Friday, May 4, 2012

What In The World Have Your Been Stitching!

I haven't blogged for a little while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been stitching!
My husband may say that I stitch too much...but that's okay.  I have been doing a lot of swaps.  I love that I can do cute little projects, and send them away to someone who will appreciate them.  I hope you enjoy the many pictures to follow.

This was a needle keep that I made. I think I turned out sooooooo cute. I want to make me one, but I always have a hard time stitching something twice, so in the end I probably wont. 

 front cover

 This is what I received, I love the cute needle keep, it has lots of pages for needles and the cute pin cushion too!
I also just finished stitching this humbug. I love the pattern. I used a tiny portion of a larger pattern for this. I really want to stitch the larger pattern, I might actually do that one day. I love black work.
I have not received my humbug yet, I should get it any day now!

I designed this Valentines day pattern, I think it turned out OK. Did I mention I looooove black work. ( does anyone know how to flip a picture in blogger? For the life of me I can't figure it out.)

I'm a lucky girl. I got such a cute Valentine! and stickers too.

The cartoon swap was one of my favorites. I'll admit I'm not a huge Looney Tunes fan, there are some shorts that I absolutely love and wish I had, but for the most part there just Ok, but I love the way this towel turned out. I hope that she liked it over in the UK.

 I got the cutest little bag in return, I put it too good use holding my candy. 

I'm almost done I promise. The last one has the funniest story. We were assigned to do a county of origin swap in the form of a post card. I stitched this pattern up from one of my really old magazines, and sent it off thinking I was being so prompt and awesome. No joke, like two days later she sends me an email saying that she has moved! We were thinking that she would still be able to get it though, so hopefully no worries. Well as time went on turns out she couldn't, so I stitched up a bit simpler version of the first one. NO JOKE, like two days later the first one I sent came back to me in the mail! So now I get one too!

 Front of #1
 Back of #1

I got a lot of awesome goodies on this swap as well.

Time Flys When Your Stitching

 My best friend was married almost a year ago. Almost to the day a year ago me and my husband got the opportunity to go to China. While on the plane (for a very very long time)  I worked on this sampler for my friends wedding. I thought it was a good time to post a picture of it. I love the way it turned out. It is probably one of my favorite projects that I have done.