Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Here's to Ewe Vonna

I had a very kind email from Vonna to let me know that the Here’s to Ewe exchange I sent has landed with her. I hope that she is able to get some good photos – in my rush to re-stitch this because I messed up the finishing the first time round (I didn’t centre the tin top properly – but I’ve kept it to finish one day for myself, factory second, ha ha) I didn’t remember to take any photos! So you’ll have to believe me when I say it was a tin finish :) This is the photo of the original stitching, before I started finishing it


I also was inspired by CathyMK’s blog to try my hand at a bit of dollmaking – Cathy’s lamb is here and here is ‘Mama Sheep’ (as named by Vonna’s daughter). I had difficulty in making myself actually put her in the parcel!



I finished stitching my SBEBB Garden Exchange piece, and have even managed to get a few stitches in on Awake the Dawning Day. It has been a while since I posted a photo of ADD, so here’s one more to remind you what it looks like than to show any progress (a bit more house, a bit more door – you wouldn’t notice really!). Someone asked what fibres I’m using: the answer is the charted Weeks floss.



Happy stitching!

13 comments:

Nicki said...

Your exchange piece looks lovely - even not seeing it 'finished'. And I can't believe you parted with the sheep - I've not been brave enough to try making anything like that yet. Congratulations! :)

karenv said...

Oh wow, I love the sheep! I wouldn't have wanted to part with him either. I think I'm going to have to track down that book for myself!

staci said...

Oh that sheep is just too cute! Wonderful stitching too :)

cathymk said...

Your sheep is magnificent! I would have had a hard time sending her on too! Beautiful choice of design for the exchange - looking forward to seeing how it was finished when Vonna posts it.

Vonna said...

Stephanie, I just posted to my blog the pictures I've gotten of the tin. It is so beautifully done...and I can't tell you what your parcel meant to me...I don't think I would have sent myself the sheep had I been the one finishing it, but I can tell you she is well loved here! Thank you so much again for your care and thought put into the package, I cherish it all and thank you from the bottom of my heart :)

tkdchick said...

I saw your pracel on Vonna's blog, you did a beautiful job!

Sharon said...

Fabulous exchange for Vonna!

xstitch.nl said...

Saw the tin on Vonna's blog and it is beautiful!! And the stuffed sheep is sooo cute!! What a fabulous exchange.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, Stephanie - I think you made Vonna speechless. That a beautiful exchange for a truly beautiful person. Everything is lovely including the sheep doll! Way to go girl

Wendy said...

I love the lamb! He is such a sweetie, I'm going to have a hard time resisting wanting him too! Your tin top looks wonderful as does the latest photo of ADD!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your stitchy pieces are beautiful. That lamb is just too cute ;)

Barbara said...

Your lamb and your stitching are precious!!

quiltorstitch said...

Beautiful stitching! And your sheep is so sweet :D