Thursday, 9 August 2007

Happy Dance & More Gifts

I finished stitching this last night but the battery was flat in my camera so I could not take a picture until it was recharged. It is Le Temps Qui Passe by A Mon Ami Pierre. I stitched it on 28 count evenweave using 2 strands of Dinky-Dyes Silk in Murray River. I would normally only use one strand when stitching with silk and using 2 strands has given it a slightly chunkier texture than normal but as this is hopefully going to be made into a needlecase and will therefore be handled I thought it needed to be a bit thicker. The blue fabric at the back of it is what AnnT sent for my birthday and it matches the blue in the silk so perfectly that I just have to use this for the lining.

Also yesterday the postie came and I got more stash goodies. The beautiful Dinky-Dyes threads are from Edda and the rest is from Terri and apparently I still have something else to come from Terri but it is on order !!! The little bags at the bottom which are not very clear are a de-tailor and some lovely pink hand dyed pearl beads from Polstitches. Ooh I have to tell you that Terri's parcel also contained 2 packets of Extra Strong Mints lol. I love them and she hates them.

5 comments:

Ann T said...

Le Temps Qui Passe looks lovely Helen, glad you found a use for the fabric :o)

Nicola said...

Le Temps will make a beautiful needlecase Helen. Great finish!

Sally said...

Le Temps is gorgeous Helen:) Looking forward to seeing it made up.

Julie said...

Le Temps looks fantastic Helen, well done. Nice pressies too.

Carla said...

Congratulations on your finish Helen...it's beautiful!!!!