Stop awhile to share in this adventure with our needles...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Look what came in the Mail...

I had a wonderful week last week, my mail was full of delights, firstly my HOE Biscornu from Jane. Thank you Jane - it is a Thea Dueck design stitched on Pewter linen.
Then Heidi sent me this super scissor fob, with an acorn and leaf charm on the end,I love acorns! She wrapped it in the above fabric - which I thought was a lovely way to wrap a gift.

Then Nicola sent me this beautiful pinkeep. We had planned to meet up when she visited the Dales, however I had a family event and couldn't make it. So she sent me this. It is a Prairie Schooler design. Aren't the colours so fresh .
It cetainly made my week.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Springberries Needlecase

I stitched this lovely needlecase a design from Cinderberry stitches

However I used a hand dyed thread, and didn't check for colourfastness.
As a result, when I steam pressed the design, the dye ran, as you can see here.
I was very disappointed, as I had planned to send it to a friend as a gift, my God-daughter, hearing of this, stepped into the breach and "found it a good home"!

I am working on a second attempt, with colour fast thread.
Why is learning from one's mistakes so painful?