Saturday, 14 January 2012

I have a tree...

I have been stitching on and off, between exchange pieces, on With thy Needle and Thread Birds of a Feather sampler and now have a tree.
The first part of this sampler, the border seemed to take me a real long time, but I stitched the tree up in just a few nights and it was a real pleasure to stitch and gave me my stitching mojo back.  I plan on stitching the 2 bluebirds next, but have to put it away for a bit to stitch on another exchange piece.  Unfortunately, because it is an exchange piece I can't show anyone until the exchange is finished and the gallery is posted.  Hopefully, I won't lose the memory card with the photographs on it again!

I spent today shopping for groceries, I could have put the money spent to better use on prettier things, but sadly my family have to eat.  I did have some girlie fun though.  My DD works for a cosmetic company in one of the department stores and she prettied me up.  I also got some samples from some of the other cosmetic houses.  I received a beautiful Thomas Sabo bracelet and charm from DD and her boyfriend at Christmas and hadn't worn it as I was unsure about the size and whether I would prefer different beads or not.  Well after playing with different combinations in the jewellery store, I stuck with what they had picked.  I love it and the charm has all the different words for Mum on it.  What do you guys think?  Excuse the photographs, but as I've said before photography is not my strong point, maybe I will look for a course on it to try and improve my skills.
I'm also making plans to use the lovely round box that the bracelet came in for something, maybe a pincushion or something.  Thanks everyone for stopping by and I really appreciate all your comments.



  1. Your piece looks great - one of these days I have to pull mine out again!
    Such a pretty bracelet too!

  2. Lovely stitching , and pretty bracelet, its so good to get your mojo back.

  3. Great progress! Happy to see Mojo coming around again. Lovely bracelet they picked for you - think I'd keep it, too! Nice to be able to use the container as well.

    Happy Stitching!

  4. Glad you've got your mojo back Fiona. Great progress on your pretty BOAF.
    That is a beautiful bracelet and what a lovely charm they chose.

  5. Your stitched piece is looking very pretty. How nice of your DD to get you such a cute bracelet!

  6. Your sampler is looking great Fiona!

  7. Hi Fiona!

    Your stitching is beautiful! I had a friend that worked for a cosmetic company once..she used to give me all the little pretty samples..I used to love getting those little gifts. :)
    I am sure you will find a wonderful and crafty use for that special box. How very special to receive a new bracelet. I wish you a beautiful day today!
    Blessings to you!

  8. The sampler looks lovely! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

  9. Beautiful stitching as always Fiona. Email me so I can send you the chart again.