Friday, February 12, 2010

Red for your Heart

"Stitch Red for your Heart" was an exchange I took part in lately and I really loved to take part in that. Red is one of my favorite colors. After hearing from Caroline that it arrived safely, I can show it now.  The idea for the little book I made was born out of my frustration when I visited last time my doctor. As usual long waiting time, which doesn't bother me too much as long as I have something to stitch with me. And juggling with scissors, the thread, and everything I thought it would be so very handy to have a small something to hold it all. A small booklet just to hold everything for a small travel project. And so the idea was born. Hopefully Caroline finds it handy too.


Stitched with Threadworx "Bleeding Heart" on 28ct self dyed Jobelan. 

The design itself is from Aurelle and is called "ABC oiseaux"  She designs quite a few designs and put them up for free on her website.  Have a look at Aurelle's site, she is very talented woman and quite some beautiful designs available. I used one of my self dyed fabrics for it (Jobelan) and Threadworx Bleeding Heart.


There is also an update on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. Since last month I'm taking part in a SAL for it at the "Needle and Thread" forum. Goal is to finish each month a block.




Did anyone miss the next design ...Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow? Another beauty coming up. Can't someone please extend the time a bit? Like 9 days in the week....or 30 hours per day...or both? I need more time if I want to stitch everything I like in this life time.

37 comments:

Nancy M said...

Your new invention may catch on!!! It's another beauty you've designed!And how handy!!!! Your HH piece looks great too, but of course I love the house square. Couldn't we all use a few more hours??

Jill said...

I love your red stitch an how you made it into the pocket. And you already have your 2nd block done on CaHRH. Looks great!

Carolyn NC said...

I love your traveling design - so cool! All looks fantastic. Yes, I started CAHRH and decided I didn't like the fabric, so now I'm waiting to get the new fabric to restart it. Yes, I need another set of hours in the day just for stitching!

Becky K in OK said...

What a great idea for your Red exchange. I know your partner loved it. I sure would have.

stitchinfiend said...

What a great idea and such a beautiful little red book. Your CAHRH is just beautiful

Ineke said...

Extending time would be very useful! Perhaps someone discovers a way to do so.... I hope this will be soon ;0)
Your stitching is beautiful!

Rene la Frog said...

I LOVE the book you did. Any chance of getting directions to make them?

HH looks fantastic.

Vonna said...

Both of your blocks are beautiful!
I'd sign a petition for more hours in the day :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I love the Red book, what a cool thought and functional too...
Be always in stitches

Carissa said...

Oh Gabi, what a very clever idea! I would love to have something like that. I liked your HH piece also. I think I may have to check them out a little more closely.

I too, would love to have more hours in the day....at least hours when I could stay awake, LOL!

Cindy in MA said...

Beautiful work as usual Gabi. Love your stitching. The stitching book is a very clever idea.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW your stitching is gorgeous!

Carolyn's Crafts said...

The book is beautiful! I love it! Beautiful stitching!

Emily said...

That booklet is so awesome, Carolyn will love it I'm sure. The SAL you are working on is really nice.

Marjorie said...

Beautiful needle book, your partner certainly is lucky! I had been trying to avoid more HRH designs since I still haven't started Village of even though it's been in my stash for years, but I saw the previews of Autumn at HRH and already know I won't be able to resist!

Carol said...

The booklet is lovely.
Looking forward to seeing how your sampler progresses.
Yup never enough hours in the day :)

Blu said...

Your booklet looks great! The reds are lovely~
CaHRH is looking gorgeous!

The Pegster said...

Oh, I love that little travel book, brill. idea and all that sewing!

Debbie Jo said...

Nice booklet Gabi. That is very pretty. Your WIP is very pretty and will be a real beauty when finished.

silentsgirl said...

That's an adorable small project travel kit - I would love something like that. How lucky your friend was to receive such a thoughtful gift!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

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staci said...

A really beautiful and thoughtful exchange! I think any stitcher would appreciate one of those lovely project cases :)

Shelley said...

I love your little travel stitching book. It is a fabulous idea. Your SAL is very pretty. I totally am with you on 9 days in a week, maybe 30 hours in a day. I'd be happy with a nap halfway through the day so that I could stay up later stitching, loL!

Meari said...

Your little stitching case looks beautiful. Great idea! Your WIP looks great so far.

Missy Ann said...

Beautiful finishing!

I can hardly wait to see AaHRH all together. And I can't believe I'm saying this... but I miss stitching on HoHRH. Next year I'm definitely picking up another HRH.

Sandy In Montana said...

Great finishes, Gabi. I just love your little stitchin' case, what a great idea.

Happy Stitching ... Sandy

Donna said...

Very lovely all of it. The stitching book is just wonderful!

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching, you seem to be doing really well.
I like so many others could do with longer days :)

Kelly said...

Its fabulous Gabi, you are so talented!
Love your SAL.

Ingrid said...

ooohhh woow ... i love that red book , great work !!!Beautiful stitching !!

Anne Marieke said...

Gabi, both are wonderful. I love your new block of Christmas at HRH and your traveling design is great!

Beautiful stitching too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gabi, you've done some great stitching there!!!! The stitching book is fantastic and congrats on finishing another square. Those HRH designs seem to be coming fast and furiously lately!

Siobhan said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could have an extra, oh, say an extra eight hours per day? Then we could get everything done that needed to be done, and still have time for ourselves.

Your red pocket is just fantastic! What a neat idea. I am the same, I don't mind waiting so much as long as I have something to do. Great progress on CaHRH!

Aurore said...

Thanks Gabi ! It's a beautifull work!!!
Hugs!

Brigitte said...

Such a sweet little beauty. I also love all kinds of sewing and scissor cases, they are so handy and make great gifts. Yours is so perfectly stitched and finished, congratulations.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'd love to have just an ounce of your creativity! :)

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