Wednesday 30 November 2016

Smalls SAL- November

Today I´m checking in for the Smalls SAL, hosted by Heather at the Stitching Lotus, with this little pyramid pincushion.

I found the pattern in a copy of the magazine `Labores´ of 2014.  I discovered that our local library has backcopies of this magazine, so I´m gradually working my way through the issues that I didn´t buy at the time.

I liked the little pocket for scissors although my embroidery ones don´t fit and I will have to buy smaller scissors when I see some and I also liked the tiny scissor fob.

This pattern used far more thread and took far longer to embroider than I had imagined but I like the result and it is nice and heavy due to being filled with rice .... the pattern said to use toasted rice .....!

My Wonderful Teacup

Just recently Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose held a teacup and mug exchange and I was unable to take part in the reveal party but I wish to show what I received during the week from Debbie of  She Graces Her Home in God´s Beauty.  Just the pretty parcel made me excited.

A beautiful teacup and such pretty handmade coasters.

Tea and goodies and a useful  2017 calendar and some wonderful embroidery transfers, threads, pin tin and a delicate embroidered hankie. Oh my..

I most sincerely thank Debbie for stepping in when a hiccup occured during the exchange and having so generously sent me these wonderful things.  If you do not know Debbie´s lovely blog, please do pay her a visit and be inspired.
 Until next time,


Monday 14 November 2016

Gifts and Exchanges

Hi Everyone,

Today I can at last show some of the gifts that I have been working on recently as they have now been seen by their recipients.  Firstly I was asked if I would like to sew a quilt block for Shez as a secret quilt was going to be made for her birthday this Autumn and I thought this embroidery design about friends and flowers was ideal.

The pattern is by Gail Bussi and actually reads `Friends and Flowers make life bloom´ but that was not going to fit easily on my block measurements, so I shortened the phrase.

I added a few crochet flowers to add extra interest.

We then had to add a small beige surround to our work and leave a message if we wished.

I think Shez was blown over by the surprise and you can see the finished quilt and all the different and pretty individual blocks here.

My other two gifts were for a partner in The Tea Cup Exchange organised by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose and celebrated just recently.  I made my partner Eva a tea or mug rug - always handy whatever you drink.

The design is by Rita of Twinkle patchwork and I also made a small tea bag holder which might come in useful.

I loved the birdie fabric, a new acquisition, and might make another holder for myself.

Now I really must get on with some Christmas stitching.  Until next time.

Linking to Supermom no cape stitchery party.

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