sexta-feira, 23 de maio de 2008

Two Fobs for Joan

So, finally!
Earlier this year, back to January I stitched and sent a FOB pack to Joan S. ,in a swap at the HoE.
The pack never got her... =( What is truely a pitty because it was a darling little pack. Honestly I want to cry just to think all the time spent on making the tiny little piece for her... Wasted. Lost somewhere. I hope the person who got it burn forever in hell with some terrible pain!
Anywho... I re-made her a FOB.She got it a few days ago. I am impressed it got her so fast this time. That person who will BURN FOREVER IN HELL WITH SOME TERRIBLE PAIN must had made it arrives ok this time (you are not forgiven neither forgotten b%$#@ !)
Now I can show both pieces. Here is the parcel I have made for her in 1st place.Chocolates, flossies, ribbon. All in blue, her fave color.Oh God I want to cry... all MIA! That´s not fair!!!!! =(

A closer look.You cant see but I added her initials at the side of it.I designed the button flower and heart flower too, and got the specialty stitches from The Gift of Stitching. Backstitch butterfly and seagull were taken from a very old book I dont recall the name.I wrote the word "kindness" because I think that should be the word driving our lives, all the time.
The back side.A message for her.Ok, now I am really pissed it never got her! >=(

And here the 2nd piece. The one that FINALLY got her. =) Backing fabric, stitching fabric (we name it linen here, but I think it shall be named as evenwave by you guys...Not sure.), flossies, handmade star buttons by a friend of mine. Click on the pic for a larger view.

One more time, so sorry on the delay Joan. Hope you enjoy your gifts!

quarta-feira, 21 de maio de 2008

A sweet postcard

Yesterday I got this beautiful postcard from Vicky, NM-USA. She was on vacations at San Diego and was just THAT kind to send me something to make me smile, as she knows I like them. Well... I am smiling till now!
Thank you V.! =D

terça-feira, 20 de maio de 2008

segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2008

International RR

Woo hoo! Another finishing!=D
Remember the Stitch 4 Pleasure, Stitch 4 Charity project I told you guys in my last posting?
So, Jane is running this Around The World RR, where each box is going to be filled by a person in a different country. Here is my share.
She asked us to stitch something related to our country. This could be a landmark, local animal, natiobal costume, etc... As we are famous because of the Soccer, I picked this lovely Archie, The Bear and Spot design, by Margaret Sherry. The name of the design is "Goal".
At the right side of my share you see the group´s logo.It was designed by Lucie Heaton, specially for the project! Isn´t it just lovely?!=)
Now mailing tomorrow up to Canada!Hope it doesnt take too long to arrive.=D

sábado, 17 de maio de 2008

A prize and a finish

I just love when I have lots of things to tell you guys! So... lets start with the prize!

I am a volunteer stitcher for a few charity groups. Stitch For Pleasure, Stitch For Charity is one of them. It´s an UK based group, leaded by Aunty Jane.We count on some really cool ladies who stitch Aida bands for bibs and squares for confort quilts.It´s really an amazing project.Worths a few miutes of your attention.

So Jane recently created that game, where the 1st girl to stitch, picture and send her a square within the theme she suggests, wins a surprise gift.

Last month´s theme was "doll". Here is my square:

I was pleased I managed to have it finished in just a few hours... Well the design is really simple. It wasnt really hard to make.
For that I won this!!!!!!!

Isnt that just too much?! =D I think its for just a simple square... But... er... I am NOT going to send it back! Lol.

I just love that magazine! Love the small projects on it!Planning to stitch both Archie and the Paddington bear for the project Jane runs.
If you think you could stitch something too, feel free to join us. Any help is welcome! If you have some aida, floss or backing fabric you think you can donate, get in touch. Lots of british sick kids will love it! =)

Ok... now the finishing!
Here is the tea towel I made for Terrie, at CA.Its a bday gift and I am more than happy I am ahead on this! Her special date is by July, and I just need to get a few goodies to include on her pack.Her theme was birdies and bird houses, and her fave colors are blue, pink and green.I guess I managed quite well to have them .=)
It´s a part of a LHN design. Love Diane Williams´s style of designs.Took it from a sampler and completely changed the colors suggested by the designer.I do that a lot! =D
As Ruth said "the pics of your neat backs are sooo annoying!!!" , I will NOT post the pic of it this time... You will have to imagine how it looks. =D Hahahahaah...

quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2008

New fave song

Now THAT is a song I do like a lot. It´s Céu (Céu , is Portuguese for Sky).I am probably listening to that right now, so its definetly a new obsession.
Love the jazzy style of her.All the beat ...Its so Brazilian!
That´s the part of my country and my ppl I am proud of. We really know how to make great music.Please leave a coment on what you think about Céu, and if you already know her.
Special thanks for Gertrudis ,the lovely person ho taught me how to upload videos at my Blog. =D

terça-feira, 13 de maio de 2008

A small progress...

A few more stitches (unfortunally I couldn´t stitch as much as I was hoping for today...) and some green touches were added to the piece.

I agree with Olga: it´s quite springy, uh? =)
I do love the colors I have choosen (can you tell?Lol) for this project. It´s coming along quite nicely!

Hope to finish all the green parts by tomorrow.

That´s all for now. See ya! =)

segunda-feira, 12 de maio de 2008

Rainy days and Mondays

Rainy Monday here and I finally have something new to post.=)

All the things I have been stitching lately are gifts or swaps so I could not show you guys or the surprise factor would be completely ruined. =D

Last week Simone told me she had got the Bday gift I sent her. First time a pack arrived at the Netherlands in such a fast speed!In fact it got her a few days before the special date! =)

As the unwrapping pack pics are just priceless, I asked her if I could post them here too, so...

It´s such a nice feeling to realise she is now holding the gift I made just for her! All the way from Brasil to the Netherlands.How cool is that?

And here a closer look at the blue birds I stitched on a tea towel. I took them from a Bent Creek sampler, named Love. I changed the colors so it matched to the blue border on the towel.

And finally my weekend stitching. It´s a Jeremiah Junction design (JL152 - Patchwork Seasonal Squares) I love JJ style! As I didnt have all the shades the color key was asking, I changed it a bit to suit my stash.Its a bit different than the original, but I do think it is coming along quite nicely. In fact the magazine offers us 3 different palletes to make it,from a darker one, to a lighter one, so I dont feel THAT guilty. Lol.

That magazine has lots of nice designs ! I do recomend all of you to get one issue.I plan to make a biscornu from that piece.Maybe even a set.
I guess that´s all for now.
Hugs to all, from the not so sunny lands of Brasil... (oh boy... I love Autumn!)