I completed my Porch Garden Mice - Humbug. I got to try out my new Kreinik Corder and made my first cording. It is not perfect, but I'm happy with it. I used DMC variegated pink and blue floss for the cording.
Today was a great day. It was the Friendship Exchange at my LNS www.StitchersPlace.com (link is on the right side bar at the bottom because it is a store). This was the first exchange that Wilma did through her cross stitch store. There were 4 of us participating in the exchange. It was my first time, and it was a wonderful experience. I stitched a scissor case and fob (another first for me). I included a pair of scissors because I wasn't sure if she had a pair small enough to fit the case.
I got a pattern from Happy Stitching (http://www.xstitchhappy.com/2008/08/hummingbird-scissors-triangle-case.html). I used the flowers, but in my own colours. I also used the over one hummingbird pattern on the fob. The rest was my own idea (poem was from my garden chair).
Here is a photo showing all four stitched items. I stitched the scissor case and fob for Leigh. Leigh stitched the Friendship framed item for Wilma. Wilma stitched the Friends coaster for Heather. Heather stitched a Just Nan Minerva mouse for me.
I was thrilled to receive Minerva mouse. I have seen it on the web, but it was a limited edition several years ago before I discovered Just Nan so I couldn't buy the pattern. Thanks to Heather, I now have a Minerva mouse of my very own.
We had so much fun with this exchange all four of us (and 2 others) will be participating in the Canadian online Spring is Coming exchange in April. I have to find something new to stitch.
My LNS Stitcher's Place is having their first stitching exchange for online stitchers. Theme is "Spring is Coming!" You can find more details on her website http://www.stitchersplace.com and blog http://thestitchersplace.blogspot.ca
Both can be found in my blog list, but I have added the direct link to her website exchange page.
February Goals Finish Porch Garden Mice (Just Nan) - Humbug Work on Garden Chair Plan out and pull floss and kit each one of the Just Nan projects for the rest of the year
January Reviews Start & Finish Barnabee in Bloom (Just Nan) - YES and sewn together Start Paradise (Stoney Creek) - NO decided to start Porch Garden Mice - Humbug (Just Nan) Work on Garden Chair (Cat's Whiskers) - YES finished front of chair back Plan & Start Friendship exchange - for Stitcher's Place (LNS) - YES and finished