Just a little something.....
...to look at whilst I am doing my secret stitching. This was the MA envelope (before stamps) that I did for the card I sent to Annemarie for her birthday. It was a little late getting to her in the end even though I thought I had sent it in time but that just made her birthday last longer :) The design is from one of my Mary Garry charts 'She Who Sews', I altered a couple of colours here and there but nothing major. I absolutely love this as the whole sampler and must stitch the full thing at some point as I do love the Mary Garry charts :-))
This next picture shows the back of the envelope, on it I stitched both mine and Annemaries initials as you can see. I did also add the little black dog as a slightly wacky bit for Annemarie it represents my 'white' dog Hamish after he comes in from the garden on these rainy days...lol I lined the inside with cotton fabric in a toning colour of a pinky-red.
I am doing fine with my secret exchange stitching and have finished stitching the Christmas exchange piece and will finish it into some secret thing this weekend. I am now onto my Winter Quaker exchange piece, this has to blue linen with white thread or white linen with blue thread. Can you guess which combination I have chosen?? Whilst I am asking questions...I am very curious as to how many hours per day you all manage to stitch, do you sit all day or just a couple of hours?? For myself, ahem, I maybe snatch a bit of time on an evening and I'm sad to say some days go by when I do none as I either don't have or make the time to fit it in. After this quaker exchange I have 2 more exchanges to stitch which are a Needlework Smalls one and a Valentine one and I'm going to hopefully be really good and get them all done and at the ready ;-))
Lastly but my no means least, I want to say a huge THANK-YOU for all the amazing comments I got on the previous posting, I feel quite overwhelmed and seriously chuffed that you all liked it so much. I'd like to say Hello to the new visitors to my blog it is nice to 'meet' you and if I haven't already I will be popping over to 'your' (blog) place for a visit soon :-))
Well thats it for now...have a great weekend and I will be back in a week or so... although I'm not sure what pictures I can show as everything is top secret at the moment... but I'm sure I'll find something ;-))