Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Friendship Grows - Lizzie Kate


Sometimes exchanges don't all go smoothly.
The Easter Egg Change I have organized a few months ago was one of them.
The deadline is long gone and Ariadne has sadly not received her gifts.
It seems that Emma's exchange for Ariadne got lost in the post.

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I felt so bad for Ariadne, this situation was so unfair.
So, I decided to send her a few bits and pieces.
Now that my parcel has safely arrived in Greece, it's time to share with you what I have put together!

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My first item was a little ornament.
The design is called Friendship Grows, from Lizzie Kate
I have stitched this on a simple 14ct cream aida fabric,
and used all the advised DMC thread colours.


I have sewn a light blue dragonfly button to finish off the design.
Mounted as an ornament with a felt back.

This was the first time I made an ornament this way and I was ever so pleased with the overall look.
I wish I could have kept this one for me!!

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Then we have Spring from Ancsanapló
This cute little design is one of four in the series
Again I stitched this on a plain 14ct cream aida fabric
and used all 4 recommended DMC thread colours.


I've decided to finish it as a biscornu.
I have also added a little heart shaped button from my stash to finish it off.

Spring definitely comes to mind when you look at it, don't you think?


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I have also included various bits & pieces in my envelope.
Anchor threads, beads, felt sheets, buttons, ric rac and a fat quarter of fabric.
Let's not forget a few chocolaty & sugary treats!


It was fun working on these unplanned projects!
I had to improvise because Easter is now gone, but I am really pleased with the result.

Enjoy your gifts Ariadne,
I hope you'll have fun using these when you let your creative spirit run free ☺

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Happy Stitching,
Mii



90 comments:

  1. you are so sweet, beautiful gifts

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    1. Thank you! So happy that Ariadne like them too :)

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  2. What a lovely exchange and so good of you to replace the missing package, lovely stitching.

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    1. Thank you! I'm just glad Ariadne has not been left out on this exchange :)

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  3. Jolis petits présents,elle sera contente j'en suis persuadé.
    Bises

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    1. Merci! Ca y est, c'est fini!! Je tourne la page...

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  4. Aww, that's so sweet of you! I'm sure Ariadne looked it all :D

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    1. Thank you! Yes I believe she was happy :)

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  5. Wow what a beautiful parcel. I just love both pieces of stitching you included. So nice of you to replace the lost parcel. Emma must be very disappointed her package was lost, that is so upsetting after putting the work into it.

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    1. Most important for me was that Ariadne receive a few gifts and not feel left out. It would be nice to see what Emma had put together too. I don't know if she took a few pictures of her work before posting them. We never know, they might arrive later :)

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  6. Such a shame about your Easter exchange not going to plan... but very sweet of you to send something. And the things you made are oh so pretty too... what a wonderful gift packet you put together.
    Smiles :)

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    1. Thank you Jacquie! Have a lovely evening :)

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  7. You are a good, good friend! A lovely set of gifts!!

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    1. Thank you Vickie! Have a lovely day x

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  8. Yes I was so sad for not receiving anything at the egg-change and you were so kind and generous to replace the missing parcel. Thank you so very very much! I loved everything you included!Lots of love.AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. You are most welcome sweet friend! xx

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  9. Beautiful gifts for Ariadne.

    Hugs, Manuela

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  10. That was so sweet of you! A lovely package - and your stitching and finishing of both pieces is perfect! I love the hanger and little blue dragonfly on the Lizzie Kate piece.

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with this ornament finish, not bad for a first go :)

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  11. Loosing items in the mail must be awful. So sweet of you to make her a few little things. Love Friendship grows! I stitched that spring pattern too and made it into a biscornu!! Aren't biscornus fun to make?! I think I may need to start another one!! Hugs to you sweetie!

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    1. Thank you Anne!! Yes, I do love making biscornu :) I just love the finished shape!
      Take care xxx

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  12. I love the Lizzy Kate's pattern!!! It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you sweetie!! It's a freebie, pop over to the official LK website & you'll find it :)

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  13. Love your new creations!

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    1. Thank you so much Lida! Have a lovely day!

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  14. You've put together a lovely parcel Ingrid, such a beautiful ornament finish. I have stitched Friendship Grows so many times for friends in this past, your version is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Julie! I have used the listed colours but was really in two minds with the writing colour. The finish piece is really sweet & Ariadne loved it, so I'm happy :)
      Take care xx

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  15. What dalring things! love the little dragonfly on there.

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    1. Thank you :D It does look cute, doesn't it?

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  16. I love your creations! So sweet! Congratulations! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm now following your lovely blog :)

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  17. ce sont de jolies petites attentions, bravo

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  18. Aww such sweet stitches...you so sweet..
    Big hugs x

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  19. You really put your heart in what you do... unfortunately sometimes things go wrong. But I'm sure that your gift will make her happy!
    Hugs,
    R

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    1. Thank you! It was fun putting this together.

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  20. You are a very kind, conscientious lady!!! :)
    Your works are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks sweetie!
      It's the least I could do. It wasn't fair on Ariadne to have made something & sadly not receive anything in return :)

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  21. How kind of you Mii. Lovely stitching, finishing and gifts. Love the way you finished the flat ornament.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was a first for me this ornament. It looks quite sweet, I'm really happy with it :)

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  22. You made such a lovely parcel!
    And it is so thru, friendship grows by blogging!

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    1. :D Yes, friendship growns by blogging :)

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  23. You are such a good girl to make sure everyone gets a present. Love your pieces. You do wonderful, clean finishes. Cool hanger trim on your mounted ornament!

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    1. Thanks Annie!!! I now have this new pair of pinking shears, I had to try it out :D

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  24. Lovely gifts Mii,the biscornu is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Lesley! I love making biscornus, they are such fun :)

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  25. Lovely stitching, i especially like the way you have finished them. I am sure Ariadne is loving her gifts. It is really kind of you to step in and help out. x

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    1. Thank you Kay! Now I feel better because no one has been left out :) I can move on & forget that dreadful experience xx

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  26. Oh Mii! What a beautiful package you put together. Love both pieces you stitched. And the felt ornament came out great. Love it! Super sweet of you!
    love Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette. You are so kind! Amazing what you can do with a pair on pinking shears :P

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  27. Hello sweet Mii! Yo have been vry busy as always _I like your style to use beautiful white/ creme aida and fil it with most prettiest and colourful stitchings!! The biscornu is so lovely -so "my style " !! :)

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like it :)

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  28. super mignon ce que tu as fait, tu as encore rattrapé le coup, mais cela arrive, en tout cas c'est très généreux de ta part de compenser les "manque", j'aime beaucoup ce petit pinkeed si coloré et le biscornu est tout aussi charmant bravo à toi !

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    1. Merci!! Oui ca y est, j'en ai fini avec cet échange de Paques...
      Maintenant je brode Gorjuss :)

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  29. C'est très joli cet échange !! Bravo et belle et douce journée

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    1. Les échanges et moi, c'est fini pour le moment!!!
      Résultat des courses, j'ai préparé 3 dodues au lieu d'1...

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  30. Mii = Angel :) Very nice gifts :)

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    1. LOL!!! Thank you, you're so kink!

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  31. Ce petit Lizzie Kate est adorable et si coloré!...Un envoi qui a dû combler sa destinataire!

    bonne soirée

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    1. Merci Silvie! C'est une petite grille gratuite, n'hésites pas à visiter le site pour la trouver :)

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  32. You are so kind. :0) I love the flower braid you've used on the Friendship Blooms. Reading comments that are left for you, in french, is definitely helping to refresh my knowledge of the language! The phrase I've learnt this week 'j'en suis persuadé'.

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    1. :D I'm now a French teacher!!
      Have a lovely day sweetie x

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  33. They are all lovely gifts.

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  34. très mignon ton biscornu, ainsi que ton pinkeep,
    de très jolis cadeaux
    bon weekend
    bises
    Véro

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    1. Merci Véro :)
      Maintenant je retourne mettre des petites croix sur ma Gorjuss!

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  35. You really spoiled her.
    Awesome gifts!!

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    1. Thank you Annette!!
      I'm just glad Ariadne has now too, received some goodies :)

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  36. bah bah bah !
    je comprends de plus en plus ton sentiment envers les échanges ...comme dirait ce brave Caliméro 'c'est vraiment trop inzuste' !
    en tout cas tu as préparé pour Ariadne le plus over sweet des paquets !
    cette nouvelle pièce est superbe, j'adore le ruban et ton finish est excellent ;)
    et le biscornu est trop trop beau ! quelle belle finition ! wow !
    bravo
    xxxx

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    1. Merci!!! Heureusement qu'Ikea est là :P Ces ciseaux sont fantastiques!!!
      Je fais des zigzags partout maintenant :D
      Bonne journée ma belle, bisous

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  37. You have sent so lovely gifts again. I love both of your finishing!

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    1. Thank you sweetie, your comments are always so kind!

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  38. Wow! A beautiful biscornu and a wonderful ornament!!!
    Have a super week end ;)
    A big hug
    Sonia

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    1. Thanks Sonia! Enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Glad you like it too :)

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  40. So beautiful and so kind of you. I love the friendship stitch, XOX

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    1. Thanks Steph! The LK design is a freebie. Feel free to print out the chart :) xx

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  41. Such a lovely piece that you stitched as a replacement for Ariadne. It's so sad when exchnage packages don't reach their destination.

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    1. I'm just glad this exchange is now over... it has really put me off you know.
      Will stick to RAKs from now on (well after my Gorjuss exchange is finished, of course!)

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  42. So kind of you to send Ariadne some replacement gifts.

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    1. It was only fair really! I'd hate to take part in an exchange and not receive anything :(
      This way, everyone is happy!

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  43. How fun to see the biscornu! I've stitch that same design back in 2009 :) if you'd like to see mine, check it here http://caixinhadepirlimpimpim.blogspot.pt/2009/10/update_30.html :)

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