Woodland Samplings

Edited 17/11/06 - to show a clearer picture.

I really apologise for the photo, I hate this time of year for photographing things, I think I need a daylight bulb in a lamp, then it wouldn't look all golden, I'll see whether the lighting is better at the weekend and take another pic.
Whilst I took 2 unscheduled days off this week due to the flu I decided to stitch myself something, so I chose LHN - Woodland Samplings which I received from Carol in my birthday gifts. It was a great stitch to do and so fast to stitch up too, I used all the recommended DMC and stitched it 1 over 2 on 32ct natural linen.

Patti asked me what a PIF is so hopefully this will explain (I pinched it from Carol - sorry)
The first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) will get some form of "art" made by me. It will be a hand crafted item made from sewing, or of course stitching. I will try to make the item something special just for you. After you comment, please email me your snail mail address (susimac at btinternet dot com). I'm going with a personal deadline of 365 days. So, it will be a bit of a random surprise in the mail for you, but something you can look forward to. There is a catch, of course, the way this works is that if you sign up, you have to blog this as well and continue sharing.

So far I have 3 people who have joined my PIF. Any-one else want to play????

I went back to work on Wednesday, feeling a little better, tho the voice still hasn't returned fully I have a sort of squeaky croak, which makes the guys at work laugh anyway. This weekend I'm going to Carlisle to finish my Christmas shopping - I hope, and then we are out with friends on Saturday evening. I have started another 'me' project, and will reveal all, hopefully some time next week.

In the post the other day I received a lovely surprise package from Barbara inside was the most gorgeous handmade by Barbara primitiv sheep with a bright red bell fastened to his neck - he's really adorable and I will post a picture of the package when I can take better photo's in better lighting. Also she sent me some of the thread rings I had on my wish list and a wonderful pan holder which matches my kitchen perfectly (how did she know).


Carol said...

What a beautiful job you did with Woodland Sampling - I look forward to seeing how you finish it off. So glad you are feeling a bit better.

Anonymous said...

Your Woodland Samplings is really pretty!! I love cardinals as we have them here in the woods in Texas where I live. Great job!! Debby

Wendy said...

What a very pretty piece! Its so nice to have something all ready to be picked up and worked on when you need it. So glad to hear you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Su, hi there,
I just love your Woodland Samplings. It actually looks really pretty with that nice yellow tone to it.
I hope you are feeling better, you didn't sound at all well on the phone the other day. You'll be interested to know I caught your cold after talking to you...haha! Seriously tho'. Get well wishes comnig your way...!
Hugs, Angela

Claire said...

Guess I missed out - pity.

You know how much I LOVE your stitching! Woodland Samplings is lovely - another to add to my wish list.
Hope you are feeling better.



Anonymous said...

Woodland Samplings looks lovely Su. I can't wait to see how you're going to finish it off. Hope you're feeling much better today.

Unknown said...

Woodland Sampling is really lovely.

Anonymous said...

Woodland Samplings is beautiful.

Katrina said...

I love the Woodland Samplings, it's too cute. So have you decided how you are going to finish it?

lena-lou said...

Love the latest finish you have done here...well I would seen as I have this as well :-)

Anne S said...

Love your finish on Woodland Samplings - makes me want to drag mine out :) Sorry to hear you've been unwell ... hope you've managed to kick those bugs out once and for all :D

Heather said...

I like the Woodland Samplings a lot, that is a really cute pattern :) Your anniversary picture is darling, my husband's name is Mark too :D Congrats on 11 years!

Anonymous said...

Woodland Samplings looks great.

PIF - can also mean pay it forward, or pass it forward.

Cathy C said...

Flus are not fun, but stitching makes it bearable. Great finish and quick too. I enjoyed looking through your blog. You have so many lovely finishes...impressive.

Cathy C


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