September's Theme is September Smalls
"We all love gadgets, and none better than the teensy tools and holders we make ourselves. Let's stitch some smalls--needlebooks, fobs, biscornus, scissors keeps, pincushions--or knit some teensy things--amigurumi, jewellery, sachets"
I have been concentrating on LHN Home of a Needleworker this month, which is kind of a small project stitched on 28 over 1 anyway! It will be posing with the TUSAL pot on its post.
I also stitched two Birthday cards which I can't show until the recipients have them.
So here are some Smalls from August!! Elisa from Old Ragged Threads asked if anyone wanted to do a stitching exchange with her this year. I don't usually do exchanges because people send such amazing packages with all sorts of lovely delicacies in them that I can't afford to match but Elisa said "Just the Stitching" so I thought "Why not?" I really wanted to own one of her beautifully stitched and finished pillows!
Our theme was Autumn and I found two great designs from Erica Michaels on the Rainbow Gallery website. I just couldn't choose between them so I stitched both:
Also in the photo are some of the threads I used. I won some Gentle Arts Sampler Threads from 2 different bloggers and the colours were perfect for these designs. I also used a lovely Stef Francis variegated silk for the leaves.
So which design did I choose to send to Elisa? Answer - both of them!
I made a double sided pillow with a bead edging. Which seemed like a good idea at the time but took twice as long as the stitching! Question - would you have added the beads as you joined the pieces together or slip stitched the whole thing then gone round again adding the beads? Just wondering. I finished with a little "hand-made with love" heart (another giveaway gift) and an acorn pin from Just Buttons (yes, another giveaway gift!).
And here is the beautiful pillow Elisa sent me: