Monday, November 26, 2012

A Completed project.



This is one of my UFOs, which has been awaiting completion. Earlier this year, I finished the binding, made the label, & attached it to the back of the quilt. It is a pattern I have long admired, so much so,  I'm contemplating  a similar one, a tad larger,  in a different colour choice. This one is Homespun Houses, from "Pieces of the Past." by Nancy J Martin. The top was complete on the afternoon of the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. 

The cat, decided she needed to be part of the photo. Holly   certainly is true to cat character, always very curious and wants to be footpath forewoman.  

Christmas is Coming.


Today in the mail, I received an unexpected gift  from a fellow stitcher. What a wonderful surprise to open the parcel to find not only an exquisitely, hand stitched, ornament but also two lovely hand dyed threads  and a piece pretty cross stitch fabric. 




Thank you so much Bonnie for such a beautiful gift, I'm thrilled with this  PS ornament along with the fabric & threads.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Ornament Exchange

This is my stitched item for the 2012 Christmas Ornament Exchange.
I stitched  it for Mary, who has already received it, along with a locally made chocolate bar & Christmas themed thread included in the parcel.

This ornament was a PS chart featured in TGOS magazine, from a few years ago..


Halloween Ornament.











This is the ornament  I stitched for Lyn. I added a locally made chocolate bar and two witches hats thread holders.. My pattern is from  a freebie design by  Casey Buonaugurio in 2009.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Today I received  my Halloween exchange from Lyn.
I'm thrilled with the gift she chose to stitch & send to me. Oddly enough we both chose to use  greens purples & black cats, in our ornaments.
While Lyn is experiencing a rather vicious hurricane where she lives, we are having a beautiful, warm, spring day in my neck of the woods.