Friday, August 22, 2008
Thank you Anna, so much for your lovely squares. Not only is your stitching beautiful, I love the designs and colors you chose for me. The butterfly and the rose are perfect.
I hope you recieve your squares soon.
It was a pleasure having you for a partner.
All the best,
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I got some truly lovely squares from Sabine, for Round #7. Sorry I am so late to post pictures. The personalized beach design is perfect. The ocean is one of my favorite places to be. In the design there is even a tiny blue palm tree, so cute! She couldn't have picked a better design to stitch for me, I sincerly love my squares. Thank you so much Sabine.
When you get a chance could you let me know where you found the design. Have a woderful time on Holiday. Let me know when you recieve your squares.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thank you, Laura M.! I recieved my squares yesterday, and I just love them. Great choice of designs. Hearts are one of my favorite things! :) The dyed thread looks very pretty in the design. The buttons and fabric you sent are so cute. I can't wait to use them.
All the goodies you sent were gone. My children loved the pixie stics, and mints. My husband really liked the sunflower seeds. He'd never seen candy coated ones. I saved the chocolate for myself. It was fun having you for a partner, and I should have your squares out to you tomorrow.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I received my squares, from Pokua! That was really quick, especially coming from Australia! The colors are gorgeous. She knew I loved colorful gardens and flowers. I love my squares. She also made me a beautiful beaded FOB. Also in my package she sent some pretty fabric, and a post card of some Australian Wildflowers.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Chatelaine's Snowman's Way Home
I finished stitching all the sparkly stars last night.
Started March 1st finished March 23.
32 ct. Navy Belfast
On Friday I took a trip to my LNS for some new things. I picked up Country Cottage Needlework's Rose Cottage Threadpack. First I want to work on my Squares for my Fair and Square Partner Pokua from Perth, Australia. I am so excited, she has inspired me to add Prairie Schooler's The Earth Laughs in Flowers, and her love for French Sampler designers like A Mon Ami Pierre. Can't wait to start stiching on the design I had fun picking for her.
Wishing you a happy stitching Day!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
What I love most about Chatelaine's designs are all the gorgeous colors she uses. I chose Snowman's Way Home , for the shades of blues and turquoises against the navy blue belfast linen. The design calls for 28ct., which I normally stitch on, and I've stitched on 32ct before, which is why I chose the Belfast to try something and get more used to working on 32ct. I'm not to fond of stitching on Dark colors of fabric, but I think my snowman turned out cute. Instead of using the DMC gold metallic thread, I used the Gold Treasure Braid I allready had, using only one thread. I tried two threads and it looked too bulky. I'm hoping to have this done tonight. I know the one side looks crooked, it needs a good ironing. Dont'cha just love the color of his cap and scarf.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Now I know WHY, Queen stitches are called, 'Royal' Pains in the Butt. By the time I had gotten the last half of them done, I found the trick to using the two threads the design calls for, without it looking too bulky. Which means I will need to frog the first half, and redo them, I'll wait to do that after I'm done with everything else.
Here's the progress I have gotten to so far. I had hoped to finish this by the end of Febuary, but I started quite a few more projects, but this will remain my focus piece.