Thursday, 24 September 2009

A small finish

I've been working hard on my oriental square for the Quilts for Breast Cancer group which is taking a lot longer than I thought. Just for a break for a couple of nights I decided to do a quick Christmas design I found on the internet, here is a photo of how it turned out.

I really enjoyed making it as it was a change from my cross stitch project. Its sewn on some fine cotton material I found in my quilting box, as it was so fine I put a backing on to give it some thickness for ease of sewing. Think I may do another couple of these in Christmassy themes then turn them into a mini wall hanging that can come out every year with the decorations.

I recently took part in a stitching exchange with the Friendly Stitchers group I belong to. The aim was to make something that could be hung in your partners stitching place. I was paired with Abi and this is what she made for me: In the parcel was the lovely mermaid hanging, a Sun Sea & Stitching designed by Abi and a Country Cottage chart with the hand dyed threads to make it with.I love anything to do with the sea, coast so these were just right for me. Thank you Abi, I love them X


3 comments:

  1. Very cute Christmas design - looks like silk! Lovely idea about ornaments to bring out. Abi's such a great partner, isn't she?

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  2. That is so cute, Jo. It is fun to do something different sometimes, isn't it?
    Your exchange gift is great. I, too, love the water having grown up on the MS gulf coast. Spent lots of Saturdays on the water in the boat with my daddy :)
    babs

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  3. Cute mermaid piece. Love the Christmas one as well. Looks like you are definitely getting more stitching done lately than I have been.

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