Friday, 19 June 2009

~ Spot the Difference ~

For our third stitch~along for 2009, Sandra and I have just completed "Fancy Work - Whitman's Wynnewood Tin sewing set".

This is mine..... the pincushion has different patterns on each side....

Sandra sent me this perfect match piece of fabric which lines the bottom and sides of the tins and for a little bit of individuality I had enough fabric left to make the thimble pouch to which I added the tiny thimble charm and enclosed a little thimble inside.

This is Sandra's.....

As her little piece of individuality, Sandra made a tiny thread keeper using the same design that is used on one side of the pin cushion.

I really enjoyed this as it was a quick stitch and the assembly was quite simple. Now, I am quite keen to do this type of finishing on my other Whitman's tins but have a few more projects that are more urgent at this point so that won't be in the immediate future.

Number four project is about to be started and here are the threads with the fabric I have chosen to use as a lining.

That could in fact change though as I have found in the past that although a fabric seems to suit a project well when you lay the threads you are planning to use on it, once it has been stitched, the fabric sometimes just doesn't seem so perfect any more. So with that in mind, I will need to get it all stitched before that final decision is made. I am really quite looking forward to this project as it is quite a bright cheery one but I am not going to tell you what it is yet :))))

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left about my La D Da Hearts.:))))

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies".
~Author Unknown

Friday, 12 June 2009

~ Ta Da.... 'La D Da' ~

Bbbbbrrrrrr!! it's getting cold here in sub -tropical Queensland. OK, not quite as cold as some people experience during winter but nevertheless cold!! Cold enough for me to have the heater on. Ben is curled up in what I call 'a little ball of dog' these nights. It amazes me just how small a big dog can curl up into!!

I mentioned some stitching I was doing a while back which I couldn't reveal at the time, well since it has now reached it's destination, I can finally show you what I was working on. Here is my La D Da ~"Three Sweet Hearts" ~ (left to right) Autumn Heart, Winter Heart, Daisy Daisy. I stitched these on 35ct linen with silk threads.

Hee hee, just a it wasn't snowing when I took this photograph (probably not very likely either here) but I found this cool trick on my photo editing programme that allows me to make snow (or should that be ...fake snow)

Anyway, they were a birthday gift for a special friend and I have heard today that she liked them.
Happy birthday dear friend!!

Sandra and I are working on our SAL and have nearly completed our third project for the year which I will be able to show you soon.

Thank you for all the comments left on my blog.

'Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn'.
~Marche Blumenberg