Friday, 31 October 2008

A Gift for Lizzy

I recently sent Lizzy the La D Da Rose freebie chart that I had got in an order from JJ's as she liked it and wanted to stitch it. I decided that I wanted to send her a little gift along with it and now that she has received it and I know she loves it I can show what I stitched.




The Prairie Schooler A Friend

28 count Polstitches Love & Kisses

DMC

Finished as a pillow/ pinkeep with a beaded edge for Lizzy.

I loved stitching this up and am pleased with the way it turned out. I love the effect of the beaded edge:)

Last night I did my second night on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas and almost finished the motif I was stitching on. This is just so nice to stitch on and I will really miss it when I've finished it. I am so pleased with the progress I am making. As you can see I have changed the word Noel for Love so have had a bit of a swap round with the letters!
There is so much I want to get stitched before Christmas and now that my JCS ornament magazine has arrived I have the urge to stitch some ornaments. I need to get the Bent Creek stocking finished and I would like to stitch mine up too but time is going so fast and Christmas will be on us before we know it! I mean where has October gone??? I am thinking about joining a Christmas ornament exchange but am just not sure what to do. I have enjoyed the few exchanges I've been in this year but feel a little snowed under with stuff I want to stitch for myself plus I would have liked to get at least PIF out before the end of the year!

I still need to get my MM&I piece finalised but keep looking at what I have done so far and thinking I could do better! I've just printed some graph paper out and will have another play around. I need to get my fabby ordered soon as I know it's dyed to order so takes a couple of weeks and I don't want to leave it too much longer or it might not arrive in time. I am still unsure which colour to choose but it'll either be Snow Storm ( which is now Sudden Storm on the new site) or Dusk.

It's getting near to lunchtime and Jess has just risen from her pit bed so I'd better go make some sandwiches for lunch. She had a great time out with her friends last night.

Take care everyone and thank you for reading and for all your lovely comments. I love reading them all and appreciate them very much.

Hugs


26 comments:

Julie said...

Thank you for my lovely gift Sally, its really nice.

Great work in here, sorry about the one post, but it takes ages for the 'old guy' to load, boy am i missing the laptop LOL

Angela said...

The pin keep is lovely.

Quaker christmas is also coming along well.

Thanks for the reminder about MM&I, I really must start to do more on my design. I haven't even got round to thinking about fabric so your well ahead of me.

staci said...

Darling pin pillow for Lizzy. And your QC is really coming along!!!

Rachael said...

What a sweet gift you made and sent!!Oh boy That quaker is just stunning,I really want to start mine,but haven't got the right size fabbie yet,I might just do a couple of the motifs as ornies!!

karenv said...

What a lovely little pincushion! The beaded edge works really well.

QC is coming along beautifully, you're nearly done now.

Ginnie said...

that's a lovely little cushion. Your Quaker stitching is looking really good - nearly there?!

Andrea said...

Lovely little pillow, it's so neat. I love the beaded edge. QC is gorgeous, I'm so excited at the prospect of you finishing it. :)

Tracy said...

What a lovely gift I like the beads around the edge I always think that just finishes it off nice, I'm loving your bygone stitches the reds are really rich

sammyjo said...

i love the Friend is a gift it's really nice!

Christine said...

Lovely little pincushion.
You are on the last lap with QC now

Mylene said...

That's a lovely cushion.

Ruth said...

Good Heavens look at you! Such beautiful and blazing fast stitching.... I'm seriously coveting your Quaker Christmas! I can hardly wait to see it done.

Charlene said...

Wonderful little cushion & your quaker ... really, really gorgeous. Can't wait for the finishing, Sally.

Stitchingranny said...

Oh I just love Christmas and its nearly done. Cannot wait to see the completed thing Sally.

Congratulations on the little pillow its so pretty.

Paula said...

What a lovely gift for Lizzy Sally, you're such a lovely person always sending gifts to people.....((hugs))

Quaker Christmas is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. You've not much left now Sally, it will be finished and on your walls for Christmas....well done with it.

Hugs and Happy stitching....

Donna said...

The Quaker Christmas is looking just great. I have to work on my MM&I ideas too.

CraftyT said...

Your Quaker Christmas i really pretty. I never tire of seeing pictures of this design.

I am enjoying your blog, just found it yesterday.
Natasha

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely pincushion! Your QC is coming along so nicely!

Bev said...

love the quaker christmas it is simply stunning, you have been busy

Susan said...

What a cute gift, Sally!

You are making great progress on your Christmas Quaker! I can see a finish in the near future!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful little gift you stitched!

You're going to be finished that in time for christmas its stunning!

Solstitches said...

Such a sweet gift for Lizzie. It's very pretty and will be much treasured I'm sure.

Karan said...

Lucky Lizzy - very nice gift. :0)
I'd love to join the ornie exchange too but have already signed up to 2 others, & want to stitch other bits, so think it'll be too much pressure.

Lizzy said...

Hey Sweety! I just wanted to tell you again how much I LOVE my pin cushion... It's so gorgeous and the colours are perfect and the beaded edge is esquisite!!! Every time I see it I smile and think of you, Sally! You are such a beautiful, kind-hearted, thoughtful and loving friend and I will cherish your lovely gift always, just as I do you and our friendship! :-)

And thanks so much for the La-D-Da freebie A Rose is a Rose, Hun... I can't wait to stitch it!

Sending you lots of Love and {{{Hugs}}}

Catherine Daly said...

Just stumbled across your blog from searching information on piecing together a bent creek stocking. I have just completed the cross stitching on 3 for our family and cannot find out to turn the finished piece into a stocking, I hope that makes sense. Have you explained this somewhere else on your blog, or would you be able to explain how you did this- I know it is late in the day, but hoping I will be able to complete for Christmas?! Catherine

Catherine Daly said...

Hi, I have just completed 3 Bent Creek stockings, and was hoping to piece them together as working stockings before Christmas. Have you completed yours? If so would you mind sharing how you did that. Many thanks.