Wednesday, 11 June 2008

More Freebie Exchange

Katrina posted that she received the HOE Freebie Exchange I sent her, and that she’s really pleased with it, which is a relief as it was another ‘first’ finish for me and I hoped she would like it. I stitched a freebie from Shepherd’s Bush called ‘Scatter Sunshine’, which unfortunately for you all I can’t post a link to as it was a paper freebie that I received with an order I placed some time ago from a stitching shop (I can’t remember which one now, sorry folks!). I stitched it on 28ct Waterlily Jobelan, and pretty much completely changed the flosses from the charted ones as it was charted mainly for Crescent Colours floss, which I don’t have a lot of (sadly!) in my stash, and I thought it would be more in the spirit of the exchange to use floss that was already in my stash – it was a freebie exchange after all :) So this is a mish mash of DMC, Crescent Colours, Olde Willow Stitchery, Carrie’s Creations, Weeks Dye Works, GAST and Atalie threads. I finished it as a pillow, using my quilting skills (such as they are!):


Katrina says it goes perfectly with her stitching chair, and when she isn’t occupying it, the pillow will :)

More photos are on the HOE blog, here.

I was away last weekend on the north Devon coast for a hen weekend – we had absolutely gorgeous weather, and I had a great time. The region is really beautiful, and the coast is just amazing – wonderful beaches too! Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so sorry no photos to show you. I’m on another hen weekend this coming weekend, in County Galway in Ireland, and I’ll definitely bring the camera this time. I’ve just checked the weather though, and apparently it’s meant to be 14C and raining – boo!

Happy stitching!

11 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oh, what a darling pillow! I love your finishing!

I know The Silver Needle was giving away this pattern if you bought the charms that go on it.

Barbara said...

That looks WONDERFUL!!

Lennu said...

Stephanie, this is such a wonderful pillow!!! I just love the bright colours in this one, you've done great job in sewing it. You've received beautiful exchanges as well, the scissor case is so pretty and so is the hornbook from Iris.

Wendy said...

Wonderful pillow! I love how you finished it off with the patchwork - it looks terrific!

Teejay said...

Scatter Sunshine is oh so cute!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Lovely piece you made for Katrina. I love all the colors ;)

Hazel said...

Its gorgeous Stephanie - such great colours! xx

Andrea said...

A wonderful pillow, so bright and summery.

Sharon said...

Stephanie, I love that pillow! It's gorgeous!

staci said...

A wonderful finish! So cheerful and summery!!!

Carol R said...

A pretty pillow Stephanie!
Have fun in County Galway - don't forget your camera