Friday, September 08, 2006

More redwork!

Remember a while ago I had nothing to show you because it was all secret stitching? Well, it seems like now I have so much to show I can't keep up! The surprise gift and the needleroll exchange have arrived, and I'm expecting my redwork exchange to arrive any day too.

First, here's the surprise I stitched. It's for Becky, and it's redwork because I knew she wanted to join the redwork exchange but was too busy with her family and stitching things for other people. She gives a lot to other people, so this was just for her!

It's from the A Mon Ami Pierre alphabet 8 and it's stitched over one on 32ct natural linen using the new variegated DMC 115 (which I can highly recommend!)


And here's the back with a pocket for a thing with our names!


It's been a bit of a red week hasn't it?! Needleroll pic to come tomorrow - although if you can't wait pop over to Katrina's blog to see it!

21 comments:

  1. Oh that is SO beautiful!! I didn't know the new variegated DMC 115 was like that - I am so getting me some of that! (noted it down already!!) The Queen of over-1 stitching, I absolutely love it... Becky is so right, you are! LOL

    BTW I forgot to mention in your other post... I'd love to do a Mira SAL at some point if you're interested. I know you're not planning to start a new one any time soon, but LMK when you are if you'd like to do one (will give me an excuse to start yet another new one!) I always seem to get so much more stitching done with SALs. :-)

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  2. I'm still speechless :)
    I was VERY spoiled today :) Thank you again dear friend :)

    ((((Nicki)))

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  3. What a beautiful gift. You did such a lovely job!

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  4. It's gorgeous! I'm a big fan of red! What a sweetheart you are, stitching that for Becky!

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  5. Wow, Nicki, I think I'm as speechless as Becky! How sweet of you to send her that surprise. It is absolutely gorgeous- I adore the red toile. Bravo!

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  6. What a beautiful piece Nicki. And I must say love Petal Fairy too.

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  7. What a gorgeous piece! The pocket on the back is a lovely touch. Love your needleroll for Katrina too - I've just seen it and it's beautiful!

    Nice to know that the new DMC variegated threads are worth getting - that's a lovely colour. I've only bought a couple for gifts so far, but I might add a few to my wishlist now :)

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  8. Nicki, you've got such a big heart - and very deft fingers too. I'm now seriously thinking you are a real fairy! (((hugs)))

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  9. Your work are as always exquisite! I really adore your talent. I got a couple of the new DMC Colour Variation with 4XXX series and they are lovely too. Lucky , Becky!!

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  10. I love your red work Nicky,
    it's really wonderful !
    jackye
    "à mon ami pierre"

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  11. Oh my, this is simply gorgeous - no wonder Becky was speechless. What a special thing you have done for a special friend.

    Margaret

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  12. It's beautiful Nikki, what a lovely gift to give.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! The variegated red is so beautiful. I'm using the DMC variegated yellow for BHG's Alphabet Heart sampler. Definitely have to find this pattern for my stash. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. That variegated DMC is so sumptuous and so is the design. Just decadent. And your finishing skills are to die for!

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  15. Nicki, whata fabulous surprise for our dear Becky. You have your heart on your hand...
    (((hugs)))

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  16. Nicki, the piece you did for Becky is just gorgeous. Wow, that is DMC? Cool, I will have to get some of that. Ann.

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  17. Well you already KNOW how much i love it after my rave the other day, exquisite stitching as always my friend

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  18. An awesome design, wonderfully stitched and finished!!

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  19. An awesome design, wonderfully stitched and finished!!

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  20. That B you did for Becky is stunning, gf! Simply gorgeous. And you found the perfect backing fabric for it. :-)

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  21. I actually read these posts last week, but just noticed I hadn't commented yet ... hence the mass posting today ;) Just wanted to say I think the pinkeep for Becky is absolutely stunning! I really adore those alphabet letters, and it looks absolutely awesome with that DMC (glad I could recommend that one to you - isn't it great?) ... talking of which, I really must get my redwork biscornu finished ...

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