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