Thursday, 4 April 2013
March Challenge Reveal and the Easter Bunny Comes a Hopping
This is the Needlecraft Haven March Challenge, a Blackbird Designs piece called Souvenir de France:
When I was deciding how to finish the piece I remembered that Giovanna had recently spent some time in Paris. She is a great stitcher and blogger who always leaves nice comments and very kindly sent me the charity charts from last year's earthquake fundraiser. So I thought I should send her a special "Just because we're friends" card.
I stitched this on pale blue 28 count evenweave using a DMC variegated blue. Seems like blue was a popular choice if you look on the forum! I mounted it on some nice Eiffel Tower card (the back has sepia schematics on it) and made a simple card, popped it in an envelope and off it went. Then I returned home, plugged my camera into the computer and realised... no photos! So this is one that Giovanna kindly sent me.
Look what I won! Many of you know that we've been having internet problems and last week I plugged the mobile phone dongle into the laptop to find it was all used up. So off I trudged to the corner shop to buy a top-up. The assistant persuaded me to buy a raffle ticket, and the very next day I got a call to say I'd won!
The small piece in front of the basket is one of my March Madness starts, a San Man Originals design called Easter (how do they think up these names?).
I stitched it on yellow 28 count evenweave, over 2 using the recommended DMC but changing the words and border to variegated DMC. Aren't the little buttons cute? This will be mounted along with the other Easter / Spring pieces in my scrapbook once they're all finished.
The Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop is still open, competition closes 8th April 2013. See post dated 29th March for all the links.
Finally the lovely picture was shown on Needleprint's blog recently. I'm not sure if I can copy the picture, so here's a link, I guarantee it will make you smile.