Pinkeep exchange



Andrea was my recipient partner for the SBEBB pinkeep exchange. I gave it a lot of thought what I was going to stitch for her and decided as we are both UKers and its the time of year for daisy's to be popping up through the lawn and on grass verges I would stitch a design from De fil en Aguille magazine which I have had for quite a while now. I just loved the colours of this design and didn't change a thing, its stitched with DMC and I have done it on 28ct pearl evenweave. Its edged in some pretty braid I found in my stash and of course the obligatory pins. The fabric thats on the back of the pinkeep is what you can see in the background and its from Laura Ashley.



I didn't realise it was so long between my blog postings also I have been a bit slow answering comments and making comments on blogs - I do apologise for being so behind and I really do appreciate everyone that visits me and leaves me a comment. I have been so busy since we got back from holiday - I started a new job which is much more busier than the one before plus I have been stitching a lot, I have done some exchanges and so of course I can't show them (apart from this one) I'm still waiting for the ABC exchange I sent to arrive at its destination. I have 2 other exchanges to get done - I have stitched my SBEBB Garden exchange but not done the finishing and I have started on a couple more PIF's.

I've decided after these next 2 exchanges - apart from Angela's (a very dear friend of mine) of which on her exchange I have only the finishing to do, I'm not going to do any others until the back end of the year - I would like to do a few pieces for myself and I want to concentrate on my CA Wells pieces and get them finished - even though we haven't got our kits yet LOL!! ......... and as you saw in a previous post I have few for finishing! Plus I need to stitch Carols NRR and finish my Blackbird SAL with Eva (I am so far behind on that now)

I'm still waiting for my biscornu to arrive from where it coming from my poor partner is stitching me another in case it doesn't arrive - it seems to be taking a very long time - but I'm not giving up hope just yet :-))

On another note my dellightful niece has updated her blog you can find her in my sidebar under Amy, she has been busy sewing on the sewing machine and has made some very delightful things.

Plus also I have been buying stash - yes stash, me on a self imposed stash ban I've splurged and when the final things arrive I will show you what I have been getting - some very delightful treats I can tell you.

27 comments:

lena-lou said...

Su your Pinkeep to Angela is just stunning I love it :-)

KarenV said...

What a pretty design! It's beautiful :)

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous as always, Su :) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Su,
What a really pretty Springlike design. Andrea must be really thrilled with it. I love the LA fabric too, it's perfect.These wonderful French magazines are so inspiring.
Warm hugs, Angela

Kristen said...

Just lovely. And Laura Ashley fabric for the back - how nice!

(don't you just LOVE De fil en aiguille?)

Patti said...

Susi I love everything you do and am so in awe it just isn't true. Please consider yourself tagged. To find out what this means you have to visit my blog which is http://tapestry-of-dreams.blogspot.com/
Love
Patti x

Von said...

Su, what a marvelous choice for this pinkeep! It's so cheery and springlike. :) And you can't go wrong with Laura Ashley fabric in perfectly matching colors!

The smell of stash is in the air - don't keep us waiting too long, lol!

lena-lou said...

Sorry.........I did mean Andrea but I had just read my comments fron Angela...lol

Vonna said...

Your pinkeep, dear Su, as in all things you do...is PERFECT! :) Very, very pretty!
Can't wait to see your STASH! :)

Lynn said...

a beautiful pinkeep Su, well done.

Susan said...

It's gorgeous, Su. I love the fabric. Congratulations on another lovely finish!

Stitchingranny said...

what a pretty springtime gift.

Carla said...

Cute pinkeep Su! And the fabric for the back is perfect for that design :)

Barbara said...

The back issues of de fil en aiguille are a treasure, aren't they?!

This is a gorgeous pinkeep - Andrea will cherish it for sure!

Heidi said...

Very nice. :)

Ashleigh said...

Gorgeous! I love how you finished it :)

Karoline said...

Gorgeous pinkeep Su, congratulations

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous pinkeep! I love this design.

Nancy

Heidi said...

Your pinkeep is so beautiful. I love daisys! The Laura Ashley fabric is really nice and looks perfect with this design as well as using various colored pins. I am sure your exchange partner will charish it.

Nicola said...

Such a very pretty design Su, and beautifully stitched and finished as always.

coonie said...

Your pinkeep is so gorgeous! What a lovely design :)

Margaret said...

What a lovely design and such a beautiful finish Su. I love it!!
Good luck with your new job.

Lavender Rose said...

Su, That pinkeep is fresh as a daisy and reminds me of my wedding day in 1969!! I was so young that I wanted pink and blue daisies!! No roses for me! LOL Needless to say, I adore your pinkeep! Gorgeous stitching...and great to hear from you again. Hugs, Deb in FL

Lina said...

It's very beautiful! I have some issues of that magazine, too, and I think there are quite a lot of lovely charts in them.

Sally said...

The pinkeep is adorable Su.

Looking forward to seeing your new stash. I've been doing a bit of stashing lately and have received some of it and still have a bit more to come:)

Jacqui said...

Very pretty. Lucky Andrea.

Katrina said...

It's so pretty! Have fun stitching for yourself :-).

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