Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Mon Ami Pierre Pinkeep

I've finally got around to making up this pinkeep for myself! It's the pinkeep design from the A Mon Ami Pierre chart Alphabet Brodeuse. I had finished stitching it a few months ago, when I made the Miniatures D' Alphabets' pinkeeps for my Mum and sister Sarah. It is stitched 1/1 on the same 32ct Vintage Antique White Linen and again using DMC 815. I've also used the same fabric for backing the pinkeep but this time instead of the ruched ribbon trim I have finished it with a twisted cord. Is it just me...my reds never look right in my photos? This red looks so much nicer IRL then it does on my screen!



Designer: A Mon Ami Pierre
Design: Alphabet Brodeuse
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Vintage Antique White Linen
Thread: DMC 815

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments left for my needlebook...I have enjoyed reading them all! A few of you have asked how I had put my needlebook together. It really was very easy and if you have made a pinkeep before you should definitely be able to finish a needlebook this way. I have tried to explain a little of how I finished mine, which you can find HERE. It is not a tutorial with pictures I'm afraid, but it should help if you wanted to have a try at finishing your own.

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24 comments:

deudeu said...

Bravo pour cette petite merveille
bisous
deudeu

Irene said...

Looks beautiful and I love the backing fabric.

Carol R said...

A beautiful pinkeep Carol.
Thanks for the tutorial too.

staci said...

Your stitching and finishing is always exquisite! I love the fabric you've chosen for the back, perfect! Congrats on making such a lovely pinkeep for yourself!!!

Elisa said...

Lovely finish!!

gazette94 said...

Lovely pinkeep, Perfect stitching !
congratulations !

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Carol!!!

Julie said...

Wonderful, thank you for the instructions Carol

Marie-P said...

Carol, I am so in awe of your work. I just saw your needlebook on the freebie blog and had to pop over to tell you that I love it...Lucky me, you have prepared a tutorial on that, Thanks!

Ginte said...

What a wonderful pinkeep! By the way, I loved your needlebook so much, that this weekend I've started to make mine:) Thank you for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Wow Carol, that is beautiful

Michele B. said...

I love this design and your pinkeep is perfect. The red looks beautiful to me. Thank you for the needlebook tutorial - I have never made one but I would like to try using your instructions. I love how you squared off the scissor fob with the year.

Vonna said...

It seems you just keep pulling, beautiful finishes out of your hat every couple of days...this one is no exception. It's gorgeous and one of my favorites.

Sally said...

Very pretty pinkeep Carol.

Susimac said...

Its really pretty and I love the red you used, it looks good on my screen.

Teri said...

What a beautiful, beautiful pinkeep!

Jessie said...

Pefect pinkeep with matching fabric, beautiful pearls pins, ribbons. Thumbs up!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous pinkeep!

Hazel said...

The pinkeep looks especially lovely done over 1. I have done over 1 on 25 count but nothing higher than that. I must give this a try. x

isabelle said...

Very nice. Splendid finish !

mimimira said...

Very beautiful and delicate work!

Meari said...

Very nice!

NatQuébec said...

This pinkeep is so nice ! Congrats !

Teresa Cline said...

Hi Carol,
I wanted to know where do you buy your linens. I love the red linen on your Mon Ami Pierre pinkeep.

Teresa Cline
teresacline1@yahoo.com
http://madewithlovebyteresa.blogspot.com/

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