Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sew & Sew

I've been going through my finishing box again, and this time I've pulled out one which I stitched in 2011.  It's a complimentary design called Sew & Sew from Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin.  I love anything Mary Garry, and can't tell you how excited I was when I received this several years ago with an order I placed from Needlecraft Corner.


I've seen it's finished as a needlebook before, and have always thought it would be the perfect finish for it.  For mine I rotated the top half of the design by 180 degrees, so that when the needlebook was closed the alphabet would be the right way round.  And, as I often like to add another little accessory I've also made a scissor fob and pincushion to go with it. 




I've stitched it one over two on 40ct Creme Brulee Linen from R & R Reproductions, using the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads.  The fabric for lining the needlebook, the pincushion and backing for the scissor fob is Madeira from Blackbird Designs.  I've used silk ribbon for the needlebook and a piece of Weeks Dye Works wool felt for the needles.  The pincushion is finished with a little chenille trim.

I'm so thrilled that at long last it's finished!

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33 comments:

Lelia said...

Quite charming Carol!!! What a wonderful way to use the freebie pattern ; )

butterfly said...

So beautiful I love her work to, what a great finish, hugs.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful, as always, Carol.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Love the accessories too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Very nicely done! I've had this one on my "to stitch" list for quite some time too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a darling finish, Carol! I lobe alll your accessories, too! This would be so pretty in my sewing basket!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Its just wonderful! I saw it on the Freebie blog also and just fell in love with it. Snaps to you for a great finishing job also!

diamondc said...

Carol: Thisisadorable, the backing fabric works so well.
Beautiful.
Catherine

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful design and such lovely neat finishing too.
I like the way you rotated the alphabet, I would have done that too!

gracie said...

Beautiful...love the pattern and the finish.

Giovanna said...

It's absolutely exquisite, congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Evelyne said...

What a lovely finish! really wonderful.
Evelyne
http://eefsneedle.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

What a gorgeous set! Love them!

Hugs,

Merilde said...

Carol, This is lovely! Your finishing is always perfection-how do you do it? I love the fabric you put with it and your accessories are so nice. Beautiful!
Lori

Beth said...

As is everything you do, it is lovely. So perfectly finished with just the right fabric and personalized touches.

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

C'est très très joli... Adorable.
Gros gros bisous
Charline

Ele said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love it

Ele said...

Dear Carol,

I love this pattern and this is the most adorable finish I ever saw for it! For a long time I want to stitch it too, so I thought about how to finish it ( I don't want to make a framed picture or so) now I have a wonderful inspiration,your little needlebook looks wonderful!

Have a nice weekend
Gabriele

Patty C. said...

Oh I love it - what a darling pattern !!!!!

Katrina said...

What a sweet finish. I just love it!!!

Maria Erbaggio said...

I love it, i have this chart and now i stitch it ;))
thank you ;)
ciao Maria

Deborah Schander said...

What a beautiful finish! The fabric is just perfect too.

Barb said...

Another lovely finish Carol and I wish we could still get hold of her designs.

Tatkis said...

Such a wonderful needle book! Adorable stitching too!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Donatella said...

Bellissimo!!!!!

Sally said...

I love how you've stitched and finished this Carol. It is gorgeous.

valerie said...

What a charming set...so cute and elegant!

Julie said...

Such a sweet and pretty group of useful stitchy items. I would have had to swivel the design too to make it the right way round.

Patrizia Valle said...

so lovely...very beatiful !
Pat

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Carol! I love them all! Congrats!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

une pure merveille !!!
bisous bisous

scarole said...

So beautifull, I love them!

connie said...

That is so darn cute..I love it

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