Picture by Valie
After such a wonderful trip to France a week last Thursday I went down with the flu so I spent the whole of last week tucked up in bed. I am now recovered and back to stitching and blogging.
While in Paris I met up with my dear friend Valie and as usual we exchanged gifts. I have yet to take picture of my received gifts but the above pillow is the one I stitched for Valie - Sunflowers and Acorns by Beehive Needleworks. It is stitched on 40ct raw linen with my own conversion to HDF silk threads. There are more pictures on Valie's blog *here*
so do go take a look and check out her lovely stitching and finishing while you are there.
I also have more pictures to show of the goodies purchased at the AEF but please bear with me while I completely recover from my flu.
A few weeks ago I was at Bluewater shopping centre and one of the stores had a complete window display of old sewing machines. I cannot remember the name of the store, I'm not sure I even looked as I was much too interested in the machines!
I received pictures of two more Mystery box finishes. The first lovely finish is by Janine
who unfortunately omitted to tell me what fabric and threads she used although she did say that she printed off a sampler picture to line the box. What a great idea. Janine also stitched a matching scissor fob and then gave the box, together with its contents, to her friend for Christmas. Such a lucky friend!
The second beautiful finish is by Meari
and is stitched on 22ct Zweigert linen with Anchor thread 1315. She certainly found a great co-ordinating fabric and trim. There are further pictures on Meari's blog so do go take a look at both these and her other lovely stitching.
These ladies made a great job of their stitching and finishing. Thank you both for allowing me to showcase them here.
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Labels: AEF, Mystery SAL