Seasonal Exchange for Barbara

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I was really delighted to hear that my very last Seasonal exchange had arrived to its destination today Barbara and I have been doing this for a whole year - this is the last one, and I have really really enjoyed it, finding something that Barbara would like has been real fun, and I am really sorry it has all come to an end.

Barbara was the blogger who encouraged me to start blogging, many many moons ago, and we have become good friends ever since.

For our last one I stitched for her 'Dutch Strawberries' by Goode Huswife, what with her living in The Netherlands and strawberries are very summer season. I so loved how Nina had finished her fobs a while ago, I copied the finishing style LOL!

I have stitched it on 40ct Creme Brulee and have done it 1 over 1 (petit point style - as I have been asked about 1/1 on 40ct before, I don't do full crosses my poor eyes just wouldn't be able to take it LOL) I have used the recommended DMC threads and I used satin ribbon for the fob top and a little for the floss tag part to hold the ring in place. The back has a toning MODA fabric which toned really well with the colours and I am really happy that Barbara liked my choice. The little fob is only about 3 - 3.5 inches long and about 2 inches wide, I had such fun doing it I want one for myself now.

34 comments:

nataliejo said...

Absolutely darling !!!

Karan said...

Another very lovely piece, as is the pretty little sachet from your Mum. :0)

mainely stitching said...

I absolutely LOVE it, Su!!!!! :D

Susan said...

It's adorable, Su - I love the finish!

Márti said...

It's beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

I have always loved this design, but your stitching it over one makes it even more beautiful! Exquisite work as always Su!

Margaret said...

Oh what a relief! I saw your wonderful finish on Barbara's blog and wanted to ask you for tips on doing over one on 40ct. Petit point I can do, but over one, it becomes too bulky and just doesn't work. Such gorgeous work! (I usually lurk here. Love your blog!)

Cari said...

What a lovely little piece - I am sure Barbara just loved it!

Nina said...

Absolutely lovely piece! How tiny is this :)) Bravo, Su!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous finish.

Vaida said...

Wonderful work - so small... and so nicely finished!

Patti said...

EXQUISITE is what this is. I would die for it. Lots and lots of Love Patti xxx

Christine said...

That is beautiful Su. I don't think I could stitch over 1 on 40 count

countrycosy said...

Just gorgeous. And so delicate.

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitch and finish Su. I am sure that Barbara is really happy to receive this!

Jade said...

So tiny and so beautiful!

shakatak66 said...

An exquisite finish as always - this one is a real stunner! :D

Theresa said...

This is simply beautiful!!!!

valerie said...

Beautiful floss tag Su...love the different finishing technique! I'm sure Barbara loves it!

Cathy B said...

Gosh Su, that is fabulous! Your finishing is exquisite!

Tessa said...

It is gorgeous - your finishing is as beautiful as always - lucky Barbara :)

dany said...

Très joli !!!

Jurga said...

So beautiful and lovely!

Katrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Thanks for all the info on how you do your over one :-).

gio162 said...

So pretty! Beautifully made, Su, well done.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, boy! That's a labor of love, Su. You always make everything you do look like a tiny treasure; and, it really is! I know Barbara will cherish it for its beauty and because it's from you. Sending you lots of hugs, Deb

doris said...

Truly gorgeous fob!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

Jackie said...

It's just gorgeous! Very beautiful!

Melissa said...

This is just so pretty Su!

Brigitte said...

This is so, so pretty. I love all these tiny things your make.

Elisa said...

This is so sweet xx

Carol said...

This is absolutely gorgeous done 1 over 1 Su! I also love how Nina finishes her fobs this way and will have to copy it one day too!

KaLu said...

so tiny!!! but beautiful!

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