Monday, November 29, 2010

Halloween Exchange from me

By The Full Moon
by Ink Circles

I finally located the photographs of what I sent to Margaret. I just love this design, and may one day get around to stitching it for me. Of course, I made a pinkeep, and the backing fabric is the one in the background.

Now to find the rest of the Halloween stitching that I did.

Hoping everyone in the UK is managing to stay warm, and if you have to go out, be careful. The road I live on is just like it's been coated in glass. I chose to leave the car at home today and hop on bus, which was very, very late.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Halloween Exchange 2010

Sweeping Cobwebs
by Prairie Schooler

Halloween Exchange from Marie

Here is the wonderful exchange that I received from Marie. As soon as I received a package with Marie's name on it I knew I was in for a treat. Marie's stitching and finishing is wonderful. Marie made me this wonderful pinkeep, which I love. I hate spiders, but thankfully the toy one on here didn't freak me out. Apologies to Marie for taking so long to post to my blog. I took a last minute holiday, and then totally forgot about posting.

At the moment I cannot find the photographs of the exchange package that I sent, but I'm going to have another good look around, and check out my old camera. I bought a new compact digital camera at the end of August as it was better for carrying around. I took 5 photographs with it and then my daughter borrowed it and took it to University has her camera was broken. Last weekend she had it stolen from her bag. I have learned my lesson - do not loan your new camera out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spring Biscornu

Spring Biscornu
Victoria Sampler



More stitching photo's for you. I found these tucked away in a folder labelled Arpil, so I guess that's how old they are. The photo's below give a better idea of the colours. This was stitched with DMC and on Polstitches fabric - I can't remember what count. The pattern is now available from Victoria Sampler as a freebie. When I stitched this it was available to the Yahoo group members only, and I entered it into Thea's competition. The finished biscornu was also on display in a local art gallery fro a while as part of the Yorkshire Embroidery Society exhibition.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright
Country Cottage Needleworks

Another quick stitch. I stitched this up last night, using DMC and 32ct natural linen. I have to say although I love the design, the colours are not me. I prefer something more traditional, so why didn't I change them - well I have no idea! I was just in a hurry to grab fabric and thread and get stitching! I will probably stitch this again in colours to suit me. This pattern is in the JCS ornament issue this year, just in case anyone was wondering.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Be Merry - Belle Pepper

Be Merry - Belle Pepper
by Little House Needleworks

This was a really quick stitch, I couldn't put it down. I love all things Christmassy. I used the alternative Christmas instead of Belle Pepper, and I changed the cardinal into a Robin.

Thanks to everyone who welcomed me back on my previous post, and then I never made it back. Sorry. Life seems to keep getting in the way. I've decided I will at least try to post some photo's, and if I don't feel like talking at least you will have something to look at.

I do appreciate you all taking the time to visit me.