Monday, July 13, 2009

A Win, Exchange and Catching Up

I won a Giveaway from Beth's blog in May and my prize had arrived! This sampler is designed by Beth Twist of Heartstring Primitives. Thank you, Beth, for the chart. I will enjoy stitching Constance Sullivan.

Recently, I join the second round of swap hosted by Nina. Heard from Nina that my partner, Melinda, had received the SWAP II gifts. The parcel took only five days to arrive in Hungary. The theme for this exchange is Autumn. I stitched Spot of Autumn by The Drawn Thread on 28ct Cashel linen with DMC & Anchor threads. I also stitched a scissors fob using one of the motifs from the chart. Here is a picture of the gifts. Please visit Melinda's blog for more pictures. I am glad that Melinda likes what I had stitched for her.

I am catching up with the progress of my wips. Finished April and May blocks of LK Flip-it Blocks and started on June. I hope to finish June and July blocks by the end of month.

Here is another update of the Table Topper. I enjoy stitching this design, very colorful. I wanted to start a new project but I promised myself that I will finish this Topper first. I have kitted "On The Moors" by The Sampler Girl, all ready to go.

I have done some sewing and here is what I am making, another bag.

I had sew 36 of these squares. Next step is to assemble them and finish them into the bag. The quilting will be done by machine. I would like to hand quilt but it is going to take too much time. I bought this kit from a local quilt shop. The owner is aTaiwanese and she sews beautiful bags and quilts. She carries lots of Japanese fabrics.

Thank you for visiting my blogs and your lovely comments.
Take care and happy stitching till the next update.



Myra said...

Ellen, I just love all your stitching but especially like seeing how the table topper is coming along. That birdie is so cute!

mbroider said...

I came here from the OHD yahoo group. You have a great great blog!!

Joke said...

Your stitching is beautiful, but I really LOVE your bag!

doris said...

Ellen, you've been so busy! Your exchanges and projects are wonderful. I'm especially thrilled by your new bag. Is it a kit made up by the woman who owns the store? Or is it something I could find in the US? It's beautiful.

Ellen said...

Hi Doris,

Yes, the bag is kitted by the owner of the quilt shop. She sews samples and then made up kits. She is wonderful with fabrics, her mix and match always turn out gorgeous.


Robyn in Oz said...

Your stitching's great & also really like your patchwork bag!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you have some great WIPs on the go. Particularly that bag will be fantastic. Wonderful colours and a great assembling idea.

Terry said...

Your stitching is just lovely! I've done a lot of cross stitch in the past but am now into embroidery more.

Melinda said...

Once again thank you very much!
I liked the gift!
Hugs :Melinda