Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Post at Last...

I suddenly realised that I hadn't posted in a long time.  I always say that I'm going to post regularly and then think that there is nothing happening so decide to wait till there is and then I have lots to tell.  Here goes, I think I will spread everything over a few posts.

This first post will be dedicated to an exchange I took part in over the summer.  This was organised by Elaine at Stitched with Love Exchanges and was the 2nd exchange I took part in.  I really love doing these exchanges and have taken part in more since this one.  This is a photograph of my exchange package that I sent.
This was all the goodies that I included in the package.  The stitched piece was a Blackbird Design from their book A Stitcher's Journery.  I used a piece of Lakeside Linen and a custom dyed Victorian Motto Sampler Thread called Oceans Waves that I had received at a Cross Stitch Pals Retreat a year ago, I love Nancy's threads.  I finished the design as a flatfold, which I think turned out stunning, even I do say so myself.  I used Vonna from a Twisted Stitcher's instructions, which were very easy to follow, this was the first time I had made a flatfold, but it surely will not be my last.  The finished piece is sitting on the fabric that I used for the finishing and the final touch was a piece of ric rac braid hand dyed by Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing this the first of my exchange pieces and my stitching.




  1. Fiona,
    That is a beautiful finish - and a design that I keep telling myself will be on my to-do list very soon!

  2. Fiona, love you finish of this piece!!

  3. Great exchange Fiona. Love that thread and will have to dig mine out! happy stitching...