Sunday 14 February 2016

A Heartful Day - SSS Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day everyone x x x 

This year I'm taking part in Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop. This beautiful heart was stitched by my SSS partner - please leave a comment if this is your amazing work, it's beautiful.

If you pop along to Jo's blog, Serentipitous Stitching, you'll find the links to all the bloggers taking part in this Valentine's Blog Hop - thank you Jo for organising such a great event.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop
It's exchange time on Needlecraft Haven but just for the ladies who met last autumn at the Nuneaton Get Together. An exchange is arranged every meet up between the members attending - everyone writes their details on a card and usually answers three questions on a theme but this time no questions were needed as the theme chosen was Valentines and the object to be stitched a biscornu.

Everyone then chooses a card to see who they will be stitching for and this time I stitched for Gill. I found this heart design online and decided to stitch a small biscornu (pin cushion size). I used a variegated thread that I had in my stash but that had lost it's tag, although I think it is DMC. I added a few beads to the edging and on the top.

There was no requirement to add anything else to the parcel but as Opening Day was today I decided to add a little something - a packet of Love Hearts and a heart hand warmer.

Top of my biscornu for Gill
Underside of my biscornu
My Valentine's parcel for Gill 
I opened my parcel this morning and it's from .... Gill - amazing out of five random picks we got each other :) Gill's biscornu is beautiful, she's made a lovely card too and included some chocolate hearts - a lovely Valentine's parcel, thank you Gill.

Top of Gill's biscornu
Underneath of Gill's biscornu
My lovely Valentine exchange from Gill
Hubby and I always celebrate Valentine's Day as we got engaged on 14th February 1986 - 30 years ago today :) We don't buy expensive gifts anymore but I did get Hubby his favourite chocolate and a little novelty gift. He surprised me with a mini chocolate cake decorated with a beautiful icing rose and yesterday gave me a dozen red roses - I'm a very lucky lady in many many ways :)

Our Valentine's Mantle
My beautiful roses
Wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day, may it be filled with love and friendship - enjoy Blog Hopping x x


Brigitte said...

So beautiful, the sweet heart you received from your secret partner. And such lovely biscornus of the Valentine exchange.

Justine said...

Happy Valentine's Day! That's a gorgeous stitch from your secret stitching sweetheart!
Thanks for sharing pictures of the lovely biscornus you and Gill exchanged.

Vickie said...

What a lovely heart stitched up for you today. It is not mine though. Your husband really did well didn't he. ;)
I think it is so neat that you and Gill got each other. And two heart biscornus!

jocondine said...

Lovely stitching, not mine. Sweet biscornus too! Happy Valentine Day! Très joyeuse Saint Valentin ! Bisous.

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

Lots of hearts and flowers, not mine however, nice to meet you.

Debbie said...

I'm your secret partner. Happy Valentine's Day!

The biscornu are lovely.

Very beautiful roses, lucky you!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in th Blog Hop this year.
The biscornu are both lovely. I like the red and white beads round the edge.
Your roses are gorgeous too!

Clare-Aimetu said...

It's beautiful Debbie :-) I'm very pleased to have been able to show your work :-):

gracie said...

Lovely Secret valentine and biscornus...

FlashinScissors said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Clare!

Such lovely stitching, both the heart from your mystery partner and your biscornu.

It has been lovely getting to know you today, and I look forward to seeing what you stitch in the future!

Hope you've had a lovely day!

Barbara xx

Katie said...

I hopping by on the blog hop. What a beautiful piece! Love your biscornu. Great job!! Happy Anniversary!

Heather said...

Hello! I'm popping by as part of the blog hop! Happy Valentine's Day.

And what a lovely exchange. Posts like these make me want to take part in more exchanges. Of course, I'd have to make even more time to stitch!

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty Secret Sweetheart piece and just look at those gorgeous Valentine biscornus. Happy Valentine's Day.

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely gifts back and forth. Love Hearts are my favourite candy! Great SSS piece too.

Astrids dragon said...

A very sweet heart!
Looks like both of you did well on your exchange, they are lovely.

Bea said...

What a lovely little stitch from your blog hop partner!

Both biscornus are beautiful.

Julie said...

A lovely stitch by your blog hopper.
Your biscornus are lovely, fancy you having an exact exchange.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

That is alovely stitched piece by your secret Valentine.

Rachel S-H said...

Love the flowers! SO pretty!

Stitching Noni said...

Wow what a beautiful feast of Valentine's stitching!
Hugs xx

Christine said...

Both those biscornus are beautiful

Von said...

What a lovely Valentine's Day you had! Ours was super low-key, but we did enjoy having some of the kids home for the weekend!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely biscornu.