Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two blooming hearts

Two blooming hearts,that's right. Both are lovely enough to make my heart spitter spatter. Little things can exite me...lol.

First I started "Where my Heart Blooms" by Blackbird Designs and loving it. It's such a lovely design and a pleasure to stitch.


After ordering and waiting for ages for the recommended fabric to arrive I decided I don't like it. So I went into my stash, grabbed some Belfast Light Mocha, made some week coffee and dyed it myself. . Although I'm quite pleased with the result, I hope the white will show off enough. If not, I can backstitch it can't I? At least I'm happy with it...lol


And the next heart IS a blooming heart. Isn't it lovely? I got that heart from Sarah who stitched it for me for the Prairie Schooler Seasonal exchange. I LOVE IT. It's gorgeous, from front and behind.  Receiving this gorgeous heart surely made my day bright. Sarah took the design from PS "Garden Blooms" and the tulip looks just fantastic on the heart. Love that little bee too.

And at last one more thing that made my day. A new flower frog for my scissors. It's not a new one of course, it's an old one, and I was after one just like that for a while. Found it at the other end of the world..in Canada. Featured with some of my newer scissors....

49 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Like your new start and the PS heart is so pretty. Great exchange gift.
Love your new 'frog'.

Patty C. said...

Where my heart blooms is beautiful - Will be looking forward to seeing your progress !!

valerie said...

Whoa! WMHB looks fantastic...you got so much done already! You waited all that time and the Korty's Blend didn't work out?! It looks nice on your home dyed linen though. Cute exchange gift and I just love your new frog!

Cristina said...

Wonderful new start. I love it and will follow its progress. I think you made a very good job with the colour of the fabric.
I do agree with you: the tulip looks great on the heart.
I also live the scissors frog and it is very useful.

Meari said...

Pretty flower frog, Gabi.

Both "hearts" are beautiful.

Ele said...

A lovley project Gabi in beautiful colours

whish you fun with stitching it

greetings from Germany
Gabriele

Bertie said...

Oh you will love stitching this design Gabi:)) the linen you dyed looks very good!
What a lovely heart, a lovely present. Your scissers do look good in the frog, great display.

Margaret said...

Love your BBD start -- so pretty! The PS heart is lovely -- bet you were thrilled to receive it. Nice flower frog too -- I love the pink ones. :D

Cindy's Stitching said...

love the scissor holder. the piece you started looks great so far.

Sally said...

Lovely new start Gabi. I think this is my favourite of that years loose feathers. Love the exchange gift.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Lovely work! That exchange is sweet too. Gorgeous scissors frog...very dainty looking.

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Carol said...

Should have read your post first, Gabi, as I just sent you an email wondering if you've started WMHB yet--silly me!

It looks great and I'm so happy you found a fabric in your stash that appeals to you. I almost always try to find fabric from my stash whenever possible... And what a pretty piece from Sarah!

Your new frog is so pretty with all the scissors in it--and all the way from Canada, too!! Nice collection of scissors as well...

Well, enjoy your stitching--so looking forward to following your progress :)

BrendaS said...

Nice start on BBD. Can't wait to see how it stitches up.

Very nice Tulip Heart. Love the little details that she added.

Nice flower frog. I still have yet to find one!

Have a good week

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Deb said...

I know how you feel about the two blooming hearts! They look wonderful. Of all the BBD designs, I think that this one is one of my favorites. But what a disappointment with the fabric. Sounds ike you found a great alternative.

The exchange from Sarah is wonderful.

And you know that I just love that flower frog! I have a couple of those and they are my favorite - probably because of the pink color. It's so great that you found one - even if it was on the other side of the world!

chrisstitches said...

Love the projects!
chris b.

Jennifer said...

Such a BEAutiful scissor frog, Gabbi.

LOVE them!

And your stitching is coming along very nice. I am working on a border too, that has 2 other borders and it's meticulous but rewarding.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Kelly said...

Blooms is really pretty and a great exchange.
The scissors frog is cool!

Nancy M said...

It's a great thing when the little things can excite you!! Very pretty stuff!

Giovanna said...

Lovely start on this gorgeous design! And lovely heart from Sarah. Nice scissor display :-)

DJ said...

Beautiful stitching, Gabi! You do like those big projects don't you? And what a lovely job you do on the too! I love Amsterdam, and have the London kit by Thea Gouverneur sitting here calling my name...You've given me inspiration! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, you made my day! *hugs*

Katrien said...

Lovely new start.

Shelley said...

The eschange piece is lovely! I adore tulips.

Ellen said...

Love your new start! I just love BBD designs! Great exchange, that PS heart is gorgeous!

Love your scissors frog! I have been on the lookout for one. Don't find any in Singapore.

Hugs,

Desi said...

I love your choices.

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great Gabi!! New WIP, new gift, new old frog with new scissors... It's all wonderful!

Justflo said...

Lovely start to 'Where My Hear Blooms' . It looks to growing well.

Very pretty gift there. Lucky you.

~mj~ said...

Your scissors holder is a depression glass flower vase...the pattern is called Old Colony. I used to have several of those scavenged from yard sales and antique stores (i`m from NS Canada).

Dani - tkdchick said...

Canada is the other end of the world? I must admit myself and firends have found some lovely flower frogs in out antique shops!

What lovely stitching!

Brigitte said...

Dein neues BBD Projekt ist so schön. Ich freue mich auch immer, wenn ich an einem BBD Teil sticke, es ist immer etwas Besonderes.
Was für ein wunderschönes Herz du im PS Exchange bekommen hast. Tolle Idee.

Patches said...

love the scissors

Elaine said...

Love your beautiful new start and such a pretty exchange gift.

Kathy Simpson said...

WOW, love your scissor frog. Would love to order a pair of "leg" scissors! Do you know of any place I could order them??
Kathy

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely selection of scissors - once you start collecting, it's hard to stop. If you ever get to visit Scotland, Edinburgh is a beautiful city.

Siobhan said...

Love the new start!! That is such a fun sampler. Your exchange gift is wonderful--the finishing is fantastic.

Enjoy your weekend!

Nancy in IL said...

Gabi, you're just an amazingly talented stitcher with smokin' needles and impeccable taste. I just love seeing what you've been up to!I do wish I could find one of those frog flowers for my scissors. It's so pretty.

mainely stitching said...

Everything is so lovely, I can well see why you're excited! I think the white will show up fine against your dyed fabric (I love how it came out!).

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Gabi, your WMHB is beautiful, I love the floss upon the fabric, the colors are great together! I will following your progress, as I know it will be gorgeous, as always :)

Your heart from Sarah is fabulous, you are so lucky and Sarah is so sweet.

Your flower frog is so beautiful too! I love the color and adore antiques. I love the idea of using a flower frog for scissors...you may have planted a seed in this old head...off to shop :)

Have a wonderful Sunday, dear friend.

XOXO
Ma

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Ahhh, finally Blogger is letting me sign up to follow. Beautiful work Gabi.

merumo said...

I love anything with Blackbird Designs, haven't stitched any lately. Yours looks really pretty and tempting!!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful start on "Where my Heart Blooms". Very nice, Gabi. Lovely exchange gift from Sarah, love that cute little bee. Nice collection of scissors in this gorgeous frog.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Where my Heart Blooms is looking great and the heart that you received is gorgeous.

Julie M said...

Hi Gabi! Lovely start and your frog is awesome. Love the pink color.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your new "hearts" piece is lovely and you were so wise to change the fabric colour too. The little tulip finished into a sweet heart is just adorable, and I love the finishing too!

What a wonderful flower frog for your scissors. I am looking for some nice frogs, but haven't found any that I particulary like yet.

EvalinaMaria said...

Both hearts are lovely! And the flower frog is very nice!

Ele said...

Hallo Gabi,

dein neues Stickprojekt sieht toll und sehr vielversprechend aus, dein Tulpenherz ist ganz reizend geworden!
So ein gläserner Scherenhalten ist eine feine Sache, man sieht ihn ab und zu auf den diversen Blogs, er hat so einen nostalgischen Charme...

Grüße von Gabi zu Gabi

Tracey said...

Absolutely LOVE your flower frog AND your scissor collection. I have a ways to go yet with my collection to catch up with yours! :^)

Isa said...

Ahhhhhhh que lindo!!! yo quisiera uno asi pero aca no se consigue!!! disfrutalo!
Isa