Monday, 4 May 2015

Monday! Time for another Stitchery Link Up!

Here in the UK it is May Day Bank Holiday and it has been a lovely, sunny day where I live. I am hoping you are all enjoying some sunshine too.


As it is Monday, it is time for another great stitchery link up over at Super Mom - No Cape!  I have already popped over to see what some of the other stitchers have shared and there really are some lovely project to see, so I highly recommend a visit!


For my project this week I am sharing a small project that I have been working on as a gift for a friend.  It is a 'new home' gift. I started by finding a cute little design in one of my favourite books 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery' by Gail Pan.  Gail draws such sweet little cottages, I just knew I would find something suitable and, sure enough, I did!



This little design features in the book as a design for a pincushion but, it was just the perfect size for what I wanted to make.


I had transferred the design across to my background fabric, when a book that I had on pre-order from Amazon arrived at my house.


This sweet book is written by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company and has some really pretty little patterns inside.  As I was looking through, I found a little design which had the words 'Home Sweet Home' embroidered on it and, I thought that the words would look just perfect embroidered over the top of my already drawn cottage, so I added them.


I set about embroidering the words and the cottage adding a few little buttons along the way.  It had always been my intention to finish the embroidery by pulling it tight over the hoop and making it into a piece of hoop art.  However, I decided that the outer hoop needed a little extra decoration, so I bound it using some self-adhesive fabric tape in a green stripe.


I really like how the green fabric frames the embroidery.  I added a pretty little ribbon, tied a bow and it was ready to hang.


Tomorrow it will be in the post to my friend to wish her much happiness in her new home!

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  1. How very sweet. I like the green round the hoopo, it finishes it all very nicely xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I like decorating the hoops as well as the embroidery! Hope you had some sun today! :) x

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  2. That piece is just as cute as it can be!!! What a lovely gift for your friend, I'm sure she will treasure it..

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I think she will like it! :) x

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  3. That's such a sweet little house; I like the big daisies looking on! Beautiful house-warming gift.

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    1. Thank you Marly! I liked the daisies too... Gail Pan draws such cute little houses! :) x

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  4. Your hoop is gorgeous, Christine. I love how you added the green to the hoop. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I was pleased with the decorated hoop too! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  5. That is so sweet, Christine! And I love the fabric tape trim!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I was pleased with the addition of the fabric tape... the hoop looked much better than it did plain! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  6. Christine, what a sweet gift! I never would have thought of dressing up the hoop the way you did. Beautiful! The 'Home Sweet Home' was a perfect addition.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I was really pleased with how this turned out and I hope my friend will enjoy it in her new home! :) x

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  7. What a darling gift! I love the "font" on the words. What great timing on the book. Really nice job Christine. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was great timing.... I think the 'font' is Amy's handwriting but I can't be sure! I thought it was lovely, so it seemed a good idea to add it! :) x

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  8. It is delightful Christine. Amy combined with Gail = double delight.
    Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I think you are absolutely right two wonderful designers together, it has to be a success! :) x

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  9. What a lovely gift for your friend. It is all perfect, the green and white hoop binding really does finish it beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I was pleased with how the hoop turned out.... always worth a little experiment!! :) x

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  10. What a great idea, much nicer than a wood hoop. I also have both those books. Lucky friend. Beautiful stitching as usual.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The hoop did look much better for it's decoration! I love both the books... I am sure to be making other projects! :) x

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  11. It looks fantastic - your friend will love it. Self-adhesive fabric tape sound cool!

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    1. Thank you! I do hope she will like it! Self-adhesive fabric tape is very cool!! I can't remember where I bought it now but when I saw it I knew it would be something I should add to my craftroom so I got a couple of rolls! Wish I had bought more now! :) x

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  12. Liebe Christine,
    ein schönes Bild hast Du gestickt. Das Motiv gefällt mir auch sehr gut und es ist ein wunderschönes Geschenk.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It was a lovely little project to work on and I am really pleased with how it looks! :) x

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  13. Really sweet little house stitchery! I love how you finished it for hanging...so pretty!
    Happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I hope my friend enjoys it! Have a nice week too! :) x

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  14. This is a beautiful little design so nicely finished. Your friend is going to love it, who wouldn't?

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! It was certainly fun to stitch! :) x

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  15. It's just adorable and the trim on the hoop is the perfect finishing touch! I know your friend is going to treasure your beautiful stitchery!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I was pleased with the finished hoop and I have popped it in the post today! :) x

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  16. how pretty! Lovely little embroidery and I like the way you've finished the hoop.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! It is on it's way to my friend now, so I hope she likes it! :) x

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  17. What a pretty embroidery. Covering the hoop was a great idea.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Yvonne and for your lovely comment! :) x

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  18. how lovely! Your friend should be very happy with this gift.

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    1. Thank you Sunny... she has received it now and is very happy with it! So I'm very happy too! :) x

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  19. What a pretty little embroidery to send to your friend for her new home! I love that you took two patterns and combine them to make yours unique. And I really like the green around the hoop. It frames the piece perfectly.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Monday's Stitchery Link Party and writing this special post for it. Aloha hugs.

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    1. Thank you Sue! My friend has received it now and she is really happy with it, so I am very pleased! :) x

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  20. It is gorgeous! Your friend will love it, I'm sure!

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    1. Thank you Raewyn! She has received it now and shoe is very happy! Nice of you to visit... I hope you will visit again! :) x

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