Monday, September 01, 2008

A finish at last!

The reveal for the August challenge on Jayne's Attic Stitch and Stash forum was on Saturday. The chart chosen was an A Mon Ami Pierre complimentary design which I have finished as a needlebook and made a little fob to go with it too. This is my first EVER needlebook...can you believe that! You would have thought I would have got around to making one before now! Sometime ago I had seen one made up this way on another blog. I can't remember where now but because I couldn't find a tutorial for it at the time I saved a picture to remind of how it looked. I don't suppose I've got it quite right but I'm very pleased with how it turned out. The chart listed Vicky Clayton silks which I substituted for DMC, choosing similar colours as I thought they would go well with the fabric I had already decided to use for the needlebook cover. The scissor fob and needlebook were both stitched 1 over 2 on cream 40ct Newcastle Linen. I stitched Nun's Stitch around the edge of the needle page.






Design: A Mon Ami Pierre (complimentary found here)
Fabric: 40ct Cream Newcastle Linen
Threads: DMC 926, 924, 640, 3721, 223, 632, 3064, 902, 3052

I have a couple of A Mon Ami Pierre pinkeeps to make up which I had finished stitching some time ago, so will hopefully have more finishes to share soon!

I must edit this post to say that I have received a lovely comment from Nataliejo with a link to a picture of her needlebook that she had finished some time ago. Nataliejo thought perhaps it could have been her picture I had seen! I'm so thrilled that she left me a link, because it was definitely Nataliejo's needlebook that inspired me to try the same finish! Please visit Nataliejo's blog and take a look at her needlebook. It's absolutely beautiful, and you will see why I just had to have one too! :o)

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46 comments:

Carol R said...

Beautiful needlebook with matching fob!

Sylviane said...

It's so wonderful ! I love it !

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning! I don't think I've ever seen a needlebook made this way. I love the little matching fob you made! :-)

xstitch.nl said...

That's a stunning needlebook!! And such a cute fob to match!! Congratulations, both look just perfect!!

Dovilė said...

amazing! the thorough and gentle job :)

Karan said...

Stunning! :0)

Carol said...

What a beautiful job Carol, it is gorgeous!

Becky K in OK said...

Beautiful. You should post a tutorial on how you made it.

Elisa said...

I love it Carol, the colours you have used are superb...

Julie said...

Such dainty and pretty fabric, perfect for this design, a fantastic finish, love the fob too. Well done Carol.

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous :)

I love the linen you chose for your stitching piece; it goes well with the beautiful rose fabric you used to make the needle book!!

Gwen said...

Hello Carol the needlebook is just beautiful. Could you please just give us a quick tutorial of how you put it together.
Gwen

Susimac said...

OH Carol this is absolutely Stunningly beautiful, Congratulations on this marvellous finish - Well done You - ALL your finishes are always so wonderful.

Mylene said...

I just love your finish, Carol. It is simply beautiful!!

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's a gorgeous needlebook and scissors fob, Carol. Great job! I'd love to learn how to make it too.

Sally said...

Oh wow, CArol, how beautiful! You did an amazing job!

Joanie said...

Love your needlebook! Could you please share how it's put together?

It's very beautiful and so delicate.

Sharon said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

litlaskvis said...

Wow Carol! I absolutely love it! What a stunning first needlebook! Just awesome! (can you tell I love it? LOL!)

*vj* said...

just fabulous!

Suzanne said...

Carol, this is gorgeous. I think you need to do a tutorial on your needlebook finish. Love the colors and the stitching.

tempus fugit said...

What a perfect finish !!! It's wonderful !

Martine said...

C'est magnifique & raffiné

Gandja said...

Absolutly beautiful !

Your work is so perfect !

Noëlle said...

That's wonderful!

LiliRose said...

It is so cute, bravo!

argone said...

hi Carol,
such a wonderful finish, congratulations !

Hazel said...

Are you kidding that this is your first???? It's so beautiful. Amazing. I love it. xx

nataliejo said...

Hi Carol ! What a lovely finish ! Looks like the way I finished mine a liitle while ago ? is it the picture you saved to remember how it looked ? This is the link for mine if you want to share : http://atelierperdu.bravejournal.com/entry/25395
Anyway, yours is gorgeous !
nataliejo

Dame Maryse de Paris said...

It's so wonderful ....

catherine said...

Wonderfull!!!

dany said...

Your blog is beautiful Carol !
and your work very perfect !

nath said...

superbe réalisation et magnifique blog que de merveilles
bravo

katleen said...

I just discovered your blog. You show us such wonderfull things !!

pimlico62 said...

I really like what you did with this beautiful design! Thank you for the floss conversion, as it's much easier to stitch it with DMC threads.

Cheers
Gaelle

najma said...

really wonderful
i like all of it, the colours, and everything
congratulations for your lovely things

Virginie said...

so beautiful !!!

Cindy said...

Its really gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the free charts too :D

Christine said...

This needlebook is so beautiful !
great work !

Ginte said...

Wonderful work. Looks so romantic!

Jessie said...

Matching colours and fabric is so beautiful! Everything perfectly done!

Sandrajay: said...

Lovely needlebook! You have done a great job.

Aliselle said...

Its really wonderfull!...

Caro said...

Hi Carol,

I have made a needlebook and I have left a link to your article on my blog.
Very merry Christmas from a french 'Carole'.

Patti said...

WOW oh WOW Carol. This Needlebook is just something else and I would NEVER in a ZILLION years think this is the first one you have made. It looks MAGNIFICENT!

Lot of Love

Patti xxx

Sophie said...

Your blog and your creations are really awesome, delicate, wonderful !!

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