OK, here’s my contribution to this special ornament FAL weekend 🙂 I finished up the 4th, 5th and 6th blocks of my PS 12 Days of Christmas wreath – halfway there now!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s ornament finishes this month and don’t forget – if you post a photo of your finishes on this blog, your name will go into the draw to win some great finishing supplies – bonus! 😀
I’m posting this for Anne as she’s had problems with resizing the photo:
I’ve seen a couple of finishes on blogs where the stitchers have used the class tutorials available here, so I thought I’d share:
Goldie’s cute bourse (class instructions here)
Annie’s tie-on pillow (class instructions here)
If you’ve seen any finishes (or done one of your own) using any of the class tutorials on the blog, please feel free to post them here so we can all admire them 🙂
Tutorials page has been updated with a link to a patchwork wallhanging tutorial created by Heather Lott. The well-illustrated instructions are very clear and run over 3 separate pages.
I stitched up this little freebie by Midsummer Night Designs in the week and decided to finish it as a mattress pincushion:
(pics are clickable)
I totally copied Helen’s idea of threading ribbon around the edge rather than using pins – thanks for the inspiration Helen! 🙂
I decided to try out my version of Pine Mountain Designs’ All-Tied Up Pillows on this little piece that I stitched last year. It was quite quick to do, once I’d figured out the measurements and how it all fitted together:
BC Flowers in the Springtime (adapted)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mail Art class is being pushed back a week, to 28th/29th April. Apologies for any inconvenience – remember that the class instructions will still be available after the class if you’re unable to join in on that particular weekend.
I finished the stitching on Erica Michael’s Designs Random Thoughts of Spring yesterday morning and decided I might as well get the finishing done too! Nothing like striking whilst the iron’s hot 😉 I made it up into a little pillow yesterday afternoon, but the ribbon and button were added today – I didn’t have any suitable ribbon in my stash so I had to pop to Hobbycraft this morning, as they were obviously closed yesterday:
It’s stitched on 32ct Kowhai Lugana from Countrystitch with OWS Greenpeace – the fabric is a much brighter yellow IRL but it was quite shady in this part of the garden this morning and this was the best pic that I could get 🙂
I finished up this cute design by Ewe and Eye and Friends into a pinkeep for the FAL this weekend 🙂 It’s called Brown Bunny; I totally copied Su and Paola with the colour scheme of the design, using Crescent Colours Toasted Marshmallow and a brown DMC on a piece of 36ct Cocoa linen from Silkweaver. The back fabric is white with a pale pink pattern, which matches the thread really well.
Oh and in case anyone’s wondering, I left the B (the designer’s initial) next to the brown bunny deliberately, rather than subbing my own initial, because I originally thought it stood for Bunny 🙂
The next class will be a Mailart class, run by Barbara on the 3rd weekend of the month (21st and 22nd of April). Further details to follow, including supplies needed to complete your mailart.