Sunday, November 21, 2010

Adorable Freebie

Over on the 123 message board someone shared a link to this adorable freebie. The site is in french but there are loads of photo's to help with putting it all together. I believe that I will be making this one next. Here is the link:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More Mail Goodies!!!

I received the sweetest package from Cathy yesterday. You will have to forgive me for not posting sooner, my grandmother passed away on the 18th and it's been really hard on our family.
This pincushion is so sweet and the design is stitched over one on what looks like 28ct even weave. My Cathy you are brave !!

Cathy also enclosed all of these wonderful goodies !! I really needed a nice pair of snips too. Thank you so much Cathy , you are the sweetest !!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I love mail !!

I received these in today's mail !! They are just the cutest little things. They were made for me by Cathy who is my partner in both the pincushion and ornament exchanges.She designed the pattern for the pincushion herself, I just wish I was 1/2 that talented!

Somehow Cathy found out that I collect reindeer ornaments !! I love this one, I have never seen this pattern before. The trim on this is so pretty, it's a white and gold cording. Thank you so much Cathy I will always cherish these.

A Start

Well I started on the 15 sided biscornu this morning. Woke up at 1am for some reason, decided that since i couldn't go back to sleep I would stitch.

Here is a close up of one of the wee blocks. It is stitched on 14 Ivory Aida with DMC 930. I think when I finish this one it will go to live with my friend Jac in England :)So far it has been a fun stitch, though my hands are killing me this morning so it is taking a good while to stitch each block :(

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Next Project

So I think that I will be stitching up this freebie next. It's so adorable!! I may put together a couple as gifts for some stitching friends of mine, it all depends on how well the first one goes together. This pattern can be found here:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Finish

This was such a fun little stitch ! It is for my other swap partner Cathy - yes both of my partners are named Cathy :) This is my first attempt at a Biscornu and I have to say that I just love making them. I'm sure you will see plenty more of them on this blog in the future!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Finished Pincushion

This came out way to cute. I just love it and hope that Cathy enjoys it!! It was a bit of a pain to put together but I think that was because I left to much of a seam allowance and did not clip my corners. I think I am going to try to do a simple biscornu next then after that I found a pattern for a 15 sided blackwork bisconu that I want to have a shot at.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What I am stitching

I am hosting a pincushion swap over on the 123 message board. I stitched this up this weekend , it is a freebie and will be turned into a mattress style pincushion for my swap partner Cathy S. I hope to have it all sewed together by tonight so that I can start on her ornament as I also have Cathy as a partner in the ornament exchange.
Below you can see all of the pieces needed. I will be stitching some information on the backing piece. This was such a fun little stitch that I have decided that I need one for myself :) As soon as I finish with my obligations I will be working on one for me!!