Thursday, August 31, 2006

To Have & To Hold Sampler

A big thanks to all of you who left comments about my previous post - you are all just wonderful and your messages are all so encouraging. I see that I've got some new friends stopping by so I'll be sure to check out your blogs sometime real soon :)

I've been thinking that after such a positive response from you all, I might try and put together some instructions for the buttoned pillows - I didn't follow any particular set of instructions myself but have come up with an easy method after a bit of practise lately, lol :) and its easy to adapt to whatever size pillow you wish to make.

Now onto some photos - my camera had bit of a malfunction the other day, I could have cried, but all is well now after a visit to the local photo processing lab. I'm not entirely sure what was wrong but what ever the lady did its now working completely fine, whew.

So here's the wedding sampler, To Have and to Hold by the Sweetheart Tree.

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the light wasn't so good last night so it doesn't show up in this photo how sparkly it is. This is for good friends of ours, Tracey and William, getting married 23rd October, the day after mine and Glenn's first wedding anniversary. Both of my friends are stitchers and they know I'm stitching a wedding sampler for them but they have no idea which design I have chosen. I hope they get a pleasant surprise when they see my choice as they are both big Sweetheart Tree fans too. This is now off to my friend J to be framed :)

I received a lovely parcel from Kath the other day which contained the ornament Kath had stitched for this month's exchange:

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Isn't it gorgeous, and Kath always does such a beautiful job with her finishing. The parcel also contained a wee surprise for me, a "just because" gift from Kath:

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and here's the back,

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aren't I a lucky girl - a little travel pocket, quite appropriate for my up and coming trip to Australia, and Kath has used the most loveliest thread in shades of my favourite colour :) Thanks again Kath!

Last night I put the final stitches into an autumn themed piece for an exchange early next month on the SBEBB. Its a cute design, I might just have to restitch it again one day. I also got a couple of exchanges all parcelled up to go in the post on Friday for the Robin Nest needleroll exchange and the SBEBB redwork exchange. I feel quite onto it this week, lol.

catch up again soon!

20 comments:

lena-lou said...

The rose ornie from Kath is very very pretty I like it very much :-)

Gail said...

Your sampler looks stunning. What a lucky couple to be receiving such a beautiful wedding gift. Have fun when your over here is Aus......

zoeandcooper said...

The wedding sampler is so beautiful! you did an amazing job on it:)

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a beautiful sampler. The bride & groom will be thrilled with such a lovely gift.

Margaret

Lisa said...

The wedding sampler looks stunning. They are a very lucky couple to be receiving such a beautiful gift :o)

Isabelle said...

Hi Katrina, that's a lovely wedding sampler - and I love the two pieces Kath stitched for you, so cute!

Sharon said...

The wedding sampler is gorgeous! Your friend will love it!

MiPa said...

That wedding sampler is gorgeous! I so enjoy seeing the things you stitch. exquisite.

Karoline said...

The wedding Sampler is gorgeous, congratulations.

Your exchange gifts are lovely

Singular Stitches said...

The Wedding Sampler turned out just gorgeous! I really look forward to seeing how you finish it!

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Your wedding sampler is beautiful! Band samplers are my favorite and yours turned out wonderful. Such lucky friends you have.

Michelle said...

The wedding sampler is gorgeous! I would love to have instructions for your sweet button pillows you've been making - they are so cute! Love the little travel pocket - what a cute idea!

Meari said...

To Have & To Hold looks really nice. Love the ornament you got, too. It's so pretty!

Chelle said...

WOW, the wedding sampler is amazing! I would love to see instructions for your button pillows. I suspect I could figure it out, but I'm sure having your instructions would make things much easier.

Von said...

The wedding sampler is gorgeous! The lucky couple will treasure it - that's for sure!

Lovely gifts from Kath too! :D

Stitcher said...

I love that Sweetheart Tree Design, and it looks pretty sparkly to me. So it must be absolutely glorious in real life.

Chris

~Harsha~ said...

Gorgeous sampler... and what lovely gifts from Kath!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Katrina, I am enjoying catching up on your blog- your sampler is really beautiful, such detailed work! You've received some lovely gifties, too. I also love all the buttoned pillows you've been making lately.

KarenV said...

I missed this - your blog hasn't been showing as updated for me for some reason :(

The wedding sampler is absolutely gorgeous - I'm sure your friends will love it!

Beautiful ornament from Kath and the travel pocket is really sweet :)

tkdchick said...

Katrina the wedding sampler is just so delicate and once again you're recieved beautiful gifts!

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