Monday, April 08, 2013

Another little finish for Spring

Hello, I hope you all had a good weekend.  Mine was very quiet - DH had to work, but it gave me a chance to catch up on UK TV and stitch, which I don't usually do a lot of when we're together at the weekends.

I finally got around to making up this sweet pinkeep with little bunnies.  This is To Love And To Be Loved by Ellen Chester of With My Needle, from the booklet A Pinkeep Story, the Unicef fundraiser for 2010.  This is just one of the lovely designs from the 12 designers who participated.  Unfortunately the booklet is no longer available.



I've stitched it on 40ct Flax Newcastle Linen one over two - the wording is one over one.  Not having any of the listed Valdani threads I chose colours as close to the original from my Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Polstitches Dragon Floss.  I actually finished stitching it just over a year ago - it was one of the little projects that I kitted up to bring with me when I first moved here to Dubai.  We hadn't found the villa to move in to then, and my stash hadn't yet arrived from UK, which is why I never got around to making it up at the time.  It feels so good to actually get around to making up older pieces I've stitched, in between starting new projects.  I still have plenty more to finish yet though, some going back several years!

Thanks for visiting.  :o)

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20 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching and finishing, Carol!

Natasha said...

What a beautiful finish!! Hope you have a wonderful week

Julie said...

Such pretty colours in this one Carol and a lovely verse too. The mauve cord trim suits it so prefectly.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Really pretty! Great job, as always.

Giovanna said...

What a lovely finish, congratulations.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a sweet finish, Carol! I love the colors you came up with and the backing fabric is just perfect. Congratualtions!

butterfly said...

So pretty , I love this chart,and the colours you used.
hugs

Carol R said...

Another beautiful finish Carol!

Andrea said...

Aaah, stunning Carol.

Patty C. said...

Your work is always so inspiring!

Kay Eyles said...

So pretty, thank you for sharing.

brandy1 said...

I enjoy visiting your blog. Your stitcheries and finishes are lovely. This design is delightful.Hope you enjoy living in Dubai. Shirley from N.Z.

Michelle said...

Beautiful x

http://rosesetcaramel.canalblog.com/ said...

Une petite merveille Carol.
Gros bisous
Charline

Donatella said...

Bellissimo!!!

valerie said...

Another beautiful finish Carol! Love your finishing. So elegant and pretty!

Elisa said...

So pretty...

Sally said...

So pretty Carol. I love the pastel colours and adore how you've finished it.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful Carol!

Carin said...

That is so beautiful !!
I'm still hoping some day someone wants to sell her pattern of pinkeep story

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