Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yay!!! Major Happy Dance Time!!!

Today I finished the last part of the Quaker RR I've been in with Sally, Chris, Tracy and Jane for the last 6 months!!!! My last part was Jane's and I have to say the floss she chose is gorgeous. She used Olde Willow Stitchery floss in Boysenberry and it was a joy to stitch because it's such a beautiful colour.
We are not returning our RR's home until the 17th July and once mine does arrive home I wil still need to make it into the concertina book as per the chart, but I'm considering this my major happy dance because the stitching itself is done and that's when I count my happy dances lol.
Thought I'd also post pics of a couple of smalls I've stitched recently. First is a coaster I've made for Erin's teacher as an end of year gift. We've already got her a mug and was going to make this into an ornament but changed my mind at the last minute and made it into a coaster to go with the mug. It's stitched with Vikki Clayton silks in her teacher's favourite red, yellow and orange colours, and I've personalised the back with her teacher's name, the year and Erin's name.
Secondly is Blue Ribbon's Alphabet Tree freebie that was re-released for a short time. This again is stitched with Vikki Clayton silk in Pastel Rainbow which I love, 1 over 1 on 28ct black fabric. I've been pondering for ages on how to finish it and am leaning towards a floss ring, but I could change my mind again so watch this space.