Monday, June 23, 2008

Acorns and Owls


Yesterday was reveal day for the monthly challenge on Jayne's Attic. We had a choice of several complimentary designs this month and I chose 'Acorns and Owls' by Blue Ribbons Designs. This one has been on my 'to do pile' for a while and I already had the perfect fabric for finishing - you can't see much of it from the photo but it has a little acorn print on it. I used 40ct Light Espresso R & R Linen with the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The little trinket tray/bon bon dish finish is another first for me that I've been wanting to try. I really enjoy these monthly challenges and can't wait to find out what we'll be up to next month!

This morning I received my JCS Christmas Ornaments preview issue. I've been really looking forward to this one arriving and was going to start on the Country Cottage Needleworks 'Silver and Blue' ornament first but now that I've seen 'Joyful Blessings' from Blue Ribbon Designs I just can't make up my mind which to start first! Will definitely be doing them both though!

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31 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Wow... that's simply stunning!!

Goldie said...

That is beautiful! I've got this on my "to-be-stitched" list. Love the finishing! (How did you do it?)

Julie said...

A very pretty finish Carol.

I see next months choices are up!

Susimac said...

Stunning. Whats the preview like - I missed the boat on JA to order one, is it good?

Stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and the fabric is perfect.

Kim B said...

A perfect finish!!

Carol said...

Sooo pretty :-)

Carol R said...

Exquisite stitching and finishing. Is there a tutorial for this anywhere? I'd like to try this finish.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Beautiful stitching as always. I love how you finished it.

Lisa said...

gorgeous finish Carol, love the design and the trinket dish, really would love to try this finishing technique

Sally said...

A gorgeous finish Carol:)

Karan said...

A gorgeous piece, beautifully finished as always Carol.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful Carol!

Sharon said...

Carol, I forgot to ask-how is Spire Hill? Are you done yet-have I missed out on it from a previous post?

Elisa said...

Lovely finish Carol!!

NatQuebec said...

The stitching and the finition are very nice !

Shari said...

I love your finish!! That is one I haven't tried yet, but I sure want to! It is adorable!!!!! I found your blog via Blue Ribbon Designs gallery. Thanks for sharing!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Very pretty as usual!

litlaskvis said...

What a gorgeous finish!

Marie-P said...

Wow, I just live the finish on this wonderful design. Great job!

staci said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Christine said...

It is very pretty Carol. The bonbonierre is such a fun finish isn't it?

Jeanne said...

For some reason today I finally remembered to visit your blog Carol. What lovely work you do and your pictures are so clear and sharp! I am envious, I am photo-challenged I'm afraid! How exciting you are builing a new house. We built our first home and it was fun seeing it "come to life". Our current home we bought "used". :)

Hazel said...

Love the way you have finished this. I will have to learn.. xxx

Elisa said...

You have received an award...please collect it from my blog :)

tkdchick said...

That is beautifully stitched and finished!

Jessie said...

Hi Carol,
i have chosen you for Brillante Weblog Award as i find your work inspiring and love visiting your blog. Do check it out at my blog:)

Jurga said...

Thank you for your wonderful works. I always enjoy my visits to your blog :)
So I have nominated you for a Brillante Weblog Award - http://jurgarr.blogspot.com/2008/07/brilliante-weblog-award.html

Jeanne said...

I've chosen you for a KreativBlogger award Carol - see my blog when you have time. Know you are busy with the new house and all right now. Enjoy!

Sherry said...

Come to my blog to get your award!

Sachiko said...

Very pretty finish!!

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