Look What I Won

Before I get to my winnings let me tell you about the stitch swap that I joined  over at Mollie’s Wild Olive.  My swap partner wanted an owl.  I wanted to do something with a lot of texture (so what else is new?) and couched down some threads, fibres and ribbons and did some stem, chain and feather stitches amongst them. 

My intention was to have the thread ends extend beyond the hoop when it was finished but my embroidery is a little too big for the swap guidelines!  Oops.  I decided to finish it on a disk of foam core rather than include it in a hoop.  That way I can make it exactly the size I want.

Here it is, finished, with the owl and rest of the branches. I’ll tell you more about the little mark by the tree trunk next time.

Now, look what I won!  Laura at Bugs and Fishes by Lupin had a giveaway of some felt and yarn and I won a wonderful selection of felts from Heart Handmade UK . They finally arrived and I am thrilled.  There are 24 smaller pieces and one large brown piece.  Some are wool blend and some synthetic.  I’ll have to plan some uses for them.  So much of the felt I use in my embroidery is covered over and I don’t want to waste the wool felt.  I’ve been wanting to make a case for my sewing tools so that I can have most of them at my fingertips.  I’ll make a needlecase out of some of that felt.  Laura also included a postcard and a business card.

I love the feel of the wool-blend felt.  I hadn’t had any before and it is so much nicer than the synthetic.  It also drapes so nicely.  Aren’t the colours lovely?

About inlovewiththreads

Welcome to In Love With Threads! My name is Heather and I live near beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with my two cats, Pedro and Fitz. I have been embroidering for as long as I can remember. I love playing with threads and fibres and creating beautiful things with them.
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11 Responses to Look What I Won

  1. Anonymous says:

    what you won looks interesting but look what you MADE! Amazing! I love the texture of the tree – and have always been fond of owls. What did you get in exchange? And did your tradee like your creation?

  2. Thank you so much! My partner hasn’t received it yet nor have I got my exchange piece. I’ll have to wait a while longer to find out both.

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  4. Susan M. says:

    Any chance you would do a tutorial on your tree? I love it and would love to learn.
    Thank you

  5. Susan,
    I never thought of that. I will do one as my mother has fallen in love with the owl and wants one of her own. It may not be right away, but soon, so watch this space!

  6. Susan M says:

    Yay! Thank you!

  7. Nikki Joy says:

    The selfish part of me so hopes that this is the embroidery coming my way in the swap! Your work is incredible, I totally admire your skill x

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  9. Mary Corbet says:

    Love the owl and the tree!! LOVE the owl! So cute!

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