Such a Beauty

Myself and Nancy decided to do an exchange amongst ourselves and we thought we would do it as a Redwork exchange, well when I got in from work today the postman had delived a great big envelope to me and it was from Nancy - (note: we both posted on the same day, but mine hasn't arrived to her yet- lets see how much longer it takes, my pigeons must be flying slower than hers are, or maybe mine are battling the jet stream LOL). So I made myself a cup of coffee - I was so excited, I carefully opened the envelope and inside was this wonderful cushion

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My pictures do not do this exquisite stitched and finished piece justice I feel, its so lovely, Nancy told me that the lace, buttons and ribbon are very vintage- she got them from estate sales that she likes to visit.

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I also got some lovely bits and bobs too, one of which was a pretty little bodkin set for lacing ribbons through my work, at the moment I use a large eyed needle so these will be perfect.

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Its quite funny really about this JBW design I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and got the pattern to stitch for myself, then I thought I would do it for Nancy then changed my mind as I worried that I wouldn't want to send it once I had stitched it and then it comes all done to me - Nancy really does seem to know my taste and I love this vintage look its so feminine. Thankyou once again Nancy I adore it.

I've been absent a bit as I have been busy stitching exchanges (3 down, 3 to go), and as the weather has been so lovely here in the Lake District I have been gardening a lot and also not so great, working a lot, my assistant is off at the moment and so I am covering his work too, but at least it makes the day go quicker and I did kind of leave him in the lurch when I was off ill the other month.
I hope everyone is having a great week and THANKYOU to you all who have been visiting me I really appreciate it

16 comments:

Vonna said...

It is absolutely stunning Su and it is so you ;) Nancy did spectacular!

Daffycat said...

Very pretty cushion and nice to use the vintage notions!

Nancy said...

Hi Su! I am so happy that you are pleased with your gift! It was pure joy doing an exchange with you. I think your photographs are lovely. Enjoy! I'll be stalking my mailman until your package arrives.

Brigitte said...

Ohhhh, what a wonderful cushion this is. I love all of Nancy's stitching, and this one is quite extraordinary. And a great finishing, too.

Giovanna said...

What an exquisite gift, you must be thrilled with it! Well done to Nancy, and I hope your package reaches her soon.

Barbara said...

Yes, exchange stitching ... so hard not to be able to share those photos!

This redwork is stunning. I can't wait to see what you made for her!

Sally said...

What an incredibly beautiful piece of redwork from Nancy:)

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a lovely exchange! Enjoy!

Yuko said...

Oh this what you received from Nancy!
It's so beautiful stitched and her finish is so feminine!
I love how she added vintage laces and buttons, very much!
It's absolutely beautiful!
I'm also looking forward to seeing your work for Nancy!
I saw your pigeons were chatting with swallows in the sky! lol

Kim B said...

Such a beautiful exchange! Enjoy that beautiful weather!

Andrea said...

A beautiful exchange from Nancy.

Julie said...

Such a beautfiul gift from Nancy. The laces and buttons are perfect and so pretty

angelasweby said...

What a really delightful gift Nancy has stitched for you. She definitely has the skill and thoughfulness to create something, not only beautiful but also so appropriate :>) And Nancy's embellishments are nearly always from a bygone era, romantic and exquisitely delicate.
She couldn't have chosen anything nicer, Su.
Hugs, Angela

Sharon said...

Another beauty!

staci said...

Gorgeous, congrats!!! I adore the vintage trims Nancy used, they really add panache to the cushion!

Sachiko said...

Oh!Beautifuk cushon from Nancy!
She stitches so beautiful!!

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