My PIF has arrived to......

.....Dear Edgar. I have just had an email from him, to tell me that it had arrived safe and sound and that he really liked it.

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I chose to stitch one of Niky's wonderful designs, this one is called Lilac Basket. Its stitched on 32ct linen using DMC threads, after stitching I tea-dyed it all, including the perle cotton for the blanket stitch edging and for the centre X and also the backing fabric which I hoped would give it a more aged look. I was really pleased with the outcome especially as I had changed it as alway by adding the X and the blanket stitch, as I liked the look of that finish when I stitched something for my friend Barb a while ago and was loathe to part with it, but I knew I had stitched it for Edgar and so behaved myself and sent it off for him.



I seem to be having a few problems visiting some blogs - anyone else experiencing any, I can't get to Vonnas or Yuko's to name just a couple, they just throw me out, "is it something I said??" LOL!! - No I know its not, and I am sorry girls that I haven't been a visiting and leaving comments, I'll just have to email you instead!!

This weekend is Fobbles craft exhibition, it starts on Friday through to Saturday, I am really looking forward to it and Bev asked me to take pics so watch this space next week as I will have pictures LOL!!

Have a good week everyone, I'll post pics up later in the week of SB' Sail Away as its all finished - now to find the perfect frame for that one.

27 comments:

Julie said...

Super little finish, love the blanket stitch edge

Have a fun weekend

Sheila said...

What a lovely gift for Edgar.
Enjoy your weekend at Fobbles...I went in early June and helped their economy a bit :)
Say hi to Bev from me (Sheila in Spain)

Cari said...

What a lovely gift you made for Edgar - I know he had to be delighted to receive it.

No, I have not had any issues visiting blogs - I might get more done if I did :-)

Enjoy your day.

Cari in VA

staci said...

A divine finish Su!

Theresa said...

Another amazing finish!!! It is absolutley beautiful!!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish. The problems I have, have been giving me an error box which I can hit OK on and then I have the option to hit a Diagnose the problem button. This pulls up the blog in the window behind another box that I can just hit cancel on and the blog is there. This all started happening after the last MS Explorer updates. Hope this helps you connect to your friends. If anyone else has a better solution I would love to hear it too. CJ ok;-)

Nancy said...

Your gift to Edgar is lovely Su, and no wonder he likes it! I love the blanket stitched edge and unique X that goes across the front.

I can't wait to see your Sail Away!

Vonna said...

How lovely Su ;) I KNOW Edgar loves it!
I've had problems too, I just open a new browser window and then I can get there...I don't know what the deal is?
;)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish, Su! Absolutely perfect. I have no doubt that Edgar was thrilled!

Cathy B said...

It's gorgeous Su; I'm sure that Edgar must love it!

Nina said...

what a lovely gift you made!! Bravo :)

Sandra said...

It's Internet Explorer 8 which is causing your blog problems. I can't get into Yuko's either, and several others just cause the computer to freeze.

Dovilė said...

very nice:)

Carol said...

It's lovely Su! I love how you've finished it too!

Bet you'll have a great time at Fobbles - can't wait to see some pics. :o)

gio162 said...

What a charming gift - beautiful stitching and finishing!

Yuko said...

Oh No, you can't come to my blog?
Actually I have some problems, too.
Now I'm typing, but nothing appear in the box, I mean I'm typing blank fonts, lol
I think I throuw some fonts out while ago, and it cause me some problems...
I should download MS fonts soon!
Hope everybody can visit my blog like before!

((hugs))

Yuko

Colleen said...

I use Mozilla so I haven't had any problems.

Love your stitchy for Edgar!

Márti said...

It's beautiful!!!

Carla said...

beautiful finish!

Patti said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous.Love Patti xxx

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and stitching.

I found that using version 8 of MSN does the same to me about blogs. I went back to version 7 and I can now read all of the blogs.

Mary in Tennesse (no blog)

NIKY said...

Sue, your pincushion is just so sweet, thank you for chosing one of my design.You did a great job as always.

CindyMae said...

That is a gorgeous piece. Beautiful finishing and all!! Lucky Edgar!

Please stop by my blog and see the July 17th post as there is something there for you!!
http://stitchingkorner.blogspot.com/

Karoline said...

It's lovely Su, congratulations

lena-lou said...

Lovely Pif Su :-)) xx

Christine said...

Lovely PIF Su

Vaida said...

Sweet and charming :)

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