Me and my friend Amanda were the only people who signed up in a Halloween exchange in one of my stitching groups. And since Halloween is not celebrated here in Iceland I asked for something with a Fall/Autumn theme and I got to stitch a Halloween themed item for her. I love Halloween patterns and try to find ever excuse there is to stitch them 🙂
Today I got my package from Amanda and it is gorgeous!
She stitched me this beautiful strawberry emery that is just perfect! The stitching and finishing are just amazing! But she didn’t stop there. She also sent me some colored floss rings (awesome!) and a beautiful beaded scissor fob that she made for me! Here is another shot of just the emery. It has tons of beads on it!
Thank you Amanda! I love my goodies!
And here is a picture of what I stitched for Amanda. I made her a pinkeep and a floss ring tag. Sorry about the picture, it is a little blurry. I didn’t download the images until I had already mailed the exchange only to find that the images were not so great
The pattern for the pinkeep is a freebie from Cyberstitchers called ‘Halloween’s a sudden boo’ and is designed by Barbara Ana. As you can see I only used a very small portion of the pattern for the pinkeep. I know Amanda collects Halloween houses so I thought this would be perfect for her. The windows and moon and stars are stitched with DMC glow in the dark thread and it is so cool!
The ghost on the floss ring tag is from Halloween Spots by The Trilogy. I also stitched the word ‘Boo’ on the back.
Thanks Amanda for a great exchange!
As I have said before, I sent my first Floss Ring Tag to my friend Tracy since she was so sweet to me to go and get me that eyelet setter tool. Along with the Floss Ring Tag, I sent this country bow that I stitched sometime in 2003 I think. She and her husband Ron have a sunflower theme in their kitchen, so I thought this would be perfect for them.
Designed by Debbie Mum
Kit from Dimensions
I had sent them another sunflower themed housewarming gift when they moved into their new house in 2006, this kitchen towell, so I thought why not add to the sunflower glory?
Happy that you like your gifts Tracy and Ron. Love you guys!
I will be going away this weekend with some stitching friends. I can’t wait! I plan on finishing my Little House Neighborhood while away, and maybe even Ladybugs and Bumblebees by CCN also!
Woop! I did it! With the help of my friend Guðbjörg who held my hand and comforted me while I fought my way through this! LOL!
Actually, I was going to whip stitch the two pieces together, but this fabric is NOT good for that because of the low count. I tried, but stopped after a few stitches and decided to find another way. I am quite happy with the result and I must say I love my new tool! I decided that this first Floss Ring Tag would be a gift for my friend Tracy, because thanks to her I have the pliers and the eyelets! So thank you again Tracy!
Pattern: Friendship Grows – freebie from Lizzie*Kate
Fabric: 20ct Lilac Tula (stitched two over one)
Threads: Weeks Dye Works
I decided to change the colors of this pattern to fulfill Tracy’s purple passion! Hope you like it honey!
I spent today putting up bookshelves in my daughters bedroom. Finally! My dad came over and drilled the holes in the walls for the shelves and then me and my mom cleaned and packed down old clothes that my girls have grown out of. Then put books in the shelves and did some re-arranging in the bedroom. My bedroom is now a mess because of it, but hey, it will be fine in a couple of days. I need to go to IKEA to be able to continue. There are plenty of more clothes to be packed and then I am going to donate most of it to the Red Cross or some other charity.
I took some snapshots today of some random things and off course of my adorable daughters 🙂