The next two pieces are from a "bran tub" exchange in the Friendly Stitchers' group. On the Noel piece (a Gift of Stitching chart and the name of the designer escapes me) I used WDW Noel thread, the original being in stitched in bubblegum pink and pale green!
Nancy stitched this lovely cube, the first I've ever received. I have the pattern for it somewhere, a Dutch blog I seem to remember?
This gorgeous pincushion came from another Friendly Stitchers' exchange. The theme was Spring and, my goodness, DJ did a beautiful job. It's on 40 count and came with two scrummy silks. To my shame, I forgot to enclose threads in my parcel to her and was not entirely satisfied with the finishing of my piece. Soon as I get this dratted move out of the way, DJ, I'll make it up to you, I promise!
What about my stitching progress? You may well ask. Not a lot. We moved last week into our house and I've been frantically trying to get it sorted ever since. I have to be semi finished by the end of the week for two reasons:
a) the moving boxes and paper will be picked up on Friday so a lot of unpacking to be done
b) a trio of crazy ladies are descending on us on Saturday for a sleepover, namely Ally, Mouse and Karen. Val, sadly, can't make it this time. I expansively offered to host the weekend BEFORE we moved, yikes!
In between unwrapping treasures and arranging them artfully I've been blog hopping as usual and found myself signing up for a challenge and a chart pass around, not quite sure how it happened, can only attribute it to my enfeebled state!
The first is from Anna's blog and involves a freebie from The Workbasket and one from the Blackbird ladies. I won't be posting any more about this one as secrecy is paramount!
Barbara wondered if anyone would be interested in receiving a Sweetheart Tree pincushion chart, stitching it, posting a picture then passing on the chart with a skein of thread. Sounds different, doesn't it, and I see my chum Mouse has signed up too!
Nearly a month of the photo blog and I've remembered to post each day! Mark you, there was a bit of creative finagling one night as it was getting close to midnight in the UK so had to hurriedly change the setting to Eastern time! Hope I don't forget again or I could end up on Hawaii time! Thank you to the followers I've gathered over there, especially Kate and Mouse who comment frequently!
Well, enough of this, it's late and there are more boxes to unpack and stuff to arrange tomorrow, oh joy! If you pass by please leave a comment so I know you stopped in! I love to hear from you.