I have finished stitching my project for Easter - a few days after Easter:) But I haven't made it into a flatfold yet:) Had to show you. I just love this saying....
Freebie chart is by Virginia Knutson - her blog HERE
I participated in a EMS exchange. The month of March was to stitch a Bookmark or Thread Keep. I made a thread Keep for Sandrine who lives in France. She has received it, so I can share with you.
Summer Basket by Blackbird Designs
32ct Flax Linen
The threads I used were what I had on hand. So I substituted some. Threads used: WDW -Concord & Red Pear, Gentle Art - Grecian Gold, Crescent Colours - Country Lane, & the rest DMC.
On the chart there are 6 eyelet stitches. Do you see any? Nope. I looked and checked this chart twice making sure I did all the stitches. I didn't catch it. I only realized it when I was looking at the photos I took and that was after I had mailed the parcel to France. I used Chenille trim from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. But it was natural colored and I hand dyed this trim myself. I used Rit Dye - Tan.
The backing is the background fabric you see in the photo. I did get a beautiful email from Sandine in French and Bea was kind enough to translate it for me. Sandine really liked it.
Thank you Bea for your kindness & help.
I received this beautiful bookmark from EMS - Chouette. She had my name for the exchange & she to lives in France. I love the beautiful variegated floss. All that edging had to take time. I do love to read, but I think I want this as a ornament. Too special. Thank you Chouette:)
Can you translate the French wording in the stitching?
What a really cool design. And from France:) Love it!
I have joined Debbies "Cut Thru" Bothy Threads SAL. You can join or read about it HERE. I had not seen this designer before. I fell in love with Cut Thru "Fairy Hill" chart. I ordered it & am waiting for my chart to arrive. We are to stitch on this SAL on Mondays. So looking forward to it.
With Love and Appreciation - Annette