Waiting in the mailbox for me today was my Winter Exchange from Jayne....
Would you believe this is Jayne's first attempt at hardanger? She did a beautiful job on this stitching pocket. Since Valentines is around the corner she chose pink and I love it. It is so dainty and too pretty to use so I will admire it by my stitching nook.
She also included some goodies including two stitched ort bags. I am so excited to have a couple of these and will put one to use.
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I also got my stitched pears
(compliments of Santa and Samplers)
finished and I very happy with the
way they turned out.
Santa & Samplers Sampler Pear VI, II, & V
Stitched on 32ct. LL Vintage Buttercream
I am in love with these designs especially the latest one. It just perfect with the heart and dainty flowers. I did change a few colors since I couldn't find the called for ones in my stash.
I do see that my internal "level" isn't exactly plumb but I can live with it. I decided not stuff them and used cardboard and batting for the finish. I had the perfect color trim from
Victorian Motto for all three and only needed to
add some twig stems and wool felt
leaves to make them complete.
I still have a few more of these to stitch and can't wait to add them to my collection. I am still amazed these are freebies and am so grateful Marly shared them with us.
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Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my last couple of posts. It is so exciting to read that others appreciate your stitching and I just love all of you in blogland!
Well....as many of you avid college football fans
know, it was National Signing Day and I have
been following the antics of 17 year olds all day
as they decide where they will spend the next four
years of their lives. I can't believe how tiring this
has been!!!! My team had a pretty good day but
I am off to check ESPNU again just to make
sure I didn't miss anything before turning in
Guess I will stitch tomorrow.
Happy stitching for the rest of you....