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Monday, 19 November 2012

HAPPY DANCE AND SPECIAL FRIENDS . . .

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments on my Dobby finish in my last post, glad you liked him!
I was determined to squeeze in one Halloween finish this year, so sorry it's a bit late but please Happy Dance with me as I have just finished . . .

Little Witch ~ complete kit by Shepherd's Bush

Loved this one and it stitched up so quickly, the muted colours are gorgeous and as always the silks provided are a joy to work with.

The pumpkin face button comes with the kit.  Nice hair!!!


Anyone who knows this design will notice I have not stitched 2 horizontal rows of pattern at the bottom, one was a vine and flower and the other a zigzag but I wanted this design to match a couple of others I've already completed so . . .


Now they all match and have the same satin stitch triangular finish at the bottom.

Ssshhhhh!  I'm not shouting from the rooftops but another birthday has come and gone ~ like Christmases they just come around too quick!

My dear friend Lesleyanne remembered me though and I received a lovely parcel from her, she had not pre-warned me that anything was on its way, so it was a complete surprise and I was thrilled to bits with all that she had chosen to send me . . .

Three fat-quarters of pretty fabrics, co-ordinating ribbons and tassel, Bent Creek 'Smell the Flowers' chart and . . . OMG! deep breath . . . 7 skeins of Belle Soie ......... just the touch of them is good enough, let alone the colours she chose and the names ~ Butterscotch, Mudpie, Plush Plum, Old Crow, Attic Tea, Sister Scarlet and Vanilla Pudding ~ now which shall I eat stitch with first!

Thank you so much Lesleyanne, you have truly spoilt me and your kindness means the world xxx

The sun must have been shining down on me as I was also lucky enough to win Vickie's giveaway of the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament 2012 issue.  I told Vickie they are literally like golddust here in the UK so it was a lovely prize to win and when it arrived Vickie had also added the most gorgeous beaded pins ever ~ so pretty ~ between Lesleyanne and Vickie I am a very happy bunny and have lots of projects ahead of me ~ you are both very special blogging friends to have xxx


Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

17 comments:

Annette said...

Congratz on your finish!!
Happy stitching

cucki said...

Aww I love your finishes so much..so sweettttt
Beautiful gifts from sweet friends xxx

Nicola said...

Little Witch is so sweet, I haven't seen it stitched before.

Cath said...

Lovely finish Hope you had a good birthday. Sorry I missed it .XXX

Vickie said...

I am so glad you enjoy your gifts. Smell the flowers is a very sweet chart. =)

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Glad you liked your birthday pressie. Great win. The pins are lovely.

Myra said...

Happy belated birthday! Lovely finish and lovely presents too.

Maggee said...

Happy belated birthday Jane! Really nice present from Lesleyanne! Stitching friends are the best! Hugs!

Barb said...

Oh Jane I must tell you how sorry I am for missing your birthday ,at least some remembered.
Belated wishes sweetie.
Love the witch and I may have to think of getting that one.
Your stitching is always finished off so beautifully.
So how are the 2 rascals in your house, (no not the boys) I mean of course Tilly and Oscar , hope the relative news is ok too.
Hugs as always
Barb

Carol said...

How nice to be spoiled by Lesleyanne! And your giveaway win from Vickie is wonderful... Love your latest SB finish, Jane, and I was just admiring all the adorable bunny finishes in your sidebar--too cute!!

Anne said...

Nice finishings! :)

Catherine said...

Great stitches and goodies!

Gray Bonnet said...

Little Witch is darling and your stitching is lovely!:)

Michelle May said...

You always make such pretty things my friend.
xx

Lynn said...

Such a sweet Halloween finish! Well done!!
What a lovely birthday gift too. Those silks, aaahhh! I know exactly how they feel because I'm using several of those colours in my BBD 'Tis The Season.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane. What a wonderful package from Lesleyanne.

Congratulations on winning the mag.

Love your SB finish.

Carin said...

I love your stitching !! And your presents are lovely !