A bit of show and tell

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I've been getting some wonderful pictures and have to share them with you!

Hello, I shall want you congratulate on your models, you make me dream every day! I like stitching your houses. Above is a sample of all the homes I've stitched.
Best regards of FRANCE
Marylin and poussy
Click on her name to visit her blog!

Nina from Hungary writes, "I would like to share some photos about my pincushion with you. I love this one! I also adore this leaflet Honeysuckle Manor, I think this is the best I've ever seen :)
Materials: 40ct Newcastle linen, hand dyed by myself, Victoria Clayton HDF silk threads and a MOP button.

By the way I'd like to tell you I have created a new stitchers' blog for your designs, and some fans shared some works and will share more,
please take a visit here: http://blackbirddesigns-stitchers.blogspot.com/
Thank you!

Kind regards, Nina Click on Nina's name to visit her blog.

Nina also sent in a picture of this stitcher's book. She made it as a birthday gift for her friend Eniko. (You better be careful Nina....everyone will be sending you their birthdate to make sure they are on your gift list!)

Luned writes, "I thought I'd send you some photos of some finger plates I've just put on my doors. Sorry about the quality, reflection was a problem, but I hope you can make out your patterns.
In July last year on your blog you showed your map switch plates and I thought it was a lovely idea. I experimented with the sampler motifs from Thank you Sarah Tobias and eventually plucked up the courage to cut it (arghh!!!) into strips to make finger plates, each one slightly different. The idea is to make 6 more plates for the doors upstairs and the light switches too, but I need to recover from the cutting first.
At the moment I'm eagerly awaiting a shipment from the US of your new book, the latest two Anniversaries of the Heart patterns and the engagement diary. I start chasing the postman from mid-week onwards. He always gets worried when I'm awaiting a new Blackbird pattern.

Hello, my name is Antonella, I'm writing from Italy.
I stitched your pattern Souvenir de Farnce for my friends in memory of my holiday in Paris.
I made two of these pin keeps, one in pink and and the other in blue.

Jennifer writes, "I thought you would like to see another of my recent finishes. I guess I’m on a Blackbird kick! (This is stitched on 40ct Vintage Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linen using a Belle Soie Limited Edition Color.)

The pattern below was from a retreat by Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach, VA.

Karen V. sent the two pictures below. She writes, "

Seeing everyone’s lovely finishes on your blog today has reminded me to send you a couple of my most recent BBD finishes. I stitched ‘Tis the Season earlier in the year on 32ct Vintage Pear and finished it into a pillow last week. I had the green quilting fabric in my stash and I love how the vines and leaves in the fabric matches the stitched piece so well.

I also stitched up the January Annversaries of the Heart design, Snow Garden and personalised it with my husband’s initials and the year that we met and got engaged J We started dating in January of that year, so this was really appropriate for us. It hangs underneath a picture that we had taken to celebrate our engagement, which you can see on my blog here, if you wish: http://kvstitching.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/snow-garden/

Bea writes, "First, I' m sorry for my bad English! I'm a lover from your stitch design and I' ve just finish your nice Summer Iris. You can see it here:
I'm Belgian but I live in Caracas/Venezuela because my husband works in the Belgian Embassy!
Bea sent the following pictures of the Summer Iris.

Debbie Wick writes, "I am definitely an addict! I love pincushions! I thought you would like to see these!
A nice day here in Elmira, NY. Was outside stitching on my wool applique quilt. The colors are so pretty when you are outdoors."

Below are the pictures of her sweet pincushions.

I will post more of these tomorrow. I am caught up almost to the end of June....have more wonderful shots to show you. Many thanks to all who take the time to send these to me.

Until later!



  1. They're all wonderful! I love the fingerplate idea.

  2. beautiful finish!!!
    ciao Maria

  3. The fingerplate is such a clever idea. TFS

  4. tutto quello che vedo fatto da voi la prima cos che faccio è comprare lo schem o il libro, peroò avrei bisogni i venti mani per poter relizzare tutto

    un bacio rosso silvia

    All I can see you did the first cos I do is buy the pattern or book, but I need hands to the winds largely absent throughout

    red kiss silvia

  5. What a treat to see all of these! Thank you, Alma and ladies!

  6. I am not alone - I LOVE the fingerplate idea. As I cannot stitch new ones fast enough (just have a time with that small count) but... I have so many items I have made in the past and just sitting there. Now they will have a new home. Love, love, love blogs

  7. I can't stand it! How in the world will I ever find time to do all the stitching and quilting that I want. Each and every picture is wonderful. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  8. All of the finishes are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Oh, there is no "bad English" in needleworkland! We all speak the same language. Everything shown is just so exquisite! Please thank everyone for sharing! Beautiful! Inspiring! You're making my fingers itch to cross stitch but I'm working with laces making pillows now. Soon! More Blackbird Designs stitching! I'll be on the lookout at The Village Sampler in Big Flats, NY. If anyone is ever up that way, wonderful goodies! One of my favorite places to stop!
    Hugs and thank you for the eye candy. Diane

  10. Thank you Alma to show us these wonderful finishes, how great to see other stitchers' ideas :)

    Kind regards from Hungary,

  11. Such beautiful stitching, and I love the creative finishes! When you share the work of others it's very inspiring!

  12. Thank you for posting all the photos of your BBD needlework. The finishes are beautiful. Just the inspiration one needs to get started on a new project. Thank you, Alma.
    Barbara S.
    Cumming, GA

  13. FANTASTIC! Just wanted to tell you I made the cranberry muffins from the recipe in Country Inn -- YUM!

  14. Hi, do you plan to make the "Come Stitch with me by the Sea" available in a chart? This was the project you did for a retreat in Virginia Beach. Thanks, Marty

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  16. i just saw the 2009 mystery sampler i would love to do this one, is it available? or how do you get on future ones.


    thanks jeanne

  17. Hello, and thanks to you to have to publish the photos of my works.
    All my friendship
    Marylin and Poussy

  18. Hallo Alma and Barbera, I just want to let you both know, that i finished the Home Sweet Home Quilt. I made it for my daughter Frauke.
    When you are a little bit curious,... you are always welcome!
    I couldn't find the email adress,...

  19. Thanks, dear Alma, to publish the pictures of my Summer Iris!
    Best regards!


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