Blackbird Design from Hazel

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What a really great week I seem to have had last week, not only was I the lucky name to be drawn for Carol's blogoversary prize,this wonderful exchange came through the post for me from Hazel , isn't it just a stunner and so so me, the colours and everything, I really was delighted and was straight on to email her that it had come.

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Hazel told me that she used some special silkweaver fabric that she had, its a wonderful mottly shades of pinky browns and that she stitched the exchange with Crescent Colours. The design has been taken from Blackbird Designs 'Sarah Tobias'.

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All around the outer edge it is trimmed with antique beads.

This was a specific designer exchange that we were to have on SBEBB, but with the board closing it had to be cancelled, but a few of us still wanted to stitch it - I'm not sure how many as it is now an unofficial exchange, and won't be posted up on SBEBB or moderated, so it'll be a bit of a lucky dip really. I sent mine out at the beginning of the week, so hopefully by next week it will be received.

The dreaded cold has returned,I managed to go all festive season without it, back to work , what 10 days and its back with a vengence I reckon its our air con. as I seem to be not the only one in the office with the sneezes and sniffles and we all started on Thursday with it - strange eh!!

I have been stitching up a storm too, and have lots to share, I even managed to get Barbaras' Spring exchange piece stitched - wowser!! So during the next couple of weeks I should be able to share some of my stitching and finishing(no finishing done yet though) with you - but not Barbaras as its not being sent yet nor would I like to spoil her surprise.

Have a great weekend everyone - we have sleet, snow, rain, cold and gale force winds forecast from this evening, so I hope its better where you are.

33 comments:

Stitcher said...

What a wonderful piece. It's beautiful.

mollycaff said...

That's such a lovely cushion, beautiful colours. Hope you are feeling better soon.

angi said...

what a perfect finishing on this little pillow.
Needless to say that BBD are so inspiring, aren't they?

Yuko said...

What a beautiful cushion Hazel made for you!
The colours are so rich and gorgeous and her finishing is so perfect!!
I love the back, too.
Lucky you!

Lisa said...

Hope you stocked up for the weather and I love your prize!

Patti said...

What a lucky little blogger you are! But then again you really deserve it as you are such a kind and thoughtful girl/lady/woman - couldn't decide what you are but you are such younger than me! Love Patti xxx

Brigitte said...

So, so beautiful, the design, the fabric, the colours, the little extra stitching on the back! What a wonderful exchange from Hazel.

Nancy said...

Everything about this is absolutely stunning! Lucky you to be the recipient of such a lovely gift. I love the beaded trim.

Looking forward to your stitchy photos.

Karoline said...

It's a stunning exchange, cognratulations to Hazel

Teri said...

What a beautiful exchange piece! The colors and beading are so pretty!

xstitch.nl said...

Such a gorgeous fabric and a stunning finish!! What a lovely gift!!

Christine said...

That is really pretty!

Carol R said...

A lovely exchange - pretty colours of both floss and fabric and perfectly finished off with the antique beads!

Hope your cold gets better soon - was it you who sent it to me?

doris said...

Perfect little cushion. It gives me ideas. Stay warm and cozy.

Daffycat said...

What a fantastic exchange piece from Hazel...it is stunning!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

That is quite the treasure you have there - sweet Hazel!

Clare - Aimetu said...

That's a stunning piece of work :)

Theresa said...

wow~
This is beautiful!!! what a great piece from Hazel!!!! Love the colors~

tammie said...

love the stitched piece it is stunning well done to hazel i love the beads and the colours.. well done and congrats.

Julie said...

Get lots of rest over the weekend and i hope you are well on the mend by monday. Nice gift from Hazel.

mainely stitching said...

You've already stitched my spring exchange?? Good heavens, woman! I know what I'm doing for yours, but have not set needle to fabric. Nor will I for awhile yet ... Valentine's looms! As do the middle kids' birthdays.

LOVE your receipt from Hazel!

staci said...

That really is a wonderful little pillow from Hazel! I love the pattern...and the fabric is so pretty!

Sharon said...

That is beautiful!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, this piece just took my breath away. IT IS GORGEOUS! The colours ... wow. Hazel did a fantastic job. Lucky you!

Becky K in OK said...

What a great little pillow from Hazel. She does such beautiful work.

Lennu said...

Such a beautiful exchange from Hazel!! Wonderful, this one is really stunning. What you stitched for Carol is such a beauty too, that red bird is adorable. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Hazel said...

Ooooh glad you liked it so much Su!! xx

Suzanne said...

Wow, that's a really beautiful piece. It's absolutely stunning!

Suzanne said...

Wow, that's an absolutely stunning piece. Hazel is a very talented stitcher.

Giovanna said...

What a delightful present - well done, Hazel!

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a pretty piece! A wonderful exchange!

tintocktap said...

Wow - that really is a beautiful exchange from Hazel - gorgeous! Hope the cold's getting better.

Dovilė said...

very nice gift you have Su, lovely colors and design:)

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