Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Blackbird Design Exchange to Lisa

I am so happy Lisa has recieved her exchange piece from me,  I live in cold Minnesota and Lisa lives in Australia where it is warm.
I had fun stitching this piece it is from the Blackbird Designs Thank-you, Sarah Tobias booklet, I love the color and design so much I am going to make one for myself.

  I stitched it on an unknown fabric,  a piece I had leftover from another project, I think it was 30 count, I used Weeks threads and Gentle Arts threads, the box came from hobby Lobby, I tell you that they have the best products I only had to do a little light sanding, otherwise the box was in excellant condition, I did order more from Hobby Lobby.
The stain is just an inexspensive stain from the craft store, the wax finish is the same stuff Alma and Barb use on their projects.
and here she is, I hope you like what I did for Lisa.

I had fun doing this box, I filled it with crushed walnut shells, I had a hard time looking for the crushed shells last year for another project, you can find them at any pet store they are a lot less expensive if you buy them from the pet store.

I want to show you what my wonderful Husband bought for our Anniversary to me, I know we donot have our Love date until june, but he had to buy them they go so fast on Amazon, he is so sweet, I put on my wish list on Amazon what I want and he saw this and ordered them for me, I love You Michael, thank-you.
I have already started on a small bag from one of the books (Tildas Summer Ideas) lots of pimk colors I will post a picture later this week or on sunday.
All four books have lots of projects I am in a tizzy to do, the little birds book has a fat round bluebird I want to do, I will start working on it this evening, I also want to make the felt trees from the F la la la Felt book.
I think I will be very busy.
I did buy a streacher bar to work on the beautiful needlework project I won from Edgar, I tried to do it without a streacher barr not a good idea tension gets off.
Today it is a balmy 21 degrees so far,  I am hoping for 35-40 degrees that would be warm compared to what it has been this winter.
Keep you fingers stitching and Happy St. Patricks Day to you, I will be wearing the green on sunday, I am half Irish.


Christina said...

Happy St Patricks Day Catherine (although I don't have a single drip of Irish blood running through my veins!)
Your exchange to Lisa is just lovely, I've never attempted a finish like that before.
What fabulous gifts from your husband. Perhaps I should do a wish list on amazon for my husband!

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Catherine said...

Beautiful piece you did for Lisa! And great gifts from your husband! Enjoy!

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Lisa V said...

I love it to bits.

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine!
Lovely item. I am sure that Lisa likes her gift!!
Many hugs and kisses,Conny

Chris said...

What a fabulous exchange piece.
What a great early gift from your DH. They look like they are filled with wonderful projects!

Anonymous said...


Just found your blog.
Your stchng is beautiful, what a lovely present the box is.

Lovely hubby too (:
Happy weekend.

Kimmie said...

Very cute exchange package!!!!