Brown/Blue Spotty

27 February 2011

A Quick Thank You, Happy Accidents & Stitching Update

Firstly, Thank You for all the lovely comments that have been made about my finishing ~ it's humbling to be told such lovely things from people I consider to be beautiful stitchers. 
In answer to the question on colour co-ordination ~ my stitching so far this year has all been completed using stash I already owned.  Each of the birthday gifts were stitched using colours I thought appropriate to the designs, and in some instances to the recipients ~ when I started stitching I had given no thought as to what the final projects would be or what fabric would be used to finish them.  I was quite amazed that when I checked my fabric stash I was able to match the stitching perfectly!  LM was astounded when I showed him my choices, especially when he discovered that they were all waiting patiently in my fabric drawer!  How often would that happen - lovely happy accidents!

My stitching has almost ground to a halt this week ~ my only progress being on a secret project, a spring pincushion for an exchange on The Friendly Stitchers Group.  I have another exchange to start ~ also on the spring theme ~  a bookmark exchange on Needlecraft Haven Group.  I'm still deciding what I shall stitch for this.
One finish that I can now show ~ it was reveal day today for the monthly challenge on Needlecraft Haven.

Love by The Stitcherhood
Stitched on 28ct evenweave - an ornament cut
with Morning Glory by GAST and finished as a trinket tray.

This is not a finish I have tried before but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

The GB's return to school tomorrow after half term ~ GB1 has only 7 weeks left now!  Wow!
LM has travelled today to be insitu for tomorrow's job in Berkshire.  So I have spent Sunday afternoon catching up with emails, blog reading and the usual HW chores.
A new month will shortly be upon us ~ can you believe it? March already!
Have a fabulous week.



Mouse said...

Oh Wow Kate that is such a lovely finish :) and you do, do fantastic finishes ;0 think I might have to bob up there for some lessons :0 . ooo and isn't it nice to have stuff in that matches but sometimes even better to go out and have a stash haul love mouse xxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

Vicky L said...

I love the finish you made. Do you have instructions? That will make a cute gift.
My address" vml421 Thank you!

Tricia said...

What a fun finish! I really need to start finishing all the pieces I've stockpiled in my box!! :-)

Listochek said...

Very beautiful finish.Antonina(Listochek)

Christine said...

Love your finish on the challenge this month

Julie said...

Gret finish for the challenge, i have yet to try one of these trays

Sally said...

Oooh I LOVE your Love finish Kate. It's so pretty.

Joy said...

I LOVE this Kate!! Such a neat finish! When you get a moment, please share how you did it.

socialsue said...

An eye catching challenge. Would love to try this finishing one day!