Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another Finish - Laura's Embroideries

I have a little box where I safely keep my finished pieces until I eventually get around to making them up. This one (along with many others) has been waiting in my little box since last summer! As soon as I bought the chart I had to stitch it up immediately - I really don't know why I've left it this long to properly finish!

The design is Laura's Embroideries by Marie Suarez/Coeur de Lin. The fabric and threads are my own choice. The fabric is 40ct Creme Brulee R & R linen, stitched 1 over 2 with DMC 451, 779, 3041 and 3042. I've finished it as a little pillow with tassels - one of my favourite finishes!

Hope to be back again soon with another little something to show from my box of stitching that I MUST get finished! Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks again for popping by! :o)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Stash

Every now and then I like to pick up either a charm pack or layer cake to add to my stash of fabrics for finishing. I think these layer cakes are absolutely gorgeous and couldn't resist! Both are by designer Kaari Meng - French General for Moda. I've had Rouenneries for quite a while now - Rural Jardin has only recently become available here in the UK. As you can see in the photos I also had to buy a few FQ of some of my favourites of the prints.

Rouenneries - French General for Moda

Rural Jardin- French General for Moda

I have a new finish, so hope to be back again soon once I've taken some photos. Thanks for popping by again! :o)

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Petit Lapin

I thought this was so sweet with the little bunny that I had to stitch it!

It's a freebie you can download from Windy Willows. I've stitched mine one over two on 40ct Newcastle Raw Linen with the recommended DMC 816 and Blanc. The linen trim was from my stash, which I had bought some time ago from Violarium. I was really pleased with how well it matched.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, the weather has been absolutely beautiful here in Plymouth.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Bless the Baby

It's been a while since I've stitched a Lizzie Kate - I've stitched Bless the Baby once before and have always loved it. As I type this one is in the air with Colin on it's way to Georgia off the Black Sea, for the doctor at the BP Supsa Oil Terminal (where Colin works), and his wife who have recently had their first baby. I've never met them so I do hope that they like it. I've stitched it on 28ct Cashel Flax linen using the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

Colin left to go back overseas for work again this morning and will be away now for at least six weeks. I hope to busy myself passing the time away catching up on some finishing, as I still have pieces from two years ago that I really, really would like to get completed!

Thanks again for passing by and I hope you all have a very Happy Easter! :o)

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