Sunday, June 17, 2007

Two new finishes...

...just for me!!! :o)


I love anything from the designer Mary Garry, so as my old faithful scissor fob that I stitched some time ago was beginning to look a bit worn, this little design 'Sit & Sew' was the perfect replacement. It's been a while since I've finished a fob and I'm so excited about this one - I love it!


I'm so pleased with how my first mattress pincushion turned out too. I couldn't believe my luck in finding two designs by Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin in an older Just Cross Stitch magazine. It was only a couple of days after spotting it listed on a website I hadn't visited for a long time that it came up on Ebay for 'Buy It Now'. The seller kindly agreed to mail to the UK and it arrived just a week later. I didn't have a clue what the designs were like either, just that they were called Spring Duo. Can you imagine how excited I was when I saw 'Raining Pins & Needles' (the smaller of the two). I couldn't wait to stitch it!


Both were stitched on 32ct Belfast Flax using the listed DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads for 'Raining Pins & Needles', but changing the DMC 926 listed for the fob to the Blueberry GAST so that they would be the same.

23 comments:

Susan said...

Wonderful finishes, Carol, I love both of the designs!

Nima said...

Beautiful pinkeep. your blog is really beautiful. I have added it to my frequent visiting list.

Karen said...

very nice finishes I love the designs

Susimac said...

Goegeous Carol,I love your mattress how lucky to find the MG design on ebay - a very lucky find indeed - I've never seen that one before.
Love your fob too its a real favourite of mine.

Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

They are lovely Carol! Shall I pop around for a coffee this week? I can sneak them in my bag and bring them home then lol!

Anne said...

What lovely stitching Carol and your finishing is superb!!!

Sally said...

Wow, Carol,. they are gorgeous!

Julie said...

beautiful Carol, very pretty colours

OMG another designer i like the look of LOL

Mayté said...

carol, they are very pretty:) This is my firts time visiting your blog and I love it. I will come more often. I have bookmarked it already.

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull!!! I love this designs!!!!
hugs
françoise

Cindy said...

Very nice finishes...and what luck finding the patterns!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol
They are both so pretty. You inspire me with your finishes.
Cathy KY

Chelle said...

Your stitching and finishing are lovely!

Moreen (aka Armenime) said...

These look lovely Carol I can't wait to see them in real life.
They are finished to perfection as normal.x

Stitcher said...

They're stunning.

Kathy said...

These designs are fabulous!! Which issue of the magazine are they from?? I MUST try and find them. :) Thank you so much for sharing. If you could e-mail me with the info I would sincerely appreciate it.

Katkiley@aol.com

Kathy

Lavender Rose said...

Love, love them, Carol!! New to your blog. Mary Garry's pattern is a real find!! You are so lucky. I'll trade you for something!!
Deb
interiorsbydeb2@aol.com

Lavender Rose said...

Carol!! Forgot it was you!!LOL Still, email me when you get a chance, please...
Deb

Lizzy said...

Oh, these are gorgeous finishes, Carol! Beautiful stitching and I love the colours! And what a lucky find for you! :-)

Kathy said...

Carol,
Thank you so very much for your e-mail to me. I actually found the magazine on e-bay the same day!!! AND WON!!! :)

Now to try and find the Sit and Sew pattern...........

Kathy

lena-lou said...

Hiya Carol, I have been looking at your blog as my sister Su told me about you. I have very much enjoyed it and think you do very beautiful finishes. I have this MG one (pins & needles) and you have encouraged me to do mine sometime ;-)

Lelia said...

Very nice finishes. I think the mattress-style is a smashing good choice for raining pins & needles. I recently purchased fibers for this design -- the green in the border. Nice that the fob was made to match!! Great idea GF.

tangerinedream73 said...

Carol,

Can you tell me which issue this Mary Garry pattern was in. I just love it and would like to try to track it down.

Amy in PA

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