Friday, May 21, 2010

For Mum

Today is Mum's birthday and I like to try to stitch her a little something extra, especially when I'm at a loss to know what to buy for her! I gave her cash this year and thought stitching a little monogrammed drawstring pouch would be perfect to put it in, along with a Kelmscott Strawberry Thread Keep - another little extra which I'm hoping she hasn't already bought for herself!



The alphabet is a Sajou free alphabet, from album no. 107. Stitched 1 over 2 on 40ct Fawn Lakeside Linen with Crescent Colours Vanilla Pudding Belle Soie Silk. The twisted cord was made with DMC 712, Perle Cotton No. 12. What I thought would be a quick little project actually took me a lot longer to put together then I thought! Apart from the two long seams for the lining it was all stitched together by hand - even the opening was too small for me to machine stitch the casing for the cord drawstrings, so that also had to be done by hand! I love the Vanilla Pudding on the Fawn Linen and will be using them both together again for something for me...lol!

I hope to be back again soon with another finish I have from my finishing box! It will probably be the last one for a little while as Colin is due home on the 28th. He will have been away for a couple of months so I'm getting very excited and can't wait for him to be home! He will only be home for nine days though, before he's off again for what may be another couple of months! We video Skype most days, which is brilliant - it's free and I get to see him too!

Have a lovely weekend and as always thank you so much for visiting! :o)

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16 comments:

Theresa said...

Wonderful gift for your mom~ Perfect for keeping treasures~

K-G Knitter said...

the pouch is lovely! I'm sure your mother will be tickled pink!

Sally said...

That is so pretty Carol. So beautifully stitched and finished.

Lee said...

Love your little bag your mother will be thrilled with it. Thank you for sharing where the alphabet came from, I have made a note of it.

Jeanne said...

Really cute Carol - I love the color combination - must write it down as I like the softness of it - I can imagine some good uses for all those French style charts in these colors.

Carol R said...

Pretty little purse Carol - I'm sure you mum will love it!

Michelle said...

Thats really pretty - I am sure she will adore it. Michelle x

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Mum, a beautiful little bag for her, i agree the Vanilla Pudding thread looks fabulous on the linen.

Sarah said...

It's lovely Carol, even better in real life :)

marylin & poussy said...

Oh which beautiful present it is made with talent and love!!!!
Best regards mary

Moreen said...

Thank you for my gorgeous bag Carol it is so beautifully made.
You must be very patient to do all that hand sewing.
I will find something special to keep in it.

Vaida said...

A very sweet and perfectly finished present!

Berit said...

Lovely! I also enjoy that colour combo; it's so pretty and I can see why you have more plans for it. The finishing on this is just beautiful!

mariaerba said...

so cute!! stitching and finish wonderful!!!
ciao Maria

Susimac said...

A lovely gift! I love the vanilla pudding on fawn and natural too, its a graceful colour

trish said...

Your stitching is just beautiful. :o)
I was curious if it was difficult to read the pattern of the letters on line? It is a bit fuzzy for me, and wondered if it was difficult for you to stitching?
I would love to find a lovely alphabet to stitch. :o)
Sincerely - Trish

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