Valentines finish



Our eldest nephew Ryan (soon to be 16yr), asked me when I was over at his home the other weekend if I would make him something for his girlfriend Lauren as a small gift for Valentines day, so of course I said YES, I was very flattered that he wanted me to, so I made a small ornament and trimmed it with a beaded trim.

The design is by Ewe&Eye&Friends and is called 'I give my heart to thee' Ryan is quite a romantic young man and so I thought it fitted him perfectly, he thought so too when I showed him it.



I've stitched it on 36ct antique white linen and used mostly DMC thread apart from the writing which is an overdye and the crosses in the heart itself - again an overdye by WDW called Romance - very fitting I thought.



Now what else on the stitching front - I've been busy finishing exchanges and so I can't show them yet, but there are 2 valentines and a needlework smalls exchange to show you.

I'm doing 3 tin exchanges now as Argone (Vivi) has said she would love to do one with me so I was delighted. I have found some small altoid sized tins and they are from Marks & Spencer and contain extra strong mints and they only cost around 90p they are the perfect size and have hinged lids. So I am busy planning what to stitch on all 3 of them, plus its coming up to mums birthday and I want to stitch something for her too, so I'll have to get a move on with that as its real soon.

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48 comments:

Siobhan said...

That is adorable!! What a romantic guy to give that to his girlfriend as a gift. You did a wonderful job. I love to see your finishing!

lena-lou said...

What a sweet pillow and so very romantic :-))

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful finish and a great gift. And a thoughtful young man too!

Anonymous said...

So romance isn't dead yet then? That's good to know. I love the little ornament...hope Ryan's g/f does too. Bound to.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't that the most romantic thing?! and only 16 years old! What a lucky young lady!

The stitched piece is just gorgeous Su as is all your finishes...I can never find words that are adequate to describe my enthusiasm for your work!
:)

Anonymous said...

WOW. It's so lovely !!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely thing to do for your nephew. I would have felt honored too. Nice work.

La Brodeuse brode said...

Your nephew is just too cool!
And your stitched piece is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet think for your nephew to want to do. You did a great gob with it and I know his gf will love it.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful Valentine! I always enjoy reading your Blog and looking at your wonderful photos. You are an inspiration.

Nancy

Susan said...

How gorgeous!! You're a sweet aunt, and it sounds like your nephew is a sweetie, too. I hope his gf appreciates it.

Cari said...

How nice that your nephew is so romantic! I especially love that very clever beaded border...what a nice auntie you are!

XXXX
Cari

Anonymous said...

lovely!!! I'm sure his girlfriend will love it !!

BeckySC said...

Just gorgeous, Su!! Congratulations :) And what a sweet Aunt you are! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Aww that is the sweetest thing ever. Beautiful stitching!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was such a lovely auntie thing for you to do for Ryan - you are a sweetie!

Pennie said...

The ornament you stitched for Ryan is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure his girlfriend will be very impressed.

I eat a lot of Altoids and Penguin mints and always wondered what to do with the tins. Maybe you could give a tutorial about how you over them?!

Love reading your blog and looking at your wonderful stitching =)

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty Su... What a wonderful gift, the girl will want to stay with your nephew for life LOL!

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

Claudia said...

It's a very cute Valentine gift... soooo romantic!!! Well done! Your nephew's girlfriend will be thrilled when she will see it!!! Ohhhh how many kisses there will be for Ryan!!! :D

Anonymous said...

What a sweet nephew you have! You did a beautiful job, the stitching and finishing are wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

Well Auntie Su,
Are you doing some matchmaking...haha! What a lovely request, Ryan sounds so sweet. When his young lady sees this beautiful ornament she will just by putty in his hands!
Can't wait to see your other stitched goodies and the tins!
Hugs Angela

Dianne said...

It's beautiful! What a nice thing to make for your nephew to give to his 'beloved'.

Annemarie said...

Sigh... Your nephew's girlfriend will swoon, I think, and frankly, I did so too. Ryan must be the most romantic 16 year old boy in the universe. He's lucky to have such a crafty auntie!

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, why didn't I know any boys like your nephew when I was a teenager? Did they even exist?

It's a beautiful project and I can imagine that your nephew's girlfriend will melt when she receives it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Stitching. Good to see romance is alive and well

Anonymous said...

That is darling!! His girlfriend is going to love it!

Stitcher said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

Your nephew is a special guy - how sweet of him to ask you to stitch something for his girlfriend. The design you selected is perfect!

Ash said...

That's gorgeous! I think the story is so sweet too - I'm sure his girl will love it.

Tempus fugit said...

How lovely !!! Congratulations on your finish !

Anonymous said...

Such a very pretty little pillow for your nephew to give to his girlfriend. Very sweet of him to ask you and very sweet of you to help him out.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Su! Your nephew must be far more thoughtful and caring than most teenagers to think of giving something like that :)

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness!! Your stitching work is stunning. I've just spent a little time looking at older posts on your blog and am bowled over at how beautiful your work is. Thanks for sharing!

Your nephew is a very lucky young man to have been able to 'commission' you to create a piece on his behalf. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

The pillow is adorable, I am sure she will love it :-).

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a special gift to give. Your finishing is fantastic,I would love to be able to finish things as nicely as you do. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That is lovely! And Ryan's girlfriend is very lucky to have such a romantic boyfríend :) And he's lucky to have such a wonderful and talented aunt :)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet pillow. How nice to see their are still some romantics out there. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi again Su,

As always your work is beautiful and Ryans girlfriend will be thrilled I'm sure!

Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Hi again Su,

I love the boxes that you use for finishing, where do you get them from? I live in Derbyshire and haven't seen any around at all! :-(

Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

I love that cushion, it's such a romantic attention ...
hugs
argone
http://argone.over-blog.com

Anonymous said...

Aw! What a sweet design and I'm sure your nephew's GF will melt when she sees it!

coonie said...

That is adorable!

Cathy said...

Your photos of your stitching are always so lovely and detailed. I wish I knew your secret!

Chelle said...

Gorgeous pillow! Very sweet.

Little Grey Cat said...

That is beautiful Karen. I'm sure the recipient will love it. He must be a very romantic young man :o)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Su and so very sweet of your nephew.

~Velda said...

Your finishing work always leaves me in awe. What a lovely piece!

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