Monday, 19 September 2011


A little while ago I took part in my second stitching exchange organised by Lainey and Colleeen

The theme for this exchange was Summer vacation ~ a great fun theme and for my stitching partner ~ Vicky ~ I chose the English Seaside.

  My choice of stitch pattern was by Lizzie*Kate . . .

'Fun in the Sun' stitched on 28~count white evenweave with Gentle Art sampler threads

I added small pink heart buttons on the flip-flops

and finished it into a pillow with some seaside sand ripple fabric

I also stitched a small pin cushion using a design from a recent cross-stitching magazine which featured seaside plants . . .

And to complete the package I added . . .

a beach-hut tin which I filled with ric rac, ribbon and beads, a striped decorative fabric fish, a Yankee candle called 'Drift Away', shell chocolates, a stick of seaside rock, some blue & white polka dot cake flags, 2 seaside postcards, a ready-to-stitch bookmark and 2 Gentle Art sampler threads!

I received a lovely package back from Vicky and she concentrated on my love of bunnies (did you know, I love bunnies?!)

a piece of 28~count dyed Lugana, 3 lovely shades of ThreadworX  floss, 2 pack of needles, a gorgeous pair of Stork embroidery scissors, a lighthouse postcard, a Brittercup Designs bunny chart 

look a bunny (yippee!)

'The Checkered Bunny' by Waxing Moon Designs stitched on Aida using DMC threads

Thank you so much Vicky ~ all your gifts will be put to very good use!

Don't forget ~ Lizzie*Kate's Travelling Pattern ~ Life's A Stitch ~ is looking for a new home and a new blogger to join The Stitcherhood.  You can see the details on my previous post and you have until Thursday to leave a comment when a winner will be announced ~ Good Luck!

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