My Stitching for the exchange
I sent this to Natalie (Natty68)as I was given her name on SBEBB for this exchange. I have stitched the design from Mary Garry's free sampler chart Sew & Sew using all the stated overdyed threads. I have used 32ct cream Permin linen and stitched it 1/1. It has a slight alteration to the charted design in that I made the girl look like she was sewing instead of holding the big needles as I had already used that idea for the time I did one for Annemarie and I wanted this to look a little different :-)
I also wanted a different shape to finish it with so I decided to go for an oval as you can see above... for the back I have used a pretty co-ordinating pink cotton fabric. It is all completely handsewn together. I have used 2 layers of chiffon ribbon to go round the edge with Couch Stitch to attach it.
This picture above shows some more of the details...you can see the edge with the Couch Stitch a bit closer and the bows that I did in the 2 ribbon colours to attach the needlework tools so that they can be easily removed for use. I did a double layer bow for the top and you can also see the ribbon embroidered bag that I sent the stitched piece in.
Above, now you can see the needlework 'Tools' that I attached to the ribbons hanging from the Chatelaine. They are a Clover Cutter, Clover Needle Threader and Clover Needle/Pin sharpener which I think is the most gorgeous little tool going :-)) I love its red velvet ribbon and the vintage look to all of these!
The last picture is a full view again of 'The Chatelaine' but in colour this time :-) I was really pleased with how this idea for the finish turned out and even more pleased that Natalie has said she is delighted and will use it :-)))
Barbara...the scissors in the posting below are gorgeous, I love them and they are what my friend Eva got me from the AEF show that was held in Paris recently. She very kindly offered to do some shopping from the 2 Paris shows on mine and Su's behalf :-)). I got some really nice French goodies that I had been after :-)))
I won't leave it too long before I am back, hopefully at the end of the week or early next week with the PS finish.
And.....Thanks for visiting you very welcome here and incase I don't call in before...I hope you all have a lovely Easter time or Easter holiday if you should be so lucky :-)))