Here you will often find my thoughts of the day, with the occasional vent - but first and foremost this is where I can share my passion for stitching.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Redwork exchange

Just a quick note to say my redwork exchange on the SBEBB has been received by Nancy, so I can unveil it now ... I used the Quaker Swan Case as my instructions, but used an online freebie as my basis for the stitching. As the stitching chart was wayyyyy too big, I deleted a few elements and played around with the flower leaves for a while until it fitted my measurements OK. It's stitched with DMC 115, which I really love, on a 32ct hand-dyed Lugana from Country Stitch. I was really really disappointed with my finishing, as I found the ribbon 'hinges' too long, and it just flopped around when it was all put together, so I ended up putting a little line of backstitches on the two side hinges to keep it more 'together' - which also means now that you can hang it on a hanger on display ... which I really love the idea of it, and may now do that with mine when I get around to stitching it too :) I also wasn't too pleased with how the inside hearts are attached (the red ones), so when I do mine I think I'll modify that a bit too. I'm really glad Nancy liked it, though, as I was a bit worried about it ... I didn't take a photo of it with the 'tweaking' of the hinges, or with the goodies I sent, and I don't think Nancy updates her blog anymore, but at least you can see the needlecase :D

Seeing as it's Mum's last full day here today, we're off out shopping ... so no stitching for me until tonight. I do have a progress piccie to share, but I'll wait until tomorrow or Thursday, when it'll be a finished piccie hopefully :D


Blogger Carol said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous Anne!! Thanks for the email, by the way ;-) I hope your Mum has a safe journey back to NZ tomorrow.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

It's beautiful Anne! Somehow, I knew that your worrying was for naught-you do beautiful stitching and finishing.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

It's beautiful, Anne!! And I love the idea of hanging it for display!!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Silly you, the finishing looks great to me. I thought you'd had a disaster but it's not! And maybe it even came out better 'cos now it can be hung up too :) Isn't that DMC colour wonderful by the way?

7:29 AM  
Blogger Von said...

Yes, you are silly to worry about this gorgeous project!! Great job, Anne!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Its gorgeous Anne, I don't know why you were worrying, - honest its really beautiful.

1:13 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

You funny gal! The finishing looks beautiful! You shouldn't have spent so much time worrying about it. :) Great job!

2:20 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

It's lovely! I think you did a great job!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tessa said...

Oh Anne, another stunning piece of work from your hands... You are inspiring me :) Tessa

8:30 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You did a beautiful job on this needle case for Nancy! She's a lucky gal!

2:33 AM  

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