Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Another Finish and Some More Hardanger

I have one more finish to share from Sunday's finishing frenzy. This pincushion wasn't quite finished when I posted the other photos. The design is from Godde Huswife and its called Three Crows; I stitched this quite some time ago. The finish is ala Blackbird designs - an oversized pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells. You can't really see it, but there is small black rick rack stitched along the seams to finish it off. It's really cute!




And, something pink for today's post - here are some hardanger crosses that I've stitched recently. These are great for using up bits and pieces of leftover linen and perle cotton thread.



After my post about Marie Bostwick's books, Marie L (no blog) emailed me about this book. I found a copy at my local bookstore and am reading it right now. So far, I like it very much! The book is called How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron. Thanks for emailing me with this recommendation Marie!



Will write more soon. Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Julianne said...

Cathy,

The little pin pillow is perfectly done. Wow, your backing fabric looks as though it was designed to compliment this piece.

Bekca said...

That is a gorgeous pin pillow Cathy and I love your hardanger pieces. Enjoy your latest read :)

valerie said...

The pinpillow is wonderful! And all those hardanger crosses are gorgeous!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Love the pincushion ~ I love all the crows! I have that pattern and now I'm inspired ;o) I do have to ask where you got the fabric? Who makes it? I love love love it!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I love the fabric you used on the back! Nice hardanger too! How cool that Marie emailed you!

Pam B said...

I love that fabric on the back.Did you just purchase that and if so who makes it. thanx for your help

KarenV said...

I love your Three Crows finish, that's the perfect backing fabric for it.

Melissa said...

Three crows is great! I love the rick rack around the edge. Your hardanger pieces look nice too.

Anonymous said...

Your Three Crows finish is positively adorable! Love your backing fabric! Your hardanger pieces are beautiful!

Robin in Virginia

Vonna said...

It is perfect Cathy, totally beautiful!!!
And your hardanger is just glorious!
A special place to visit each and every time :)

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes!!! Love the pin cushion :-).

Barbi said...

Love the pin pillow!!! The backing is perfect!

Julia said...

Clearly a popular question, but I too would love to know where the fabric on the back of your georgeous pincushion is from if you have the information!

Thanks

Julia:0)

Theresa said...

Oh~~ I love the backing fabric on your pin pillow!!! It matches the stitched front perfectly!!!! How cute~

Faye said...

The p[n pillow is perfect~~~ I have it in my basket to stitch and that fabric you found is PERFECT for the finishing~~~~ LOVE IT!

Myra said...

What a pretty pillow, the backing fabric is perfect.

Lois said...

Love your Three Crows finish, the backing fabric is perfect for it!

Enjoy the book, I read that one not so long ago and liked it.

Giovanna said...

Ooooh, love that pincushion - it's perfect, well done!

Lynn said...

I love your pillow finish! The backing fabric is so sweet. Wherever did you find it?
I've looked everywhere here in Canada to try and find the crushed walnut shells with no luck. The pet stores here don't carry that type either. So for now I just stick to my polyfill.

Michele said...

love 3 crows! and the backing fabric is delightful!