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