Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrate - a finish!

I managed to get my "Lets Celebrate" table topper finished during the week.... and I just LOVE it!

The photo's don't really do it justice....I must invest in a camera that has a macro setting one day....but at least it looks white and not blue in these pics!

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's Celebrate

I did manage to get some stitching done while on holidays..... I've been working on "Lets Celebrate" by Hatched and Patched and it's coming along nicely. This project is actually for me and something that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I've been procrastinating with starting it as there was so much stitching in it but it was the perfect way to spend some of my evenings while camping.

The picures don't do it justice....I always have trouble photographing white and they seem to turn out a bit blueish - I would love some tips if anyone has found the secret!

I should have the finished product to show you in the next couple of days.
Hope you've all had a lovely Easter break!

Until next time...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Swap Received

Look what was waiting for me when I got home from holiday's last night....isn't it pretty?
This parcel was sent to me by Jo from Lilly Pilly as part of the Friends in Stitching Hatched and Patched swap and she has been waiting patiently for me to return home to open it.
I'm surprised I managed to wait long enough to take a photo before ripping it open!

Inside was a beautiful bag made from the book "In the life of a Bag" which I've been eyeing off for a while....

With perfect little stitcheries....

And plenty of space for important things like books....

And the cutest little matching bookmark that was put to work straight away....

Jo has done a wonderful job making them and the colours she chose are just lovely....they're so ME!
Thankyou so much Jo....I adore them!

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

M.I.A. and a Swap

It's been a while I know, but I have actually been doing a little stitching of the secret kind and I've also been on holidays with no internet..... it's nice to get away from technology every once in a while so camping was perfect!

While I've been away my swap partner "Dawnie" from the "Friends in Stitching" online swap group I've joined received her gift that I made:

The pattern is "Home for Summer" by Hatched and Patched and Dawnie just loved it....I'm so pleased! I wasn't sure how the stitchery would go as I've never stitched using single strand before but it turned out really well and I'm already planning to make another one soon.

Jo from "Lilly Pilly" has made a gift for me but I've haven't yet been able to open it....It should be waiting for me when I return home on Thursday....I can't wait! She does some beautiful work!

Until next time........