My Valentine exchange to Chris




target="_blank>Chris let me know today that the exchange I sent for Valentines Day has arrived safe and sound.

As Chris had told me that it was her wedding anniversary on Valentines day
I really wanted to stitch something very romantic, my inspiration came from target="_blank>VeroM's blog, a friend of hers had sent her a lovely pillow and I just loved the way it had been finished, so I'm truthful to say I stole the finishing idea and adapted it for myself.



The design is a Blackbird Designs one and its called 'Fond Hearts', but as usual I changed the colours, I didn't want the colours that were stated on the chart so I changed them to my own choice and used Linen thread from DMC. Its stitched on Pearl evenweave (32ct).

I just love the verse on this design:


'When two Fond Hearts unite
The yoke is easy,
The burden light'

38 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow Su... That is so beautiful and original... Well done

Marika said...

It´s so awesome!! You have done the great job !! And colours are so beautiful ! I haven´t used linen DMC yet.

Vonna said...

What a lovely pillow and beautiful verse! So well done Su :)

Lennu said...

What a wonderful pillow! So beautiful, great work. The exchange you received from Patti is very pretty too.

Coonie said...

This is beautiful and what a lovely finishing :)

lena-lou said...

This is beautiful Su, I love the colour changes... very pretty and I love the way you have finished it and the ribbon is the icing on the cake. Very well done its a stunner :-)

Myrna said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm sure Chris will treasure this...

Lucy said...

That pillow is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are perfect.

Claudia said...

Simply stunning!!!
I love little pillows... and you did a very cute piece!!!

Jacqui said...

That's gorgeous. It's my wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day too. Seeing as it was my third marriage and his second we decided to be really cheesy. LOL

Susan said...

That is stunning! I love visiting your blog to see all your gorgeous finishes!

Anonymous said...

Another very wonder piece, Su. What a lucky gal to receive this piece. She'll treasure it always I'm certain.

Chelle said...

Wow, what a fantastic and personal exchange. It is absolutely stunning!

Sue said...

This has to be one of the prettiest pillows I've ever seen. What a gorgeous job you did.

Cindy said...

Such a pretty piece...and what a wonderful anniversary / exchange gift!

Barbara said...

Ah...that is so lovely and very romantic. Love the finishing too!

BeckySC said...

WOW!!!! GF, that is just beautiful! I am sure Chris must be so thrilled with her exchange :)
WOW!!!

Tracy Baby said...

Wow Sue your pillow is gorgeous I love the colours you've chosen.

KarenV said...

That is absolutely fabulous! I love the colours, the trim, the finishing - everything!

I've never really considered that design before, but I think I'm going to have to stitch it for our bedroom now ;)

I hope we can persuade you to teach us how to do this type of finishing once the new blog is up and running?

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous-you are very talented Su!

Anonymous said...

great pillow, i didn't know that BBD design ! congratulations :-)
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~Velda said...

Stunning is the word that comes to my mind too. Your pieces all look so professional!

Karoline said...

Some gorgeous exchanges Su, congratulations

Heather said...

What a beautiful gift you gave.

Katrina said...

It's really adorable, I always love how you finish pieces!

bunnyhead said...

Oh wow! That is so pretty! What a thoughtful idea!

mercy said...

How pretty! I'm stitching this now but with the original colors. I really need to stop being afraid of change! Thanks for sharing - your blog is one of my favorites!!

Gina said...

OMG - that is drop dead gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

only one word for it - STUNNING

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Wonderful. A very nice valentin present.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, that is gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Su! I love it! Your stitching and finishing are perfect. What a wonderful exchange!

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

Lynn said...

what a beautiful piece of work. A very big WELL DONE !!!!

Gwenddydd said...

Very nice, and spring.

Wendy said...

Just an awesome piece, Su! I'm so amazed how gorgeous this pillow is and I love the sweet words on it.

Elaine said...

Fantastic, you are so talented.

Annemarie said...

Don't tell me I didn't leave a comment? I could have sworn I did... It's beautiful Su. Truly inspired and inspirational!

Julianne said...

Beautiful in every way! Your eye for color is superb. I just love this design. Could you possibly share your color conversions? I would love to stitch this for my heart collection.

Julianne

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