Thursday, August 06, 2009

Happy Dancing!

I've actually finished another of the many pieces I have stitched that are waiting to be made up. This is 'I Love Stitching' pinkeep by Maryse Dupont, from The Gift of Stitching, issue 30, July 2008. I stitched this last year so it's been hanging around for a while. The wording on the chart was different to the picture of the finished pinkeep but I have stitched mine like the picture as I liked it that way.



I've used 32ct Country French Chantilly linen with the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads and have added a little pleated pocket to the back for stitchy bits and bobs. This is the first time I have added a pocket to a pinkeep and was really pleased with how it turned out, especially with the pleats. I have wanted to do one for ages and saw a pocket finished this way with the pleats, for a sewing case in an older issue I have of SANQ. After finishing the pinkeep I decided it needed a little matching scissors fob too!

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21 comments:

Kim B said...

Gorgeous! I will have to give the pleated pocket a try myself one of these days!

Katrina said...

Very sweet and the finishing is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish and fabulous finishing!!

Carol R said...

A really pretty finish - love the pleated pocket!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, clever idea with the pleated pocket, will have to remember that.

Patti said...

Gosh Carol it is so nice of you to stitch this for me! Only joking. I love it and which issue of SANQ did you get the pleating instructions out of please? Thanks a lot. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Nina said...

What a wonderful finished work! It is so adorable :)
I also like your tiny one in post before this :)

mollycaff said...

A beautiful finish!

Tracey said...

Lovely! And the pocket in the back is a wonderful idea!

Jennifer said...

Oh, this is absolutely beautiful!

Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

staci said...

Your pinkeep and fob are so sweet! And then you turn that pinkeep around and, wow! LOVE that pleated pocket!!! Stunning finishes :)

Karan said...

Very pretty finishes. :0)

Andrea said...

A very pretty set and always superb finishing skills.

Charlene said...

Lovely blog and beautiful stitching and finishing!! I came your way through Kristen at TGOS.

Carla said...

Both the fob and the pinkeeper are lovely. What a pretty fabric you have chosen for the back side of the pinkeeper!

Sally said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol!

zoomcity said...

Quite lovely! I prefer the model to the chart, as well. I'm so happy to see it stitched up that way. It's the little things that send me over the moon. ;)

Moreen said...

It looks so pretty Carol, and the scissor fob is lovely. Its a gorgeous matching set.

countrygirl said...

hi..i'm Iulia an italian girl..your blog is very cool...this stitch is very beautiful..i'd like to stitch it but in italy the gift of stitching isn't imported..can you send me this chart please?my email is valeiulia@yahoo.it...thanks thanks..Iulia..

Marilena7003 said...

I absolutely love the way of finishing this simple but lovely pattern. Hugs from Italy - Marilena

Vinniey said...

Beautiful and creative stitch! Carol. I love your blog and I will come back again. :)

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