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!