Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Two exchanges and SAL

Today Goldie sent me a note to let me know that she had received the package I sent her for SBEBB Frosty Friends exchange. I think San Man Originals snowmen designs are very cute so I chose to stitch one called Happy Winter for this exchange. The design is stitched on 32ct lugana 2 over 2 except the snowman. I had stitched it 2 over 2 but I didn't like how my stitches looked ... all wonky and ugly, so I frogged them and re-stitched the snowman 1 over 2, I think it looks neatter this way :) . I used silver metallic thread in some snowflakes to add a little bit of sparkle! Finished it as a pinkeep, for the back I used a cute snowmen fabric and for the edges a ribbon with various shades of blue. I thought this one turn out cute, wasn't sure if she would like what I have made with the ribbon... I think she likes it, so that makes me happy :)

Hoy, Goldie me hizo saber que le había llegado un paquete que le había enviado por el último intercambio del foro SBEBB. El tema era hombre de nieve, por lo que elegí bordarle un diseño de San Man Originals ya que sus diseños de hombres de nieve me parecen muy lindos. El diseño es Happy Winter y esta bordado en 32ct Lugana 2 sobre 2, excepto el muñeco de nieve que cuando lo hice 2 sobre 2 las puntadas se veian horribles por lo que lo deshice y re-borde 1 sobre 2 y me pqrece que quedo mucho mejor, más parejo. Algunos copos de nieve tienen hilo metalico plata para darle un poco brillo al bordado. Le terminé como pinkeep, para la parte trasera una tela con desños de unos simpáticos muñecos de nieve y para el borde, cinta degrade en varios tonos de azul. Creo que quedo bastante simpatico, no estaba segura si a Goldie le gustaría lo que habia hecho con la cinta ... pero creo que si le gusto :)


Design: Happy Winter by San Man Originals
Fabric: 32ct Summer Winds Lugana (Zweigart)
Threads: DMC, Crescent Colours Snowball and Anchor 7397 (metallic)
Stitch count: 54 x 57
Started: 08. December. 2008
Finished: 10. December. 2008



Margie was my partner on HoE Valentine's Day exchange and on Valentine's Day she received the package I sent her :) (this one took 3 weeks to get there :S ... I was starting to panic beacause I thought it might have got lost!!). I saw on her blog that she stitches a lot of designs with birds so for this exchange I chose to stitch, Love Birds, a design by Diane Williams that can be found on the book "Simply Blessed Wedding Samplers" ~LA 24026 (I think the book is out of print now, I bought mine on eBay last year). I also finished this one as a pinkeep and used for the back a lovely green fabric that Mary sent me for my birthday last year, for the border and top I used satin ribbons in two shades of green. I was very pleased with the final result :)

Margie fue mi pareja de intercambio por el día de San Valentin en el blog HoE y recibió el paquete que le envie justo el 14 de febrero :) (este paquete viajópor 3 semanas :S ... ya estaba entrando en pánico pues pensaba que se había perdido!!). Vi en su blog que bordaba mucho diseños que tenían aves en ellos por lo que elegí bordar un diseño de Diane Williams llamado "Love Birds"; este diseño se puede encontrar en el libro Simply Blessed Wedding Samplers de Leisure Arts . Este bordado también lo terminé como pinkeep, para la parte trasera usé una tela verde que fue regalo de Mary por mi cumple el año pasado y para el borde cintas satinadas en dos tones de verde. Quedé bastante contenta con el resultado final :)

Design: Love Birds by Diane Williams
Stitch on 32ct Antique White Jobelan with DMC threads
Stitch count: 61w x 55h
Started: 04. January.2009
Finished: 05. January. 2009



And here's an updated pic of QS Dark Cherry after last weekend's HAED SAL. I didn't not finished the page as I had planned but still I think I made good progress :)

Aquí una foto actulizada de mi avance en QS Dark Cherry después del SAL del fin de semana pasado. No logré terminar la página como había planeado pero igual creo tuve un buen progreso.







14 comentarios:

Tracey said...

The little snow man is so cute,

The dark cherry x-stitch is coming along wonderful,

Take care

Virpi said...

Lovely exchanges! You finishes looks professional.

Alma Veronica said...

Los dos pinkeeps te han quedado muy bonitos!

Saludos

Doris said...

bonitos intercambios,y annimo con el HAE, se ve precioso.

Carol said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!! has avanzado harto en tu HAED
:D

Olenka's Stitches said...

Carla,
Your both pinkeeps are just fabulous! I especially love the ribbon finish on Winter pinkeep.
A great progress on HAED project!

Cindy said...

Both pinkeep are so lovely. I like the "Love Birds" design, very pretty, and I love the way you finish the snowman pinkeep.

Giovanna Chávez said...

¡¡Los pinkeeps te han quedado fantásticos!!
Felicidades,Giovi

Cindy said...

Those are both just beautiful! Great progress on the SAL piece as well!

Lynn B said...

Carla I have passed on a blog award to you, Congratulations!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Great pinkeeps and wonderfully finished!

Carol R said...

Beautiful bird pinkeep - great stitching and finishing!

Anonymous said...

Your pinkeep is beautiful!! Can you tell me where to locate the pattern? Thank you.
Teri Jacobi
mtjacobi@chorus.net

Stitchingranny said...

Wow Carla both of these designs are beautifully stitched and finished.

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