I need to catch up on a few mundane things before I have time to share my weekend with you.. it was just great...... so that will be next time.
Stitching friends exchange this time was a Thread Ring Tag ( Floss ring tag) my exchange partner I was to stitch for was Ann and as we were together at the weekend I did not post it but took it up to her, Its always fun to see peoples faces as they open up parcels. ( I also took up her birthday gift but left that for her to open on the day, so will show you what I stitched after the date)
This lovely design is from Danybrod creations http://dany88.canalblog.com/ I printed off the chart a long time ago and when looking for something to stitch for Ann it seemed just right, now I think I might stitch it again this time for myself. I chose for mounting, the dark red silk that Ann had used when making her pomegranate.
I received this delightful rose design thread ring tag from Joan in the same exchange and promptly put it to use. I find these a most useful needlework accessory and Paul cuts the cardboard thread holders for me.
Have you ever lost yourself in the middle of stitching a pattern ? I don't know how it happened by when stitching "Little Miss Witch"a freebie from Krienik threads. I did just that so rather than re stitch it a little camouflaging was needed. I also changed the hair colouring to match Maree's who I made it for. The chart is still available http://www.kreinik.com/index.html look under free Halloween cross stitch patterns.
Back again soon.