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Friday, March 13, 2009

LHN - "Lavender Hill" FOR My Friend

Hi! Finally I can show you my stitched piece!
Today it's my Japanese friend's Birthday.
I received a message from my dear friend S. that she received her Birthday Present from me safely today!
She loves LHN and CCN, so I choose this design from my stash.
Actually I was anxious if she has done this design before, but I so like this design and thought this would be her taste.


It was very pleasure to stitch for her, and this design was so fun to stitch!
I am stitching this design for my cousin, too and will stitch again for myself, too!
AND, my mum asked me to stitch for her, too, (lol) she is being greedy nowadays because I showed her online shop site and introduced so many designers.
She was so excited to see so many beautiful designs and said wants me to stitch them, as she has bad sight, she can't stitch complicated designs.

The model recommended Lambswool and I had it in my stash, but I thought this Belfast (Platinum) looks more similar with the model photo.
Threads are recommended DMC threads.

I was planning to frame this and asked to make a mat for it.
And here is the photo of it what I sent to my friend! Beautiful isn't it?

Here is a close up photo of the mat and frame.
I asked to make 2 more mats for my cousin's and for mine, and both are different with this mat.
For my cousin, I choose lavender colour mat and I made double mat in same lavender and ivory for mine!
My mum will choose lavender single mat for hers.

I love this design so much, it's SO lovely in the frame, so no wonder my mum fell in love with this and asked me to stitch this for her, too!

Anyway, Happy Birthday dear my friend!
Let's keep in touch and stitch even though we became old ladies!

I will have to work on a piece for SWAP, so won't be able to show stitched piece for a while again, though will post some about my life or my family!
Thank you so much for your comments, I love reading comments and they make me so happy and cheer me up!
Take care and have a lovely weekend!!
Happy Stitching!



Design : "Lavender Hill" © Little House Needleworks
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen (Platinum)
Thread : DMC

44 comments:

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Yuko. I'm sure your friend was delighted!

Rūta said...

Beautiful present!

Carol R said...

Lavender Hill is so pretty - gorgeous colours! And you cut those mats yourself? How clever you are. The mat and frame are perfect - your friend is very lucky to receive such a thoughtful gift!
[[[Hugs]]]

Sally said...

What a delightful gift for your friend Yuko. She is very lucky.

I hope you are feeling well.

Nancy said...

This is a very pretty and peaceful design Yuko, and as always, your stitching is so beautiful! The mat and frame look so perfect with this sampler.

Nicole said...

Yuko, that turned out so pretty! The frame and mat are perfect for it!

Margaret said...

It's so pretty, Yuko! What a great gift for your friend! I don't blame you for wanting to stitch it for yourself and your mom as well. :D

Evik said...

Yuko, this is really, really nice gift for your friend. It is a magical and beautiful!

Dovilė said...

I love this design too, congrats on beautiful finish:)

Sherri said...

You do such beautiful work and have wonderful taste. What a great project to give your friend.

Annie said...

What a lovely finish. You have a very lucky friend!

Jennifer said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Your stitching is just gorgeous and that framing job really sets it off perfectly.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Beautiful Stitching...I just love your Blog and to read what is going on and to see your Beautiful Stitching as well.

Your Son is so cute and I love his Cute Chubby Cheeks too...he is way too cute. I think it is great that he is learning to Stitch too...Good for him.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Susimac said...

Its lovely Yuko, a perfect gift....

Оля said...

Beautiful! Bravo!

Nina said...

Perfect work!!

Yuko,
Any time you show us another nice finished work I am falling in love with! :)
The framing work is also wonderful, you are a very talented woman!

Hugs,
Nina

Анна - Зонт said...

Yuko, this is really beautiful gift for your friend!

Irene said...

WOW looks gorgeous ! Happy Birthday to your friend.

Doris said...

beautiful stitching,beautiful finish,beautiful framing, is gorgeous!

Theresa said...

This is soooo cute!!!!! I love the frame and mat you choose, too!!!

Jane said...

It's so lovely, Yuko! Your friend will treasure it I'm sure. Looks like you've got a queue of people wanting this one done. Lucky it's such a sweet design, you won't minding stitching it a few times. :)

Karrie said...

Lovely finish! Your friend is very lucky :)

Rachel said...

Yuko, what a lovely design! I'm sure your friend S is enjoying such a beautiful gift :)

LOL Your mom sounds like my aunt, always wanting a pattern stitched up ^___^

Thanks for sharing your pics!

Cindy F. said...

Yuko, I hope you're feeling better:) Your stitching and framing are beautiful!

tammie said...

absolutely gorgeous stitching i really do appreciate your stitching as it truly inspires me ot pick up my needle lovely piece and love the colours.. well done.

Christine said...

Its beautiful, I'm sure your friend will love it

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish.

Lennu said...

Yuko, It's really beautiful! What a wonderful gift to give :)

Brigitte said...

Oh Yuko, what a delight. This gift for your friend looks so beautiful in its mat and frame. No wonder that you will have to stitch it again for others, too.

Tammy said...

Yes, it turned out gorgeous! Your friend will adore it.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Yuko, congratulations

zirzyle said...

Yuko, its very very nice frame! I love it!
And ofcaurse design is gorgeous ;)

Julie said...

A pretty finish for your friend.

Jeanie said...

It's so pretty ! I'm sure your friend will love it :)

Marina said...

Hello Yuko,
The chart you choose is absolutely beautiful and the stitching is perfect as always.

Marina

Carolyn said...

Oh Yuko, sooooo pretty! I just lavender, so will have to look for this one for myself. What a wonderful gift for your friend!
{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

I love the chart with the little sheep it's too cute, congratulations for the finishing !! it's wonderful !!
XXXDomy

txiquita said...

Yuko, its very nice frame and wonderful work!! congratulations!!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful, Yuko! I'm so happy to find your blog! Your son is adorable. My brother was born in Japan, many years ago near Camp Zama and my senior year in High School, I got to travel to Japan (Tachikawa Air Base) as a cheerleader for a Far East basketball tournament. We had a great time - visited Tokyo and ate wonderful food. I'll check your blog often.

Lavender said...

Beautiful - a work of art, and a perfect and thoughtful gift. Good job!

Marie-P said...

What a beutiful gift and how very lucky your friend is to receive it! Your work always looks so perfect!

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko,
I hope you are feeling a lot better.
What a beautiful piece as usual. Your work keeps getting better and better everytime I pay you a visit. I'm sure your friend was thrilled. - Sandra.

matilda said...

ciao yuko, grazie per la tua graditissima visita al mio blog.
il tutorial della barchetta portafilo era abbastanza comprensibile, ma ho dovuto farlo per capire bene.
a presto matilda

hello yuko, thanks for yours a lot appreciate visit to mine blog. the tutorial of the " Boat-shaped" Coasters he was enough comprehensible, but I have had to make it in order to understand well.
soon matilda

Domie said...

oh it's so lovely like this .. When I stitched it, I've put it on a box .. but it's so beautiful like this