Friday, 30 January 2009

Bookmark, Miss-tree and PIF

I have finished my advanced bookmark. It has more cutting with double overcast bars. The filling stitch is Spider's Web stitch and the edging is shaped. I have used the same fabric, threads and backing felt as the other two; I am going to do them again using coloured perle to show a different effect.

I have also completed another ornament for Miss-tree. I love red shoes and have just finished reading The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris so I thought this chart was perfect.

Chart: The World of Cross Stitching issue 77 November 2003.

Fabric: 14ct aida. Thread: DMC various stranded floss.

Backing Fabric: red felt. Cording: DMC 666.

I had a lovely surprise today. The postie tried to deliver a parcel on Wednesday and today was the first chance I had to go to the sorting office to get it. I had no idea what it was as I wasn't expecting anything and am not in any exchanges. It was a beautiful PIF gift from Elisa. A gorgeous cushion with two floss rings, some scented soap, a strawberry eraser and a cute keyring (oh and some choccie which DD enjoyed). Thank you so much Elisa it's beautiful, you are very kind and thoughtful.

We are going to pop up to the caravan tomorrow to check everything is ok with all the cold weather. We did drain it down and switch off the water but it has been so cold and there is more forecast this week we will feel reassured once we've checked. We do miss it over the winter.

Have a good weekend, wrap up warm.


  1. As always Clare beautiful work your hardanger is so perfect. Love your shoe as well - the mailart group I belong to is doing a bags and shoes theme so this would be ideal but I opted out as I have too much else to finish at the moment

  2. Beautiful bookmark, and I just love the funky red shoes. I would totally wear a pair like that ;)

  3. Your hardanger is fantastic, a super finish and design, well done.
    Great PIF from Elisa, what a lovely way to start the weekend.
    Love the shoe, i must look through my charts and see what i have to stitch for the tree.

  4. The folks at the stitching class are in for a treat Clare - bookmark is lovely. Fab shoe too.
    Lovely PIF gofts from Elisa. :0)
    Hope all was well at the caravan. :0)

  5. Hi Clare

    I love your bookmarks

    Are they easy to design. I have Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch Gold pc package.

    Big Hugs


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