Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Signs of Spring

Welcome everyone. These are some gifts I gave to a friend for her birthday recently. The above pillow is "Breath of Spring" by Blackbird Designs. Threads - well the 1st basket, top 3 rows of basket and handle were stitched with DMC. I wasn't pleased. So I ordered the threads recommended. What a difference. I love the softness coloring of the whole look. I think that's why I enjoy Blackbird Designs so much. Fabric - 32ct - color? I must keep a journal and note the thread count of fabric, name of color, etc... I remembered at the time...just 2 weeks ago...lol

This pattern is Country Cottage Needlework's "March Cottage" 2012. This is part of the design. I wanted to stitch the lambs so I made this needle-case. And my friends birthday is in March. Yep she loved both gifts :) Oh I did not give her the scissors, those are mine. I just used them for the photo shoot so you can see it's a pocket.









I have now just learned to re-size my photos for blogging. You won't believe what I had to do before now. So FYI - those who have Windows 7, I re-sized in "Paint". Step by step instructions I found by just typing in Bing search "How to resize photos in Windows 7" - ta da. After all this time...
So I shall see how this these photos post. I'm learning lots and still have much to learn.






I want to thank everyone of you for your help, encouragement, and for welcoming me to the world of blogging.
With Love and Appreciation, Annette

12 comments:

Annie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! These are just the cutest finishes. Love that felt shamrock idea!

gracie said...

Very nice stitching and gifts.....

Vickie said...

Good morning Annette. I just began blogging 2 months ago myself. Always something to learn. :) Pretty, pretty stitches. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Nicola said...

I adore your needlebook. Everything about it is beautiful.

Beaj said...

Turned out great Annette...Lucky friend..:)

milly said...

Hello Annette

Welcome to Blogland. I'm a fairly new blogger and I just read about your blog.

Your finishes are beautiful - what a very lucky friend.

Happy stitching!

lynda said...

Hi Annette...welcome to blogging! Your finishes are beautiful!Looking forward to following your blog!

Julie said...

Hi Annette,

Nice needlebook.Look forward to seeing more of your projects.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What lovely gifts for your friend! I love the shamrocks on the inside of the needlecase! How cute!

Nancy said...

Such nice gifts for your friend! Welcome to blogging! Come visit me at CosyStitchingCorner.blogspot.com!

P.J. said...

Welcome to blog world. Cute, cute projects! Love the shamrock needle holders in your needle book! Look forward to your future posts; you are already off to a great start. I had a heck of a time getting pictures attached but finally got it figured out.

Keep on stitching. P.J.

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely projects you stitched. It is true...overdyed threads make a big difference sometimes on a project. Welcome to blogging. :)

Jen