Tuesday, March 16, 2010

LHN/CCN Exchange for Lillie

The HoE LHN/CCN exchange I stitched for Lillie has made its long journey to Malaysia, and now I can show it to you... I really loved how this one came out, and parting with it was a little trickier than usual! I had no idea what this would turn out to be... I loved the design, so I chose it. Lillie strikes me as a very sunny person, so I wanted to go summery/sunny for her. Then I suddenly felt a compulsion to stitch it one-over-one... but how to finish it?? A fob? Nah. A needlebook? Oooo, cool idea... but uh-oh - I should have started elsewhere on my linen so I would have a linen backing for the needlebook, so... pass.... then, OK - found good cotton fabric for the back and the sweet satin rose... and voila - a pinkeep! I sent her plenty of goodies - I think those can be seen on her blog or the HoE blog... the photo I took of them is far too blurry to bother to post :-)

Spelling Bee Pinkeep
Little House Needleworks
32 ct Confederate Gray Belfast Linen, Crescent Colours and DMC Floss
Stitched one-over-one


Currently Stitching: CaHRH and preparing to start another Christmas Ornament

20 comments:

staci said...

Oh Carol, you really did a beautiful job! The pattern is really darling and with your delicate stitching and gorgeous finishing...it turned out amazing!!!

Sharlotte said...

Carol, I haven't seen this pattern before . Is it one of the thread packs? I just love the way it turned out.You did a wonderful job!!

Brigitte said...

A great exchnage piece, Carol. Lillie will have been delighted with it.

Dolci Fusa said...

I wish to invite to join to the blog http://lhnandccn.blogspot.com/
Write me if you're interested.

The Spelling bee pattern is a complimentary chart? i've never seen it.
Hugs,
Veronica

Catherine said...

Very sweet!

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Carol! What a fabulous finish!

Alberta said...

Beautiful pinkeep. Love the bee!

Vonna said...

That's precious!

Susan said...

What a pretty little pin keep! You did good girl!

Happy Stitching!

Theresa said...

This is very very beautiful!!!!!! It does feel very cheery and sunny~~~

Sally said...

Carol this is absolutely beautiful! Love how you've finished it.

Marie-P said...

What a beautiful pinkeep and you stitched it over one! Lillie is very lucky to receive this treasure (and all of those fabulous extras). :D

corinna said...

beautiful little treasure

Tessa said...

Ooohhhhh - I haven't seen this one before - I love it :)

Lynn said...

The pinkeep is adorable Carol! I really like your choice of fabric. It really makes the design pop.
Lillie must be thrilled!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

That is so cute...I love that. The colors are so pretty too.

Congratulations on your finish and for the other receipient to receive this.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)
Linda K, Railroad

Pamplona said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful!

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Andrea said...

So lovely. Love the rose decoration on the top of the pinkeep.

Susan said...

It's gorgeous, Carol - I can understand why you didn't want to give it away!