I spent a good part of our 4th of July holiday working on these pieces. I finished stitching "Berries" for our LHN Cottage SAL, and plan to turn that into a little pinkeep, but need to find the appropriate fabric first.
.... "Bluebirds pins and needles" from the new BBD book will be a belated birthday pincushion for dear Vonna (happy birthday, Vonna!).... I had great plans to get this in the mail to you days ago but this way you can just extend your birthday celebration a bit. :)
And even though I'm spoiling the surprise, I just can't wait to share these, too. The purple "Amitie" pillow is my pif for Wendy (I hope you like it, Wendy!) and the red "Merci" tie on pillow is a surprise pif for Karen V. in England as a thank you for who she is and all she does to bless our stitching community. I used Karen's tutorial to make the tie-on pillow --so a double "merci" to you, my friend! I hope you ladies enjoy these gifts and I hope they arrive safely and soon. I enjoyed making them for you so much.
p.s. "Amitie" and "Merci" are both freebies found here.
- I sitched "Amitie" one over one with Carrie's Threads Deep Purple on 28 ct. evenweave.
- I stitched "Merci" over two on 32 ct. Lambswool with two strands of DMC 115.
- The BBD pincushion was stitched with the recommended Weeks threads on 36 ct. Antique Cotton.
- "Berries" used the Crescent Colors from the thread pack on an unknown scrap of 32 ct. linen.