Saturday, September 11, 2010

Simple Joys

This is Simple Joys by LHN. I finished the stitching but yet to decide on the finishing. The colors are really lovely especially WDW Raspberry and CC Plum Paisley. I really love the red color, it's so rich. What are the simple joys of your life? I was reflecting on this while stitching this piece.
My family, my friends, stitching, reading, coffee and dark chocolate, these are the simple joys of my life.

Is this design familiar with you? You must have seen it many times in bloggerland. Yes, it is Lo, How a Rose Sampler. I took over the project from another stitcher. It is stitched on some hand dyed linen using DMC threads. I have been wanting to stitch this design for a long time. Here is another close up picture of the wip.

Next, an update on my OakHaven Designs Months SAL. I fell behind in my stitching, just managed to catch up at the end of August. I stitched June, July and August in one week as I was determined to get it done. I just got the chart for September, the month is getting longer.

I wanted to participate in Niky's contest. I got the chart from her and finish the stitching. As you can see, I did not made it to the dateline of Sept 6th. I have yet to do the finishing, maybe a pincushion. I changed the color of the bird to blue (DMC 926) and put my initial in place of the key.

Here are some exchanges I received, took me too long to post these pictures.

I participated in Swap 4 hosted by Nina. My partner, Ronel, stitched for me a beautiful Stitcher Book. Ronel is from South Africa, look at those stamps and the postcard. Her stitching and finishing are perfect, I really love this Book. Thank you, Ronel, for a lovely exchange.

I received this gorgeous mattress pincushion from Melissa for the "For the Birds Exchange". The design is from PS Prairie Year II and stitched on 32ct Ivory linen. Look at the side of the pincushion, Melissa stitched a phrase from the poem "Nest Eggs" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Thank you, Missy Ann, for the pincushion and the poem. I love them.

Currently, I am stitching for exchanges. I plan to start new projects, there are so many designs I wanted to stitch and so little time.

Thank you, my friends, for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. All comments are greatly appreciated.

Happy Stitching and take care!



Sally said...

Ellen, your Simple Joys finish is simply beautiful. I can't wait to see how you decide to finish it. It's a very pretty piece.

Your WIPs are looking lovely. Lo How is a Rose is my favourite. Love the colours. Love the piece you did for Niky's contest.

Wonderful exchanges you received.

Anonymous said...

Simple Joys looks wonderful. I have that one on my wish list. Thanks for sharing all of your projects....

Mylene said...

I LOve your recent finish, it is beautiful. I had received this one last month and so want to stitch it but always got distracted. Simple joys...almost the same with yours except the dark chocolates. I am not fun of chocolates.

Your WIP is looking great and a lovely exchange received.

BeckySC said...

Ellen, your stitching looks gorgeous! You received some BEEutiful exchanges :)

Solstitches said...

Beautiful LHN finish Ellen and I love how your your Lo a Rose is looking so far.
You have received some lovely exchange gifts.


Lillie said...

Congrads on finishing Simple Joys.
Rose will be another beauty when finish.

The exchange piece is pretty.

Suzanne said...

Lovely finish with Simple Joys, it's a very pretty design.

Love the WIP's. I fell in love with Lo How a Rose when I first saw and I have been keeping an eye out for this book.

Love the matress pincushion and the stitcher's book you received.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish Ellen!

Your WIPs are lovely. I have Lo, How a Rose Sampler and it's on my to-do list ;o)

Wow! Those are some great exchanges you received!

Thank you for visiting my Blog :o)

Unknown said...

Beautiful stitching Ellen, love your Simple Joys and your exchanges are fabulou. Great WIPs too.