Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter SAL Completed

The Easter SAL had came to an end with the final part 8. I actually completed the stitching before Easter but has no clue how to finish it. Finishing has never been my forte, so this beautiful piece went into the box to join many others.

I enjoyed this fun and colorful SAL. Thank you so much, Carole, for sharing this beautiful design. You can visit Carole's blog to see the gorgeous finishes by other stitchers.

This one is not done yet! I still need to put in more daisies, about 7 more. Love these hares, aren't they cute?

I stitched another Spring's design -"Nid sous les Fleurs". This is a freebie by Cathy R of Les Chalet des Perelles. I love these blue birds beneath the flowers.

Designer: Cathy R
Fabric: Edinburgh 36ct Flax
Thread: DMC

Here is another finish to show. This kit is a collaboration by Nina, Babi and Hababann. Please visit Nina's blog if you are interested in this kit.

Designer: Babi's Treasures
Fabric: 40ct Linen stitched 1 over 1
Nina's Thread: Copper

I managed to complete the finishing for this project. This is my first hornbook. I am very pleased with the finishing even though it is not perfect.

I participated in the HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange - Quaker Round. This is the ornament that I stitched for Edgar, my partner. The design is by Ellen Chester from JCS 2006 Ornament Issue.

Designer: Ellen Chester
Fabric: 32ct Vintage Mocha Belfast
Thread: DMC

In return, I received a gorgeous ornament from Gaby all the way from Germany. I love it very much. The design is from The Gift of Stitching and stitched in my favorite color, Red. Gaby also sent me a French chart by Emmanuelle Carre Briand.

Look at the detailed stitching and the beaded edging! Gaby's stitching and finishing are perfect. Thank you, Gaby, for a lovely exchange.

Edgar is celebrating his 4th Blogoversary with a giveaway. Please visit his blog to celebrate with him!

Thank you for visiting and taking time to leave comments. They are greatly appreciated!

Take care and happy stitching!



Brigitte said...

Wonderful finishes again. And congratulations on your first hornbook finishing. It's perfect.
Enjoy your great exchange piece from Gaby.

Mylene said...

Great finishes, Ellen. And what lovely exchanges, both sent and received. Enjoy!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful finishes, they all look fantastic.The hornbook is great, I've not done one before and yours looks terrific.

Carol said...

Wow! You've sure been busy, Ellen. I just love those hares--very realistic, but cute at the same time. Everything looks wonderful :)

Sally said...

It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog Ellen as you stitch such beautiful pieces. All your finishes are beautiful as is your WIP.

Myra said...

Ellen, I just love them all. The hornbook is so pretty but I really love the one with the bluebirds. I admired your exchange piece on Edgar's blog - very pretty.

P.S. Did you get my email about your box?

Suzanne said...

What beautiful finishes! I love the hornbook and what a great exchange you received.

Solstitches said...

What a lovely post Ellen - so many lovely finishes to admire.
I love how your SAL piece turned out and the little freebie design also.
I had not seen that one before so need to get it fast :)
Your hornbook is gorgeous. I think you did a fabulous job on both the stitching and finishing.

Siobhán said...

What fantastic finishes!! I love your hornbook. I have two but haven't stitched them yet because I'm scared of the finishing. :P Lovely exchange from Gaby!

Casa Pearl said...

Ellen, thank you for visiting my blog and posting about my giveaway-you were the winner! I will need to get in touch to get your mailing address. Patti