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Thursday, 11 June 2009

One colour exchange from me

I took part in One Colour exchange and I showed you earlier the lovely heart ornament and charts that I received from Nora. I sent my package to Outi on Monday and she received it yesterday. You saw a sneak-a-peak pic of this earlier. :) I stitched a chart called "Hänga Tvätt" ("Hanging the laundry" in English) with Atalies thread called Jade. The chart is free and can be found from Slöjdmagasinet's site. The link is also on my freebie list. I changed the girl's braid a little bit since I didn't like the original braid. I dyed a cotton tote myself and sewed the stitched piece on it. I hand sewed some ribbon around it to hide my hideous sewing... I must say that my new sewing machine really is a dream machine so it really paid to call it my best friend right from the start but my sewing skills need some brushing up... :) I also attached a big flower button on the corner of the stitching. Outi has some pics on her blog and she has cought the real shade of teal on her pics. Mine are a bit washed out for some reason.

Remember the "I want tea and cookies!" mug (here)I ordered for myself a while ago? At the same time I bought another BirdieSays mug for Outi. It's not exactly "one colour" but the sky is blue and green so close enough. ;) And the laundry line theme fits perfectly so I just had to get it! There's only one mug, I just took a photo of the both side and sticked them together. :)

I am so happy that Outi loved these gifts. It makes my heart warm when I can make someone happy. :)

Here is something I just started this evening. It's going to be a gift so not much details, just a wip pic. I'm stitching it on a 28 count evenweave with black DMC, 1 over 1.


Gaynor said...

What a lovely finish, and great mugs!

Carla said...

Lovely exchange, Srinity!!

Ranae said...

What a neat bag, a fabulous finish