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.