Exchanges & Birthdays



Yesterday was my mums birthday, she was 21 again or maybe not cos what age will that make me? - Amy told her she was going backwards now in age and promptly knocked her 2 years off - don't you just love 8 year olds LOL!! I stitched a wee fob as part of her birthday gift. The fob is by Shepherds Bush and called in my garden. Its stitched on 40ct white linen and for the writing I used WDW Iris the rest is the recommended colours.



On the back of the fob instead of the date I personalised it with her initials. Mum said that she loved it, so I'm pleased.



My next stitching piece is an exchange piece for the Valentine Exchange on Jaynes Attic and I heard yesterday that my partner Chris has received it. The design is by Ewe & Eye & Friends, I stitched it on pink 32ct evenweave I had in my stash, using the recommended colours I really enjoyed stitching this and I finished it as a flat fold (which was my very first one and very nerve racking to make up and hard to do when you've got both your fingers and toes crossed all at the same time LOL!!)

29 comments:

Gina said...

Congratulations on your finishes - they are beautiful. I have just discovered your blog and I am in awe of your skills!

Annemarie said...

You first flatfold, hurray! It looks gorgeous, as does the fob for your mother. Have you uncrossed your fingers and toes yet?

Vonna said...

LOVE them both...the fob is so cute :) and that Valentines Exchange is just beautiful...I love the little hearts sticking out of the top of the flat fold....sweet :)

Dianne said...

Happy belated birthday to your mum! I so wanted to send her a card-drats!
Please tell her I was thinking about her.
Beautiful finishes-ahh-the heart flatfold piece is sweet as is the fob for your mum. Good work!

Nelapx said...

Su amo todos 2 ... ambos son hermosos, y la caja de Susan geniallll... haces lindas cosas... felicidades...

lena-lou said...

The fob looks much bigger on here than its 1 inch size IRL and it is so cute and lovely :-)) I like how you put the tiny beads on each corner!!
As for your first Flatfold...well you would never know, it really has turned out great and I like the design you chose as it all suits perfectly :-))

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Coonie said...

Your finishes are beautiful, congratulations!

KarenV said...

What a sweet little fob :) And your flatfold turned out beautifully - congratulations!

Anita said...

Both pieces are so pretty. I love the EEF piece, the heart pins on top are darling, I can't never find cute pins like that. I am planning to make some special pins this year. Great stitching and finishing.

Anonymous said...

Su, hi,
What a really pretty fob, your mum will be delighted with it. I just love that design. As for your flatfold, it's just gorgeous..are you sure it's your first...haha! It's such a lovely design and you have finished it off so prettily!
Hugs, Angela

Sally said...

The fob is gorgeous, Su, as is the flat fold you made for Chris.

BeckySC said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful work as always, Su :) So lovely :)

hugs :)

Sue said...

Your finishes are just lovely.

Nicki said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Su - as always! :)

Barbara said...

The fob is so classy, and the flatfold, even if it's your first, turned out great and sweet colours too!

Carol said...

Your fob for Veronica is so sweet! And the exchange piece is gorgeous!

Jacqui said...

The fob is lovely, no wonder your Mum liked it. But is it safe to give scissors to 8 year olds? Be careful she doesn't get a wonky fringe. LOL. The heart is really pretty too.

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful pieces! Ilove the soft colors in each of them :)

Susan said...

The flat fold is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Pennie said...

You do such beautiful stitching!! The flat fold turned out absolutely beautiful. Great job for a first time project. =)

mercy said...

I love the all of your new finishes! I'm going to have to check out Ewe & Eye & Friends now. Everything you've stitched is beautiful!

Stitch Wizard said...

Your little fob is just really pretty ! I also love your Ewe and Eye project too! I love the pretty springlike colors! That looks like a really fun stitch! Debby

AnneS said...

It's no wonder your Mum loved her fob, it's a beauty :) And your flat-fold turned out great - yet another awesome exchange. The tin you received from Vonna is adorable :D

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The flat fold looks great so next time will be easier. Your Mom's fob came out great too. Congrats on the finishes.

Karoline said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Su, congratulations

Anonymous said...

woaw what a beautiful Valentine stitching !
hugs
argone
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Kath said...

I have been catching up on a few blogs and have been reading yours. What fabulous finishes you have had and the lovely pieces you have received, all just beautiful. One talented lady.....

Hope your son's girlfirend enjoyed the stitched piece you have made for her too.

Chelle said...

Both finishes are fantastic! Love the heart pins on your flat-fold. Too cute!

Wendy said...

What beautiful things you have made Su! They are so inspiring. I'm sure your Mum was thrilled with her scissor fob.

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