Monday, July 20, 2009

Yippee! A Finish At Last!

It's taken me so long to get round to finishing this little gift that I'd almost forgotten whether it was a little extra something for my Mum for her birthday in May, or for Mother's Day back in March...lol!

This is the first time I have stitched anything from Mary Beale and must confess that I had never heard of her until I had seen Su's beautiful Mary Beale finishes that she has posted on her blog. This design is from Pocketbook No. 3, October 1989. I've used 40ct cream Newcastle linen with the listed DMC threads and finished it as a mattress pincushion.



Thank you for popping by! :o)

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26 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow, that is beautiful Carol. I'm sure your mum will love it! Congrats on a great finish! :)

Stitcher said...

Stunning finish

Harmien said...

That is just so beautiful and delicate, Carol!! Whatever kind of gift it is, I bet your mum is thrilled!

staci said...

That is an exquisite matttress pincushion! Your stitching and finishing are stunning! Your mum is a lucky lady :)

Tracey said...

Beautiful! I am sure she will love it!

Nina said...

This is so beautiful!!

Julie said...

Perfect and so delicate looking too. Your finishing is superb as always.

I've not tried 40ct although i do have a small piece in my stash to give it a go sometime.

NatQuebec said...

hoo wow it's no nice and delicate ! congrats!

Sandrajay: said...

A really sweet mattress pincushion! Your mum will love it. Great job!

Milly~ said...

Beautiful mattress pincushion...looks so dainty.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your work is pretty as always. Your mom will treasure the pincushion for ever.

Sally said...

I absolutely love this Carol. It's so delicate and pretty.

Patti said...

Carol, Just gorgeous and I know your Mum will love it. Love Patti xxx

Carol R said...

Very beautiful!

CindyMae said...

That is just gorgeous! Love it and the finishing is perfect!

Please stop by my blog and see the July 17th post as there is something there for you!!
http://stitchingkorner.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

Gorgeous stitching as per usual Carol! I have missed your blog for so long and glad to have `found' you again! How is life treating you?

Hugs
Claire

Susimac said...

Jaw droppingly lovely - Your mum will adore it.

hazel said...

Your mattress pinkeep is so beautiful and I am sure your Mum will love it. Hope you enjoyed your time with Colin and it won't be to long before he is home again.
Warm wishes,
Hazel (UK)

Kim B said...

It's stunning!

Moreen said...

I love my mattress pinkeep. Thank you Carol. Its so gorgeous.

Carla said...

"Thank you for popping"? No! Thank you for showing your beautiful needlework. This pincushion is really so pretty! The photos are also lovely.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!

charline said...

votre blog est splendide!! bravo et merci

FayeRaye said...

Your finishes are the best! I so enjoy waiting to see each and every beautiful piece you finish!
Faye carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

Karan said...

It is such a lovely piece - bet your Mum loved it. :0)

Jo Ann said...

Carol, Just revisited your blog, and am very thankful I did. I have been trying to find just the perfect gift for a dear lady in our stitching group who is turning 80, and I think this design will be perfect. I just wanted something small but gorgeous and I think this will be it. Thank you for you help, even though you didn't realize it. You blog is wonderful eye candy-keep up the wonderful work. Thanks, Jo Ann

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