This is a little about me and my hobby which I am so passionate about at times, well all the time really.
Lost in the post perhaps?
The design is by Hillside Samplings,I changed the colours of the thread and omitted the tea bag charm as I didn't have one, but I still thought it looked cute anyway. Its finished as a pinkeep.
I do hope that she has received it and it didn't go astray.
I'm still on the mend and taking things very easy, my doctor won't let me go back to work just yet, so that makes more stitching time for me!!
Hope everyone has a great week.
Valerie also sent me such a lot of wonderful goodies too, some fabric, and ribbons, some chocolate sheep, and some ink stamps, I was really lucky to get Valerie as my partner and hopefully on an exchange again soon I might get to send too her.
Thankyou everyone for your lovely comments and Get Well wishes, I really appreciate them, I'm making a good recovery I feel at the moment, I'm just taking things easy and have picked up my sewing for a private exchange and I am really enjoyng my stitching. I have a couple more bits to show this week, so stay tuned.
A tale to tell......
So not much on the stitchy front - my exchange arrived safe and sound to Edgar , and I was pleased to hear that he liked it very much - I liked it too, and now I want to stitch it for myself. The design is by Ewe & Eye & Friends (EEF) and is stitched using polstitches pearl thread for all those french knots and WDW/Gast for the grass all on 40ct lambswool linen (to keep with the sheep theme).
I also received mine from Valerie and my oh my its a real stunner, I'm charging up the camera so I can take pictures for you all to see - Mark, bless him has been run ragged this last week, with washing, hospital visiting and phone calls (I think we should have another holiday really) and never thought to charge up the camera, but I know when I opened Valeries parcel it really made my day, so when the pics are up at the weekend its'll make yours too.
I've stitched this on 36ct white linen, using the recommended threads.
I have done all the finishing on my Here's to Ewe exchange and I am really delighted with how its turned out, so much so I don't want to part with it now LOL!! But I will of course as I stitched it for my partner specifically in mind!
Also on the exchange front I am getting a little anxious about the tea time exchange I sent, It was almost a month ago since it went on its journey and as yet no word about it all, I really hope it gets there soon - I think thats the one and only thing I dislike about exchanging is the not knowing it got there safely until your partner posts up about it or emails you.
Well I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend, we are off to yet another Birthday party this time its Marks Uncle Alans 70th, it will a more quieter affair than the last one we went too (though only just), we are having dinner and few drinks and Dawn and family will be over again for this one too, this year must be a big year for nought birthdays anyone else having a year with a zero? I know I am later on, mine is the Big 50! (yikes)
Here is what I have stitched for my SIL Dawn for her forthcoming birthday next month - its still to frame yet, but I haven't found the perfect frame for it, but at least I have a few weeks to go until its the day.
The design is by Mary Beale from an OOP Chart from the Pocket Needlework No.2 (August 1989)and its called 'Remember Me'.
I have stitched it on 40ct cream linen using all the stated DMC colours, I was so pleased with how this has turned out and I really enjoyed stitching it, I personalised it with our initials and the year 2008.
I have been busy doing some finishing as I have stitched myself a wee MB piece which when I've finished it completely I'll have it too show, I've also finished a Brightneedle piece that I have had in my drawer forever it seems.