Monday, July 30, 2012

My Seasonal Exchange is in the Air

I sent my seasonal exchange today and it should take about 10 days to reach its destination.  I used a kit in my stash from a stitching weekend with Stitchworks.  That has been a few years ago.  We met in a Sorrowful Sisters convent for a long weekend and who would have guessed,  I would be teaching about 3 miles from there now.  Small world.The design is called Summer Silk Sampler.  It is stitched on 35 ct. northern cross linen with silk splendor threads.  I put seeds from my lavender plant in the little flat ornament.  I finished the edges with crescent colours cotton chenille.  Then I secured a ribbon with a button for a hanger. Here is a picture of the exchange.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nicole Received HoE

I received a sweet email from Nicole saying she had received her piece.  I was getting worried because there was no word.  The postal person left a card in their mailbox but it was stuck to the side and they had not seen it.  I used fabric in my stash and I chose a LHN pattern from the Just Cross Stitch 2004 Christmas Ornament issue.  It is called "Woodland Snowfall".  It was fun to stitch and I enclosed one of Gary's hand turned on the wood lathe needle threaders. 
My dear stitching friend, Becky, made me a darling birthday gift freebie pattern from Primitive Hare.  She did a lovely job and it is displayed with my other goodies in our entry way.  A very nice addition.
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July.  It is supposed to be hot so I am sure I will be staying close to the AC. Peace and blessings to all.

2004 LHN Christmas Ornament

Primitive Hair