September's Theme is September Smalls
"We all love gadgets, and none better than the teensy tools and holders we make ourselves. Let's stitch some smalls--needlebooks, fobs, biscornus, scissors keeps, pincushions--or knit some teensy things--amigurumi, jewellery, sachets"
I have been concentrating on LHN Home of a Needleworker this month, which is kind of a small project stitched on 28 over 1 anyway! It will be posing with the TUSAL pot on its post.
I also stitched two Birthday cards which I can't show until the recipients have them.
So here are some Smalls from August!! Elisa from Old Ragged Threads asked if anyone wanted to do a stitching exchange with her this year. I don't usually do exchanges because people send such amazing packages with all sorts of lovely delicacies in them that I can't afford to match but Elisa said "Just the Stitching" so I thought "Why not?" I really wanted to own one of her beautifully stitched and finished pillows!
Our theme was Autumn and I found two great designs from Erica Michaels on the Rainbow Gallery website. I just couldn't choose between them so I stitched both:
Also in the photo are some of the threads I used. I won some Gentle Arts Sampler Threads from 2 different bloggers and the colours were perfect for these designs. I also used a lovely Stef Francis variegated silk for the leaves.
So which design did I choose to send to Elisa? Answer - both of them!
And here is the beautiful pillow Elisa sent me:
This is a Bent Creek design called Signs of Autumn and Elisa also used GAST and some WDW threads too! There's so much detail in this, the leaf falling off the tree, the apples in the basket and the sweet buttons and co-ordinating ribbon, so much thought and care has gone into this pillow.