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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Exchange for Lainey

As you probably know , Lainey and I were doing a year long seasonal exchange which finished recently . I sent Lainey's package off a while ago , but she has been ill (thankfully feeling better now) . So , time to reveal what I sent .
I wanted something seasonal , preferable with all the seasons and found the freebies by the Stitcherhood , so this is what I came up with .
I originally though of making a kind of hanger which the pieces could be put in and out , but wasn't too happy with the idea , so instead I planned and gridded and came up with this . If you notice the triangles on the ends of the blocks , they helped turn this flat piece of stitching into this.

The back stitch enabled me to whip stitch it together , like you would a biscornu.(So now you know Lainey , lol) I did the ends first and half way across the edge, then stuffed it before finishing the closure. I think it turned out pretty good .It was lovely to stitch , though if I was going to do it again I'd probably change out some colours. This was done using the recommended DMC on the chart .

And here's a pic of the rest of the things I sent . Though Lainey will probably have better pics ,she usually does , lol .

Thanks for dropping by ,

Cath

17 comments:

Chris said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks great.

Lesleyanne said...

A great idea - it is gorgeous. I'm sure Lainey was thrilled with it.

Lucie said...

That is fab - well done on such a brilliant make - given me lots of ideas now!

Teresa said...

I love how your finished it into a long cube. Too cute.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pointed Stitcher said...

That is soooo pretty. What a great way to finish this piece.

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Cath!
I am sorry I have not visited Your sweet blog for sometimes.
I changed my blog-adresse bacause there were some severe problems at my blogs html-code and my blog went "broken".

I have continued to blog and promise to visit your blog often again :)

The ornament with
the four-seasons theme was amazing and your way to finishing was great :)

With blessings,
Lumiruusu

( Maija from Finland )

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cath
You partner will have loved all her goodies I am sure. I love the seasons stitching, it's so pretty how you finished it off.
Sorry I've not been around much lately. Trying to get back into blogging.
Hoep you are enjoying the sunshine :)
Lindsay
x

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea!

Lisa V said...

WOW, it turned out lovely Cath.
Hugs
LISA V

Carol said...

Such a cute way to incorporate all four seasons... Your seasonal cube is such a great idea on your part, Cath!

Angela P said...

What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out :)

Dawn said...

What a lovely idea Cath !
You are very clever! I love it and am sure Lainey will too, along with all the other presents too. :-))

Hugs
Dawn xx

Sally said...

What a fantastic idea and it looks brilliant!

Lana said...

That is a great idea!!! Lovely stitching too, of course!!

Julie said...

Fabulouse idea, it's brilliant!

CATHI said...

What a great idea to finish the four seasons up!

Lynn said...

Your seasons finish is a fabulous idea! It looks great!