It was with great pleasure I agreed to take part in a Valentine themed exchange with
Shannon from A bit of this and that over in USA.
Here are the great goodies I've received
Shannon made the cutest, neatest, most perfect little pinkeep!
The design is so sweet and the item smells gorgeous too
Thank you sweetie, I am absolutely thrilled with my gifts :)
This is what I prepared for the swap
I chose Valentine Bird chart from Heart In Hand
Stitched it on 28 ct Zweigart Brittney evenweave, lilac colour
Used most of the listed DMC colours and some of my own choice,
Worked 2 over 2 and added a heart button
This little chart was really fun to work on, it also had 2 speciality stitches which were a first for me!
I decided to finish this bird as an ornament and had quite an ordeal with it!!
Note I made this before I actually took time to fix my sewing machine...
I used a pink Tilda fabric for the back and also had a go at ruched ribbon...
This was a first too for me and it was fun. Even though I used over 4 metres of ribbon!!
And finally a little charm to make everything look pretty!
Also enclosed in my envelope were a few bits & pieces
An other Heart in Hand chart, Rico Designs fabric, ric rac, beads, buttons, charms
Heart candle, heart milk chocolate & a little door sign (which I forgot to include on the picture!)
That's it for today dear friends
I'll be back soon with more little crosses...