Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Mermaid

As many of you probably guessed, I went for the quick and easy win. Not a lot of solid stitching and mostly letters, so I was able to finish The Mermaid from Shakespeare's Peddler in just a few days. This was our class piece with Theresa Venette at the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat in Virginia Beach last fall.

I don't think I would have normally purchased this pattern, but I am strangely attracted to the design! What's interesting about this piece are the "patches." Yes, some of the motifs are stitched on a slightly different colored piece of linen and these patches then were stitched to the main piece of linen. I tacked them down and then went back and added the "topstitching". Kind of different and unique don't you think?

The Mermaid
Shakespeare's Peddler
Dyeing To Stitch Retreat - Class Project

I'm going to be away for a couple of days; going to enjoy a stitching weekend with some old and new friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

CathyR said...

Such a fun piece! I'm so glad the mermaid won. I think the patches are authentic looking; just like a sail might be patched. Great job. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

Have fun on your stitching weekend!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Have a wonderful time dillydallying with friends this weekend! I find your projects sew inspiring! You do beautiful work!

Siobhan said...

Sweet finish, Cathy! What a fun piece!

Margaret said...

It's really cute! I do like the patches -- very different!

Lynn said...

Such a fun design! I love the idea of the patchwork. It gives a whole new dimension to the design.
Congrats on your finish!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish. the patches do make it unique.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish - what a cute design!

Katrina said...

What a fun piece!!!! I love it :-). Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

That is such a cute finish--I can see why you enjoyed stitching it!

Laurie in Iowa said...

That's interesting about the 'patches'. I wish I could see this sweet finish in person. Congrats on your finish.

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Brenda said...

Oh how pretty that looks! I still need to do mine.

Have fun stitching with your friends!

woolwoman said...

What a neat piece Cathy - it is really fun. Love me some mermaids (ya think !!) have fun at your retreat. Mel

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Mindi said...

Very interesting piece. I think I'm with you that I normally wouldn't purchase it, but I love the little "patches." Great idea that I'd love to try on some other things.

Angela said...

It looks great! Congrats on the finish :)

barbara said...

That is such a cool design! I love the patches. And you were so fast!

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish. Congrats.

Gems said...

Lovely design, Congrats on the finish

G XX

http://stitchinggems.blogspot.com/

msmartello said...

The mermaid looks great Cathy! That is on my list to finish this year. I too, probably wouldn't buy the pattern if it was in a shop. It is however so different , I need to stitch it and hang on my wall.

Maureen

Pat said...

I like the patches on the mermail. A neat idea!desest

Suzanne said...

What a pretty piece!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, congratulations