Spring Exchange

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Nicki emailed me yesterday that my last seasonal exchange has arrived for her this time it was 'Spring'. The design is called 'My Gift to You' and its by Blackbird Designs, I have adapted it a little as I wanted to make a small stitchers pocket. I have stitched it 1/1 on 28ct linen and I used the recommended thread colours and all the finishing I did by hand as it was too small for me to use the sewing machine.


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This is the back of the pocket and I used the background pattern of the design and changed the outer border slightly.


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This is the inside of the pocket where I added our intials and the yesr, again I adapte the outer border a little. Its lined with a pretty MODA fabric I had in my stash. Inside the pocket I added a little tiny hornbook for Nicki to decorate herself.

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I was pretty pleased with the finished result and I am glad to say that Nicki is too, I have enjoyed stitching for Nicki in the past year for our seasonal exchange my next partner for this will be Barbara , this time we are doing it differently we are partnering each other for the Year so I send to Barabara and she sends to me so it will be fun as I have all sorts planned in my head as to what I want to do for her.

Its a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and the weather is warm and windy, I was in the middle of doing this post when the electricity power went off for about 1 hr 30mins or so, came back on for 10 mins and went back off again for another 15mins, I am glad to say it appears to be staying on this time!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend, and getting some stitching done maybe, I am busy stitching on a couple of exchanges, I have a couple to send out next week too.
I might get some pictures of my garden taken next week too, now I'm off to make lunch.


39 comments:

Arthemise said...

Oh, that's pretty!

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous, Su :)

Nancy said...

Su this is just beautiful! I can imagine how delicate it looks in person. Clever idea and very nice finishing!

Barbara said...

This is stunning, Su! I think I have this pattern, but yours looks so nice that I'm seeing it in a totally different light. I love the idea of enclosing a little hornbook for Nicki to decorate herself. :D

Heidi said...

Very pretty exchange. :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous stitchers pocket

Nicki said...

I do love it Su. It's so delicate and pretty :) Thank you so very much :)

Gwen said...

Su,
That is very pretty. You have done another outstanding piece. Congrats to Nicki for being the lucky recipient.

Gwen

angelasweby said...

Su,
It's just gorgeous. You really know how to make a sweet little design extra special. I really want to say it's just Su - per but I can hear you groaning from here..haha!
The finishing idea is delightful. I think you need to start writing your own finishing book.
The little hornbook is a real bonus.
Warm hugs Angela

Carol R said...

A lovely exchange Su. Your stitching and finishing are superb and I love how your photos look too!

litlaskvis said...

Just gorgeous, like everything that you do :)

Kim B said...

Wow! You stitching is beautiful and the finishing is perfection!

Susan said...

It's lovely, Su. Congratulations on another gorgeous finish!

shakatak66 said...

Yet another stunning exchange Su - just beautiful :)

Yuko said...

As always, your stitching and finishing is perfect, Su!
This is very beautiful design, isn't this!
I love it and Nicki is a very lucky person as your partner!!

Vonna said...

Awww...Su that's just gorgeous! Love it ;)

staci said...

Another stunning finish Su!!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

A very pretty exchange. I like your idea of finishing and the stitching is perfect!

Ulla said...

It looks pretty!

Karoline said...

Nicki's pocket is gorgeous, congratulations Su

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous finish!

Heather said...

That is very pretty Su, you make the most beautiful things. I've been thinking about doing that pattern sometime :)

Linen Stitcher said...

This pattern is on my very long to-do list. Your finish is lovely! So elegant!!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful stitching; it's so pretty and delicate...well done, Su!

Giovanna said...

That's lovely, what gorgeous stitching and finishing!

Sally said...

Beautiful stitcher's pocket Su:)

Stitchingranny said...

What a lovely gift no wonder your friend was please with it.

Carol said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Romy said...

Beautiful Su!! Your stitching and finishing is gorgeous as always!!!

Christine said...

What a beautiful pocket !
I love it ! You are an expert in stitching and finishing.

Myrna said...

Just lovely, Su! I always love to come and see your beautiful stitching and finishing. Barbara is lucky to have you as a partner for the next year...

Hope you are feeling much better.

Chrissie said...

What a beautiful gift you have created for your exchange partner. Beautiful colours and beautiful finishing. I love the idea of what you have put inside it. The perfect little finishing touch.

Mary said...

Very nice stitching exchange. I love the colors. Very peaceful.
Mary

Sharon said...

Wow, what a beautiful finish. I love the little hornbook. Wherever did you find it? so cute. Your finishes are always so incredible.

karenv said...

It's gorgeous Su, very delicate and pretty.

Annemarie said...

Well, I see you haven´t lost any of your talent while I was gone. It´s gorgeous, Su, as always. And such a lovely design you´ve chosen to stitch!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous little pocket for Nicki! I find your blog so inspirational Su :) Hope you're continuing to enjoy the beautiful weather we're having - long may it last (although not according to the BBC!!).

laura said...

beautiful she must have been so chuffed to have received a gift like that

Brigitte said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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