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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

HoE LHN Exchange FOR Carol S.

Yesterday I've got a lovely e-mail from Carol S. that she has safely received my HoE (Hooked on Exchanging) LHN Exchange piece, so I'm going to share what I've made for her!
Carol S. is a very talented lady as you know, so I was a bit nervous to stitch for her and also it was very hard to choose a design from lots of LHN patterns!

Then I've chosen this design "Necessities Sampler" for her as I liked colours of this design.
I stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen, so it became a bit big, so again it racked my brains trying to find an idea how to finish it off...

Then I found the idea to finish it off as tasseled mini pillow which I wanted to make at least once!
It was a bit difficult for the first time to make them, so I think they were not perfect...

So I told her honestly that it was my first try and so they aren't perfect, but she told me there was nothing wrong at all...
She is so kind, isn't she!
Thank you Carol S.!
I will practice how to make beautiful tassels like she does!
I forgot to take photos of them, though I stitched our initials and "2008 HoE" on the pillow!
Here is the photo of backing fabric which I used for this mini pillow.
This photo doesn't show the colour justice, but I used my favourite fabric for it!

Anyway, I'm so glad that she told me she liked everything I've sent to her!
I heard that her DH loved sweets (Pocky) that I sent, so if there was another chance to send something to her, I will send variety of Pockys!! lol
Mine will be delivered from someone soon, I think!
I'm so thrilled to think about it nowadays!




Design : "Necessities Sampler" © Little House Needleworks
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen (Ivory)
Thread : DMC
Finished as : (Tasseled) Mini Pillow

25 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you for stopping by recently to visit my blog and for your sweet comment.
I really enjoy your blog--your stitching is beautiful.
I hope you have a lovely week-
Pam

Dovilė said...

I like this your choise from LHN, great idea for finish as a pillow.

Carol R said...

A beautiful pillow Yuko. I am sure that anyone would be pleased to draw you as a partner in an exchange - I know I would be!

Caro said...

for a first try, this is a very beautifull pillow ! There is nothing wrong to say about it.
I like the way you took the photo, all colors fitting perfectly.
hugs

Charlene said...

Beautiful pillow. You are so talented Yuko. Your partner must be very happy to received it.

Sally said...

Your pillow is absolutely beautiful Yuko:)

xstitch.nl said...

That's gorgeous and the backing fabric is just perfect!!

Rachel said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog earlier in the week :) It really made my day!

I love the way you finished this design. I would have never thought to finish it as a pillow. I think it is very cute!

Keep up the gorgeous work!

Stephanie said...

I love the tassled pillow you made for Carol, it's gorgeous! Tassels can be quite tricky, it looks like you've done a lovely job, well done :)

Nancy said...

This is such a gorgeous pillow! Everything you make always looks so pretty and so nicely finished. You are very talented Yuko! I think your tassels look very nice.

Julie said...

So gorgeous, a pretty finish

Carol said...

I really love the pillow so much - the whole exchange is excellent... and I will post very publicly here too... there is absolutely nothing wrong with Yuko's tassels - they are quite perfect ;-)

Daffycat said...

Yuko, your pillow turned out AWESOME! The tassels look perfect to me. The colors are so pretty too! Well done.

Jessie said...

Hi Yuko,
your tassels look fantasic to me and your pillow is beautifully stitched and finished. I love the backing fabric used too.
I'm so so sure your partner will certainly loves it.

Virginia said...

Oh , it's lovely !! This model is in my basket.I like the way you've finished it ...

tammie said...

i think your stitching is brill and so professional well done

Margaret said...

Yuko
Your tassells look perfect - but small ones are fiddly to make. The pillow is amazing and I love the design you stitched

flom said...

Fabuleux, Sublime !!!!!!!!!!
This pillow is beautiful!!!
bravo Yuko
flo
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mimimira said...

Beautiful pillow, Yuko! I like LHN desings more and more! And your tassels are perfect!

Susimac said...

Its really lovely Yuko, I love this tasselled pillow no wonder Carol was delighted but there again ALL your wonderful stitching is a delight - Real Eye Candy

Anne said...

oh Yuko, this pillow looks really gorgeous!You are so talented!!!

NatQuebec said...

Another very nice pillow ! Congrats !

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a nice looking pillow!Congratulation on such a pretty finish.

Jenna said...

I'm new to your blog, but found it to be highly recommended by other bloggers that I read regularly. Your love of photography really shows through, as you have exquisite pictures. Congratulations on such a fine finish for Carol. I think it turned out lovely and so did your tassels. :)

Domie said...

it's so beautiful