My Valentine Exchange

I have just been and checked the ASOE  web site and was delighted to find that my Valentine exchange for Maggee  in the USA has been delivered – very good considering I posted it on the 29th Jan. 

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The front of the ornament - stitched on evenweave with DMC thread, seed beads and heart ribbon

The pattern was an old one that I have had in my pattern collection since the late 1990s from a cross stitch mag and was originally designed as an Xmas ornie in red and green. 

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One of my usual little charms on the back - love this gingham - reminds me of primary school summer dresses!

Maggee really likes pink so I decided to stitch it in pink and green and try out a new finish with this little bordered cushion with the pink gingham. The little charm was from my stash – not certain where I got it from – may have been my LNS some time ago. 

It was very simple to finish and generally quite a good stitch – not very quick as there is a lot of evenweave to be covered with the check background and it is very tiny! However I interspersed this project with knitting to give my old eyes a rest! 

I am pleased that Maggee likes it and eagerly await getting my ornie from her. 

Thanks for visiting.