Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parfait Needle Pillow

A stitchy finish, the first for a while!  This is Parfait Needle Pillow from Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose.  The chart took a bit of finding after seeing it finished on another blog (that long ago that I can't remember where now).  I eventually came across an article on The Caron Collection website with details that it was once a workshop piece at Annemiek's shop De Handwerk Boetiek in the Netherlands.  So I must say a big thank you to Annemiek for finding the chart for me, she was so helpful and spent a lot of time searching her shop and home for it, and had almost given up hope before it eventually turned up several months later!




It's only a little pillow, measuring approx 2¼" by 2¼".  I've placed a pair of Kelmscott Little Gem scissors beside it so that you can get an idea of the size.  I've stitched it on 28ct White Jobelan with the listed Caron Collection Waterlilies Parfait and Soie Cristale 7001.  The chart uses several speciality stitches, Jack in the Pulpit, Rhodes Diamond, Triple Rice Stitch and Eyelet Stitch.

Catherine Strickler is one of my favourite designers. I've only stitched a few of her designs but have several others in my stash I'm looking forward to stitching.  Mary's Pin Pillow is next on my list, I bought it back in 2006 and have had it kitted up ready for a few years.

Thank you for popping by again, and for all the lovely comments left on my previous post for my Pincushion Organiser.  :o)

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32 comments:

gracie said...

It is lovely...never saw that one before. I will have to try to find it.

valerie said...

Stunning pincushion Carol! Just love the colors!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

So darling Carol, beautiful floss choice, congrats!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

How pretty Carol!! And I love the scrap bag/pin cushion you shared in your last post...thanks for the freebie link!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Jules said...

Very beautiful!

Theresa said...

This pillow is gorgeous!!!!

mariajose said...

Carol,congratulations .. please put the pattern ..
thank you very much

Lynn B said...

Lovely pillow Carol, very pretty!
You have the exact same ballerina ornament that I have, only mine does not have a flower in her hand, I just love ballet ornaments as they remind me of my ballet class when I was in my teens! lol

Irene said...

Beautiful finish !

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitch and finish. Now we are all searching for the same elusive chart!

Laura said...

This is simply stunning and one of the most exciting pieces I have ever seen! Gorgeous!

Patty C. said...

Splendid work !!

natalyK said...

Love Indigo Rose designs and absolutely love your finish. Her instructions are fabulous. I have had the pleasure of taking a few of her classes and given the opportunity I would take more. Great job!

Ariane20 said...

So pretty! I love it.

Michelle said...

Its lovely - very well done x

Tatkis said...

Such a cute and lovely pincushion! And the projects with the history are the best and most loved, aren't they? :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Elisa said...

That is such a pretty finish Carol...I love the colours you have used too xx

Moreen said...

This is beautiful Carol.
Your stitching is always perfect and I absolutely love this.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore that little cushion!! You did a spectacular job on it.
I too am hunting for that chart, and not coming up with anything- could you possibly point me in a direction to search??

Julie said...

A really lovely design and so pretty, how lovely that you had some great help in finding the chart for it.

Sally said...

Carol it is simply beautiful. I love the colours.

Andrea said...

A sweet little pillow. Love the variagated thread, so pretty.

Marie-Christine said...

I like very much your blog and to-day your pin cushion

Dovilė said...

little treasure:)

Argante said...

It's so pretty!!!

Happy summer solstice
Argante

Brigitte said...

Wow, you are a perfect finisher. This is just lovely.

Gillie said...

Pretty, need to look at that designer! Love the stitched pincushions too.

Milly~ said...

What a magnificent piece! Loved how you finished it, love the colors...just awesome.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your stitching is so perfectly finished. Awesome work.

Started following your blog. My blog is http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Cheers,
Maria

Julia said...

Hello Carol,
this little cushion is just wonderful.
I'm trying to find the pattern but I have no luck in my search.
Please, would you help me?
thanks so much

Carol said...

Hi Julia,

Would you like to email me. You can find my address in my profile, or using the email link found in the side bar of my blog.

Anonymous said...

I would love the pattern. It is stunning!

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