Friday, 26 October 2007

Santa is Done!

Yes! I have finished stitching Santa! He is resplendent in pink and green (and blue and plum), and I've thoroughly enjoyed stitching him. In case you are wondering why he is holding his arm out as if he is in the middle of a fist-fight, there will be a staff in his grip, which is part of next month's stitching job. Also left to stitch are some moon and spiral motifs, some flowers, and Orlaith's name, right at the top.

And, just for a change, and because I thought it would be nice for you to see something other than Orlaith's stocking this month (!), below are photos of the return Crazy Exchange that I sent to Marne, who sent me a lovely email this morning saying that she had received it and really liked it. Isn't exchanging fun?! :)

Above: front of scissor keeper and scissor fob, Below: reverse of same

Design: L'Oiseau et la Brodeuse by Reflet de Soie, reverse of scissor keeper 'M' from an AMAP alphabet
Linen: Silkweaver 32ct (poss Periwinkle Mist - can't remember now!)
Fibre: Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silk: Ocean Tide

I'm very much looking forward to the weekend, as we're heading off to a friend's house for lovely food and tasty wine, and I get to bond with their sweet little kitten, and try (fruitlessly, I anticipate) to get H to agree that cats are nice things... LOL :)

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy stitching!


Cindy said...

What a beautiful exchange! The colors are absolutely wonderful :)

Your Santa is looking great, too!

florence said...

Your santa is very very beautiful and Your return exchange too ! said...

Great progress on your Santa, Stephanie!!
Your scissor keeper and fob are gorgeous, such wonderful colours!

Mindi said...

Now that Santa is completely done, his fashion sense isn't completely questinable, he looks quite cute!

I love the exchange you stitched up for Marne, the blues are gorgeous and you did a fabulous job finishing them.

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful color choice for the fob and scissor keeper. It is stunning. Santa is looking cool in his colorful outfit.

Cheryl said...

Santa looks great, well done on getting him finished!
I love the gifts you sent for the the colours especially!

Sharon said...

Santa looks great! I love the crazy exchange pieces you sent-they are beautiful and the colors are just gorgeous.

Wendy said...

Your scissor keeper and fob are gorgeous! I love the blue fabric and floss you used - GREAT job!!! And Santa is coming along so nicely too.

tkdchick said...

Your crazy exchange is beautiful!

I like the non-traditional santa!

Hazel said...

Ooooh fast work on Santa and I love your exchange. xx