Thursday, April 09, 2009


Today I received a lovely e-mail from Bogi in Hungary that she received a parcel for SWAP safely from Japan!

Since Bogi became my SWAP partner, I checked her blog so many times, and found that she loves CHS and LHN.
I was going to make elegant type ornament for her, but changed my mind as I found her taste!

As I was unwell for a long time, there was not so much time to stitch, then I realized that there is a WIP of CHS's "SOHRH" (block 11) in my WIP box.
So I decided to continute to stitch this design for her!
I was thinking how to finish, though I got a good idea in my mind that to make TIN with this design!

I stitched this on 40ct Wichelt (Sandstone / Tea) with DMC, it was so fun to stitch for her!
I added ric rac tape around the stitched piece, also buttons for four corners!
And added laces around the TIN like this (above).

I used gingham checked (blue x white) fabric for the base and inside of the TIN, and other than that I used like denim fabric.

Here is the close up photo!
I loved this block, because there is whale and so lovely, but coincidence this block's first alphabet is "B" is for Bogi! :D

I really liked how it turned out, so I prepared for another one for myself.
The rest that I have to do is stitch again and cover the TIN lid.
Which block shall I stitch for the next one?!
I hope I will be able to stitch this as soon as I can to organize my stitching stuffs inside!

I'm so happy to hear that Bogi loved everything that I sent her!
It was so pleasure to stitch and finish this for you, Bogi!
Take care and thanks for visiting!
And thank you so much for so many nice comments for "SAKURA" and "My First Easter Stitch"!

I also received beautiful and wonderful parcel from Nina in Hungary!!
I have lots to share with you!

Until then, Happy Stitching!!

Design : Shores Of Hawk Run Hollow © Carriage House Samplings
Fabric : Wichelt 40ct (Sandstone / Tea)
Thread : DMC


Margaret said...

Your finishing is always so amazing, Yuko. This is just stunning! You deserve one of your own. Can't wait to see it!

Susan said...

That is stunning, Yuko! I'm sure Bogi is thrilled!

staci said...

I just love seeing what new thing you've finished! Each one is so pretty and creative! This box is stunning and your stitching and finishing are flawless as always!!!

Patti said...

Your stitching and finishing is always amazing Yuko and this one is certainly no different. You were so clever to use one of the blocks of Shores of Haw Run Hollow as a design and like you I just love using Wichelt 40ct for stitching anything. Their fabric is just so open and stiff and is my definite favorite for stitching anything. Hope you have a lovely Easter Patti xxx

Nina said...

Perfect gift for Bogi :))
I know her well, she is my friend, and she is absolutely happy!
Today morning she told me how beautiful things you sent her! :)

Yuko, thank you joined my 1st Swap!!


Julie's Keepsakes said...

This is stunning stunning work Yuko! I love the whole thing. Fabulous idea with the tin.

Nancy said...

This is a very lovely tin Yuko! Your finishing skills just amaze me!

Susimac said...

Its wonderful wonderful Yuko, I bet Bogi was delighted, being a recipient as I am of one of your tins I know how wonderful it would have been.

Great work.

BTW Where can I get square tims from do you know. I'll email later as I got your email

((HUGS)) my friend.

Clinique-Bogi said...

Dear Yuko,

Many many thanks!! I am really happy getting this wonderful gift,
you know my taste :))

I wish you Happy Easter and a nice day!


Miss 376 said...

this is a fantastic finish and a great way to use your stitching. I'm not surprised it was well received

valerie said...

Your finishing is fantastic. I love the box for Bogi! Makes me want to try to make one for myself. It's just stunning!

dianemi said...

Stitching and finishing are just beautiful as usual Yuko. Simply gorgeous!!

Deb said...

I just love coming to your blog and looking at all the wonderful things that you do. What a great idea for the Shores block. The tin is absolutely beautiful!!! You are so creative!

Dovilė said...

very nice gift, amazing finish Yuko:)

Theresa said...

This is so beautiful!!!!
I love the design, and you finish is just perfect!!!!!

Sally said...

That is so beautiful Yuko:)

Brigitte said...

Yuko, you stitched a very nice design for this gift. And your finishing is extraordinary, as usual. Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Yuko, you've made so beautiful box! Great idea, very nice design and just perfect finishing. Bogi is very lucky to get this wonderful gift :)

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