Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Stitching Update with Pictures!

Finally, Blogger is cooperating and posting my pictures!

Here's my first update - I've been participating in a SAL that's been working on Cindy Valentine's Apricot Elegance Needlebook and Scissors Fob. This is my first attempt at any kind of needlebook! I'm almost done with the needlebook - I need to get some felt for the needle pages and need to make the cording for the closure. Then I'll need to stitch and finish the scissors fob. I am so pleased with this project - it's even better than I imagined it would be!




Update #2 - I promised you shopping pictures. Below you will see the lovely purchases that I made at Shakespeare's Peddler.



  • Dutch Strawberries from The Goode Huswife - Theresa had this framed and it was gorgeous! I'll be stitching this one on 40 ct. Iced Cappucino.

  • Sunflower Charms/Loose feathers #15 from Blackbird Designs - This one makes me think of summer, and we could use some warm weather in MN right now! I also purchased the 30 ct. Korty's Blend from R&R to stitch this one.

  • Finally, the pale yellow fabric you see in the photo was Theresa's fabric special for the month of March. The color is called "Chime" and it's from Picture this Plus. It's yummy and buttery and I have no idea what I'm going to use it for!

    Update #3 - Here's the photo I promised you last night of my progress on Danish Pulled Thread Embroidery...watch for more updates on this one!



    Now I'm off to bed!
  • 15 comments:

    Annemiek said...

    I just love your Apricot Elegance Cathy. I have the chart at home, just need to gather enough courage to start. I think it makes a wonderful stitching accessory.

    Can't wait to see more pics,
    Annemiek

    DonnaSews said...

    Cathy your work, as always, is beautiful!!

    Donna

    bunnyhead said...

    Your needlebook is just gorgeous! What a lovely set. I'm off to add that to my wish list. :)

    Isabelle said...

    Wow Cathy, your needlebook is gorgeous!! Your Hardanger is always so wonderful. Congratulations :)

    Lelia said...

    AE is beautiful! You selected wonderful colors & stitched this up nicely. Enjoy your new stash & fabrics. Excellent pulled thread thus far : )

    KarenV said...

    Cathy, your Apricot Elegance is stunning! You do beautiful work :) I love the start of the pulled thread piece too.

    Von said...

    Cathy,
    You've given us lots of beautiful pics to drool over today! AE is truly an elegant piece stitched perfectly!
    Love your pulled work also. :)

    Dot said...

    Oh your needlebook is stunning. I haven't seen anything like that one before.
    Thanks for saying 'hi' on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time.

    Barbara said...

    Wow, your needlebook is amazing. I had no idea it would turn out like this, and I can't get over how lovely it is!

    I just bought the same GH chart on eBay recently - isn't it great? I also love that BD. Did you see Ash's picture of hers?

    Katrina said...

    How gorgeous Cathy, beautiful stitching as always :)

    Litla Skvís said...

    Your Apricot Elegance Needlebook and Fob are beautiful! I love the colors!

    Joanie said...

    Cathy...all I can say is WOWSER!!! Too beautiful for words!

    Lili said...

    What beautiful projects! I hope I can make such beauties some day! Well done, Cathy!
    Take care!

    AnneS said...

    Cathy, your 'Mint Elegance' turned out about stunningly!! (great English! haha) You really did an awesome job of the finishing and the stitching - way to go!! If you need any Doctors flannel for the needlepages, scream out, and I can send you some of mine, as I have plenty here :))

    Jenna said...

    Your Mint Elegance looks wonderful, Cathy! You did such a great job of stitching and finishing. :)