Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A birthday gift


This is what I made for my daughter. She likes to hang things on her door handle but it could also be used as a pin cushion. It took about 12 hours. I like how it turned out and my husband is really pleased with it also :)
The flower border is adapted from a Christmas design by I Stitch Charts http://istitchcharts.blogspot.com  DMC L760 & L3012 two strands.
The alphabet is from Yarn Tree http://yarntree.com/036alpht.htm using DMC 309 two strands. 28 ct. Aida
The fabrics and rick-rack were in my small projects boxes. I used three different fabrics on the back to create stripes and it took 1 yard of the rick-rack to finish the front and make the handle.
Finished size - 7"x51/2"
I'm now back to stitching Cirque Des Carreaux and plan on having that finished for our wedding anniversary in February.

17 comments:

  1. Very nice, you did a great job, sure she will love it.

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  2. Lovely, good luck with the February deadline!

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  3. I love it! I know she will love it too.

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  4. Lovely adaption of my Christmas freebie!

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  5. Oh, my goodness, what a beautiful way to use the chart! Your eye for color is amazing. I sure wouldn't have envisioned that! Very pretty!

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  6. I bet your daughter will LOVE it! Beautiful stitching and finishing :-)

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  7. Oh, It's really lovely! What a cute idea!
    *Hugs*

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  8. Thanks ladies. She almost caught me putting it together!!!! Her birthday is on Saturday and she has everything planned out for our family activities :)

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  9. Lovely stitching and a very nice finish! Sure she'll love it!

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  10. My darling daughter loves her gift. It's currently hanging from her doll's 4 poster bed :) She thinks it would also make a great doll's cushion.

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