Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TTE Biscornu

WOW! I received this beautiful stitched biscornu from Lynn today. It is stitched in a pretty mauve color with the finest stitches in darker mauve and beads to compliment it. She also included very pretty fabric, ribbon and pretty little flowers. Spoiled! Thank you so much Lynn for the exchange, you are a wonderful stitcher!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Scissor Pocket Finish

I have completed a Scissor Pocket for my dearest Mon (in-law) as a pressie for her visit to us. I think it turned out nicely. Another finish to my list for March.

Exchange from Cathy B

I have received a wonderful exchange from Cathy B this weekend. I just adore the pretty pretty needle roll she has stitched for me. The stitching and finishing is done in the most amazing blues, greens and browns on a fine coffee colour linen. It is perfect and the photo is not doing it justice.

She also spoilt me with wonderful extra goodies. The ribbon is super, thanks. The patterns and the 2 little kits are wonderful and a special thanks for the magazine! She also very kindly included chocolates and yummy coffee.

Thank you so much for suggesting this exchange Cathy, I am really honoured to have shared some embroidery with you, and you made this such an amazing experience for me. BIG HUGS!

Personal exchange with Cathy Boyd

After enquiring about joining the HOE (Hooked on Exchange) I was invited by Cathy Boyd, Maplewood, Minnesota to do a personal exchange with her. I really felt honoured to be her first South African exchange partner. We decided to keep the choice of item, theme and type of embroidery open. This was my very first exchange and I was really anxious on what to stitch for her, so I decided on a name tag and scissor fob with a little bag to keep it in. It is custom in South Africa to wear a name tag to all our embroidery events/classes and I thought she would enjoy a name tag as she also likes to attend embroidery classes and workshops. I stitch the name tag, fob and bag in stump work as she loves hardanger and cross stitch and I thought having something different will be nice for her. I have used designs from Jane Nicolas - Fruits and Flowers Stump Work Collection and adapted them slightly to fit the name tag, bag and scissor fob, stitched on off white linen and I have used DMC threads and Mill Hill beads.

Thank you Cathy, this was such fun doing my first exchange with you. I love stitching these items and putting the exchange together for you. Thank you also for making me feel so welcome and sharing your passion for stitching with me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who is Paisley?

Paisley is our adorable Siamese kitty. I suppose not a kitty anymore as she turned 2 recently :-):-) :-)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sampler Update

Time for a sampler update:-

My sampler has celebrated 3 birthdays: Brother Louis (1 Mar), Mom Val (4 Mar) and my Dad (5 Mar).

I have also completed my first doodle: Chain Stitch