Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fair and Square Round #12

I received these beautiful squares from Susan P. yesterday. Aren't they lovely?


Freebie from Gazette 94, available here.

I love the squares, and I think they'll be perfect for a no-sew cube, which is good because we are sadly in need of some decorations for the holidays. Living in an apartment, and even a townhouse, wasn't all that conducive to having a whole lot of decorations (severe lack of storage space), but now that we're in a house, it would be nice to have a few things to put out for the holidays. I'm envisioning a very cute cube with a pretty spring bow on my forthcoming living room shelves, just in time for Easter next year.

As for my contribution to the round, I stitched up X-Appeal's Call of the Ocean for Susan. As soon as I saw "lighthouses" on Susan's list of likes, I knew I was going to stitch this piece.

Call of the Ocean by X-Appeal Designs
stitched over 2 on 32 ct. Picture This Plus Fabric in Dwarf
with overdyed and DMC threads

In case you didn't know, the designer behind X-Appeal is also one of the owners of my former LNS, The Strawberry Sampler. If you ever happen to find yourself in the Brandywine Valley / Chadds Ford area of PA, definitely stop in and check out the shop. They have a ton of stitched models, plenty of fabrics and threads, and the staff there is really wonderful.

This was the second time I stitched this piece. (Mine's still sitting in the stitching drawer, waiting to be turned into an ornament for our lighthouse collection on the Christmas tree.) But I had a great time stitching this again. I know the F&S rules call for neutral fabric, but I emailed Susan ahead of time and she didn't mind if I stitched on blue fabric. LOVE THIS FABRIC! It was the first time stitching on PTP fabric, and I'll definitely use it again. It was so soft and just a joy to stitch on.

See? I really HAVE been stitching!

15 comments:

Kim B said...

What great squares - sent and received! That blue fabric is great!!

Daffycat said...

Terrific squares! The ones you sent are perfect!

Pumpkin said...

Two BEAUTIFUL squares!

Анна - Зонт said...

Lovely!

Chiloe said...

Really nice sqaures ;-)

Siobhan said...

What wonderful squares! I love 'em. Abby's designs are great, aren't they? They're my LNS and I can't wait to go see them whenever I go home--great bunch of ladies and a wonderful shop.

CindyMae said...

Wow, both squares are just gorgeous!! Wonderful stitching on your part and hers!!

Ranae said...

The sqaures are fabulous!!

Marie-P said...

Love the sqaures you received and stitched. Yours is so very New England! Thanks for the link to the Freebie design.

Have a great weekend~

mainely stitching said...

GREAT squares!!! :D

Andrea said...

Both sets of squares are very pretty pieces.

Brigitte said...

Both sets of squares are very very beautiful. What a great exchange this was.

Carla said...

The squares are realy lovely, the colors are wonderful. And, without any doubt, you REALY, REALY have been stitching!

Michele B. said...

I love what you did with Call of the Ocean, and the fabric is fabulous. What a happy exchange you and Susan had.

Michele said...

both exchanges are wonderful! I do love that blue fabric :)