In no particular order here they are:
This is my own design of a Union flag in a heart shaped stitched especially for Sarah-Beth. She won one of my Epiphany Giveaways and we decided to do a little "local" exchange. I sent her some local-to-me things and she will do the same. As well as the local items I sent some Jubilee goodies too and thought a card would be nice. I didn't feel like rummaging through all my mags to find designs which weren't quite right so it was actually easier to jot this down on graph paper and stitch it up!
I only stitched the red and blue, the white is the fabric. Purists will realise there should be white spaces between the diagonal red stripes and the horizontal/vertical stripes.
If you'd like to see what else I sent her, then pop over to Sarah-Beth's Cross Stitch Blog and see for yourselves. I was particularly pleased to get her the woven badge she wanted. The company that makes them went out of business some time ago and my local gift shop was selling off the old stock, this was the last one in the shop!
The next finish is the Spring Heart by Gazette 94 to go with the Autumn previously stitched:
This was a very cheap frame from QD, the hearts are printed on the glass, clever isn't it?
I've just started another Band Sampler Round Robin on the Yuku Board. My theme is "Purple with an Accent". I am asking each stitcher to use DMC 333 as their main colour plus one other. They also have to stitch with a fake British accent. Not really, but it would be fun! Here's my band:
The final pictures are actually 2011 finishes but I couldn't show them until now. Dawn from Crafty Kitten found out she was expecting a baby due in January. As she would be on maternity leave in January I decided to order my fabric just before Christmas so she could dye it over the holiday period. I got an email on Boxing Day from her hospital bed saying "Baby came early, don't worry about your fabric, hubby is getting it ready to send to you" That is the sort of customer service you get from Crafty Kitten, beautiful fabrics come Hell, High Water and Newborn Babies!
Anway, Nic, Hannah and myself collaborated on a Round Robin afghan for baby Sam. Here are my two blocks in close-up:
Here is the whole piece in all it's glory:
BTW, Hannah is taking a break from blogging as she has one of those job-things which takes up alot of time at the moment. She's in touch via FB and email and is keeping well in case you were concerned!
The other 2012 finishes can't be shown yet as they are all gifts. If Parcelforce had got a move on I could've shown Christine's but they haven't so you will have to be patient along with her!
Finally, only three more followers until my 250 Giveaway!