Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Little Finish

I've at last got around to stitching and finishing this pretty little freebie from Reflets de Soie.  The design is called Coeur Romantique.  It's been in my stash for five, maybe six years, and recently I decided that I thought it would look lovely finished as a heart shaped pinkeep, with a little pocket on the back to hold a pair of small scissors.



I've stitched it on 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen, 1 over 1 with The Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Antique Rose.  The twisted cord was made using DMC 712 and I've trimmed the pocket with some pretty lace I bought online from France.


I've had a busy couple of days cleaning through.  Colin arrives home tomorrow morning around 6ish - WOO HOO, I can't wait!  I don't blog that regular I know, but you definitely won't be hearing from me now for several weeks!!!  :o)


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45 comments:

ArchangelDecker said...

Beautiful finish!

gracie said...

Absolutely beautiful....
Enjoy your time with Colin...see you......whenever!

Timi said...

This little heart is so lovely!
I like it very much :o)!

JillMN said...

You do such beautiful stitching AND finishing. I love all of your treasures. The heart is gorgeous.

Petra Ortner alias Marmalady said...

Hi Carol! I have been lurking around your blog for several months now. I love your work! Enjoy your DH and the planning for your time in Dubai. I hope you will go on blogging there?

lorna said...

Gorgeous finish, well done, love it x

butterfly said...

Beautiful, love your work, we will miss you hope you can still blog now and again, Another stitcher from Devon.

Michelle said...

Its beautiful Carol well done. Enjoy your special time with Colin xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful, just love it, great stitching and finishing.
we will all miss you hope you will still blog now and again.from another Devon stitcher

Zebulines said...

it's so beautiful !

valerie said...

Beautiful! Such an elegant finish!

Nina said...

So beautiful and unique work!

Erna said...

Simply beautiful...

Vonna said...

Stunningly stylish, elegant and perfect!

Nina said...

Can you help me where can I find this freebie?

Carol R said...

A stunning finish Carol! Care to share where you brought the lace from please?

Dovilė said...

very lovely, delicate:)

mariajose said...

Hi Carol, a very nice, very good hand tines for these jobs
I congratulate you for your work
a hug from MENORCA

Julia said...

Very pretty .... and as always, beautifully neat.

Julia xx

Veronica said...

What a gorgeous finish! Sweet and elegant. Love how it fits the scissors perfectly too :)

Ginny said...

This is just gorgeous! Can you tell me how to get the free pattern?

Julie said...

Very pretty!

Patty C. said...

Your work is always so elegant !!!!

Sally said...

A very pretty finish Carol. So dainty and beautiful.

Enjoy having Colin home:)

yvette said...

A lovely pinkeep, it was a pity to leave this nice piece in the stash, now it's a beautiful scissor keeper, so romantic !

Nancy M said...

How do you get your forms to be cut so evenly? I just did an oval form and it wasn't smooth. Do you have a mat cutter or some other professional tool?? Your finish looks great!

feliciosa said...

bellissimo!
ciao ciao Erica

Cristina said...

Wow! I love it! The design is lovely, and the thread, and the finish too. I like it all!!

Isabel said...

Realy wonderful, wow 1x1, I love it.
Congratulations for this job.
Have a good weekend.

Carol said...

What a stunning finish, Carol--I just love it :) Enjoy your time with Colin!!

Elisa said...

That is so dainty Carol...beautiful xx

Solstitches said...

So very pretty and, as always stitched and finished to perfection.
Margaret

Moreen said...

Beautifully stitched and so gorgeous Carol. I have been lucky enough to have seen it IRL and it is lovely.

Evelyne said...

Hi carol. i love your work and finishings so i'm a follower now.
Have a nice stay and hope to see you soon on bloggers world!!

Thoeria said...

What a beautiful finish! You are very talented!

*fiore* said...

is beautiful
congratulation
ciao
fiore from italy
www.fiore-crea.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. The finishing is perfect.

NatQuebec said...

It's so nice !

NatQuebec said...

Its soooo beautiful ! congrats !

Anonymous said...

oh c'est trop trop beau

bisous

charline, roses et caramel

Ysabel said...

wonderful stitching and so neat!!!

Beertje Zonn said...

It's is lovely!

Beertje Zonn

elenamac said...

It's wonderful!Very very nice!
love
elena

Julia said...

Superb and beautiful work.

Would you please tell me where can I find the freebie?
I cannot find it.

smiles

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Carol! The color is tho sweet.
If anyone needs this old free pattern, I can send it by mail.
Can I put the link of you blog on my Facebook Page?

Isabelle...from Reflets de Soie

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