a pinkeep and attached braided "fun fur" around the edges.

Here is the pillow i received from Lisa in the LK exchange. it is just too cute. She looked at my blog and saw the pups and new i was a dog lover and made this really cute pillow. Thanks again Lisa, i love it!!

For the blackbird exchange i stitched "a stitchers companion" from the Honeysuckle Manor book for Jennifer. I used a teal thread by Victoria Motto and finished it as noted in the book. I found the wood pieces at HL and painted and waxed it. I can see more of these finishes in the future.

In the Blackbird exchange i rec'd a very pretty pillow from Laura. i really like the light pastel colors. Thanks Laura!!!

Searching on ebay and found and won a cross shaped (or x, whichever way you lay it down) floral frog. It won't hold normal embroidery scissors but the little kelmscott gems fit ok in it. it does have some chips on it but that's ok, means it has had some life. :)

While in Tulsa, Michele helped me with a helpful hint on sewing closed my pillows. Since i am really new to sewing i was just closing the pillow up on the outside and it was kind of distorted, well Michele showed me the blind stitch and love it! Here are the 2 pillows i finished while there.