Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Finish and A Treasure

I have put the final stitches into the Lizzie Kate May Stamp cross-stitch!  This little pattern has been in my library for 12 years, unbelievably, but is still in print. 

Luckily I had a very fine quilting needle that fit through the teeny holes in the tiny buttons.  Didn't the birdies turn out cute?  My floss choices strayed from the pattern for the birdhouse trim and the leaves on the tree, which I wanted lighter than the pattern.  I'm happy with how it turned out.

Currently I'm suffering with a spring cold, but on Thursday received a gift to raise my spirits.  I'm participating in Lori of Humble Quilts' doll quilt swap, and this beauty was made by Lucy Dufendach.  

Lucy had posted a photo of the quilt on the Facebook page and I thought the recipient would be very lucky to have it, never dreaming it was me!  All different fabrics, in my favorite reds and greens.


Sweet hand quilting  and a printed label. I'll treasure this doll quilt with many thanks to Lucy and Lori. This the 4th year I've joined in and each one I received was exquisitely made.  The swap mail-out deadline is May 1; my doll quilt is in progress as it took me a long time to settle down to a design, too many ideas kept popping up!  I've drawn out my plan and got a bunch of cutting done, while pondering finishing details as I work.

P.S.: About my profile photo--for my life, I cannot get it to look right.  I'm not that blurry in person...

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

I had noticed your new profile photo, and though slightly blurry, it is a beautiful photo of you!
Cute finish on the cross-stitch.
You received a lovely quilt in Lori's swap! I look forward to seeing what you make for your recipient.

loulee said...

Your wee cross stitch finish is sweet. .
Your doll quilt swap gift is lovely, you are lucky.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a sweet doll quilt! (and I love your nail-polish color!)

Barb said...

Love your doll quilt...don't think my eyes could see those tiny holes.

Frances Meredith said...

I opted out of the Swap this year, but you have lucked out with a great partner!

Kate said...

Your little birdhouse turned out beautifully! Perfect for a spring. A very pretty and fun mini. Looks like you had a really good week.

Shasta Matova said...

That's a great stitchery. I can see why it is still in print. Your color choices help it look springy. That's a great mini. I tend to not join swaps because of the commitment but do enjoy seeing all the results,

Denise :) said...

The cross stitch piece is really darling -- the button embellishments are sweet, and so are the little birdies! Your doll quilt is sweet -- what a nice happy to receive! I hope you're feeling better _soon_! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

The May stitchery is adorable...and very tiny work!

mangozz said...

Very cute mini swap quilt!

Lori said...

That is so cute! Can you make a post about the one you sent and link up?