For Becky

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My private exchange with Dear Becky
has arrived at her door safe and sound today.

It was such an easy choice as to what to stitch for her, as we all know Becky loves bees, and I had this chart in my stash and knew that was what I wanted to do. I have stitched it on 40ct linen, using the recommended DMC colours, and I also finished it as a flat ornament, using quilt padding inside in layers. The reverse fabric is some wonderful hand dyed silk moire in the perfect gold/yellow colour which was given to me by my dear friend Angela, it was the perfect choice for the wee skep. The design is by Carriage House Samplings.

My other stitching is coming along well, I am now stitching my exchange piece with my mum, I have finished stitching all my others and just have the finishing to do. Usually I do my finishing at the weekends but this weekend is the Durham trip to my SIL's we are taking some friends with us for the first time and we are all really excited - lots of shopping to be done LOL! Sooo finishing will have to be done next week instead and I have a couple of new ideas swilling around in my head.

Ooo before I forget, our new neighbour is a rather charming young fella called Chris ( he's rather good looking too and very charming) he's about 25yrs and has a very nice girlfriend.


31 comments:

Vonna said...

IT is stunning Su...so precious, perfectly done and just the perfect choice for Becky. You are amazing, each and every time you post your wondrous pieces of work...I just am more amazed.

And I had a boyfriend named Chris once - he broke my heart - but I recovered (LOL!)...I'm glad he's a nice neighbor ;)

Susan said...

That is so beautiful, Su. I'm sure Becky will be thrilled.

Have fun in Durham - I love that town!

BeckySC said...

Dear friend, as you already know I totally adore my lovely bee skep :)
Thank you from the botton of my heart :)
(((((((((((hugs and love))))))))))

angelasweby said...

Gosh Su,
Your beeskep for Becky is beautiful - all bees..haha! It really is lovely and your stitching is amazing. I love the pretty blue tulips they really lift the design. I am so glad the hand dyed silk moire came in handy.
Enjoy your weekend in Durham. it sounds as if it's going to be great fun.
Your new neighbour must be very charming as you mentioned it twice...hmmm!
Hugs, Angela

Kim B said...

Oh Su, I saw this on Becky's blog and it is so beautiful!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! I can't get over how perfect your stain stitches are. What a pretty, pretty piece.

Yuko said...

OHHHHH, SU!
What a beautiful piece you've made!!
This is absolutely stunning!
I can't believe, it's like sample model of the chart!! Perfect work as always!!!
I red how Becky is happy to received this wonderful work!

By the way, I want charming and good looking neighbour, too! lol
All our neighbours are old people... lol

Nic said...

What a lovely finish - I have this chart in my own stash (as I too have a thing for bees and beehaive!) and I may have to bring this out myself to stitch!

Nancy said...

Su this is so gorgeous! You have done a very beautiful job as always.

Enjoy your weekend! Sounds like you will have a lot of fun.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful stitching! What a treasure, lucky Becky! Well done!

Carol R said...

I saw your Bee skep on Beckys blog Sue - it's gorgeous - beautiful stitching and finishing and so Becky!!

My neighbour is over 75, not good-looking and gay - just my luck eh?

Karoline said...

Very appropriate for Becky, congratulations Su

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, another gorgeous piece! It is just so pretty.

Lennu said...

This is truly amazing and gorgeous, wonderful job! It's perfect for Becky and you've done incredible job with it.

staci said...

Stunning!!! Your stitching and finishing is so exquisite Su (and your photos too!)

Julie said...

Superb finish, perfect for Becky

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish Su, truly amazing. :)

litlaskvis said...

Incredible stitching and finishing! You amaze me, every single time!

Nicole said...

Wow Su, that is gorgeous!! Your stitching and finishing is perfect! It's just amazing! Congrats on a great finish! :)

Carla said...

absolutely bee-utiful!!!

mimimira said...

Very sweet!

Barbara said...

I've always wanted to see this design stitched up, and WOW! It is so lovely. You really did a fantastic job.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow!Your bee skep for Becky is so pretty!Great job on stitching and finishing it!

Coni said...

I LOVE everything you've ever stitched. Ever.

Juanita said...

I first saw this on Becky's blog. You did a wonderful job on it, and it's clear that she was simply delighted to receive it.

Sharon said...

This is just so breath-takingly beautiful! Your work is just gorgeous! Such a lovely, lovely piece and absolutely perfect for "Becky Bee" :)

Sharon said...

How gorgeous!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Cute beeskep! Did you get the McGoblin Girl package, Su? Just wondering...
Hugs, Deb

Terry said...

I have this design in my stash to stitch for a very dear friend of mine who I also stitch bees for its a little long standing joke between us

Seeing yours has inspired me to get mine out and stitch it for her

Dovilė said...

great job, amazing!

Souricette said...

It's a very wonderful works of summer !

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