Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another Box and Some Finishes

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I am obsessed with boxes, here is another one on show. The stitching (LHN Chocolate Box) was done some time ago and I had just finished it as a box during my cartonage lessons. I love the fabrics used for this box. The box was lined with strip green fabric inside. It was tricky to get the fabric properly aligned.

Next, some finishes to share. Remember the BBD Loose Feathers Pattern I started in September last year? Happy dance, Autumn Song is done. I stitched it on 32ct Lambswool using Cosmo, DMC and Anchor varigated threads. This is going to be another box, lol, but a round one this time.

I am way behind in the LHN Monthly Ornament SAL. Got my charts late and only started stitching early this month. I decided to start with March's ornament - He's A Flake. It was stitched on 28ct Cashel Green Linen using DMC threads as charted except for the tree (DMC 4045). Pear Tree will be the next ornament.

Look at this cute pin pillow! I stitched it for my partner, Lillie, for the Pin Pillow Exchange hosted by Becky SC. The design is a freebie - Winter ABC - by Vavi. I used Cosmo Marble Thread. You can't see it in the picture but the pillow was lined with pretty white and turquoise trim which matched the color of the thread.

As promised in my last post, here is a picture of my new Quaker start - Eiffel Quaker. This design is the creation of Nathalie of Jardin Prive. She gives 3 colorways for this design. I chose the Bois de Rose : DMC 407, 632 and 950. Now, I have 4 Quaker projects in rotation.

Next, an update on my various SALs. I had finished stitching the second instalment of Joei's SAL - Her Flower Garden- Orchid. I am stitching the six instalments individually. They will be finished as stitching accessories at the end of the SAL. Just started on the third instalment - Lavender. This time, I am stitching one over one as I want the design to be small for a scissors fob.

A picture of Oakhaven Design's Months SAL 2010. March was a real quick stitch with only five alphabets. The design is looking very lovely, love all those red hearts.

I join another Hardanger SAL hosted by Mamen Arias. She is Spanish. Here is a picture of my wip, parts 1 and 2. It will be finished into a bag.

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Happy stitching and take care until the next update.