Friday, June 29, 2007

Catching up

Sorry I've not posted for a while - a combination of work and generally feeling grotty means I haven't actually had time to check the internet for a few days, let alone create a post. I think I'll be posting less often generally - I don't get to the computer at all on work days.

Feeling unwell means I haven't been stitching as much either - apologies Lina as I didn't do anything on Monday for our SAL. I didn't stitch a Christmas ornament at the weekend either - oops!

I do have a Toccata II pic to share though - I got the alphabet and two more motifs finished last week.


And, my secret stitching arrived at its recipient's house. Here it is - a gift for Sue who has been so generous to me. It's a set of Quaker needlework smalls - all from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament issues - in a bourse. They're all stitched with DMC 115 on cream 32ct linen.




I have quite a list of thank yous to those people who inspired me to put this together - Isabelle for her lovely bourse instructions, Helen for the inspiration after seeing an exchange she made, Becky for some of the DMC (gifted in an exchange), and Nancy for the red fabric (gifted in another exchange).

20 comments:

  1. Ooooh, those Quaker smalls are GORGEOUS!!! Pass me a tissue please, I can't stop drooling... LOL

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  2. Oh, Nicki!! Su must be struck speechless!! That is simply, utterly amazing. WOW!!!! I'd just sit around staring at it all day!!!

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  3. Sorry, I spelled SUE's name wrong. Oops!!

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  4. Wow, what a HUGE present! Very nice!

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  5. What a lovely present Nicki!!! is so pretty, congratulations!!
    And your Toccata is amazing!!!

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  6. The stitching set for Sue is absolutely gorgeous! Such lovely fabric and the red thread is so pretty.

    Love TII too - you're nearly done - yay!!!

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that you got the bits and pieces I sent you earlier this week :)

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  7. The Quaker smalls are just lovely! Hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Sorry to hear you've been unwell Nicki... (((hugs)))

    Those Quaker accessories are exquisite! What a wonderful set of gifts for your friend! :)

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  9. The quaker smalls are wonderful, as is the bourse !! Very nice !!

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  10. You did such a beautiful job, Nicki! I hope that work is going well for you and that you are feeling back to normal soon. :)

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  11. You already know what I think...but I am going to say it again! STUNNING!!!!!
    (((hugs)))

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  12. Toccata II looks beautiful so far. And friends gift is amazing!!!
    Happy Stitching =0)

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  13. Wow the stitching set is gorgeous Nicki! I have been looking at those and thinking of stitching them. The little needlebook looks so complicated to make up!

    Love your WIP on Toccatta II

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  14. WOW!! I just saw your photo on FoF. This is an incredibly beautiful set. I bet it was hard to give away! That is a tremendous amt. of work and so lovely.

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  15. OMG those smalls are just stunning! What a lovely gift.

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  16. Hi Nicki, I do hope you are feeling much better now!
    I love your Tocatta progress and as for your quaker set, well I think it is absolutely beautiful. I love the fabric you have used for the Bourse to hold them is that from here or NZ? You really make me want to do this set again for myself this time ;-) It is a pleasure for the eyes to see yours and Sue must be over the moon, know I would have been :)
    Have a nice week!!

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  17. Thank you thank you thank you! Your stitching is gorgeous and perfect and I *love* the red! Nikki loved the tissue paper, which you sent just for her, of course!

    Feel better! *HUGS!*

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  18. Beautiful work, as ever.

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  19. The stitching set is very, very beautiful! What a wonderful gift.

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  20. That set of smalls is just AMAZING!

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