Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Exchange for Su



The Vintage Look
Design by Brenda Keyes

This the Valentine Exchange I made for Su. I just had to stitch this for Su, but then got a bit scared that the heart shape would go wrong, so changed my mind and started Plan B. Now Plan B was something that I'd seen in Su's photo album, and she had made it for her sister, however I then stitched something in the wrong place, and it could not be frogged. This meant I could not completed the stitching as on the pattern. I then made something up to fill another space, and couldn't think of anything else for the last space - notice I'm being a bit cagey here. I'll reveal when I eventually decide what to do. Anyways, after that disaster, I went back to Plan A. I really liked the colours in this design, and was pleased how the heart pillow turned out. I then stitched and gathered the ribbon around the edge-another first for me, but I'll be doing more of this finishing method. Su says she likes it, so that was a relief. I sometimes wonder why I join exchanges, as I give myself so much stress and grief over choosing the design, and the making up.

Today we have snow. It snowed non stop for over 6 hours, at first it didn't lay, but after a couple of hours it started to, and we probably have a couple of inches on the ground. I just popped my head out of the door, and it's thawing now, I can hear it dripping from the trees. I hope it doesn't freeze overnight, or the roads will be treacherous tomorrow.

15 comments:

Susimac said...

I adore it Chris, its so beautiful and the perfect choice for me - Thankyou again

Von said...

You did a beautiful job with this exchange for Su! Ruched ribbon gets me every time. :D

Robin said...

that is so BEAUTIFUL! How did you do the ribbon trim? I'd love to know how or see a tutorial...
thanks
robin
www.robinpich.blogspot.com
klpich at aol dot com

xstitch.nl said...

That's beautiful. A truly stunning finish!!

Christine said...

Lovely finish Chris. Intrigued by "Plan B"

Sally said...

This is so beautiful Chris. I can't believe it's your first heart finish.

Well it did freeze so hope if you're going out you stay safe.

Carol R said...

I saw this on Su's blog and popped over to say what a great exchange. The heart is lovely - beautifully stitched and finished!

Ginnie said...

Lovely finish, I've made this heart too and it hangs proudly in my lounge!!

Margaret said...

Chris - you are SO talented! I love how you stitched and finished this! I am scared to death to try anything like that! This is gorgeous!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Chris, congratulations

Barbara said...

That's so gorgeous!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love it Chris :)

Julie said...

A gorgeous gift, a perfect finish

Andrea said...

A beautiful heart. I love the ruched ribbon.

Sharon said...

That looks gorgeous! You did wonderfully.