Sunday, April 7, 2013

Still time to enter for Giveaway!

Hello everyone. A warm welcome to you and to the new followers. There is still plenty of time to enter my 1st year Blog Anniversary Giveaway if you haven't already.  I will announce the winner on April 12th. Just be a follower on my blog and leave a comment HERE.
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


Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing the Easter design & the Floss tag is gorgeous.

Annie said...

That Easter design is just the cutest! I always forget about Val's freebies when I'm searching for something to stitch.

Cute pinkeep. Nice idea to dye the trim.

Lovely bookmark from Chouette. Looks nice in that variegated floss. I would never have thought to finish one that way. I'll have to keep that in my back pocket for the future.

Enjoy the Bothy SAL. They have the most interesting designs.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your Easter finish! It is very sweet. What a great exchange too. The stitched pieces are lovely.

Maud said...

That is very sweet!

On the top and right hand side, it says "The night fairy puts me to sleep".
On the left it says "the dreams sprite watches over me".

Margaret said...

Cute Easter finish! Love the exchange and the bookmark you received as well!

Giovanna said...

Great finishes, congrats.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Great stuff, Annette! You always do the pretties things. Love the BBD one the best. Have a great week!

Vickie said...

Very nice finishes Annette. What a great gift you received. I love such different pieces also.

Kim said...

So many beautiful projects! I love the thread keep - the colors are so pretty and what a great idea to dye the trim - really a beautiful result :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Darling Easter finish, Annette but I really love your thread keep. The colors are beautiful and nobody would ever miss the eyelet stitches. Speaking of eyelets, how did you get yours to look so good going thru all that fabric. it doesn't look like a real big one. I tried that finish and mine looked horrible....

Amarins said...

Great stitching, beautiful. Congrats with your first blog anniversery.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Easter design is adorable! Congrats on the finish!!!

What a wonderful exchange!

Linda said...

Your Easter design is absolutely adorable. Great exchange gifts.


Lee said...

Your Easter design is such a fun piece
Love your thread keep
well done

Carol said...

Love the colors you've used in your BBD finish, Annette--really lovely piece :) And your Easter design is such fun--hadn't seen that one before...

Hope your week is off to a great start :)

Stress Less said...

Thank you so much for sharing the Easter freebie. I love it! I will be adding this to my to do list for sure! I've seen some of the Cut Thru designs but I don't think I've seen the Fairy Hill one. I look forward to seeing it once you have the order and start work on it.

Hetti said...

Hi Annette,
the Easter carrot is just so funny!

And of course congratulations with the your blog Anniversary. It is so nice to read your blog!!

The EMS exchange gifts are beautiful, it's always nice to get gifts from stitchers arround the world!I have a box full of those gifts and save them as treasures!

Thank you so much for your compliments about my Crown freebie.
It is really a big event in the Netherlands ;-))

Hugs Hetti

Kate said...

Cute bunny finish. I love the BBD finish, it's gorgeous.