Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Update for March!

Hello blogging friends!  Has it really been a month since my last post?  I have been SO busy these past few weeks, but I do have a small update for March :)  

I started this beautiful 'medium size' project by Jardin Prive a few weeks ago - it is called 'Patchwork Printems' and I am stitching it on antique white 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton.  I just love working on this lovely, bright Spring piece, even though our Autumn should be arriving soon - today we had one of our first really cool days of the season :)

It is such fun stitching these small motifs!  Look at those adorable little pink sheep!

I have also managed to do some finishing on pieces that I stitched last year.  This little cutie is also by Jardin Prive (yes, I do love Jardin Prive designs), and is called 'Trop chouette'.  

It is stitched on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton and finished as a little pillow ornament.  I just love this design - this little owl at the end is my favourite!

This beautiful piece by LHN is called 'Summer Splendor' and is stitched on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton and is finished as a 'framed' pillow.  I found this patchwork fabric for finishing the pillow recently and it was just the perfect colour.  I love how this piece turned out - the colours are so gorgeous in person!

Here are some close ups of the lovely motifs:

I was also so delighted to receive feedback on my little Valentine Freebie!  Joan (from Stitching Squad) and Adri (from Crossroads) sent me pictures of their lovely finishes.

Here is Joan's finish - I just love it on the check fabric!

Here is Adri's finish - the button in the middle gives such a beautiful effect!

Thank you Joan and Adri for sharing your finishes - I am so happy to see your lovely work!

On a not so nice note - I am considering turning the word verification back on for the comment section of my blog - I have been getting a lot of spam and that takes away from the enjoyment of blogging.  Have you had similar problems?  I have been going without word verification for a while and never had problems, but now it suddenly got quite bad.  I know it is not so pleasant to leave comments on a word verification blog, but it does seem like one of the only ways to keep our blogs 'clean' - I will see what happens on this post and then decide.  

On to a more pleasant topic - I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Peaceful Easter spent with loved ones!  Have you stocked up on your hot cross buns and pickled fish for your Good Friday meals and exchanged some chocolate Easter eggs or bunnies?

I hope to be back with a stitchy update a little bit sooner next time :)

Happy Stitching!