Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Little Finish!

I have a finish at last!  It's only a little something, but it was a really enjoyable stitch, which I have finished as a scissor fob.  All the stitches are specialty stitches, and although it's only a small design, it took a little longer to do then expected because of the specialty stitches.




The design is a complimentary one from Keepsake Stitches, which you can find here.  I substituted two of the Gentle Art Sampler Threads, as they didn't show up enough on the 32ct Putty Belfast linen that I chose to stitch it on.  For the beehive I used Crescent Colours Finley Gold, and for the date on the back I used GAST Harvest Moon.  I've made a little change too.  Instead of stitching the bee on the chart I've attached a tiny brass bee charm.  Both sides are joined together using the four-sided square stitch.  This is the first time I've joined two pieces together using the four-sided square stitch, and I wasn't too sure at first if I was going to like it as much as when I've whipstitched back stitches together, but I actually think now that it looks really nice!  

We are off on our travels again soon, so I won't be stitching for a while (and just when I had found my mojo again)!  We have to return home to the UK for a couple of weeks to finish emptying our home for letting, a job we didn't quite get finished when we were there at Christmas.  We are thrilled that our first tenants will be my brother and sister-in-law.  They have recently sold their own home, and have asked if they could rent ours for a period of time, which is great for us, as we know it will be well looked after.  I'm excited to see what postie has delivered for me too, as I have placed a few orders to be sent home while I've been here, so that I can pick them up to bring back with me.  It will be like Christmas all over again...lol!

I know I don't post very often these days, but thank you for popping by I really do appreciate it!

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14 comments:

Evelyne said...

Lovely cushion.
I like the fourstitch finish!

Have a nice weekend.
Evelyne

Vickie said...

Very sweet and beautifully finished.
How extremely convenient to have your family rent your home.

Martina M said...

Ein wunderschönes kleines Kissen, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Grüße aus Germany, Martina

dhenders said...

So pretty!! The four sided stitch makes a lovely edge finish and your bee charm is a delightful touch.

Faye said...

Life is busy but I always pop by because when you do post it's always such a treat to see your work. Thanks for sharing the chart too.

Julie said...

Perfect finish, it's really cute. Enjoy your visit back to the UK.

Blu said...

Very cute finish! I really like the look of the four-sided square stitch. I'll have to look that one up for future use.

gracie said...

Love the pattern and thank you for the link. I like the idea of the charm instead of stitching. I try to do that mysself, makes it special.The stitching is perfect.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That's really pretty!

Andrea said...

It's always lovely to see a post from you ... whenever it my be. A lovely scissor fob, so pretty. Thank you for the link.

myknitsewcraftcorner said...

Hello Carol, Just found your blog I love your cross stitch its just perfect this makes a lovely gift. Julie.C :-)

Beth said...

Nothing "just' about your finish at all Carol - unless you say it is 'just' perfect and 'just' charming!

ali cia said...

Hola Carol he visto los acericos que haces y me encantan todos !!no conocía tu blog a si que me quedo para ver tus trabajos.
http://aliegunon.blogspot.com.es/
Un abrazo .
Alicia.

Sheryl S. said...

Very pretty and nicely finished as always.

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