I have heard from Amy
that she received the exchange that I sent to her. I knew Amy has been laid up with a bad ankle so I wanted to do something special for her. I guessed (correctly) by her pretty pink blog that pink is her favourite colour so I chose a pink and white theme.
The tin topper is part of a freebie SALexandre (here
) but I chose to stitch it on 32ct white linen instead of the 28ct listed. It is stitched 1*1 using DMC 899 which colour matched perfectly the velvet ribbon around the bottom of the outside of the Altoids tin. The embroidery sits upon a base of white Dupion silk and the inside is lined with the same silk fabric with a padded base. The inside of the lid is lined with 2 pieces of white felt tied with a tiny white silk ribbon bow. For the pinkeep I used the same flower border adjusted in size to make a pinkeep small enough to fit inside the tin and I added Amy's name on the front and the year on the back. The needleminder is made from a covered button - I removed the button shank and glued on a pair of tiny magnets and you can see by the needle it works! I also made Amy one of my Swaroski crystal scissor fobs to complete the set.
This is the project that Kirby is stitching for herself in lime green on the same fabric. She hasn't got too far along with it as she has been busy with her studies, her part-time job and she has also caught this awful fluey bug but as soon as it's done I will post a picture.
Last night our night sky was so clear this was the view from our back garden of the Moon and Venus. The Moon almost looked as though it was laying down and Venus glittered like a diamond. Apparently it is what astronomers call the 'greatest illuminated extent' of this plant's disk - whatever that may mean! It will not appear again until the Spring of 2010 and although it could be seen again tonight, the Moon is now above Venus. Not the best of photos I know but I tried!
No stitching these past few days as I have been feeling too bad to concentrate and I have decided a visit to the doctors is the way to go. On a good note I did manage to sleep for a few hours last night.
Oh nearly forgot, thank you to Akila
for the Blog Award - much appreciated.
Thanks for visiting
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