Garden exchange TO Cathy



I was really nervous when Mark drew my name to send to Cathy in the SBEBB Garden exchange as Cathy's work is so exquisite. so I thought about what I would like to stitch for her. I chose to stitch Homespun Elegance 'Plant Kindness' its such a lovely wee design and I love doing hearts.



It has a variety of other stitches on it so its a fun one to stitch.
I used DMC thread and syitched it on some lovely 32ct evenweave I received from my friend Jayne, she hand dyes the fabric herself and this is such a soft natural colour.

I was pleased to hear today that Cathy loved it and the wee glass snail I sent along with it, the one in the picture is my glass snail - Cathy's is a different colour.

33 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, Su, I'm sure Cathy just melted when she saw this! It's exquisite! And your finishing is so perfect!!

Marina F. said...

Oh,I like this!!!

Paola B. said...

I love ! I love ! I love ! Great idea !

lena-lou said...

I LOVE this one it is gorgeous :-))

Carol said...

Oh Su this is gorgeous! I love anything with little bees. Lucky Cathy, she must have been thrilled to receive this!

Iris said...

this looks gorgeous ! Well done !

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, this cute little heart is just so perfect. How do you finish hearts off so well? I am put off trying one because I'm scared I won't be able to finish it well.

Annemarie said...

Can you hear me gasping? Wow, woman, you outdid yourself (again!)

Barbara said...

Lovely, lovely! And great finishing!

Nancy said...

Very beautiful! I also like different embroidery stitches. The glass snail is such a sweet touch.

Nancy

Katrina said...

It's so pretty! I just love it. So do you sleep? I can't get over how much you get done :-).

Aussie Stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing. It is very cute.

Joanne

karin said...

very very cute!!
A heart-shaped idea is wonderful!
A stitch is beautiful, too.

Julie said...

superb, i love to see your stitching, it's so inspiring

karin said...

very very cute!!
A heart-shaped idea is wonderful!
A stitch is beautiful, too.

Nicole said...

That is just so pretty Su! I love all the little specialty stitches on it. I'm sure Cathy will love it!

Karoline said...

Both Cathy's heart and Barbara's fob are gorgeous Su, congratulations

Vonna said...

I love this! You shouldn't be nervous your work is exquisite too!! I love that glass snail and I love those wee little mice..how cute!

Arthemise said...

What a gorgeous piece! And perfect French knots too.

Romy said...

That´s really lovely!! I have this in my stash for a long time, but never thought that it would look so lovely when it´s finished!!!
Great stiching and finishing!!!!

Carol said...

Oh Su! That is an amazing heart you made for our beloved Cathy!!

BeckySC said...

It's stunning, Su :) I was drooling all over it over in the BB and Cathy's blog :) VERY nice exchange! Congratulations :)

Lavender Rose said...

Just darling!! Love the little mice, too!! I know she was delighted to receive the exchange!

Julie said...

Su, this is really beautiful! Incredible!

Anonymous said...

Su,
Wow, you take a pretty design and you make it super extrordinarily out of this world fabulous. I have had this pattern forever and it's just sat there - a bit of a wall flower. Now, you have transformed it into a Chelsea flower show gold award winner.It really is exquisite and that ruchy bit to your ribbon..wow! You'll be getting a phone call soon and my first words will be...now how did you do that :>)
Hugs, Angela

Leena said...

Wow, this is truely beautiful! A really lovely exchange, congratulations!! The gift for Barbara is very cute too :)

Cathy said...

Su - I absolutely love it and I am so lucky to have one of your beautifully stitched and finished pieces in my collection.

Thank you!

Lucy said...

I really REALLY like that!!!

Carla said...

Just beautiful!!! And those mices that are modeling the heart are so cute!

Nicki said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Su - I don't know why you were nervous, your stitching and finishing is always wonderful :)

Yuko said...

Oh Wow Wow!
Su, it's incredibly beautiful!!
And Barb's fobs too!
I LOVE them a lot!!!
and I love your little mice in the photo, too! LOL

Tanya said...

Gorgeous about sums it up! Your work is lovely; I'm enjoying your Blog very much.

Chelle said...

What a beautiful finish and your stitching is incredible!

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