It was Lillie's birthday yesterday. She said she had a fabulous day! I stitched for her Blackbird Design's Souvenir de France (freebie) for the needlekeep. It was stitched on 36ct coffee dyed white linen with 2 strands of Zarina's overdyed embroidery floss Aubrielle. I went for a similar construction as the needle keep that my swap partner Mary C sent to me.
In keeping with the Paris theme I added the Kelmscott Paris needle minder and a mini charm pack by French General called Pom Pom de Paris. And here's the whole package.
I am working on the Jacob's Ladder blocks. Slowly but surely ... Please don't mind the colour grouping. I just cut and piece up some blues or red at a time and pin it on the wall. They'll be moved around when I finalise the quilt top. I am not sure how far I'll go with this but at this juncture it's twin sized i.e. about 140 blocks! If you know me the quilt top may shrink to a crib size!
Some stitchery on the side lines :)
|Christmas freebie by Gail Pan found here|
|Fabrics from This-N-That|
|Rotating rotary mat is a genius invention!|
|Some lovely cross stitch charts ... be still my beating heart ...|