Before my trip south I had said I would stitch a small item to have as a draw on my return, I also collected post cards and other small items along the way to make the parcel more interesting.These included some NZ fabrics and I covered the box with the same one I had used to back the embroideries, these were a lucky find as I went to get more thread at a shop in Geraldine and while I waited to be served, browsing round the shop I found not only the red fabric but also small squares printed with NZ items on them and the ones with the Fantail on them, were a must as I had already started to collect items with this little bird on the. I have just received word from Evelyne in France that the parcel has arrived, so I can now show what I have sent to her.
The Fantail items included a bookmark, small bird pin, ( I also got one of these for myself) printed fabric squares and the bird card that when you open it you can hear the fantail sing.
I wanted a cross stitch pattern of a fantail but did not visit enough embroidery shops to find one.
Did find three bead shops on our travels and I added tiny charms to my collection.
And here below is the embroideries I stitched, the scissor fob is the one over one piece I set out to do, and the floss ring tag is stitched on 40 count permin linen, both are stitched with Maderia silk thread. And are from Mon Ami Pierre designs.
The threads sent were hand dyed Perle threads from Chameleon in South Africa.
There is still time to go in the draw for my Pay it Forward, see my previous posting, I look forward to stitching something special for three lucky people.