Autumn Exchange TO Claudia
Seen as it was such a tiny Hornbook I needed a tiny design for it ;-) I opted for Mary Garry's 'Seasonal Momentos' (of course choosing the Autumn design from it) for two reasons... the first is I love this sweet design and have wanted to stitch it for a loooong time, the second is I knew it would be the perfect size stitched 1/1 on 32ct for the Hornbook. I stitched a little Pinkeep featuring just the witch to make a little set :-)
I was on a mission to find some Picot edge ribbon which is VERY hard to find here for some reason ?! Very luckily I found this lovely ribbon in York and couldn't believe it shaded in just the right colours I was looking for and came in the right width :-))) I was so excited as only us crafty people know ;-) about my find and my spirits still were not dampened even though once outside I realised the woman in the shop had totally overcharged me! I do love this type of edging on ribbon, this one yet again is a French Ribbon. It seems as if it made of a linen/silk mix but I am not sure.
I tied a little pumpkin coloured silk bow to the ribbon that finished the Hornbook and added a tiny black bead on each side to match up with the pins on the Pinkeep.
I felt really lucky in the fabric I found for the reverse of the Pinkeep as I wanted something with 'soft' autumn colours and if possible a touch of a blue somewhere as I know Claudia loves blues. I was over the moon my (not so) LNS had this in stock as it was all the right colours :)
I had good fun assembling the stitching onto the Hornbook and felt rather pleased with how I managed to get it for my first attempt at one........until........wait until you hear this LOL........a couple of days after I sent it on its way LOL :D :D I suddenly realised I had stuck the design on the Hornbook the wrong way up, yes!!! LOL it is upside down !!! Did you notice too?? ;-) Maybe it will start a new trend ;-)) because in my humble opinion it actually stands up better this way for display. I am sorry Claudia and really hope you don't mind having a faulty one in your collection ;-)
Life is returning to normal now the holidays are over and I shall get caught up with you all again soon, so until next time have a great weekend with hopefully lots of stitching :)))