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Monday, 9 February 2009
Valentine exchange

I read on Jill's blog that she has received the Valentine exchange that I stitched for her. The pattern is from 'Mes Petits Coeurs I' from Au Fil des Rêves and is stitched on 32ct white linen with DMC 321 floss. It is backed with tiny red and white gingham fabric and is embellished with a red heart button and red silk ribbon bows. To complete the package, I also sent cuts of the same gingham and white linen fabric, a pair of scissors with a red ribbon fob and some red Swaroski crystal marking pins. I am glad that Jill noted that the heart had a tiny peacock - this wasn't by accident and it helped me decide which of the two patterns on the chart to stitch!

I stitched on Beatrix Potter yesterday but it's way too dark to take a picture today - it's raining and I have to go into town! There is still no sign of the silk ribbon I have on order so I guess I will have to call or email them to chase it. 

Kirby came for the day yesterday; she saw one of my exchange pieces and decided to do one for herself so she chose fabric and thread (my stash is cheaper than any LNS ☺) and she set to with needle and thread. She has chosen 32ct white linen with a lime green floss - definitely not a colour I would choose but I am positive her finished project will be gorgeous and I will make sure that I photograph it when she finishes! 

Not much else to tell you about so ...

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Take care

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