Saturday, 17 July 2010

Stitching/Fabric plea/Gardening!


My postie brought me a lovely treat this week when I received this darling little bag that I was thrilled to win in Nia's recent give-away. It will be just perfect to carry my stitching projects in when I go out, so much prettier than the plastic bag I use just now.




I haven;t had a lot of stitching time this week but I decided to put my BBD piece aside and start on my Christmas projects. The Snowman is by the Prairie Schooler. The original chart doesn;t have a nose but I am going to add one and I think I might use beads for the snow-flakes on and around the tree. The second piece is a freebie at Des Couleours Points that I am hoping to finish up this afternoon. 
Okay I am gonna have a pity-party now..lol. I am needing some 28,32 count evenweave (white,cream,light colours) but as it is looking more and more like I am going to be unemployed soon I can;t afford to spend any more money buying new stash. So, I have some kits here that I am hoping someone may be willing to trade for some fabric. Also as I am sure you will understand due to the postage rates I can only trade at present with anyone in the UK or Europe. Fingers crossed there is someone who can play at my party..lol.


This design is called Winter Cheer and is a Hardanger piece which measures 9" x 9". Now I can;t explain why the fabric is missing as I don;t do hardanger but the pack contains the threads and chart.


Hopefully there is a Rugby fan out there who may want this one. It is by DMC and the design measures 9" x 7".


This pretty pillow is by a company called CeWeC. The fabric included is a cream colour and the threads are all full skeins of Anchor. There are no size details I can find but I think the fabric is 20 count and the design measures 14" x 15".



A cute little Snowman beaded kit. Sorry no details as it is all in French.

  

Lastly a lovely Tatty Teddy baby kit. Finished design is just a little over 6" x 6".





Even though the weather hasn;t been great this week a few more plants in my garden are blooming. The red Lillies are just gorgeous and are the ones I have used in my blog header picture. Well I am tempted to just sit here and read some blogs but I do need to go stitch if I want to finish my ornie. Hope everyone is having a great week-end. Hugs!

22 comments:

Bette said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the red lillies. And I hope you get your fabric. It's so hard to have plans and then not be able to see them through. And I'm sorry for your employment situation.

Pike said...

Elaine, haven't you received my note - I left it a while ago, on your Stash room?
I'm interested in some of your charts, and would also be willing to get some local Scottish stuff. I have some evenweave I could trade.

Send me an e-mail, please!

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com
http://pirjoka.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hi Elaine

I am sorry about your situyation but I can help you with evenweave - I have more here than I could ever use and I would absolutely love your little snowman kit (the french one) it is so cute.

E-mail me and we will sort something out for sure. Do you like linen also?

Love Michelle x

Melanie said...

So sorry to hear about your job situation. :(

Mylene said...

I LOVE your flowers especially the red lillies! All are gorgeous.

Christina said...

I'm so jealous, your lillies look so healthy! Whenever I try to grow lillies they grow spindly and look very sickly!
I really like the look of the Des Couleours Points freebie, I'm going to trawl the net searching for it now!

carol fun said...

So sorry to hear about the employment situation- that is hard to take. Your flowers look gorgeous. I love your blog header, did you take that pic? It is so vibrant.

carol fun said...

Oh I hit enter too soon - -Elaine, send me an email. I'd love to send you a little something.

Ingrid said...

Beautiful pictures of your flowers Elaine ! Lovely stitching ,i love it all !

Annie said...

Such gorgeous flowers! And a super-cute bag.

I'm sure some wonderful stitchers will help in your trading. That's the beauty of the on-line community.

natalie said...

Your flowers are beautiful! And that bag is just perfect! I just purchased myself a nice stitching bag not too long ago. I had been using a shopping bag for the longest time!

Dee said...

Sorry to hear about the employment situation. Hope things change for the better.

Your little snowman ornament is cute. I agree he needs a nose. It will make him even cuter.

cuori e perline said...

Hi Elaine!
The Lillies you have in your garden are gorgeous and you have a great idea for your blog header picture!!!!
Hug from Italy
Annamaria

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gosh I've done that snowman and I can't remember if I gave him a nose or not. I'm sorry to hear you're going to be out of work soon. I hope that's only short term!

Annette said...

sorry to hear about your job.. Your pieces are beautifull...Hope you can trade something....

Meari said...

Pretty flowers. Good luck with finding trading partners. Congrats on your finishes.

Barb said...

Nice pieces. I loved the two floral pieces you did. You have beautiful flowers in your garden.

Wendy said...

thank you so mich for your leovely comment on my blog !
I cannot help you out with the fabric, but it seems you´ve already had a few reply´s, so hopefully that will work out for you.
you´re stitching is so nice, and you´re flowers are beautifull, enjoy them !

Sally said...

Sorry to hear about your job Elaine. I hope you find something else soon. I do hope you get fixed up with some fabric.

Your stitching is lovely.

♥ Nia said...

I hope my little gift made you smile :)
Sorry to hear about your work situation, I hope everything goes well! Good luck!!

Vinniey said...

I'm sorry for your employment situation and I hope you'll get your fabrics. Beautiful start on your freebie pattern and great idea to add a nose on that little cute snowman, Elaine. :) Have a wonderful week.

Brigitte said...

Lainey, I'd be interested in your seasonal Trilogy charts. I have various evenweaves in different colours. Please, contact me.