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.
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.
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.
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4 thoughts on “My Valentine Exchange”
Very pretty, I love pink and grey together
Thank you It was not an easy stitch – I think my eyes are getting worse even with glasses it was sometimes hard to see the holes in the fabric! I am pleased that she likes it and am enjoying the exchanging very much. Alison
That is really pretty and because it isn’t in the obligitory red can stay out all year. Good thinking!
Thank you – I enjoyed doing it but it was a hard stitch – even with glasses on! Think I need to go back to the opticians for a stronger pair. See you Thurs. Alison