Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Finish and My New Favorite Scissors

Just a quick post as I need to gather up my things and head out to meet some friends.

During the weekend I finished my final BBD class piece from the Stitchville retreat. This Tulip House Sampler goes with the box finish that I posted last Monday. Here it is all finished and framed (I tried my hand at framing this one by myself!) Looks good don't you think?



I have some new favorite scissors - they are Dovos. I've never used Dovos before. The pair on the left was a recent gift from a very special friend. I snatched up the pair on the right at a yarn store that is clearancing out all of their needlework stash - they were 50% off. The pair on the left works great for hardanger; The long skinny blades are great for cutting threads close to the stitched threads. The pair on the right are great for everyday stitching; I like the larger holes for my fingers.



Hope you enjoy this beautiful Sunday and that have time for some stitching today!

32 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful BBD piece, Cathy! Lucky you - new Dovo scissors! I have one pair that I use all the time!

staci said...

Your Tulip House is beautiful! And Dovos really are wonderful aren't they?

Diana said...

I really like the Tulip House! Hope they include it in their book of class projects. Ypu did a nice job on the framing. I like the scissors, too especially the short ones with the larger holed handles.

Dianne said...

tulip house is beautiful...love the frame too! dovos are so so so so nice! i have a pair that i love. it's hard to go back to ginghers after dovos...imho

Berit said...

Beautiful! I've been wanting some dovo scissors, so it's really fun to oogle them here; thanks for sharing. :)

Margaret said...

I love your Tulip House! You did a great job with the framing. I love Dovo scissors as well. They're definitely a weakness of mine. lol!

Jill said...

Your tulip house looks great! Is that some quilting you did in the background? Love the dovos scissors. Had fun today.

Karen said...

Pretty finishing and your framing is great!

Von said...

Beautifully framed finish, Cathy!!
I have a pair of Dovos that I purely adore for hardanger, I know you'll feel the same way about yours. :)

Faye said...

Your framing on Tulip House Sampler is just great~~ Love the look of this piece...I have not used Dovos but they sound very very nice~~~ Faye

valerie said...

Beautiful Tulip House finish! You did a great job framing it yourself. Love the dovos esp. the ones on the right. I will have to keep an eye out for them around here. I use a pair as my everyday scissors too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your BBD piece is beautiful and you did a fantastic job framing the piece. Congrats!

Katrina said...

What a pretty finish and I really like the frame too. I love Dovo scissors!

Татьяна said...

Очень красивая вышивка! Прекрасно оформлена!

Lois said...

What a lovely BBD finish. The frame is perfect for this one. I have yet to try Dovos, maybe I need to rectify that and add some to my needlework stash.

Brigitte said...

Great finish and great framing.
Enjoy your new scissors. Are you a scissors addict? Lol.

BrendaS said...

Great finish. Love the frame you picked out for it too.

I have a few Dovo scissors in my stash and I LOVE them. One can never have too many scissors:)

Cindy's Stitching said...

you did a great job on the frame work. very pretty piece.

diamondc said...

Hi Cathy: I love the scissors but the picture really turned out lovely, the frame is super wonderful.
Happy stitching.
Catherine

Marie-P said...

Davos at 50% off? Lucky you. I have a pair that I am hoping NOT to misplace!

You did a fabulous job on the framing...and on the stitching.:)

Jeanne said...

Cute finish and great framing Cathy! You scored on the Dovos - I have a pair I love but normally they are pretty expensive scissors. Great for cutwork though.

Meadows08 said...

Your finish is absolutely beautiful. Love the colours! And you did a fabulous job framing it too.

I haven't tried Dovos yet. I think I must...

Sharon said...

Your finish and framing look awesome!

Lynn said...

Your Tulip House is awesome! You did a fantastic job on the framing.
Love your Dovo scissors. I've yet to try a pair myself.

mainely stitching said...

I swooned.

Giovanna said...

Absolutely in love with your BBD class pieces, congratulations!

Karoline said...

Tulip House is gorgeous. Congratulations on it and your new scissors. I love my Dovo's

Suzanne said...

Love the BBD finish! Great scissors, especially at 50% off.

Laura said...

Wow! Tulip House Sampler is gorgeous!!!!!! Great job!!! I hope that it is in their alleged book next year!!! I would drive 500 miles to get a copy of that. Simply stunning!

Theresa said...

Your BBD piece is gorgeous!!! That frame work looks perfect!!!!!

Those are some nice scissors!!!! Making me want a pair of them, too~~

escargopotte said...

this is very nice ! beautiful

WendyJo said...

That is a really pretty piece Cathy and love the finish!

I am glad you love your Dovo's. I have them too and just love them.