I couldn't resist, no not one single bit of me could, I had to get this wonderful free design stitched up.
It is if you are wondering what I'm blethering about, it is the pretty little freebie by Blackbird Designs, Alma and Barb are currently offering this little lovely and a competition to boot.
Mine I have stitched to keep with the French theme. I have used 28ct Brittany evenweave 1/1 (well Brittany is in France isn't it!). I have used a Victorian red colour overdye, which I think is an Atalie colour (again a French thread), but I have lost the label and so not sure if it was Atalie or not.
I have kept mostly to the gifted design, but had to change the X and Y round as it just didn't sit right in my eyes, and I have added a bird and a heart and my own name and year, its been great looking at how everyone else has interpreted this design)
I have it in the photograph nestled in a bed of French lace and ribbon, with a scattering of Mother of Pearl buttons. Underneath that there is a red and cream miniature toile (very very French)fabric, (gifted to me by a very dear friend from her precious stash), now you might ask why have I done it this way, well.....
.....its because I want to frame this in an oversized frame, and I want to use all the things you can see in the photo, inside the frame, but as yet I haven't found the frame, but I will soon. I have really enjoyed stitching this little piece, and when I have been doing my blog tours, my my, there are some incredibly stunning finishes of it out there in blogging land, and I know which is my favourite totally finished piece and I think it should win, but I can't say here of course which one as hat wouldn't be fair LOL!
Hope everyone has a great weekend (or at least whats left of it)