Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lizzie Kate Exchange and Stitching Update

Because of me obviously still not being able to keep track of everything, my bog didn't get updated much lately. Although I managed to follow the blogs of friends and the yahoo emails a bit better - and that gives me a bit better feeling. I love it to follow and admire the stitching of my fellow stitchers.

I heard that my Lizzie Kate Exchange reached Ina in the Netherlands. Ina doesn't have a blog, so I can't give you a link to her. I stitched for Ina two Lizzie Kate Flip It designs (January and June). Thinking of Flip It, I thought a "Fold Up" would go well with it. Flip it from Summer to Winter - or other way around.

A Fold Up is a new finishing technique, developed by the master of finishing techniques, Judy Odell from "Just A Thought" . How to do a Fold Up like this was shown in the digital magazine "The Gift of Stitching" in November 2008 and I really like it.

Lizzie Kate Fold Up
Lizzie Kate Flip It June
Summer Side of the Fold UP
Stitched on 28ct Lugana, Cream
Using Variegated Silks (Waterlilies, Gloriana, GA Sampler Threads and DMC
Lizzie Kate Fold Up
Lizzie Kate Flip It January
Winter side of the Fold Up
Seen here with the goodies I sent Ina as well

I also finished another page of "Coming to Life". With page 4 done the first row of pages is completed

Coming to Life - page 4 completed

And I also was able to finish another part of the Dragon Fly Boudoir Box from Chatelaine Designs the date from 2008 to 2009.
Dragon Fly Boudoir Box


Rene la Frog said...

Such a good idea for the fold up. I think I'm going to have to give it a try have inspired me.

The stitching is beautiful as always.

Carolyn NC said...

I love the fold up and exchange! All of your stitching is wonderful. Coming to Life is really pretty and I love the Boudoir Box, too.

Nancy said...

The new technique for finishing is great! Another thing I apparently didn't see in that issue. Must go back and print it now! Your stitching is amazing! 4 pages done,plus all the other things??? WOW. I am still working on TTM, will have a good update next time I post in my blog! Are you parents gone now?

htimcj said...

The Fold up is a neat idea. It seems that the Gift of Stitching is a really nice magazine. i have heard lots of good things about it.
I like the progress you have made on the other stitching projects your have on the go.

Kelly said...

The fold up is a neat idea. All your stitching is great!
Kelly ILCS

Sadie said...

Great job on the fold up Gabi! I will have to give that a try sometime. Good progress on your other projects too.

Missy Ann said...

Oh you're the one who made that fold up!

I did not care for that finish at all when I saw it in GoS. But seeing yours makes me like it. A lot.

Wendy said...

I like the fold up, it's nice done!
Also your other progress on your project looks great.

Anonymous said...

The fold up is so sweet! And your other WIPs are gorgeous too, great going!

Kathy said...

Wow, that fold up is awesome. Fantastic job. Your other progress is fabulous, as always. I especially love the colors on the dragonfly piece.

Terri said...

Looks great. I think having 4 sides wouldn't be too hard.

Lou's addictions said...

I love the flip it way of finishing, great progress on stitching too, I love the look of dragonflies so far too.

Meari said...

Your fold up turned out great, Gabi. Your WIPs look really nice, too!

Vicky L said...

The fold up is beautiful. Great job! The finish is great idea! Your other stitching is wonderful too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your fold up is gorgeous! I really should try making one of those sometime!!!

Your WIPs look fantastic!

staci said...

I love your LK fold up! It's a darling pattern and you've finished it perfectly!!!

Terry said...

Beautiful! Hope that your father is better soon so you both can get some rest.