Tuesday, May 19, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. five - what i made for my partner

The swapping fun continues over here! If it's at all possible, I think I get more excited with each new month of creating for the year long banner swap, A Swap For All Seasons, hosted by dear Linda. 

This is what I made for my fifth partner, darling Sherry, of Createology. I had a thought to use the inspiration of May Day and the May Queen but then I found this wonderful image and veered off into the truly royal. I had such a great time! I did blackwork embroidery for the very first time and got to add some of my French General charms. I had made some purchases at the Affaire at Downton last year that came wrapped in the lovely toile tissue paper, that was too pretty to let go of - serendipity!

It was such a pleasure to meet you Sherry and such fun to be your partner!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. five - what I received from my partner


Yippie yippie yippie! The most wonderful Happy Mail came in my mail today. Mini sampler number five, in A Swap For All Seasons, arrived from my partner, May.

Oh my gosh, so very exciting to receive mail marked as ROYAL MAIL.

May sent me the very sweetest of samplers, so precious. I adore pink roses and anything heart shaped. So lovely and perfect for me, May. May also included a bag of buttons, beads and ribbon and lace trims - she must have ESP to know I am besotted with buttons and trims. And that's not all --- the most fun fabric, with graphics of London on it --- now I'm sure May has ESP, major Anglophile over here.

It was so lovely to meet you and be your fifth partner in this wonderful year long swap, May. Thank you for everything!

Friday, May 1, 2015

HELP! Winnie the Pooh cross stitch pattern needed!

EDITED TO ADD March 8th 2017:  Thank you for visiting my blog and this long ago entry. Please note though that I sadly never found the pattern to purchase or anyone to loan me their copy (and it's too late now for me to make it for my nephew).  Wishing you all good luck if you are also wanting to find this long out-of-print and extremely hard to find chart. Rather than posting here about your desire to find the chart, please post your desire on your Instagram account, which has an audience far and wide and also try asking on embroidery groups on Facebook. Happy hunting and I hope you'll soon be stitching! 

Hellooooo! Crazed soon-to-be-an-Auntie, on a mission! My niece is decorating her nursery in Classic Winnie the Pooh and I sooooooooooooo want to make this birth sampler for her as a gift. It was a kit made by Anchor and is no longer available - at first it looked like I could get it from the UK but it's not available there either. WAH!!!  sniffle sniffle

Does anyone possibly have the chart (I don't need the kit, just the chart) and would be willing to lend it to me, thereby making me immensely happy (and very bouncy, like Tigger) and eternally grateful and less likely to go bonkers???

Thank you bunches for listening to my whining and any help you can give!

Wish I had some Elevenses, as Pooh would say, a scone and some tea would be delightful ... TGIF!