Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sew Blue

This is Sew Blue one of Carol R's (iStitch) lovely complimentary designs, which I requested with a purchase some time ago.  Like the pincushion in my last post this was also finished a couple of months or so ago, all except for making up the floss tag that is!






I've stitched it 1 over 2 on 40ct Flax Belfast Linen with Babbling Brook Belle Soie Silk.  The design has a border which I have left off so that the finished mattress pincushion wouldn't turn out too big and also because I was stitching a little bit of a border around the edge too.  I didn't have any ribbon/trim in my stash that I thought went well enough to use for attaching the hoop to the floss tag, so I decided I would make my own, finishing the edges with Nun's Stitch.  I was really pleased with how it turned out.

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  Earlier today Colin and I video Skyped, which we do most days when he's away.  My brother also Skyped this afternoon, which was a lovely surprise, so I've had a little company, so to speak!.  

Thank you for popping by and commenting on my stitching, as always I really do appreciate it and enjoy reading each and every one of them!  :o)

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33 comments:

Patti said...

Carol just one word for this STUNNING is it. Just gorgeous - I know that's another word but hey I can.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes!!

Sandrajay: said...

Lovey as usual Carol! I like your ideas you came up with.

Theresa said...

Wow!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Your finishes are so perfect!!! Love it!!

Nina said...

Carol, this is amazing! Wonderful work, as always :)

unikat said...

Beautiful and delicate work!

Isabelle said...

Absolutely wonderful ! Finishes are perfect ! Have a nice day ! Isabelle

Pilar said...

I love the finishing. It´s perfect ( and very difficult?)
Hugs

Dovilė said...

fantastic finish:)

Blu said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the floss colour.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your finishes are always so elegant! Love, love it.

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful set! And colours are very nice!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Julie said...

Superb, love the nuns stitch finish on the thread holder, thats a cool idea.

Karan said...

Another gorgeous finish - just love the fabric & thread combination. :0)

Julia said...

Lovely blues and beautiful stitching:0) x

Lee said...

What a beautiful set they are truly delightful

Berit said...

Lovely! Wish I knew how to do the Nun's stitches! :)

Michelle said...

They are lovely - well done. Michelle x

marylin & poussy said...

What a magnificent embroidery!
Bravo to you
Best regards marylin

Sally said...

Carol they are absolutely beautiful. I am always in awe at how neat your stitching and finishing are.

Natalia said...

Carol, another beautiful finish. I love the how the corners look. You are a great finisher...

VALIE said...

You certainly can be pleased with yourself, what a great delicate finish

Isadarena said...

Everything you make is just adorable Carol : many congratulations to you for your pretty finishes:-)
Have a nice afternoon,
Isa

Andrea said...

A gorgeous finish.

NatQuebec said...

oh it's soooo nice ! and wonderful finitins too.

hazel said...

Such beautiful projects Carol and so neatly finished how I wish my work could look like that. The floss tag is so cute and such a good idea to make your own attachment ribbon.
Thank you for sharing and good to read you have Sype so you can chat to your husband.
Hugs, Hazel (UK)

Moreen said...

This is so elegant Carol and the nun stitch braid is a great idea - a perfect finish.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Carol,
This is absolutely beautiful, both stitching and finishing!

Marylin /Poussy said...

A young hello to you in passing,
A good day
Best regards marylin

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous :)

Solstitches said...

I love Carol's designs and you've stitched and finished this one to perfection.
What a gorgeous set. I absolutely adore the little floss tag.

Margaret

Lili said...

Stunning work!
Hugs,
Lili

Isabelle said...

It is absolutely wonderful! I love the thread used for this pattern. Very elegant!

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