Saturday, 24 September 2011

Autumn finish and needlebook exchange

I can now show  photos of the pretty needlebook I received from Viv in our Friendly Stitchers exchange.

from Viv
 This photo does not show it too well, but there are lots of beads which make it shine.  It's really lovely and beautifully stitched.  I think I may look for a new camera for Christmas, or is it just operator training I need.  I'll wait and see what Santa brings.

mine to Viv

 I added a little pincushion with mine to Viv, as I was going to use the acorns on the book cover but they didn't fit well, so I used them for a pincushion, and stitched the pumpkin instead.

While looking for charts for this Autumn exchange I found a little hanger, and I've finished the stitching  this week.... still got to do the making up.  Here's a link where I found it, some lovely free charts for all seasons. 

worked on 28ct hand-dyed evenweave by Polstitches

I've also been busy with my LHN 'Home of a Needleworker', I'm so pleased with it, can't wait to get it finished and framed.
getting near to a finish

Well, my list of 15 for the Crazy Challenge is proving to be a bit of a challenge in itself..... I still can't decide what I'm including.  I only have 3 kitted up so far, much get more organised.  I have found some plastic folders to keep each project in as I kit them up, which will help me keep track of things.  As you may guess I'm not the world's most organised stitcher....... but I'm getting better !!!!!    I'll dig out some more holiday snaps for my next update.

happy stitching


Mouse said...

ooo lovely both given and received and yup you need to get more organised .. get those charts fabric and threads together for each piece ... much better when stitching if all there ;) love mouse xxxx

Maureen said...

Lovely needlebooks - you are brave taking up the crazy challenge, looking forward to seeing all you have chosen..