Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ABC exchange arrived



Carol let me know that she received the ABC exchange I made for her. It just so happens that I stitched the same design for Carol, as the one I received from Mylene. Although I did cross stitch all the alphabet, as I wasn't sure I'd have enough thread to do the backstitch letters. I used one full skein, apart from one 4" bit I had left, of Dragon Floss. I made the design into a stitchers pocket. I will tell you that I was not happy with the finish, and did abandon it, to start again, but dd talked me into sending it. I just wished that I had not go the sewing machine out, as that is where it went wrong. I usually hand sew all my finishes, as I feel more in control. Anyway, Carol was very sweet about it, and didn't show inside pictures, but I've put one on here anyway. I now wish that I had used beads to hang the mother of pearl thread holders, as they would have hung better.

You'll have to excuse the layout of the photo's, as blogger does not want to play tonight.

If you want to stitch this design, you can find the pattern here.

10 comments:

karenv said...

I think you did a great job! I'm surprised you said you didn't like the finishing, I thought it was fine :)

Stitchingranny said...

It looks fine to me Chris. The stitching on the front is beautiful and the pocket looks lovely. The inside looks fine too, I think maybe you are being a wee bit hard on yourself.

Sally said...

I think it is perfect Chris and so pretty.

Carol said...

...and I just love it, thank you Chris! {{{HUGS}}}

Julie said...

It looks wonderful, as do all your finishes.

Karan said...

It looks lovely to me Chris - gorgeous colours you've used too. :0)

Christine said...

The finishing looks great to me Chris

Mylene said...

What a coincidence that you received the same design as what you had sent. You must be surprised when you got yours.
Your finished piece looks fine to me too.

Carla said...

I think you did a great job...looks fine to me!

tkdchick said...

you did a great job Chirs! I think deep down insde all of us stitchers are perfectionists and nothing is ever good enough