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Monday, 26 January 2009
An exchange and a RAK

Recently Becky and I did a personal exchange and now that Becky has received her package I can show you the mattress pincushion that I did for her. I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch for Becky - check out all those tiny bees! The pattern is a CA Wells design from a class I took with her in Cape Cod in 2002 called 'Stitching in the Garden' which I amended very slightly. It is stitched on 30ct Brussels linen with Glorianna Winter Woods, NPI silk threads and DMC 12 perle cotton 642.

This morning I received a lovely package from Anita of Little Stitches. Anita is a really talented lady - go visit her blog and/or her website to see some of her lovely designs which can be purchased at such a reasonable cost. In the package were some Access Thread Drops, a Cover Button Kit and extra buttons, some shaped and coloured eyelets. some needles and a skein of Carrie's Creation silk floss in a gorgeous share of mauve and teal called Epithany. I've not tried this silk floss before and I am looking forward to giving this a try. Thank you Anita for such a lovely gift. I have something a bit different planned for these buttons so watch this space!

At last the sun has made an appearance and I feel so much better this morning so I am planning on some 'finishing' today. I have two exchanges which should be sent out next weekend so hopefully I will be on time. I was beginning to panic a bit as usually my exchanges are stitched, finished and mailed well before the deadline! 

I did stitch some over the weekend as I made a start on my Beatrix Potter Quaker SAL and I will post a picture tomorrow. I found it quite comforting to curl up on the sofa and lose myself in a few Quaker motifs and I am very pleased with both the fabric and floss that I have chosen. 

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