Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Gift to Hazel

My "Stitch Red for the Heart" exchange partner received the piece I stitched for her, so now I can show it:
The design is "Austrian I" by Joelle Jeunemaitre of Bleu de Chine [featured in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch].  I used #815 DMC floss (over one) on 32 ct Antique White Belfast Linen, with cording made of the same floss.  When I started stitching, I hadn't yet decided how I was going to finish the piece- I couldn't make up my mind, whether I wanted an ornament, or a pincushion, or a floss-keeper of some sort, so I ended up just combining them all.

For the backing, I used a piece of Weeks Dye Works Wool in Louisiana Hot Sauce-Herringbone.  I used YLI silk ribbon to tie on a pair of 2-3/4" Premie scissors by Premax, and heart-shaped mother-of-pearl thread rings to hold some of my hand-dyed flosses. 
I'm so glad Hazel liked it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Red Exchange Arrived!

I just received a lovely bourse from Sharlotte, along with a box of chocolates (yum!), a lucky little ladybug, floss, and a beautiful hand-made card.
Inside, she stitched LHN's "School Girl Lessons" on 28 ct cream linen, using DMC floss. I just love it!  Thank you, Sharlotte!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stitch Red for Your Heart

I sent off my "Stitch Red for Your Heart" piece today- I hope my secret partner likes it!  8^ )