Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Heart swap

This is the pouch I have made from the beautiful heart I got in the Christmas heart swap. It was made by Margaret P. I decided on the pouch as I have some special small items like the plum pudding coins and the little teddy bears that go on the Christmas cake that tend to get misplaced with all the different decorations even though I have them in little containers. I'm so please with how it turned out. Thank you Margaret

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My own block
Swap block

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Last week of stitching before the swap.
Pistil stitch on Swap block.

Swap block Closed Feather and pistil stitches
detached chain and pistil on the spare block
Closed feather on the spare block
Closed feather and pistil - my block
Heart on my block - detached chains and SRE roses


The last week of stitching before the swap.


This is my block to swap
I made this as a spare in case the Swap block was too bright
This one is my block

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hideko's finished block for swap

Week 6: Pistil stitch

Week 6: Closed Feather stitch

Week 4: Renaissance stitch

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I used a variegated perle thread for my first attempt at Diamond stitch and then a thread like aBroder for the square. I need more practise for a nicer square.
The deep blue is a 6 stranded cotton and I experimented with shrinking and stretching the stitch.
I found adding beads was fun and they sat nicely. I'd do this again.
Ah, the fawn one.. I wanted to see what would happen with the stitch closed. Even with a death grip on the horizontal thread it refused to stay tight, so some are loose while others have pulled in the sides. Still I got to move the centre knot as I wanted.
Lastly I tried to make 'something' and did this iris. 5 ply perle for leaves and lilac centres. 2 strands of yellow silk thread and thick knitting cotton Buttonhole edging.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ritva´s DYOB 4

Helina's DYOB 4 Week 5

Helina's DYOB 4 Week 4