I had sent these to Deb at Artistic Needle for finishing and I am beyond thrilled with what she has done. First up is BBD’s Sweet Heart which was my first finish of this year. She finished it exactly as I asked with the chenille trim and I am just thrilled with it. It’s filled with a mix of crushed walnut shells and polyfill and I love the extra weight the walnut shells give it.
Then here’s BBD’s Pins & Tulips pincushion. This is a finish from last year, so it’s been sitting for a while asking me to do something with it. Again, Deb followed my wishes and I love it. It’s also filled with a mix of crushed walnut shells and polyfill.
Two more fantastic finishes from Deb that I’m still oohing and aahing over because never in a million years could I have made them look so nice!
As for my own stitching. Well, it’s a little bit past Valentine’s Day but here is a heart finish. It’s the February pillow from A Primitive Calendar by Nikyscreations. A quick stitch and a quick finish! I went with a running stitch round the edge so it is finished slightly differently. This was stitched on 32ct lambswool linen using the suggested DMC.
I’m planning on stitching a BOAF Christmas ornament for this month and the suggested fabric is BOAF’s Wren Brown which, I don’t have, and have never had, in my stash. Any suggestions on a suitable alternative? I have some Chestnut and I was wondering if that was close or am I way off. It’s seems somewhat similar to the picture on the chart. Any thoughts much appreciated! When it comes to changing fabric I am such a ditherer!!!!
Hope everyone is having a good week. Thanks for all the lovely comments left last time round. It is always so good to hear from everyone.
Until next time …..