Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day Bits and Pieces

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm taking part in Jo's Valentine's Day Blog Hop. Here is the secret stitchy virtual valentine photo I received.. Isn't it sweet? If you go to Jo's blog you'll find a list of all the participants. Wonder who got my photo...
I also took place in an actual Secret Valentine's Exchange via Needlecraft Haven. Look at the gorgeous little stitched ornament and all the other wonderful goodies I received. Thank you so much to my exchange partner
And here is the wool felt crazy patchwork heart I sent out. I made it using a pattern and fabrics from Madeleine Millington. This was so much fun to make, and I had enough of the fabric left to make another one at a later date.
It doesn't show in the picture but it is actually about 6" across.
I forgot to get a snap of the other items I sent with it, some cute buttons and braid and some heart shaped solid hand balm.

And finally, as soon as I saw this little Valentine's Stocking from Plum Street Samplers I knew I had to stitch it (you can find the pattern here), I changed the colours up a bit and used a delicious variegated red thread ~ Ruby Slippers from Crescent Colours. The fabric it's sitting on is the one I used to back it.
I've got one more Valentine's finish, but I can't show it yet as it's the Monthly Challenge.
Off now to check out the other participants in the blog hop!

22 comments:

cucki said...

cute stitching and lovely gift..i love the heart so much..
very sweetttttttttttttttt..
sweetest stocking..
love for you x

Dani - tkdchick said...

The valentine's stocking is sweet!

gracie said...

Nice valentine...but not from me.

Vickie said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I am not your secret stitcher. I like yours very much.

Minnie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Christine the picture sent to you is mine. I'm glad you liked it and it made you smile.

Linda said...

Happy Valentine's Day
You have a wonderful collection of Valentine gifts and pictures. The stocking is very cute and the fabric for the backing is lovely.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part. Your exchange is lovely too.

The stocking is great, I now have the idea of doing a different stocking ornie every month. Please stop influencing me in this way!

Claire L said...

What a sweet piece of stitching, I love the sentiment. I'm jealous of some of the presents you have and the felt heart is fab. Might go take a look at the site...

Ranae said...

Sweet pieces
Happy Valentine's Day

Shebafudge said...

What a pretty Valentine. Everyone has posted lovely pieces. I love the little felt heart - gorgeous!

Happy Valentine's Day xx

Katy said...

How lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day!

sharon said...

Your heart is so adorable, I love patchwork and you got me with the bird! Your stitching is so wonderful, makes me want to do it again, but I have enough on my plate!

Lesley said...

Lovely Valentine exchange design.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Such lovely creations! Anyone would be lucky to receive one of them. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Karen said...

What a pretty stocking!

Mylene said...

Lovely exchanges as well as the patchwork heart.
Valentine stocking is so cute, great job.

Happy weekend.

Topcho said...

Such sweet and cute piece, and a vey original Valantine too!

Julie said...

A lovely valentine post full of happy hearts.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

btw your link to the stocking isn't a link! I've found it and downloaded it now, ready for next year!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Wonderful stitching and what a sweet gift! Love the stocking.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Chris said...

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Carol said...

Such an adorable felt heart, Christine--bright and happy!! And I do love your finish of the Plum Street Sampler stocking--really nice color choices :)