Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Exchange from Becky

I received another lovely exchange from Becky K this week.  The design is from Prairie Schooler's "Measure of a Year", and was stitched using DMC floss on 28 ct Pumpkin Jazlyn.

I like the way the two colors of pins are grouped on the sides, and the picot-edged ribbon on top co-ordinates nicely with the gimp braid used around the edges.  

Here's a photo of the Fall Pyn Keepe exchange I sent to Ina:

The design is from a Milady's Needle kit called "Milady's Acorn Box".  I stitched it on 32 ct Hand-Dyed Belfast in "Days Gone By", using Belle Soie silk in "Red Fox" and "Rustique".  It's lined with cotton batting, stuffed with crushed walnut shells, and backed with Lancaster Red herringbone wool from Weeks Dye Works.