Monday, February 25, 2013

Valentine Exchange from Julianne and more

Greetings on this cold, raining Monday morning.  Such a great day for stitching, which I plan to do very soon. Tomorrow should be interesting also.  We are supposed to have a little snow.

I received my Valentine from Julianne last week.  She stitched a Prairie Schooler design for me.  She bought the trim while she was in New York.  It is so much fun to receive a stitched piece from a friend.  Thank you J., I have it on my stitching shelf where I can see it.

We decided to do a SAL of the ornament "Night Before Christmas" by Birds of a Feather from the 1998 Ornament issue.  I've robbed, exchanged and improvised for all the thread colors.  I'm sure it will look great when I get it stitched.  I've never stitched a BOF design for me, so this ornie will constitute two firsts.  It's my first SAL too.

I'm a great lover of anything St. Patrick's related.  I ordered iStitch Designs "Sew Irish".  Pulled the threads for it last night also.  Once I cut the fabric for it, I'll begin.

Saturday I put the finishing touches in "March" of LHN Months of the Year series. It has shamrocks in it, so loved stitching it.

Guess I had better get busy. Lots to do before I head off to work this afternoon.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine Finishes

 Julianne and I decided to exchange valentine pieces this year.  This is what I chose to stitch for her.  That little bird just spoke to me.  I know that the package has been delivered, but I haven't heard from her.  She was out of the country last week, so she may still be.  I hope she likes what I stitched for her.
I'm not one to stitch Valentines for myself, but the B and V in this piece really struck my fancy, so I had to stitch it.  The finishing took me most of the day today.  I could not get a handle on piecing it together.  It happens when you start to age! LOL!  But, I did finally get it stitched together.  I like it very much.

Both designs are freebies.  I am sorry to say I did not make a notation of who the designers are.  ***edited*** Be My Valentine is a primitivebetty's design.  On Julianne's I used Cupid thread and on mine I used Buckeye Scarlet.  Both were stitched on opalescent white 32ct fabric.

Well, tomorrow nite is the Super Bowl. I don't have a favorite team in this contest, but I am drawn to that kid QB Kaepernick from San Francisco.  May the best team win. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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