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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

I forgot to say

I was so pleased with the items that I received in my recent exchanges, I forgot to show what I had stitched for my exchange partners.
For my Needlecraft Haven partner, Christine, I stitched this Spring sewing pocket found at Createand decorate
Spring Bunny Sewing Pocket -  Terry Loewen
Stitched on 28ct Natural Cashel linen
and for my Friendly Stitcher's partner, Thoeria, I stitched this needlecase for Stitcher's Day. The pdf for this free design can be found here.
Coeurbroderie2 - sablaise.over-blog.com
Stitched on 32ct natural Belfast linen
I enjoyed choosing each of these designs. For me, one of the things I like about exchanges (other than the surprise of receiving something beautiful from another stitcher) is that I HAVE to finish my stitching as something. I'm not very good at finishing my stitching for myself. Left to my own devices, a completed piece of stitching is often put in a drawer and just taken out to be admired now and again. In contrast, the stitched gifts I receive are displayed in a basket where I can see them every day.

Is not finishing stitching for yourself a common affliction or am I in the minority?

3 comments:

  1. Two wonderful gifts you send out Mary.
    A lot of my projects sit in a drawer waiting for something to be done with them.

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  2. J'ai la même philosophie,je montre avec grand plaisir les objets que je reçois en cadeaux,surtout les jolies broderies.
    Douce soirée

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  3. I love my stitcher's pocket.
    I have loads of unfinished finishes lying around!

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