Monday, June 4, 2012

Stitching, crochet and stash

Hi everyone,
I'm afraid production has been very slow over the past few weeks and if it were not for the generosity of my friends I wouldn't have a lot to show this time.
My lovely friend Sheila surprised me with this dear little pillow. It is stitched over one from the lovely freebie found here and personalized with our initials. I absolutely love it and am especially grateful for it as Sheila has mostly gone over to the "other side" (quilting) and doesn't do a lot of cross stitch these days.

In my last post I showed a picture of the little bunny I stitched. I really, loved that bunny and didn't want to part with it but friend Angela surprised me with a bunny of my own. It is stuffed with lavender and smells heavenly.

Thank you Sheila and Angela you are the best :)

I do have a couple of stitched finishes of my own to share
The first one being the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sampler from The Sampler Girl

I'm going to Ikea sometime this week and will buy a small white frame for it.

My other finish is from the Blackbird Designs book A Schoolgirl's Work.
This is Hannah's Small Basket from page 76 in the book.

I used a piece of mustard colour silk duponi for the backing and added a key charm

It's been a while since I shared any progress on my granny square afghan. I think I have about 60 squares done now but I will need at least 84 if not more so I still have a way to go.
The colours I am using are Cath Kidston inspired to match the Ikea Rosali bedding you can see in the picture.

What you can't see are the hundreds of ends I have to weave in. Why oh why didn't I do them as I finished each square?
Each little pile of six is a different colour variation.

As I'm short on finishes to show you I will show my latest fabric stash which is destined to turn into a couple of big pillows

and some cross stitch stash from Simone's lovely webshop

So that's it for now.
Thanks as always for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments.