Tuesday, June 3, 2008

HoE for Margaret S!

Margaret has received the pinkeep I made her for the Hooked on Exchanging freebie exchange...

a mon ami Pierre: Stitcher Hornbook

fabric: 32ct evenweave remnant (I think)

fiber: DMC 310





I haven't done much stitching this past week, but I did get my F&S round 7 mailed to Dani today. In addition to my 3 kiddos, I'm babysitting a 5yr old boy for the summer. So with 3 boys aged 5-8 with me, I don't think I'll be getting as much stitching done this summer as I thought, LOL ;)

35 comments:

Kim B said...

It's perfection!! I love the contrast of the thread next to the fabric!

Sandra Ree said...

Staci, it's beautiful! Excellent job!

3 boys, 5-8...bless your heart! I did that one summer and believe me even with an inground pool it wasn't easy. You'll remember this summer for years to come. :)

Rima said...

So totally cool. Love it. I really like the dark color you used for the stitching.

We should do a personal exchange sometime :)

Margaret said...

Staci
Your exchange was just fantastic. Thank you again. I am having such pleasure out of looking at all the goodies and wondering what I can make with thouse beautiful threads. DMC are so expensive in NZ I am delighted to have them.

Margaret S

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful job. I love the black - it is so striking. Four little boys - oh my gosh - good luck!!

Juls said...

Lovely stitching and thanks for commenting and visiting my blog!!!!

Carol R said...

Pretty pinkeep - great stitching and finishing. What braiding did you use for the edging? It's so unusual - just right for spacing the pins evenly!

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love your pinkeep! Excellent choice of thread, cloth and trim - perfect!

Concetta said...

The pinkeep you made is beautiful! Lucky Margaret!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done on such a wonderful pin-keep for your exchange. Love the biscornu that you received from Chery.

Tanya said...

Sounds like you will surely have your hands full this summer!!! I took the boys to the pool for the first time this week and while it was fun, I was a wreck trying to remember what to bring for each child AND myself. LOL I think I have it down now but I can't imagine adding another child or two into the mix. Enjoy though - aren't kids grand?

Your exchange finish is lovely - I'm sure she'll love it.
Tanya

Jennifer/OH said...

Love the pinkeep. What beautiful backing fabric...the back is almost a lovely as the front. Great work!

Sally said...

That is gorgeous Staci. It is bold and beautiful.

Lovely biscornu you received from Cheryl.

Vonna said...

Gorgeously thought out, stitched, finished...just GORGEOUS!
You inspire me in so many ways ;)

Brigitte said...

You chose a great freebie. And so beautifully stitched and finished!

Von said...

For several years I always had three boys ages 5-8! :D Yep, you'll be distracted this summer. I hope you have a park nearby where the boys can run off some energy. Boys and puppies need to run, lol. Then you can kit up a bunch of projects like this gorgeous sampler pinkeep you've just mailed off to stitch at the park! Maybe you'll get more done than you thought. :)

CraftyT said...

Staci,
Your finished pinkeep is lovely. I wish I could make one as beautiful as the ones I see. I guess with pratice I will get the hang of it.

Ahhhh the joys of summer. Have fun with the kids, those are great ages. And thank you for the well wishes.
Natasha

Julie said...

Beautiful finish! I wouldn't have thought of stitching a piece in all black! Thanks for the idea!
www.familyfun.com has some great craft, food, game ideas if your needing something to keep them occupied on those rainy days.

Einschies blog said...

hey what perfect backing fabric you found,-))) And perfectly finished.-))

Ah and Staci, thx for the envelope to Simon, together with the calendar, he loves it,-))

Gaby

litlaskvis said...

Love how it turned out. I did this same pattern, also as a pinkeep, for a pinkeep exchange :) It is one of my favorites, and I plan on stitching it again for myself soon!

Aprilblue said...

So beautiful !

Katrina said...

Very pretty! Love the fabric too, it coordinates perfectly.

Annie said...

You are one great exchange partner! The pinkeeep looks fabulous. You seem to have a great source for backing fabric.. care to share?

Teri said...

Staci, this pinkeep is beautiful! You did such a great job with everything, and the backing fabric is perfect. Love it!

Dragonflymystic said...

I am now putting a piece together in blackwork ... because that is so stunning, I just have to!
THANK YOU ... what an enabler!
GREAT job!!!
Laura

Daffycat said...

Beautiful stitching and so well finished. You sent a wonderful exchange.

Linen Stitcher said...

Love the stitching, love the finishing. The fabric you used for the backing is a perfect for the needlework! It's lovely!

Lillie said...

Wonderful package. Loved the pinkeep design.

Andrea said...

Love the pinkeep, so stunning.

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful pinkeep! You certainly will be busy with all those boys this summer! Have fun!

Barbie said...

Staci,
I have looked and looked through my AMAP freebies and I just don't seem to have this cutie (I love that you chose black floss!). Any possibility you can send me a link for it? Thanks, brdstitcher at gmail dot com

Susimac said...

Beautiful

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous!!

Yuko said...

Staci, I saw this pinkeep at HoE site and I thought it's wonderfully beautiful!
I love the colour you've stitched in black, it really looks sophisticated!!
I love your taste very much!

Solstitches said...

Lucky Margaret S! Sadly I'm Margaret G and not the recipient of this very elegant pinkeep.
It's really gorgeous. Your stitching and finishing are perfection.

Margaret