For Mark



As its the end of one year and the start of a new, I always stitch Mark a love token, this year I chose to stitch I love Thee by Ruth Ann Russell, from the February 2001 JCS magazine. Its stitched 1/1 on 28ct evenweave, I lined the back with red silk and trimmed using red silk ribbon and gold twist, I edged the end of the twist with beads. I stitched it using the gold Kaalund silk thread I have in my stash.

I have also been stitching on my next Seasonal exchange which is Winter and have that finished almost ready to send and I have also been stitching on my last SBEBB exchange which is the Valentine exchange and I am so pleased with how that has come out.

I was very excited when the new TGoS came out this month and have already made a start on the elizabethan pocket I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and started on it last night.

26 comments:

Vonna said...

What a lovely gift for your DH...it's gorgeous Su!
And I too fell in love with that stitching pocket...can't wait to see what you do with that!
TGoS is just a super mag isn't it?! Did you read that they are featuring Prairie Schooler next month...I'm on pins and needles to see that!
(love your autograph :)

Nicki said...

Happy Belated New Year! I hope it's a great your for you :)

Love the gift - such a lovely thing to do each year :)

lena-lou said...

LOL I had created a signature for my blog when I next do a posting , I think they look nice !!

Love the stitched piece you have done for Mark pretty colours :-))) I think the TGOS pocket book is fab too but I have not got it started !!

Whooo hooo ........It is snowing a great blizzard here, the sky is white :-))) BUT we only have about 1/2 inch on the ground as yet (that is what we woke up to) . I would like knee deep before we have to go back to school LOL

angelasweby said...

Su, What a lovely token of your feelings for Mark. It's such a romantic design and you have stiched and finished it beautifully. I love the little red beads. Red is a very passionate colour you know...haha!
I'm sure Mark is thrilled with it.
Hugs, Angela

Karoline said...

It's lovely Su, congratulations. I stitched this one for my DH as well

Nancy said...

Oh Su this is gorgeous! I love the gold threads against the red, and the little gold heart with the red beads. What a nice gesture to make your husband a love token at the start of every year.

Enjoy your other projects, and I can't wait to see them!

Carla said...

what a lovely gift!

Bine said...

Happy New Year to you Su.
It is such a good idea to make something for your husband every year. And this one is so cuuuute. And I love the finishing!!!!
Go on like this :-)

Becky K in OK said...

What a beautiful gift. I love the way you finished it. You have one lucky DH.

Julie said...

Beautiful gift for your husband

Barbara said...

What a beautiful gift!!!

Susan said...

What a beautiful piece, Su, and a lovely gesture for your DH.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The project for Mark is perfect!

Dianne said...

How pretty-ties in with Valentine's Day too!
My token of love to Brian would be to stitch a Ford Mustang. I have the chart too!

Sally said...

That is an incredibly beautiful finish Su.

Garden Girl said...

What a lovely way to bring in a new year! I love the white on red ~ it's simply beautiful.

Carol said...

That treat is absolutely beautiful!

TeresaB said...

Catching up on my blog reading and wanted to wish you a Happy 2008. I love the idea of your token for Mark, what a great way to show your love, it's so pretty.

I hope 2008 brings you beautiful stitches.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful idea/sentiment...I think this is a wonderful tradition and this piece is simply beautiful.

Wawanna said...

Audacious and out of sight! Simply stunning. You surly have accomplishesd many projects this past year. May 2008 bring you many stitching joys and lots of fnishes on your projects. You must stitchin in your sleep!

tkdchick said...

Wow what a lovely idea to stitch a love token for your partner each year.

Patti said...

How romantic and it's just such a wonderful love token. Patti xxx

Carol said...

Happy New Year Su! Your love token to Mark is gorgeous...what a lovely idea.

Can't wait to see your Elizabethan pocket. I fell in love with this one too. :o)

Von said...

Such a sweet idea to stitch a token for your husband to start out the year! It's just lovely, Su! :)

Novice Stitcher said...

What an exquisite token of love. Your husband is a lucky man. Your stitching is always so beautiful. Happy New Year!

KaLu said...

THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA!
MAYBE ONE DAY IF I GET MARRIED I WILL COPY IT. =]

CONGRATS TO HUBBY FOR RECEIVING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TOKEN OF LOVE

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