Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My gift to you - La D Da


 
Hello Peeps,
 
It has been difficult to keep this little project secret
but since the recipient has now received it, I can share this small finish with you.

The reason for the secrecy?
Justine's birthday!

So I made her a small present as a token of our friendship
 
 

 
Modified freebie design
from La D Da
 
Stitched on 32 count Permin linen lambswool
2 over 2 using ThreadworX fibres 1053 & 1080
 
 

 

Finished off (biscornu style) as a small pincushion

Sent out with birthday card & gift voucher.




HaPpY BiRtHdAy Justine!


Toodles,
Mii
 
 


74 comments:

  1. ooOoo! Delicious floss choice Ingrid! Yes, Happy Birthday Justine! :D

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    1. Thank you Vickie!! I know, I can't believe how nice it looked when I was stitching it... just wished the design was even bigger so that I could keep stitching :)

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  2. Ah thank you my dear friend...you've taken some great photos but it's even more gorgeous in real life! This pincushion has been much admired today.

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    1. I am so glad you like it!
      It was a joy to stitch, those threads are gorgeous... methinks I'll buy some more in March ;)
      Happy Birthday!!!!

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  3. Very cute! The thread colors are so pretty!!!

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    1. Thank you, I totally agree!
      More importantly, Justine loved it too :)

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  4. That's a lovely birthday present. Happy birthday Justine. A lot of bloggers have birthday in February including myself :)

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  5. It is a meaningful and a lovely birthday gift ♥♥♥

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    1. My thoughts entirely!!
      Thank you Nurdan

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  6. bellissimo!! Auguri Justine!

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  7. A lovely present!! Like the colour. Smack

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    1. Thanks, yes the threads really came out nicely.
      I better get some more of those ;)

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  8. That is so beautiful. Love the thread you used. Happy Birthday Justine!!

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    1. Thank you!!
      2 different shades were used: the pink & blue ones
      More to get, now that I've tried those :)

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  9. Un très joli cadeau pour souhaiter l'anniversaire de Justine. C'est un gentil présent.
    Biz
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.fr

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  10. what a wonderful gift. It's perfect.

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    1. Thank you Melinda!
      It's not the biggest design but I thought it was perfect for a sweet pincushion :)

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  11. Beautiful! What a gorgeous gift for Justine.

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  12. Thoughtful gift, very kind of you. The threads are lovely.

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    1. Justine is my best stitching friend, she deserves it!

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  13. That is so nice Ingrid! I am sure Justine will love it.

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  14. What lovely and special birthday gift:)

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  15. Dear Ingrid, made you a nice gift for Yeah! It is certainly satisfied!
    I really like the color of the fibers.
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Daniela!
      It was lovely to work with these threads, made a change from the plain DMC :)

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  16. What a great gift! The lines are so CLEAN! I could never do that!

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    1. You do much better than that!!!
      Look at your complicated-confetti-crazy finishes, I'm always admiring them :)

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  17. A lovely gift! I like your use of the variegated thread - sometimes I'm too scared to use them in case I don't like the effect.

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    1. Thanks, I thought I'd use them as the design was small.
      It worked rather well!

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  18. Oh how gorgeous! I love the colours of the floss. Such a sweet gift for a lovely lady :o)

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  19. Oh wonderful, this little birthday gift for Justine.

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  20. A very sweet birthday gift, I love the colours.

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, both threads look fab, I couldn't make my mind on which one to choose, so went for both :)

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  21. A handmade gift from/to a special friend is always so lovely.... yours is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad Justine liked it.

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  22. It's so pretty! I'm sure she loves it :D

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    1. Merci Albena!
      C'est vrai que les couleurs sont a croquer :)

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  24. How pretty--that thread is just lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Carol!
      Couldn't make my mind up on which to go for... so used both :)

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  25. What a lovely gift! The colours are gorgeous, variegated threads are perfect for these simple designs.

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    1. Thanks Jo, I totally agree!! It did the trick :)

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  26. This i sweet, I love that the back is cross stitched too. x

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    1. Thank you Kay!
      I thought it would finish it off nicely... and more excuse to use the beautiful threads!!

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  27. What a cute little gift, and finished to perfection! Great choice on the floss too, it looks awesome.

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    1. Thanks Leonore!!
      So glad Justine liked it :)

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  28. I love the floss choice - and the gift itself! Happy birthday to Justine!

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    1. Thanks Bethan!
      I am pleased how something so simple turned out so nice :)

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  29. Pretty! I love the colors you chose!

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    1. Thanks Heather, yes they did turn out beautifully on such a simple design :)

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